(Closed) 1st trimester exhaustion…does it get better?!

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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@tampalove35:  ha! I’m just getting home from the gym now! I’ve managed to go 3x a week through my whole pregnancy. My workouts are nothing spectacular (I CrossFit with LOTS of modifications.) I say get up and go and power through. I haven’t gained a ton of weight- less than 20lbs- and feel like I won’t be a total mess after he’s here! Tho the get huge weeks are still ahead of me!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Depends, I’m 18 weeks and still exhausted, but that is compounded by not being able to sleep through the night. I wake up to pee and can’t fall back asleep.

Post # 19
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yep! From weeks 3-8 I had to take a nap on my lunch break every day!

But after week 10 I had TONS of energy–I ran a half maraton at 19 weeks, and at 25+1, I feel like I could do it again!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

For me, I wsa knocked-out exhausted until about 12 weeks. After that, the rest of my pregnancy was fine in terms of energy. I realyl didn’t feel much more tired than when I wasn’t pregnant.

It does get better! *hugs*

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It does get better in the first trimester.  My Dr. told me that the yucky 1st trimester symptoms peak from 9-10 weeks and then fade away.  I am not near as tired in my 2nd trimester, but I don’t feel fully energized, but I have always heard that you are even more energized than you were before you were pregnant, but I still feel more tired.  Better, but still tired.

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

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@emmos:  +1

I wish I would have had the luck all these ladies have. I am 16 weeks 5 days, and I am still exhausted. I do get heavy eyed very early in the evening (around 6). Even now it is 8:30AM, and I am sitting at my desk at work, ready for a nap. It doesn’t matter what time I go to bed or if I do take any naps, I am always tired.

I didn’t have morning sickness and hardly any nausea, so my body is “punishing” me with 40 weeks of fatigue I guess (although I hardly consider it a punishment compared to m/s because that would suck way worse).

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Well…mine got better but it certainly didn’t go away.  I am still more tired than I am normally, I do not feel my normal energy.  Other than getting up to pee, I usually sleep pretty well.

Mine was really bad from about weeks 8-10 (before then it wasn’t too noticeable for me).  It was like going to bed at 8pm and waking up at 7am because I had to go to work, otherwise I would have slept until 8 or 9 on the weekend.  And taking 3 or 4 hour naps in the middle of the day.

Mine did get better after that (I don’t need to take 3 hour naps) but I still get tired at 9pm every night and usually go to bed maybe 10ish (normal for me was 11pm).

I still don’t have the energy to workout like I did before pregnancy (and I get out of breath much easier) and I don’t think that will be improving.

I’m 18 weeks so I expect to continue like this for awhile before getting more tired due to lugging around extra weight.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had pretty crazy exhaustion during the first tri, I napped on weekends and would usually go to bed around 8 for a few weeks straight.  In the 2nd tri though, I got my energy back.  I have just entered the 3rd tri and so far haven’t noticed a change in my energy level.  I’ve been managing to stay up most night until midnight watching the ends of football games or the world series.  I’m hoping I don’t get tired again in the 3rd tri, some say they got a burst of energy in the 3rd tri (nesting?) so I’d love to be in that group!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes. It got better for me at around 12 weeks.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I hope it gets better. I am so exhausted. So you’re totally not alone!

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I started to feel better between weeks 12-14.  At 15/16 weeks I started to feel totally normal.  Literally, I have all the energy I used to have, though I do get a bit winded.  I try and make myself workout at least 3 times a week (stumbled a bit this week, oh well) and it really does make me feel better to workout.  

You’ll get through it!

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@tampalove35:  It gets a million times better I promise! I didn’t cook for almost my entire first trimester (and I used to cook almost ALL of our meals at home…at least 5 nights a week and the 6th night we would eat left overs) – I started feeling better around 10/11 weeks & its just keeps getting better. I have struggled with some (read a LOT) of headaches but otherwise feel pretty lucky. Just listen to your body & if that means lots of naps and no cooking that’s okay. If DH gets frustrated tell him you are experiencing the “worse hang over of your life” every single day because that’s kinda what the first trimester feels like. 

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@julies1949:  Yes it gets better, there were times in my first trimester where I would come home from work eat something quickly and go straight to bed and sleep till my alarm went off. Even then at work my eyes would water from being so tired and wanting to sleep. It does get better I promise =]    until it gets worse from insomnia and not being able to get comfy, but IMO it doesn’t seem so bad when you have a beautiful bump and LO kicking around in there to show for it.

 

Also my house went to hell for a while during my first tri…then we also moved at the end of 1st tri and it took me forever to get motivated to unpack in my dream home…=[ but one day I just woke up a few weeks into my second tri and I was like, lets do this and things have been good since ..except I’m starting to get tired again now but that in between time was awesome I’m looking forward to “nesting” kicking in

 

Congratulations! =]

 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t worry, as the other ladies mentioned, it does get better! I’m almost 14 weeks and I started feeling better around 12 1/2.  The first trimester, I was exhausted all the time! Didn’t want to cook anything, would do the dishes and then have to sit down to rest afterwords.  But now, I’m feeling much better! Hang in there!!

Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@tampalove35:  I am moving into week 8 and I am  not as tired, but definitely sick! week 5 I couldn’t even keep my eyes open! I was falling asleep right after dinner everynight

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