(Closed) Pregnant bees in first trimester. how do you handle being tired ALL the time????

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Walks really helped me. I’d come home from work ready to crash, and then I’d go for a half hour walk, and then I’d have the energy to stay awake until a more reasonable bedtime (10 or so). Granted, I wasn’t going to school on top of that, but even a 10 minute walk might be enough to give you an energy boost.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I know exactly how you feel, I have 3 more hours til I finish work and it feels like I have just finished hiking up mount everest. Extreme exhaustion all the time!! Some days I try to be good and sleep really early like 9pm and the next day I do feel a slightly better but even then I’m still very tired.

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not pregnant right now, but I have 3 kids, so I’m no stranger to pregnancy. My youngest is 9 months old and when I was pregnant with him, I would try to take naps at lunch. I’d either close my office door or go out to my car and sleep. I had no shame. That was the only way I got through it.

Post # 6
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I have no advice, I didn’t work so I got to take naps. I’m not a napper, but good lord did I nap a lot in my first trimester! I never got how you working women do it!

Post # 7
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’ll second the walks. Some days in 1st tri were really, really hard and I just simply crashed as soon as I got home. I’m in 2nd tri now though and sometimes I feel just as tired. Walks definitely help! 

Post # 8
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am about 6 or 7 weeks along, and also work full time.  I spend my two 15 minute long breaks walking, and try to take a short walk on my lunch break, too.  Also, I have been drinking a lot of water and eating fruit cups at my desk to try and keep some energy up.

By the time that I get home though, I am totally useless and just lay down on the couch and rest/sleep.  Good luck! I can’t wait for this part to be over…seriously, went out to dinner for my birthday the other night and had to ask Fiance if we could hurry up and leave because I was soooo tired.

Post # 9
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m 9.5 weeks and fortunately work for myself from home, so I can nap when I want to. More than the exhaustion, the thing I don’t get is how the working mommas get through the workday with morning sickness. I have had all day sickness since 5.5 weeks to the point where some days I can’t fathom riding in a car or being out in public–when I do go out I bring a barf bag in my purse just in case. I have a lot of respect for those ladies going into work every day feeling like this!

Post # 10
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I work in an office setting, so if I’m having an especially tired day, I’ll scarf my lunch at my desk then step out on ‘my lunch’, drive my car to a shady spot in the parking lot and take a power nap in my car for 30-45 minutes (set the alarm on my cell phone). I find this makes a huge difference and really helps. I even once quietly slipped into our boardroom (with my bosses permission… she knows I’m pregnant) and put my head down in there because Darling Husband and I had carpooled that day.

When I get home usually I’m good for a few hours if I’ve taken a nap that day. Even today I was shopping with my mom and her friend for several hours, after lunch I said “I’m going to skip the next store and take a power nap in the car.” They were fine with it. You just have to find ways to sneak some rest into your day.

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