Post # 1
FH and I have been working on our long-term plan of when to have kids, bulid a house, etc. I work 45-50 hours a week in a very busy job, we lead active lives (about one night of down time a week, and we are considering a move that will put my commute at 45-50 minutes each way. I keep hearing stories of how tired pregnant women are, particularly in the first trimester. FH and I have been debating on how common this is (and therefore how likely I will be able to do this). How tired were you? How long did it last? Thanks!
Post # 3
Slept any moment I wasn’t standing on my feet.
Post # 4
I was tired the 1st trimester. @nd- whoo energy! 3rd- I could barely do anything. I worked until my 39th wk because I was so tired. Good thing. My last day was a Friday and I delivered her on Thursday.
Post # 5
I was extremely busy with work during my first trimester. This included work travel where I was out of town every other week for up to a week at a time. I also have an hour long commute to work, although luckily I do have the option to work from home sometimes. I’m not going to lie. It was tough. I probably wouldn’t have been able to manage all of my committments if DH hadn’t been extremely supportive. He basically took care of almost all of the house work during my first trimester. I also don’t work on my feet, so that helped a ton too. I turned down a lot of social committments over the last few months. I think you probably will be able to pull it all off, but just keep in mind that it will be hard, and you’ll probably have to re-prioritize some of the non-essential activities in your life.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2011 - The Providence Biltmore
I wasn’t very tired until the humidity got bad this summer. Bed was definitely more appealing than most other options but I could have pushed on if I needed to. It’s different for everyone though but you can totally work around it.
Post # 7
I am 10 weeks, and doing school online full-time but not working right now. I really couldn’t imagine working and keeping up with school while being as tired as I am. I am having a very difficult time right now keeping up with my studies as all I really want to do is sleep and I am taking 3 accelerated courses. Everyone is different though. I know some people that manage to do it all, and while they are tired they aren’t as bad as I am. I do hope that I will start feeling more energetic in the coming weeks when the placenta starts doing the hard work.
Post # 8
Ditto PPs about 1st trimester; I was snoozing at 8pm every night and not waking up refreshed. Plus, once the multiple trips to the bathroom during the night start, and again when movement starts, sleep is a rare luxury. I started sleeping on the couch during the 2nd trimester because I was up so much during the night and would end up watching infomercials/surf the internet at all hours. After the 5th or 6th time being woken up, going back to sleep is tough.
Post # 9
NO housework got done by me AT ALL. I was only able to put in half my usual effort at work, and barely survive. Luckily I had a light teaching schedule during that trimester. I would be out like a light once I got home, or laying on the couch feeling miserable.
I love the energy in the second trimester, and am afraid of when it leaves. The third is looming, and I am very nervous about it.
Post # 10
I was exhausted. I worked because I had to, but I took lunch naps to get me through it.
Post # 11
I work in an office but usually a lot of running around and goin to various meetings. I was pretty tired first trimester (asleep by 8pm so I could be up at 6 am). It really didn’t get better for me until 20 weeks and the. By 33 weeks or so it started again just because I was so bog and not sleeping well at night. Honestly though, it prepares you for actually having a newborn baby. It is good to adjust your life some while pregnant because it will change once you have a baby.
Post # 12
Halfway through week 7, here. Exhausted – I never napped before and I am living for those things now!
I have a 30-45 minute commute (on a good day) and am able to get all my work done, but I don’t look like the most energetic person while I’m there. I’m lucky that my work and supervisor is very family-friendly. I was so tired, I told my boss before our family so she wouldn’t look at me and think I didn’t want to be at work. She told me about the mother’s rooms that my office has for nursing mothers, and told me they have reclining chairs if I want to reserve a room for 30 minutes over my lunch hour so I can take a nap.
During the week I’m in bed by 8:30 and definitely not refreshed when I wake up at 5:45am. I slept 11 hours yesterday and STILL took a 15 minute shut-eye halfway through the day.
My social calendar is definitely not as full as it used to be, but I’m okay with that. If I’m too tired to go out, I’m totally fine with DH going out on his own.
Post # 13
I was in University full-time my first trimester and I could barely function. Also it was Jan-Aprilish and everyone was sick. I had about 4 different colds throughout that time and there were some days I could barely finish reading a piece of paper. I just wanted to sleep all the time. By my 3rd I had all my energy back which was awesome!
Post # 14
I’m 10 weeks + 5 days today (eek!) and I work full time, but I’m at a desk all day. Usually by the time I get home I’m SO nauseous I can’t do anything. There’s been a couple days here and there where I was REALLY tired at work and I wish I had somewhere to nap. Usually I’ll get up and take a walk outside and it’ll give me a second wind.
Like another poster barely any housework has been done by me since pregnancy. My husband has picked up my slack. Which makes me sad because we’re very 50/50 when it comes to our life. But no complains from him, he’s a champ! Last Saturday was the first time I felt up to doing any housework, I was so excited!!! But it was definitely only in short intervals.
When you say you guys are “building” a home I assume you mean like the other Bees on here you guys are “building” a builder home? If that’s the case I don’t see why you won’t be able to do that pregnant. Not like you are technically doing any of the labor yourself.
We were house searching during TTC and found our dream house. Put in an offer got accepted. It’s a fixer upper and we had plans of doing demolition and renovation together. Like do 80% of the work ourselves. I’m an architect, my husband is extremely handy and we have connections everywhere. But now that I’m pregnant I won’t be able to be there for a lot of it. Primarily any of the demo. Past the demo I should be able to help slightly. But to be safe my husband doesn’t want me any of the hard labor, etc. As much as we are bummed about that part we will take a baby over that any day! And it’s not like eveyr design decision won’t be made together. I just won’t be able to be there for the physical part of it. And we are phasing the renovations so there will be other parts that we will be doing after the baby is here that I will def be able to do.
I think we are a lot stronger than we think we are. And anything that comes up in your life you’ll just work around it. It’ll just mean it’ll be likely a lot harder on your husband.
Post # 15
I remember coming home from teaching, going to sleep at 4pm, waking up at 8pm, eating, doing lesson planning and then back to bed. That lasted about 2-3 months.
Post # 16
I voted I’m moderately tired and it’s interfered with a few activities. I’m 7 weeks pregnant and work full time (also around 50 hours a week) and my husband works crazy hours so I’m the house work spouse. I find I’m really tired mid-afternoon, fall asleep around 9:30 (earlier than usual) and it’s hard for me to get up in the morning. Also I sleep really restlessly b/c of constant need to pee. I wish I could be relaxing more and napping, but my lifestyle doesn’t permit it at the moment. I feel like I”m lucky I haven’t been hit with extreme fatigue though.