Post # 1
Hello Bees! I was just wondering when you really started to notice yourself slowing down a bit? I am 24weeks pregnant and aside from my migraines, I can still bend down and pick things up from the floor, run up and down stairs no problem, just about everything. I do notice myself getting tired a litttllee faster when I have to stand in one place for long periods of time bc of the extra weight, but that’s about it. Just wondering when it’s going to hit me over the head, and I’m like, not going to be able to bend over to tie my shoelaces and such. My job is pretty physical so I’m hoping I stay in good shape for another 8 weeks!
Post # 3
Right around 34 weeks was when I really noticed myself slowing down, which also coincides with when baby girl started to drop. Darling Husband definitely has to walk slower now, otherwise I’ll end up a block behind him. And tying my shoes is an ordeal – I try to keep the laces loose enough so I don’t have to tie/untie them!
That said, I’m still working about ~40 minutes each day. Mostly on the elliptical. And I’m usually less uncomfortable after some light exercise. 4.5 weeks until my EDD!
Post # 4
I have bouts of times where I feel good and feel bad. I’m 32 weeks now and this is the best I have felt in awhile. I have tons of energy and am in the nesting phase for sure. I hope it lasts a couple of weeks. However, I can’t pick things up and haven’t been able to in almost a month.
Post # 5
I voted 12-18 weeks because I couldn’t vote any earlier. Granted I am chasing a toddler around (he was 15 months when we got pregnant). I feel like it’s all I can do to get through work and take care of him and then I crash! I’m 26 weeks right now and have been going to bed around 8pm since I was like 8 weeks 🙂 (I guess I should also note that many mornings my alarm goes off at 5 so I can workout) Still I always feel SO EXHAUSTED! It’s all I can do to keep my head off my desk at work!
Post # 6
@babycrz: You have the right to feel slowed down, with a toddler to chase around!
With my first, I’d say I was in good shape until 35-ish weeks. With #2, it was immediate, lol. It didn’t help that I started showing at like 6 weeks. :/
Post # 7
I felt awesome at 30 weeks. I had gotten a boost of energy and I had no idea where it came from…but after that I had contractions and then I instantly became really tired and slow (31-32 weeks). I need DH’s help with cleaning and cooking. I can do little things like a few loads of laundry but after that I need a nap! And then I can cook dinner but I’m wiped out just doing those few tasks. I do take care of my 3 year old DS all day so chasing him around and playing with him adds to how tired I get by the end of the day.
ETA: I never slowed down when pregnant with #1 so maybe it’s just a second pregnancy thing?
Post # 8
I was forced to slow down at week 30 due to pre-term labor. But, until then I was working out, working full time, and doing all of my normal activities, and felt pretty good!
Post # 9
It really depends on the pregnancy I think. With my first pregnancy I worked until about 30 weeks but had to go on medical leave because I was having contractions and I wasn’t allowed to sit down. This pregnancy has me not able to do a lot at all. I’m only 17 weeks and have been out on medical leave for the past 8 weeks because I almost had a miscarriage so I’m not allowed to lift over 20lbs. I have trouble bending and moving already and I’m not even that big yet. There are a lot of people who work until they give birth but my body won’t let me. Each person and each pregnancy will be different.
Post # 10
HA i NEVER slowed down! i work for a small family owned company 5-6 employess including me soo we dont have pregnancy leave. i worked my whole pregnancy i worked on a friday and had her on a monday.
Post # 11
I’m at 26.5 weeks and starting to feel like I need to slow down. I’m older (38) and when I spoke with my doctor about how I’m feeling she said that likely had a lot to do with it. Crap! lol. I am working full time, have a good walk to/from the office and where I park, and am still working out. I do have more energy when I’m not working out, but do feel I need the exercise. This weekend I did a lot of running around and a bunch of cleaning at home, and ended up not feeling good and having some contractions. That was a big sign to myself that I need to slow down and take advantage of resting more.
Post # 12
I would have to say this week (26 weeks). I’m used to power cleaning and getting things done in just a few minutes. My dh and I are moving tomorrow and I’ve been packing like crazy! I’ll pack two boxes then have to sit on the couch for 30 minutes to gear up…I feel pathetic. At the end of the night I’m exhausted! It doesn’t help that my brain can’t focus on ANYTHING! It took me 25 minutes to write a 3 sentence email.
Post # 13
Wow, thanks for all the responses ladies! I was only planning on working until about 32 weeks, so I should be okay I guess, even if I am starting to get a little slower toward the end 🙂 I think it’s a fun poll anyway!
Post # 14
I play volleyball with a woman who is due in six weeks and yes she is still playing. She is perhaps a little less aggressive but none the less still out there playing hard.
I am always amazed when I see her bump growing and she still shows up.