I have echoed 6 weeks... Longer then my last preganancy... And this time I am soo tired it's unreal. Normally I can cope with 6 hours a night during the week and then somewhat catchup at the weekend. However for the lady two weeks I've been sleeping easily 10-11 hours a night!! Just woken up and still nakard!
Is this normal and will it continue for the nest 7months?
I was tireder than I could have ever imagined this time round... Work and a toddler to deal with on top of being pg seemed to leave me with no va va voom at all! I'm still tired at nearly 16 weeks but nothing like as bad as it was.
Totally normal. I have never ever been so exhausted as the first 12 weeks. We were on holiday for a fortnight in the middle of it, and I was having 2 if not 3 daytime naps. Getting back to work was horrendous!
It gets better, the second trimester was great. Now 34 weeks and tired again, but not to the extent I was at the beginning.
There was no word invented in the English language to describe the tiredness I went through in my first trimester, got better by week 14. I would tell people I was tired and they'd look sympathetic but I just wanted to shake them and say no you don't understand!! I'm EXHAUSTED!!!! I would count the hours down from the moment I got to work, took my lunch at 12 and locked myself in the grimey shower room at work, put a blanket and cushion down (that I'd stashed in the shower room) and get 40 minutes sleep, before counting the rest of the afternoon down hour by hour. Then home, dog didn't even get walked just chucked in the garden for a wee (bless her cotton socks ) eat, and sleep from 7pm to the alarm the next morning. Weekends were a sleepy right off. Yes it's normal. X
scenic is right. There are no words to describe the tiredness. People assume a little tiredness is bearable, but pregnancy fatigue is comparible to being hit by a bus and warmed up again slowly. It will ease off soon I promise.
Like everyone has said, its normal and undescribable. I would fall asleep about 2 o clock, had to do school run at 3, do a quick tea for kids, wait till DH got back from work (about 7pm) then I would just go upstairs to bed. Its so hard to be yourself in the first tri, but it does get better, I'm 20 weeks now and feel great! Congrats and good luck
I'm a nurse and I remember a patient who was going through chemo telling me that her tiredness could only be described as the same way she felt in early pregnancy! That kinda puts it all into perspective, at least ours has a definitive end to it. X