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    I am almost 9 weeks pg and I am just soooo tired. I feel like I can barely function. I have 3 other kids to take care of. I am 38 years old and I do think this has something to do with it, but is there anything you all can think of to help?
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    Plenty of protein, fluids, and rest! (((((HUGS))))) I was like that with my last pregnancy. So exhausted I could barely function, and a high-needs toddler to take care of!
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    I agree that lots of high-energy inducing foods and some R&R when you can would be best. I was useless during my first trimester and I don't know how I'll manage with a LO running around in the future.

    I know exercise might seem like the last thing you want to do, but when I get groggy I find that going for a walk (even just for 15 minutes) can really help me feel alert.
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    You might consider additional iron supplementation. Floradix liquid iron seems to give me more energy. And the taste is not too bad. I tried a different brand and it was nasty.
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    I understand. You have gotten great advice. For me, going to bed when the kids do, and letting some things go undone for a while is what I have to do.
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    I hear you. Mine is hitting hard in the 2nd trimester. Some exercise has been helping a little but also going to bed right after DS does at like 8.
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    I would suggest double checking your iron levels to make sure you aren’t anaemic. That could seriously affect your energy levels! Also, if you are low in iron, doubling up on your first couple doses wouldn’t hurt… Personally, I find Hemoplex (Nu-life) to have the fewest side-effects….

    Other than that, go back to taking a nap whenever you can, and try to get as much sleep as night as possible. I find having a schedule helps – if that’s possible with your 3 kiddos!
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    I'm right there with you! I'm hoping once we hit the second tri the magic hormone changes will bring some energy back. In the meantime I've had to learn to be content with not being "super mommy" and just being "good enough" mommy.
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    With this one it was my first symptom that I was pregnant...I felt like I had been run over by a truck with sleep dust in it...all I wanted to do was sleep. It did get better in the second trimester but I so feel for you!

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    Thanks everyone. I guess it is just harder having 3 little ones to care for. I am going to try some of the suggestions.
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