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I feel like such a wuss!

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sheeplikessleep Thu 06-Aug-09 16:41:56

I'm 6 or 7 weeks pregnant and so shattered and nauseous all the time! At this time of day, I could put my head on the keyboard (I work from home!) and fall asleep.
What are you tips for getting through these early weeks (I'd forgotten how draining they are!)? DH is being lovely, cooking, cleaning etc, but I feel so guilty! As soon as he comes in from work I just collapse in front of tv, whilst he runs around like a worker bee!

Sn0wflake Thu 06-Aug-09 16:47:02

Not a lot of advice sorry...but it seems to me that if you work from home then having a quick nap might be a good idea. Be kind to's probable that you will feel better when you get to 3 months or so. I certainly felt much more energetic later on in the pregnancy.

Your husband is doing good stuff!

Congrats BTW!

valbona Thu 06-Aug-09 16:48:28

congratulations and your are so not a wuss! I feel your pain. mutter to yourself "this too shall pass, this too shall pass" - it really does, like magic (well it did for me at about 13 weeks) and just keep right on with the collapsing, you have a total licence to and it is the only way.

EyeballsintheSky Thu 06-Aug-09 16:48:29

Sleep when you have to, that's it. I used to go into the disabled loos at work and have a 20 minute nap on the floor twice a day (before anyone shoots me there are two of these side by side, one of about 6 pairs of disabled loos in the building, they are not accessed by the public and no one I work with has any disabilities). Then I would crawl home and go straight upstairs. I pretty much spent the first 12 weeks in bed with DH bringing me meals and drinks. Was horrible, looking back. The only good thing is that, if it's your first, then you can do whatever you need to do to get through it. I'm contemplating having another now and dd is not going to give me a minute's peace hmm

Congratulations btw

NellyNoKnicks Thu 06-Aug-09 16:49:06

Awww poor you, I remember it so well. Can you possibly grab some power naps throughout the day? (And take advantage of a helpful DH)

ReneRusso Thu 06-Aug-09 16:49:19

Can you allow yourself a little sleep in the afternoon just for about 1/2 hour? Then you might feel more refreshed. How about regular healthy snacks to keep your energy levels up? I am only about 5 weeks pg though and not that tired yet, so its easy to dish out advice smile

NellyNoKnicks Thu 06-Aug-09 16:50:15

Congratulations btw

valbona Thu 06-Aug-09 16:52:16

I work from home too and have definitely been awarding myself post-lunch naps - sod the guilt ...

sheeplikessleep Thu 06-Aug-09 16:57:25

Aww, thank you so much for your posts.
I'm so busy with work at the moment, that's the difficult bit! DH keeps telling me to take naps. I took one yesterday, when DS was asleep (OK on the days I'm not working), but I felt rubbish for the rest of the afternoon, really groggy.
Roll on week 12! I'm eating like a pig too - I've had 2 bowls of cereal, beans on toast, pasta and already starting to think about my tea (was supposed to make beef stroganoff, but the idea of that is making me practically heave!)
eyeballs - that's hilarious!

JustWannaSay Thu 06-Aug-09 17:00:39

I also work from home and suffering the exact same thing! Worried all my clients will stop calling me for work as I'm barely able to focus my eyes let alone read anything coherently! With my first DD, I used to sleep at lunchtime, but am too busy to do that now!

All I can say is stay hydrated - I went off loads of drinks (including water!) and struggled to stay properly hydrated, so it made my tiredness and headaches worse. And eat regularly. I feel a lot better after some food.

Also, some hope for you - I am 9 and half weeks now and starting to feel better than I did when it kicked in at about 6 weeks. I remember with DD1 it was only the first trimester and after than was much more managable (until the end, that is!)

But if you can grab a nap, I say do it!

puffylovett Thu 06-Aug-09 17:03:19

I had a suspicion at that stage that I might be anaemic, and I was borderline but never took iron. Now at 34 weeks, I am anaemic, and the iron has made me feel sooooo much better. I was exhausted this time around too. I would try taking some extra iron (spatone is great) and see if it helps ? I SO wish I had done it earlier !

sheeplikessleep Thu 06-Aug-09 17:03:45

hmmm, i have been crap with drinking water blush
anyway, i've got my last bit of work emailed that has to be done today, so i'm going for a lie down now. dh is picking up ds from cm, so i've got 45 minutes shut eye time (he'll prob find me attractively snoring my head off, mouth open and dribbling!)
thanks for posting ...

JustWannaSay Thu 06-Aug-09 17:48:57

Me too! Now off to pick up DD - ah well, a change is (not) as good as a rest. At least it's not long til bedtime now...

just a note on the iron - only take it if your midwife says you need it, because too much iron can cause trouble in pregnancy, esp early on.

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