feeling so useless

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Joined: 03/26/09
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feeling so useless

Anyone else barely making it through the day because of being so tired?? I can't seem to keep my eyes open. I don't remember being this tired with my other two pregnancies but I am utterly exhausted. Maybe it's because I spend all day with a 1 and 3 year old.:wink: I'm trying to lay down as much as I can but it's pretty impossible. What are you other ladies doing to help with being tired??

lmh101979's picture
Joined: 07/05/09
Posts: 966

I definitely feel you on being tired. My kids are 1 and 4 so yeah, I'm tired a lot. What helps me the most is having a routine that I can stick to. Part of that routine for me is an optional nap while the baby is sleeping in the afternoon. If I know that I get that choice then it makes the morning a little easier for me. And if I take a nap it makes the afternoon a little easier as well. It also helps to have other kids wear yours out like a playgroup or something. HTH!

Andy1784's picture
Joined: 09/18/08
Posts: 1372

Not yet but I did with my 1st 2 so I'm expecting it any day now. I started feeling myself again energy wise after 12 weeks. I'm right there with you ladies in terms of other kids to wrangle. Good luck to all of us.

MrsSchepp's picture
Joined: 12/30/06
Posts: 496

YES! I literally can't wait for my husband to get home from work so I can go and nap! Exhausted for sure...

Sassy112704's picture
Joined: 04/12/05
Posts: 414

Definitely more tired here! I try to sneak in a short nap while the baby is taking a nap, but sometimes that's a challenge with a 4 year old too!

abbyblack's picture
Joined: 06/18/09
Posts: 146

This is my first, but I have trouble keeping my eyes open all day long. I don't know how you ladies do it with other children! Smile

Joined: 06/26/11
Posts: 331

Yep. I feel like a total blob. Poor DD has been watching lots of movies lately.

Joined: 12/07/10
Posts: 2421

I'm the total opposite. I feel completely normal and maybe even have a little more energy than normal! I do remember being incredibly tired with my last two pregnancies so I sympathize. I'm sure it's much harder with little children to take care of as well.

I hope you start getting some energy back soon!

hopin2bpreggermeggers's picture
Joined: 02/22/10
Posts: 567

Agreed with Jina. I still feel fine until about 8 at night, then I'm not really tired per se, but more "unmotivated." But I'm 2-3 weeks behind y'all!

natelukesmom's picture
Joined: 02/08/09
Posts: 538

YES!!!!!!!!! This is so sad, but I've been putting my kids in front of the TV to watch cartoons so I can take a snooze on the couch. This has happened pretty much for a week now!

Joined: 03/26/09
Posts: 141

You ladies made me feel so much better! I'm glad I am not alone.

Joined: 07/03/11
Posts: 131

So stinkin' tired!!!

abbyblack's picture
Joined: 06/18/09
Posts: 146

Yesterday I drove home from work, got home around 6pm, and went upstairs and took an hour nap...LOL