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does the tiredness ever end?

(21 Posts)
AbiElizabeth Thu 04-Jul-13 13:47:01

seriously? I am 16 weeks and I feel much better now morning sickness has gone. the only thing is I am permanently shattered.

please tell me this isn't my life forever now?

does anyone have any tips on perking myself up a bit?

Futterby Thu 04-Jul-13 13:54:03

I'm the same, 18+5 and constantly exhausted. Just posting to keep an eye out for tips! smile

juneau Thu 04-Jul-13 13:55:40

Welcome to the wonderful world of parenthood! I've got a 5-year-old and a 2-year-old and I'm permanently shattered. It improves a bit when they start sleeping through the night, but I know that's probably not what you wanted to hear

AbiElizabeth Thu 04-Jul-13 13:57:33

I slept 12 hours last night and could genuinely fall asleep again now. I have stuff to do that won't get done as I can't concentrate

StaceyP85 Thu 04-Jul-13 14:11:50

I feel your pain...
I'm 16 weeks too, and between weeks 13-15 I started to perk up and I was jumping for joy inside... but now, it has hit like a ton of bricks again!
My eyes are drooping whilst typing this smile

FoofFighter Thu 04-Jul-13 14:14:14

I perked up for a while in 2nd tri, now at 34w am back to exhaustion, probably the weather isn't helping either

SandraClegane Thu 04-Jul-13 14:15:26

Pregnancy tiredness is hell. Not as bad as the First Weeks tiredness after having a baby though wink
I'm 13w and feel completely drained. I can't go a single day without having a midday nap (which is tricky with a 2yo and a 4yo running around), even though I probably get 8 hours a night now that my younger one is sleeping through. If this is your first, I suggest you sleep as much as you can, whenever you can... With my first I'd just pass out on the sofa the minute I got home from work! Too bad I can't do that anymore.

Fragglewump Thu 04-Jul-13 14:16:38

I think it stops when they leave home!

thehomesecretary Thu 04-Jul-13 14:23:28

36+2 with DC2 and can confirm that it only gets worse. Sorry!!
Think of the newborn cuddles though. Makes it all worthwhile!

Dolallytats Thu 04-Jul-13 14:25:28

I'm 37+3 and am shattered...sorry!!

Locketjuice Thu 04-Jul-13 14:34:31

I had the tiredness up until 20 weeks then full of energy blitzing the house at 1am because I just couldn't sit still and now at 34+3 I'm just starting to slow down again but haven't quite hit the brick wall yet so still staying awake past 10pm(rebel I know wink) so you might be lucky like I was and feel more alive soon, chasing round a 18 MO is what does me in smile

rowtunda Thu 04-Jul-13 14:38:47

You feel tired now - just wait till the baby arrives!

Whipple Thu 04-Jul-13 14:43:38

I am pg with dc3.

The first trimester (and a bit beyond sometimes) is the worst for tiredness. I actually think its worse than when the baby is born. This isn't natural exhaustion, its hormonal and all the sleep in the world doesn't make you feel any better.

I am normally fine in the second trimester and then start feeling heavy and tired towards my due date.

Atm I am struggling and would honestly swap this kind of tiredness for the tiredness of having a newborn any day - and that's saying something because dd1 never slept!

zipzap Fri 05-Jul-13 22:04:49

According to my dad, the first 51 years are the worst...

Xmasbaby11 Fri 05-Jul-13 23:03:51

Middle trimester OK. 32 weeks + ..hell

Gonnabmummy Fri 05-Jul-13 23:14:07

You'll get a few nice nights sleep maybe 5 think you have won the lottery and all is well, then BOOM even worse :'(

neolara Fri 05-Jul-13 23:19:25

Honestly? When the youngest got to about 2 1/2. Sorry.

VelmaDaceDinkley Fri 05-Jul-13 23:45:37

Another who thinks pregnancy tiredness is worse than new baby tiredness. It's definitely worse in the heat.

MortifiedAdams Fri 05-Jul-13 23:46:39

grin zip

AbiElizabeth Sat 06-Jul-13 00:07:50

I'm now so horribly tired but also cant get to sleep. it makes no sense sad

SeriousStuff Sat 06-Jul-13 00:13:25

I'm 27 weeks today and I'm known for my 5 hour naps, sorry!

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