Don't Know How To Get Through The Day

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@future_mrs_sommer:  I try to take walks around the office. It’s tough right now because I’m in training, I have to try and hide the yawns. The trainer is not boring at all, I’m just exhausted!! 

Post # 5
2243 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m fortunate not to work 9-5 & have gotten to embrace my napping. I find on days that I don’t, I’m a total zombie all afternoon (and evening for that matter). Do you have a private area where you could catch a few winks?

Post # 6
3009 posts
Sugar bee

@future_mrs_sommer:  oh sister. Those first few weeks are TOUGH! I promise you it gets better. I woke up at 10w a new woman. Your body is going through so much- don’t push it at all. If you can nap at lunch, go for it. Go to bed ridiculously early. I usually got home from work and slept for 60-90 min. And rested ALL WEEKEND. 

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m 6 weeks on Thursday! I’ve been napping every day on my lunch break since I was 3 weeks 5 days!

Post # 8
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Agree with PPS

  • taking a walk mid afternoon
  • napping at lunch if you can
  • and just pushing through it. 
  • And eating/drinking small bits at a time to keep yourself engaged. Maybe put on headphones with peppy music.

Its tough, but it will likely go away soon enough

Post # 10
1996 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@ThreeMeers:  this… except napping on break. Bc I passed out on my break a few weeks ago & ended up sleeping twice as long as my break! Luckily no one was around to catch me!

Post # 11
904 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

@future_mrs_sommer:  It is tough making babies! I remember DH being like “what did you do all day?” when I was in the first tri for both pregnancies and would have to take some long naps. A quick response of “I grew a baby. Why? What have you done?” always shut him up 🙂

Short walks, outside if possible, helped me. Also, a nice crunchy apple and cold ice water gave me a good lift. I know caffeine is pretty much out in the first trimester, but every once in awhile I had a little bit of chocolate or half of a can of Coca Cola to make it through the day when I had to be at the top of my game. Congrats and it will get better! Second tri is a dream 🙂

Post # 12
2627 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MsSparklyBee:  oh no!  OK I amend my list to add “set alarm on phone” 

Post # 14
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have tried to maximize my awake windows when possible. Luckily, I have been able to do some work at home or on weekends. Since that may not work for you, I recommend trying to switch around your tasks so that you do the most focus-intensive ones while you’re more alert (like when you first come in for the day). You can get through the more rote tasks with gum and a little luck. Good luck!

Post # 15
827 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can have some coffee.  I think 200 mg is safe (double check that, though).  Also, sleep as much as you can.  In the first trimester I just slept whenever I felt like it (when I wasn’t at work – obviously).  There were entire weekends that I slept through.  I would go home from work and go right to bed.

The good news is that you will probably feel normal again by week 13.

Post # 16
761 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Glad I’m not the only one exhausted.

I feel really unproductive right now. I just want to nap all of the time, and every task feels like so much work. Can’t wait for the exhaustion to pass!

My Mom guessed I was pregnant via facebook photo in which I had huge circles under my eyes. I get so tired by 9:30pm, and can barely keep my eyes open.

I am pretty tired throughout the day, but can kind of hide in my office away from people when I just need to sit there and zone out for a bit.

My prenatal vitamins are 4 a day, so I break them up morning, early afternoon, mid afternoon, and then dinner time. Taking the vitamins helps a little bit. 

I’ve been thinking about packing healthy snacks for early afternoon when I hit my first slump of exhaustion.

I agree that walks help. I’m going to try and take walks on my lunch break. I’ve done it a few times after dinner, which helps me perk up a little bit.



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