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22 weeks - excessive sleeping and belly pain - normal at this stage?

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gillybeandramaqueen Thu 16-May-13 16:03:29

After 10 weeks of hideous sickness and vom which stopped at 15 weeks, I have been feeling great!

But NOW at 21+4 weeks I seem to have hit another wall! I just can't seem to get enough sleep and when I wake up after say 3 hours, I just want to go to the loo, have a quick drink and snack then go back to sleep again. At the moment my typical pattern is this:

*Bed around 11pm to mdnight.
Up at 430am -630/7am (up with OH and drive him into city centre for long distance 6am bus to work)
7am - 11am back to bed.
11am - 1pm up pottering, drink, snack.
Then back to bed til around 330pm.*

I also have quite sore belly pain.
Thankfully I am not having to work right now as I was made redundant in March.

Is this normal?
Do you think it's just a sudden growth spurt with my wee dc1?

My partner has been texting from work asking how I am and what I'm up to and I'm too [embarrassed] to tell him that I've been in bed all day and have done SFA!!! shock

Feeling guilty and totally knackered!!!!!


Gerty1002 Thu 16-May-13 19:35:58

What do you mean by belly pain, like discomfort and stretching or really painful? Your tiredness could be iron deficiency so I'd speak to mw or gp, always best to get checked imo.

gillybeandramaqueen Fri 17-May-13 00:08:52

Hi Gerty... like really achy sometimes with sharp twinges if I move suddenly?

Gonnabmummy Fri 17-May-13 00:37:06

I get this been checked everything's fine and the pain I get is it when u move or jerk maybe a little too fast? Happens if I twist or turn to fast on sofa or in bed I just think of it as a way of being reminded 'hey someon in here be more careful now'. My sleep routine is exactly th same as yours with me reducing hours at work til 25 but today we had a nice walk with dogs nothing extreme flat ground not too far I came home and slept for 3 and half hours! Pg affects everyone diff I think, If u were one to enjoy sleep as I am you need it whole lot more x

Gonnabmummy Fri 17-May-13 00:54:35

Forgot to say I'm 25+2 and been feeling like this since around 21 week

NatashaBee Fri 17-May-13 01:09:10

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Teaandflapjacks Fri 17-May-13 07:26:39

I had this - exactly the same, I had 'morning' sickness until week 24 I guess, and just so fricking tired - now at 28 going into 29 weeks I can't sleep past 6.00ish since she is sitting breach under my ribs and moves her head round at that time and gives me charming rib flare - monkey! But I do have stacks more energy now. I also had belly pain then (gone now) - it was more when turning when walking about the flat etc - shocking pain that had me breathless, just a tsab of it now and again - not constant. I went and had it checked and all was fine - it was just everything expanding. I live in Germany - the call it here the 'mutterbänder' here - basically the ligaments at the front of your tum expanding.

But I do sympathise - I think it is probably combo of growing and hormones. I think - if your knackered, and your are pregnant - it is the one time you can, if possible, just allow yourself to rest and not feel guilty about it - you are growing another person after all. I told DH about my constant sleeping etc - he was great and looked after me at the weekends when he was about - so it might be worth speaking with your fella about it anyway?

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