Friday, October 26, 2012

All I want to do is sleep.

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I am seriously tired.  

I'm getting to that point in the pregnancy (I'm 31 weeks today) that it gets tough to make it to the end of the day.

I honestly don't remember it being this way, at least not this early, with little man.  I really felt good with his pregnancy up until very close to the end.  It could be because I've been working more.  It could be because I've been resting less.  All I know is that I'm just tired.

This is exactly where I want to be.  All.the.time.
Take today, for example.  For whatever reason, I could NOT sleep last night.  I didn't end up falling asleep until probably around one in the morning.  My alarm goes off on long workdays at 5:00a.  I pretty much dragged myself through the day, going through the motions for part of it.  By the end of the work day, I was just completely done.  

DH called and asked me if I'd mind if he stopped by the store to pick up some new shoes on the way home, and I actually told him that yes, I did mind.  Normally it wouldn't bother me at all- but today, I just couldn't handle doing dinner and bedtime without him, especially since he got home late last night and I did dinner and bedtime and bath time on my own with DS and then promptly collapsed after.  Thankfully, he came straight home, but it made me feel bad that he wasn't able to get the shoes he needed for work because I needed the help.

Man, this fatigue. 
Sometimes, it comes on all of a sudden.  We'll be out doing something and all of a sudden I just NEED to lie down and rest.  It's not something I can control; I'm just almost blind-sided by pure exhaustion.  I can't quite focus correctly, I can't finish most tasks, and I'm just overwhelmed by it all.  

A few weeks ago, I laughed people off when they said I was nuts to try to work until the end of my pregnancy.  I kind of wanted to ask the people making those comments if they would be paying my salary for not working before the baby.  Now, however, I think I'm nuts for trying to keep working up until the end.   
I will probably keep working until I have this baby, just like I did for little man- when my water broke on a Saturday after working a 10 hour Friday shift- but I have quite the feeling it is going to be a lot tougher these last ten weeks, especially if the past few days are any indication.

Has anyone else felt this overwhelming fatigue at the end of their pregnancy?  If you have, please give me some tips on how to get through it!!!

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  1. I'm about two weeks ahead of you in my preganancy and I feel the same way! Some days I feel like I could do a million things after working a 9 hour day but then I get home and I'm chasing the two year old and cooking dinner and all of a sudden I feel like I could fall over from pure exhaustion. Hang in there we're almost at the end.

  2. Oh, I felt exactly the same way with my second pregnancy! I think it's so sing to do with the way your body reacts & chasing round a toddler is tiring enough without growing another!! I swear I was in bed (or asleep on the sofa!) every night by about 9pm! Just rest when you can, and don't feel bad about parenting from the couch, or watching one too many shows, snuggled together! :) xxx


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