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Literally can't cope with the tiredness

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feesh Fri 03-Mar-17 05:24:11

28 weeks and absolutely exhausted. It's partly due to the usual pregnancy insomnia, partly due to circumstances (had uni deadlines, my nanny is off sick, my 4 year old twins are exhausting, I'm struggling to get around physically) and partly due to my husband snoring and keeping me awake all night (he's normally in the spare room, but we have guests at the moment).

I feel like I can't function. I've crawled back to bed after breakfast and everyone is going out for a walk, but I can barely keep my eyes open.

DH is being amazing, he's doing way too much actually and I feel guilty, but I can tell he's getting pissed off with me when I say I can't get out of bed, but I actually can't even manage to push myself. I don't think he understands how crippling this exhaustion is. I'm a pretty strong person and I can normally fight through pain or tiredness or sickness or whatever, but this is like nothing else I've ever dealt with.

I don't know why I'm posting this, I am just feeling sorry for myself and sad for disappointing DH.

McBaby Fri 03-Mar-17 06:34:17

Have you had your 28 week bloods taken if not get them done early if you can. It might be low iron.

savagehk Fri 03-Mar-17 06:49:41

Have you got the horrible virus that has been going around? I was exhausted for 3 weeks with that cough thing. Your iron could also be low, but circumstances clearly aren't helping either! Hope it gets better soon.

Sparklyuggs Fri 03-Mar-17 06:53:31

You poor thing, I'd be tired with half of the things on your list alone! Is your DH getting any help for his snoring? Longer term there's things which can be done.

Just rest and take it as easy as you can, sounds trite but pregnancy is a time to listen to your body.

Anotherminime Fri 03-Mar-17 07:00:45

It sounds like you have tons on so I'm not surprised your exhausted. However if you think this is more than just because of all that you have going on then do talk to your midwife. I had boarderline low iron levels in my pregnancy so took spatone on a daily basis. It made a pretty instant difference to my energy levels. In fact, it's pretty harmless so maybe just try that?

LostInMess Fri 03-Mar-17 07:06:35

I'd check iron levels too. I remember feeling dreadful when pregnant with DC2 and just presumed that's how it was second time around. Turns out my iron levels were through the floor. It's frustrating that there is such a long gap (and I didn't find out til I went back at 34 weeks angry) but it's fairly easy to rectify if that is the problem and makes SUCH a difference. Would give the midwife a call today if I were you. Happened to me again with DCs 3 & 4 but I was on it much faster then.

Good luck, it's so hard isn't it.

feesh Fri 03-Mar-17 16:20:33

Thanks all. I had a little sleep this morning and I do feel slightly better. It's not low iron (ended up having loads of tests done a couple of weeks ago after feeling really ill) and anyway I've been taking Feroglobin nearly every day through the pregnancy, although it might be linked to my hypothyroid, which although well controlled (TSH<1), still leaves me feeling awful most of the time because my body doesn't convert well to T3 unfortunately. And I can't address that issue until after the baby has been delivered.

It's just the sheer relentlessness of night after night of very little sleep. Combined with uni work and twins it's just literally killing me. I am so sick of feeling shit all the bloody time. I'm taking a year's break from uni after the next module which will help a bit.

I'm just really shit at being pregnant!

WantingBaby1 Sat 04-Mar-17 21:54:13

Pregnancy is exhausting, give yourself a break! Let DH step up for a while and do the things you'd normally be doing. Explain to your twins that growing a baby is really tough work, and that you need extra sleep to make sure baby grows big and strong and is ready to come and meet them soon. And give yourself a break from feeling bad. It won't last forever and sounds like you're doing really well in the circumstances it's not easy at all.

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