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Exhausted

(10 Posts)
New30 Sun 26-Jul-15 12:52:41

Hi. I'm 31 weeks pregnant and suppose to have 3 weeks left at work.
I haven't slept properly for around 3 weeks and am suffering from severe pain in my pelvis and hips.
Dr signed me off work. Had physio.
Pain isn't too bad through the day when I'm doing nothing but much worse at night.
Soooooo tired.
Does everyone just power through the tiredness and go to work? I'm getting maybe 2 to 3 hours sleep a day.

triggy80 Sun 26-Jul-15 13:15:33

Hi I'm 31 weeks too and feel your pain! Cannot sleep at night and absolutely exhausted. Thankfully I am a teacher and on summer holidays, I would cry if I was still having to go to work so much respect to anyone who still is! I find that drinking lots of fluids helps a bit with the tiredness, but then of course it means I spend most of the day in the toilet....

New30 Sun 26-Jul-15 13:46:47

Hi triggy! I'm in awe of the ladies who manage 37-38 weeks! I only have 8 days in the 3 weeks to work but even they feel impossible!!

triggy80 Sun 26-Jul-15 19:13:11

Well wishing you all the best for those 8 days! I plan to spend many hours a day on the sofa with Netflix, thankful for the recent drop in temperature. I'm the only person I know happy to have a wet, cold summer holiday!

ImpatiencePersonified Sun 26-Jul-15 21:02:23

Oh ladies, I could have written this. 31+2 and I'm so so tired... I could actually cry when the alarm goes off.
I'm up every hour or so and averaging about 3-4 hours on a night... But I still have 5 weeks left hmm.
I genuinely don't know how I'm going to do it but feel so so feeble saying that.... What doesn't help is my friend is only a few days behind me and she's still doing really well.

messyjessy7 Sun 26-Jul-15 21:23:15

This post sounds like it was written by me! 32+3 and only 3 days left to work. But in a busy restaurant don't know how I'm going to do it! Roll on Wednesday and good look to all of you! smile

bonzo77 Sun 26-Jul-15 21:26:47

Knackered here too. 32 weeks, 2 DCs aged 5 and 2, now on school holidays. I only work 1 day a week, and only 3 weeks left. Still barely functioning. I'm even putting the 5 year old down for naps after lunch when the toddler goes for his so I can go to bed too!

ARV1981 Sun 26-Jul-15 21:35:07

I finished work on Thursday last week at 32 weeks. I'm finding pregnancy really tiring. I'm not enjoying it at all! I hope these last few weeks will be relaxing, though I have got to sort out the baby's room (not decorating, just it was our spare room so full of the junk than you just can't usually be bothered to sort out...)

Can you move your leave forward? I have a colleague who did that and she finishes next week but in a few days ahead of me in her pregnancy (but she's a good few years younger than me... lucky girl grin). I think she planned to stay working until around 36 weeks, but our office gets so hot it's unbearable when you're not pregnant let alone when you are!!!

I'm also in awe of anyone lasting until 37-39 weeks still at work... these women must be made of stronger stuff than me!!!

And I have had a straight forward pregnancy so far, so nothing really to complain about (doesn't mean I don't complain of course...)

New30 Sun 26-Jul-15 22:12:46

It makes it soooo much better somehow knowing that there are so many of us around the same place and we are all normal. Feel less like I'm being a wimp and that it's completely normal! I initially thought going at 34 weeks was early as had lots of questions about why I wasn't choosing to have longer after the birth with baby than wanting to be off before.....because I just physically and mentally need to do nothing for a while!!!
The dreaded time of sitting in bed knowing it's going to be a long night ahead again!

bonzo77 Sun 26-Jul-15 22:39:17

with my first I worked full time in a mentally exhausting job, that was also fairly physical. Stopped at 36 weeks. I have absolutely no idea how I managed that. Was also horse riding and mucking out most days until around 30 weeks. Mad. And we went out socialising and things. FGS We went to Egypt when I was 25 weeks and hiked all over the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, climbing down inside the tombs, riding camels at Giza. I guess I was half a decade younger and had no small people waking me at night.

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