Post # 1
I had a rough 2-3 weeks during my first trimester where I couldn’t even walk around my apartment without feeling exhausted due to nausea and getting winded and dizzy easily. Now I’m at 14 weeks and feeling pretty good. I remember how useless I was during that time so I want to prepare for when I feel huge and uncomfortable during the third trimester. I need to get things done NOW, lol. I know it’s different for everyone, but when did your energy and comfort start going downhill during the third trimester?
Post # 3
I felt like crap from weeks 7-13, then felt amazing. I didn’t really feel pregnant at all in my second trimester and into my third. When I hit 35 weeks, I definitely started to feel it, nothing too serious, as I’ve had a pretty easy pregnancy, but I began to slow down, have occasional back pain, shortness of breath and getting tired by mid-afternoon. I’m also having a hard time sleeping at night because I just can’t get comfortable. I’m now 37 weeks, and overall, feel good, but also happy I only have a few weeks left.
Post # 4
I’m 28 1/2 weeks now, and I’m still feeling pretty good. Basically from 14 weeks on I’ve had good energy. For the last few weeks, I’m starting to be a little more uncomfortable when it comes to physical activity or bending over (I hate that it’s getting cold and I have to put socks on). But my energy is still good. So my answer to your question is: not yet!
Post # 5
@hspw714: I have felt great throughout my whole pregnancy. I’m 30w now & notice that my workouts have slowed, I have a few aches & pains & I’m getting tired again. I wouldn’t say in uncomfortable tho. Sleeping at night has been my biggest challenge. between trips to the bathroom and turning over I haven’t had a great night’s sleep in a long time.
Post # 6
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@hspw714: I’m at 27w today. I feel comfortable most of the time now, but I am starting to have difficulty bending down to get things off the floor or to put on my shoes and I often have to get a little help from DH with rolling over in bed or getting up from a sitting or laying position. This past week my exhaustion has returned too and heartburn has been pretty bad for a couple of weeks now. I had my morning sickness pretty much daily until around 17w then only a couple of times a week for a few weeks more and now it’s pretty much gone. Every little movement makes it all worth it though! I can’t wait to meet my little baby!
Post # 7
I’m also 28 weeks now, so just starting my 3rd trimester. I still have a decent amount of energy, but sleeping is starting to get a bit tough. I wake up at least twice a night to go to the bathroom (this has been the case throughout my entire pregnancy), but my hips get sore if I sleep in one position all night long. I wake up an additional time or two to turn and adjust. I do have a Snoogle, which helps my hips and back, but you can’t really roll over with it.
I get sore when I’ve been on my feet all day, but I also started out my pregnancy overweight. That does make a difference. As long as I don’t overdo it, I’m usually okay. Ask me again in 4-6 weeks :-).
Post # 8
I got my energy back about 36 weeks. Before that I was always tired. I am pretty big now (37.5 weeks) but I am still able to move around pretty well. I was outside doing yard work yesterday and doing plenty of house work. My feet are beginning to swell pretty good so I have to put them up but I feel better now than I did most of my second trimester in terms of energy actually.
Post # 9
I am 22w2d and am already not sleeping well. I wake up several times per night, often because my hips hurt from sleeping on my side and I cannot just roll onto my belly like I would prefer. It is getting pretty old. Also, twice when I have taken long (5-7 mile) walks/hikes, I have paid for it with hip pain for several days. I hate being pregnant and I miss wine!!!
Post # 10
I have had a pretty uncomfortable pregnancy overall thanks to back problems, but I started to feel REALLY uncomfortable at about 35 weeks. It’s been very hard to sleep, and my body just feels very tired and overall uncomfortable.
Post # 11
I had a decent first tri. I should known there was hell to pay.
I had a bit of a unique situation with hydronephrosis, so I started to get really uncomfortable at 22 weeks until then end of my pregnancy.
Honestly, if it weren’t for the hydronephrosis, I really would have been pretty comfy to the end.
Post # 12
I’ve had a pretty easy pregnancy so far, I hit 34 weeks last weekend and I’m now starting to notice I have to slow down/not do as much as I used to. Our weekly trip to the grocery store started out fine but by the end I was having low back pain.. and when I was cleaning our floors (sweeping and swiffering) I found that I got tired a LOT faster than usual. I also find that I literally can fall asleep at any moment, take a nap, wake up for a bit and then fall right back asleep! LOL
Post # 13
I have felt really amazing throughout this pregnancy. I’m still “comfortable” (kind of) at 36 weeks, except for sleeping. That became uncomfortable around week 32 and is getting progressively worse. I barely sleep at night, so uncomfortable and borderline painful. Can’t get comfortable, have horrible heartburn and reflux. Other than that, still feel good through they day – things like bending over, getting into the car, squatting etc are tricky and I definitely run out of steam faster but… all in all, very lucky and feeling pretty decent!
Post # 14
28w2d for me, for the most part I feel great. I have some nights where I have trouble sleeping, others where I sleep like a baby. My uncomfort lies in my bladder and sometimes trying to get up when I’m laying down (depending on where baby sits). Otherwise I feel pretty great 🙂
Post # 15
@Lyndzo: I have noticed similar things. I feel a lot of pressure on my bladder at times which is annoying lol. Also getting up has been a little more difficult. I no longer sit up from laying down on my back. I roll on to my side and use my arms to help lift me. My physical therapist said we should all get up this way anyway. It is funny the movements you take for granted lol!
Post # 16
I think it really depends. I’m 27w5d and I’ve generally felt great through the whole pregnancy. However, LO is riding really high and kills my ribs the last few weeks. I’ve gone from a 32 bra size to a 38 since he’s expanded my ribs so much. I’ve just stopped wearing reagular bras and only wear sports bras and stick on bras because everything else kills my ribs. On the bright side, since he’s so high I have no bladder issues since he’s not sitting on it.