Post # 1
I’m only 4.5 weeks along, but I’m EXHAUSTED. Around 2pm I’m yawning like crazy, and I can’t help but nap at home from 4-6pm, then go to bed at 8pm and sleep through to 6am.
Any super amazing stay awake advice? Or ideas of how long this will last?
Post # 3
It gets better, I promise!
It’s completely normal.
Mine got better at the end of my 2nd trimester.
Post # 4
DH’s response was “Get more pregnant.”
It does get better, and I’m not completely insensitive, I remember how crippling that exhaustion is. It’s why I finally broke my TV rule for DD, I would turn on the TV and let her watch so I could sleep on the couch in the middle of the day.
Sometimes I could fight it by leaving the house, but other times, I just would give into it and sleep. It goes away, but after several weeks from where you are.
Until you’re like me, averaging about 4 hours of sleep a night. DH has to turn me over in bed. It’s humiliating.
Post # 5
It definitely gets easier but rest when you can. I have 3 children and not a great pregnancy with any of them but they did get much easier as they went on. Rest Rest Rest 😀
Post # 6
The extreme exhaustion actually stopped for me around 10-11 weeks (at that time my nausea and food aversions stopped, too.) it’s different for everyone, but it does get better. Hang in there!
Post # 7
it gets better… and then it gets worse again lol… i am 39 weeks and i was great from 12 weeks up until about 37 weeks… and then it sets back in. my doc said to drink some caffeine (but only up to 200 mg) because i was completely avoiding it. it did help me quite a bit 🙂
Post # 8
Me too! I work from 7:30-3:30, so when I get home, I don’t feel like doing anything. I don’t nap, but by 8:30/9, I’m ready for bed. I was waking up really easily, but the last few nights I have been completely DEAD and barely get up for my alarms.
Post # 9
I’m 5w3d and I’m in the same boat. Luckily my office at work is kind of hidden away so I can sometimes catch a 5 minute snooze at my desk. I try not to though, because if someone walked in it would be quite awkward.
When I catch that exhaustion and can’t close my eyes for a minute, I find orange juice or a quick walk helps a bit.
Post # 10
Mine lasted until probably 10 weeks
Post # 11
I was the same way. I could barely keep my eyes open from 3pm on. I took a nap a few times when I got home from work before dinner. Once I hit 13 weeks it eased up a lot. Being tired and back pain have been my only pregnancy symptoms so I really can’t complain. You just have to wait it out, good luck!
Post # 12
I am at 14 weeks and still struggling… I hope it goes away sooner for you!
Post # 13
My DH would laugh at me because I could fall asleep mid-converation during most of the first trimester. I would take a nap immediately after work. And then go to bed early. Fortunately I got my energy back around week 10 or 11. The third trimester I began to get tired again, but not nearly as bad as the first.
Post # 14
I felt that way for all of my first trimester and about halfway into the second. Go outside and take a short walk. I know that’s the last thing you feel like doing when you’re exhausted, but it’s the only thing that helped me get things circulating and get my energy back up (I work in an office all day, so napping wasn’t an option).
Post # 15
I am 20+ weeks and I am tired every single minute of almost every day. I am so tired! It is just part of pregnancy and I am doing my best to rest. Rest if you are tired. Some people get more energy in 2nd trimester, but not everyone 🙂
Post # 16
Mine was pretty bad until about 14 weeks or so. I’m 21 weeks now and while I still like going to bed early, I’m not nodding off right after work either. (I get off work at 2:30, so that is pretty early to be going to bed!)