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All I want to do is sleep!

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ER1992 Fri 09-Mar-18 20:26:09

I'm now almost 8 weeks pregnant. The nausea and sickness has died down and instead of being every day it's now every few days which I can deal with. But now all I want to do is sleep. This is not ideal when I have to work 40 hours a week! I think the tiredness is probably what is bringing the sickness back every few days. I want to be excited about my pregnancy instead of feeling groggy, miserable and exhausted all of the time! Anyone else feel like the weeks are lasting forever at this stage?

Mycatsarebetterthanyours Fri 09-Mar-18 20:43:20

I felt like I had been hit by a bus in early pregnancy, I really struggled to stay awake and concentrate at work at times. The fog did lift at some point though!

bangwhistle Fri 09-Mar-18 21:25:20

Can you take some holiday to rest? Work from home? Early pregnancy is so hard, and I'm doing it with two DCs and weekday solo parenting this time, not to mention a job. I'm just going to bed as much as I can and waiting the 'glowing' phase... if it arrives for a third!

emvy Fri 09-Mar-18 21:29:48

I felt the same in the early days - it was awful. I think it began to improve from about week 9 so fingers crossed you’re heading towards coming out the other side!

Just sleep whatever chance you get - early nights, naps on weekends etc. You will get through it and feel much better come the second trimester, all being well.

ER1992 Fri 09-Mar-18 21:49:29

Thanks ladies. Fingers crossed it won't last much longer. Unfortunately I don't have a job where I can work from home and don't have any holiday to use until 1st April. I just keep taking a day at a time and hoping I'll start to feel better soon

Smurfybubbles Sat 10-Mar-18 07:10:01

Hi OP I remember being dead on my feet for the first 12 weeks it’s normal and it does go away! I used to get in from work have a nap straight away, have my dinner and would be back in bed asleep by about 9. I felt like a new woman after 12 weeks.

I’m 33 weeks now and the tiredness does come back but nowhere near as bad as those first few weeks. Now I can make it through the day but by the end of it I’m definately ready for my bed!

Rest when you can and don’t feel guilty for it, it’s tough work growing a tiny human xx

AELLE7 Sat 10-Mar-18 07:52:43

1st trimester tiredness was the worst! I remember before I got pregnant having no clue that fatigue was a symptom and a pretty debilitating one at that. I would often nearly fall asleep at work and then go home and nap before dinner, eat and then go back to bed! My advice would be to sleep whenever you can, put aside non important errands and just focus on getting through the worst of it because it should ease off! Although my fatigue does come back in waves but never as bad as it was.

AutumnalTed Sat 10-Mar-18 07:56:51

Not that helpful but it really does go. I felt more tired in my first trimester than I do now with a 5 month old. It was the most tired I’ve ever felt in my life actually.
Second trimester will be a lot better!

ER1992 Sat 10-Mar-18 10:51:00

I'm glad a now feel a little more normal now that I know it isn't just me who feels this way. There are so many symptoms in early pregnancy that I wasn't aware of!

Aw12345 Mon 12-Mar-18 20:11:17

First trimester is AWFUL for exhaustion! I used to be such an outgoing, energetic person... first trimester took away my whole personality and I absolutely hated it.

Good news- second trimester and I feel human again! Stick in there, give you a pat on the back for surviving every day! It WILL END!! xx

riddles26 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:06:07

I'm almost 12 weeks and the combined exhaustion and nausea is killing me. I don't remember it being this awful first time round (and I was working full time then!) Also, like pp said, newborn stage was definitely not this tough either (despite having a terrible sleeper).

I'm spending everyday hoping that the exhaustion will lift soon as it's changed me completely. I haven't socialised for weeks and I can't remember what it feels like to have a life anymore.

ER1992 Mon 12-Mar-18 22:04:40

I know how you feel. It's changed me too. Never usually one to cancel plans but I just have no energy to do anything. And my house feels a tip but after being at work all week I'm just wanting to rest at the weekend when I'd usually clean. Husband is being great but he always works a lot of hours so only so much he can do. Nausea and sickness has also started to come back again this week. Roll on 2nd trimester

riddles26 Tue 13-Mar-18 06:51:40

Same here! My house is in a horrific state - I wake up every morning with intentions to try clean a little bit when my daughter naps and end up lying in bed the minute she goes to sleep and often falling asleep myself. My poor husband is absolutely amazing but I feel so unbelievably guilty - he's currently working full time, waking up early with my daughter, waking at night when she was ill, doing majority of the cooking and cleaning and pretty much anything else that comes up.

I, meanwhile, work part time and just about manage to look after my daughter when he's out. Poor girl hasn't been taken anywhere fun for ages whereas we used to get out and do something everyday before I got pregnant.

Feel like I'm a pretty useless wife and mother right now, really want this cloud to lift and to be me again!

Aw12345 Fri 16-Mar-18 17:49:47

Also feel very lucky with wonderful husband who did absolutely every throughout whole of first trimester. Very thankful to him and also feel guilty . ...

Making a human is hard work!!! Xx

BridgeFarmKefir Fri 16-Mar-18 21:04:20

Another one floored by early pregnancy exhaustion here. I work 8-6, get home and nap, eat and then go to bed. I’m 10+2 and have just started to feel slightly better (i.e I’m not going to bed at 8pm) Am hopeful I’ll start to feel a bit sparkier in the next few weeks as I’m off on hols with friends soon for a few days and I don’t want to sleep the whole time! My nausea seems to come and go too, every few days, and I’ll feel more tired those days too. I tend to notice as it hits as I walk home from work - fun!

xxxbdjaix Fri 16-Mar-18 21:13:52

I remember the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy as one blurry sleepy haze. I was very sick and was signed of work. I stayed in bed till about 11am every morning then had a two hour nap after lunch! You feel like it is never going to end. You soon forget about it smile

ChilliCheeseMama Fri 16-Mar-18 21:18:31

It doesn't always stop at 12 weeks 😭 I'm 15 weeks and still knackered. Could do with a nap most days at work so have to go and have a quiet moment in the loo 😂

I go to sleep early and wake up at a reasonable time so who knows why I'm so sleepy? I can't wait to have more energy 😂

ER1992 Sat 17-Mar-18 09:12:43

I have to say I do keep feeling like I'm never going to feel normal again! Only a few people at my work know that I'm pregnant at the moment to that has made it a bit easier but the ones who don't know must be wondering what is wrong with me

KochabRising Sat 17-Mar-18 09:18:16

I went to bed about 7 every night with my first. I was SO tired.

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