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13 weeks and struggling

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OnNaturesCourse Mon 10-Aug-20 16:45:48

I'm not sleeping the best as I'm struggling to fall and stay asleep, but I still get about 7-9 hours a night but broken up.

I wake up feeling OK, and within 20 minutes I feel sick and by dinner time I'm exhausted but come bedtime I'm either feeling too sick to lie down and get comfy, or I just can't get to sleep.

I'm at home all day with DC1, and I feel so guilty at not being able to give her the attention and loving she usually gets. She's only a toddler so doesn't understand. I feel guilty that I'm a constant tired grump by the time DP gets home from work, and all I want him to do is take over so I can go lie down. Most days I barely get dinner made cos I feel so sick or I am simply too exhausted to think of a meal.

I feel like all my plates are crashing down.

I vaguely remember feeling like this when pregnant last time but I didn't have a family home to run and child to look after then.

This is more of a rant really, but I guess I just want to know its not just me? How do you find the energy to keep going past 4pm? Remind me what point energy starts returning to you?

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Anurulz Mon 10-Aug-20 16:50:37

Virtual Hugs!! It should get a little better in 1-2 weeks. I got my energy back around 14 weeks..

OnNaturesCourse Mon 10-Aug-20 16:52:07

Thank you. I did have a few days last week where I felt great, slept well and things seemed okay but I've been slapped in the face the past few days, today being the worse. Poor DC has been sat in front of the TV most of the day.

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user1471518119 Mon 10-Aug-20 17:58:39

It's not just you! The good news is that this stage should pass come second semester so you're not far off. In the meantime maybe a week or two of ready meals and some more than usual TV time for DC might help? I've found I sleep better with a pregnancy pillow and separate from my husband, still not sleeping well either though, frankly I was expecting bad sleep post birth but not all throughout pregnancy too as it feels quite unfair!

OnNaturesCourse Mon 10-Aug-20 22:12:08

Thank you. I'm glad it's not just me. It's really kicking my butt. Felt like bursting into tears earlier.

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