Is anyone having to "slow down" yet?

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JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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Is anyone having to "slow down" yet?

Does anyone feel like their normal routine is just "too much" yet? For example, before I was pregnant on Sunday afternoons I would clean all 3 bathrooms and then vaccuum the house all at once to get it done and over with. Now I can only do one of the tasks and I have to rest in between. This really isn't that big of a deal BUT...

I am also noticing at work I just can't do what I used to do. I am on my feet a lot in the lab making samples, doing dilutions, running instruments, etc. and I am getting out of breath and tired. I tried sitting down more in the lab to do some tasks but I can only do certain things on my feet and there is no getting around that. I will be transferring groups soon (12 work days and counting!!!) but I have a feeling I will be in a similar situation over there. It's kind of embarrassing saying I can't do what I used to do but do you think it's warrented? I mean, it's only going to get worse. I don't remember this happening to me until later on in my pg with Nicholas. I'm just getting old Sad

Starryblue702's picture
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Housework is definitely harder, especially mopping and vacuuming, which requires you to use your back a lot. I noticed when I was on vacation that I had to ask DH to slow down a lot, but I'm sure that was because we were walking about 5 miles a day, and my "cankles" weren't having it lol! I even had to get a wheelchair by Saturday (the seventh day of our vacation) because my right foot was really starting to hurt.

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I am in the same place. I also have to take breaks between house cleaning chores. I also can't run as far as I could just last week. It will be interesting once school starts and I can't take my daily nap how slowed down I become.

Joined: 04/10/11
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Oh wow, I've been such a baby and haven't been able to survive a full day in weeks. I chose not to work this summer (I'm a teacher) and I'm SO glad for that. I pretty much rest all day long, get a couple of things done, then come back and rest. I'm really really nervous about going back to work in a few weeks! I hope my free period ends up in the middle of my other classes so I can rest alone in my classroom. I have no clue how I'll deal with all the standing. I'm thinking about getting a stool to sit on in my classroom and take advantage of the computer features for checking in on students' work instead of some of the classroom walking around.

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Yep - Its much harder this time to do the simplest tasks.

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The only difference I've really noticed is the shortness of breath. I used to call my mom when I was out walking but I can't breathe and walk and talk LOL. Otherwise its hard to say. I have a million reasons to be tired even without being pregnant, but overall I don't feel pregnant. I feel great right now

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On days I work I am exhausted by the end of the day. On the days I am off I usually feel pretty good. I don't get too winded doing housework but the physical stuff at work wears me out!!

Joined: 09/01/10
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I'm glad I'm not the only one who is slowing down lately. This has been happening to me for a few weeks now. I feel wiped out after vacuuming the carpet and sweeping the kitchen, and need a break. I basically have to take frequent breaks and rest nowadays.

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Um, yes. I am definitely feeling older and more weary this time! :rolleyes:

Vacuuming is so hard on my back. Washing dishes is also really hard. I am short and the counter hits my belly button, and I can't lean on the counter because it hurts. And our sink is set quite far in from the edge of the counter. Ugh. So awkward, and this is nothing, wait until I realllllly have a belly!

And my almost-3yo can run way faster than I can. *sigh* Good thing the playground weather will be over in another month or so, I just can't keep up with him at the parks.

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It comes and goes for me, one day I am superwoman and the next day I feel the couch calling me all day. The hard thing is making plans, I never know which day it will be for me.

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I'm actually okay for the most part! I hope it keeps up! However, I don't walk quite as fast as I used to, and going up stairs makes me short of breath, which I find embarrassing since I have to go up and down a lot at work :confused: even more embarrassing is if I plod up them super slowly. Haha!!

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hilary,,, i'm the same with stairs!!! i don't know what it is!!! I go to the gym and can do the elipital for 40 minutes with no problem, but ask me to run up two flights of stairs and I feel like i might have a heart attack! I guess we just don't have the anerobic reserve for short bursts like that. Stairs are a killer.

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Carolyn...you are so right about the short bursts. I really freaked myself out the other day because I stepped into a large intersection to cross just a little too late, so I had to jog the whole thing. OH MY GOSH on the other side my heart was pounding out of my chest and I was out of breath!!! :eek: it shocked me. A quick jog would never have done that to me before!

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I am tired most of the time, even right when I wake up. I think that has to do w/ not getting a good nights sleep anymore. I think it's time for a body pillow....and maybe my own bed. lol

My jogging has slowed & I am TERRIFIED of the day I have to stop. I know it's coming up soon. Sad I have added a 2 to 4 minutes to my route & I always feel like I have to pee now too. It's NO fun running w/ a full bladder & a big tummy. I'm sure I look funny too.

I still LOVE the gym tho. I get to go after work & I can't wait!!! I plan to make up for not running by lifting weights more often.

I DON'T WANT TO SLOW DOWN.....

Oh, and I'm basically a single mother of a 3 & 5 yo duo of girls. I just moved in w/ my SO, but I don't ask for his help w/ the girls. I do all of the routine, everyday unless they are w/ dad.

JuneorJulyBaby?'s picture
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All you gym goers and hikers I don't know how you do it.

I just walked across our site (.25 mile probably) and was out of breath by the time I got to my destination Sad BOOO I should probably walk more but I am just so tired by the time I get home from work. It's just a preggo thing though, I used to do the elliptical and long walks no problem before getting pregnant.

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"lesleynka" wrote:

My jogging has slowed & I am TERRIFIED of the day I have to stop...
I still LOVE the gym tho. I get to go after work & I can't wait!!! I plan to make up for not running by lifting weights more often.

do you do the elipitical at the gym? I bet you'd like it! i usually do 20 minutes on the elipitical and then 20 minutes on the bike. I have terrible bursitis in my right hip, I have only walked twice in the last 2 weeks. I really miss it! I can only do zero impact exercise now or the bursa pain is terrible. Ellipticals are great Smile

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"Carolyn85" wrote:

do you do the elipitical at the gym? I bet you'd like it! i usually do 20 minutes on the elipitical and then 20 minutes on the bike. I have terrible bursitis in my right hip, I have only walked twice in the last 2 weeks. I really miss it! I can only do zero impact exercise now or the bursa pain is terrible. Ellipticals are great Smile

I used to do the elliptical. I think I'm going to have to find my way back to it. For some reason my foot always seems to go numb when I'm on it & I can't seem to get comfortable. I like to put the tension up high when I do it. I don't know how people do it all crazy, running style. lol

Same w/ the bike. I like to put it on random & crank the tension to about 10 or so.

Maybe I'll start using your 20/20 routine once my knees decide lunges are too much. It sounds like a great way to keep your legs looking firm.

I was doing lots of Jillian Michaels, but she is just too much for my ol' preggo body to handle anymore.

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Yet?! Wow, I had to slow down significantly about 3 months ago. This pregnancy is kicking my energy's butt (and my back too)...