I'm 22 weeks and have really struggled this week. I'm knackered, on the verge of tears (have cried on the bus and with a midwife today)have argued with a bus driver (!) could quite easily walk out on my job, feel huge and cumbersome and just generally feel massively sorry for myself. If I could hibernate I would. I looked to my Mum for sympathy and she told me I should feel lucky I have one day off this week! I'm working the 6 other days.
This is my first baby, I'm 21 weeks and so tearful and stressed and argumentative. I would never argue with anybody usually but I could argue with myself at the minute - which then ends up with me in tears at nothing. I feel like I have a constant cold and all bunged up - it could be hayfever too.
Thankfully I have my dog to keep me sane and to walk to get out and some fresh air but I'm starting to struggle slightly and get worn out walking her!
It's all so confusing isn't it - hoping that it is all normal and I'm not just going mad.
I was really tired, grumpy and very emotional. I kept waiting for that burst of energy everyone talks about in the second tri but it never came!! 30 weeks now and actually feeling better than I did back then.
Am 21 weeks with my first DC-was over exhausted for the first 3&1/2 months.... had a week or so of energy.....& now am back to being utterly shattered beyond belief..... hoping the wave of energy comes back because to be quite honest..... the next 4 months won't be fun otherwise!
Hi OP, I just wanted to second what holz had says and say I've felt better in 3rd trimester. I'm 39 weeks now and getting tired but up till now was better than around the 22 week mark. Hope you feel better soon and congratulations .
I'm 21 weeks tomorrow and I feel exactly the same. Had so many breakdowns this week, I've been signed off work! in my defence I'm getting married in 3 weeks and I've also got to move out before baby is here so my life is one huge whirlwind! So glad I'm not alone in feeling so crappy!
With the first pregnancy by 25 weeks I felt like the most pregnant person ever, with every symptom a big surprise and some difficult to deal with, by 41 weeks I realised that at 25 weeks things hadn't actually been too bad.
With the second pregnancy I didn't have time to dwell on symptoms and struggled to remember how many weeks I was anyway, as only an 18 month age gap.
It 's completely normal, and doesn't get better or worse, just different.