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Tiredness - coping strategies

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BlueBirdBlue Tue 23-Jun-15 16:53:10

Helpful to see from this thread that at 24 weeks I'm not alone in feeling utterly knackered and wrung out.

I was wondering if there were any strategies people were using to cope with the tiredness and still getting stuff done? I'm finding it hard to keep up with the demands of my job but have managed to get one day a week working from home, which is a godsend.

But if I am too busy over a weekend, I'll feel awful the next week (even going as far as taking a day off sick).

I'm also coming to terms with the idea that a social life is pretty much off the cards, even at weekends it's hard to know how I'll feel so I can't make plans.

I know, lovely baby at the end, but how do I get through the next 15 weeks? Advice much appreciated, or just other people sharing how they're feeling!

blowinahoolie Tue 23-Jun-15 21:17:30

I don't over do it each day. I only do housework when absolutely necessary.

DH baths the DC, gets their supper, brushes their teeth before bed time. I lie in bed at this point for respite.

I have been like this with both of my previous pregnancies, and also this current pregnancy too. I am tired every day. The extra weight I'm carrying is making life sometimes very difficult just doing every day tasks.

You have my sympathies! Rest as much as you can before your baby arrives. I rest during the day when the DC are in school and nursery. That's my time to put my feet up.

DH does the hoovering most of the time. He does the food shopping most times as well. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

blowinahoolie Tue 23-Jun-15 21:17:45

I'm 31 weeks pregnant.

BlueBirdBlue Wed 24-Jun-15 13:20:28

Thank you blowinahoolie. I don't know how you do it when you have children to look after too! Today isn't as bad as yesterday. My DH is being really supportive too but I end up feeling guilty that I'm not doing more around the house. Crazy, I know as I'm growing a baby.

I will take your advice and focus on resting.

FernGullysWoollyPully Wed 24-Jun-15 13:27:49

I'm with you OP. I'm 25+5 and really struggling. I'm going to bed before 9 every night but am hardly managing to get up in the morning to take the kids to school and have overlay most mornings.

In the day I'm pretty useless and am only getting the hoovering and washing done just about, my 2 yr old is utterly sick and tired of me grin cbeebies and Disney movies are my new best friends!

Dh has been working 6-6 everyday and on a Saturday because we could do with the cash so can't be much help. We both feel ancient atm!

BlueBirdBlue Wed 24-Jun-15 13:47:26

FernGullysWoollyPully it must be so tough when your DH is so busy with work. My DH is going to start doing early shifts and overtime next month, pretty much until the baby arrives and I'm dreading it! Both of us are going to be knackered!

scarednoob Wed 24-Jun-15 13:49:22

same really - I've pretty much given up anything too late at night and spend a lot of the weekend chilling out. it's the only way to stay awake for the rest of the time and have normal ankles rather than flesh balloons.

and whilst i do work very long hours, I have a very supportive OH and 2 budgies rather than other children. massive respect to those mums who are doing it with a houseful to look after at the same time!

sianihedgehog Wed 24-Jun-15 14:13:04

I go to bed at half seven. sad

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