Sudden Loss Of Energy

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kah - November 9

I was doing so good there for a while, so much energy. But all of the sudden at 32 weeks I feel like it takes everything I have just to get out of bed in the morning. I dont want to do anything... Even showering is like the biggest chore in the world.. Anyone else feel like this?


j - November 9

YES! I get about 10 1/2 hours of sleep a night and get up in the morning about 9:30 only to lay back down at 11:00 for a 2 1/2 hour nap. I'm 34 weeks. I started getting WAAAY more exhausted once I hit the 3rd trimester. It's like I hit a brick wall and can't get enough sleep.


Marianne - November 10

Yes!!! right when I hit 32 weeks as well. I feel like I've been hit by a truck. I'm so lazy and tired with back pain and rib pain. Sometimes I just sit in my bed and want to cry because I'm so out of it. I had to go on maternity leave 6 weeks before my due date because I couldn't find the energy to do anything!!! Everyone tells me it is normal and that I have to keep active by walking around. Hang in there!


Swtpea - November 10

*smiles* I have to say ... I thought maybe I had this flu or virus that was making me weak and tired. Nice to know, although I'm sorry we all have this in common, that it is normal. Over the past two weeks I've become stay at home, cant do my job anymore, and the past week has been a challenge to get up any energy. I am now 32wks and there are days I dont shower, days I dont get dressed, and days where I will sleep 7-8hrs 'ish, minus all the bathroom breaks, and get for an hour or two, sleep another 2-3 hrs, get up for maybe 6-7hrs, then I'm back to bed again. Walking is a chore, it has become painful if I'm doing it more than 30min, and when I am up during the day I'm picking up, cleaning, .... I find it hard to sit long or I get crampy or my tail bone hurts. But i constantly feel like I've ran for an hour and my body is week. The other day i think I was up for a total of 5hrs period ... and that was off and on between naps.


Jennifer - November 10

Yes!!! It hit me at 33 weeks. I'm 35 now and feel like a worthless slug. I don't want to do anything. I get plenty of sleep at night and although I have many other "pregnancy complaints" not being able to sleep isn't one of them. So I don't understand how I can sleep soundly for 9 hours straight and still wake up bone tired. I agree with the others showering is such a chore now. I have trouble drying myself off!


Tati - November 10

Hey kah, This is good to know that I am not the only one that gets sleep less nights and have NO energy in the morning. I stay home have two daughters and a sister all under 4 that I have to care for. They wake up at 8 sometimes 7:30 so I have to be up too or if you have kids you know what they do if no one is watching. I am on my 34th week. Sometimes I feel like crying knowing that I have to do this all. Husband and mother work ntil 4pm. The best thing is at 12:00 NOON we all go for a nap until 1:30-2:00. This is the only time I have to my self. Also this is the best time to sleep because I don't feel the leg aches and cramps I get at night.


kah - November 10

Well, I am happy to know that I am NOT alone in this.. Except for the part that you guys are SUFFERING as much as me. I counted today that I have 52 days til D day... I about died... How the heck am I going to get anything done for the babies room let alone get stuff done for the holidays!?!? I think Jennifer put it best... "worthless slug" that about sums it ALL up for me!! Maybe we need to start a new thread "worthless slug club" We can all support each other!!! Good luck to you all and if anyone snaps out of it at some point, please let me know that there may be some sort of hope! : )


Jena - November 10

Hey guys- I know that this is hard for all of us. I have been feeling the same way since around 33 weeks (now I am at the end of 37). We can call ourselves "worthless slugs" but remember, we do not feel like this because we are lazy, and we are most definitely not worthless (especially to this tiny creature who is 100% completely dependant on us and our bodies/energy). We are so tired because we are sacraficing ourselves for our babies (already!), so think of sleeping and resting as a gift to yourself and your baby- it is officially your job to rest and take care of yourself- at least that's how I look at it when I doze off here at my desk at work! Hang in there and remember what this is all for! PS- I am not knocking the "slug club" hee...hee...


Ca__sie - November 10

Oh, I REALLY needed this thread! I too feel like a worthless slug... a blob that lays around all day. I'm 35 weeks and have been feeling this way for a while now. I really appreciated Jena's comment though... that it is ok to feel tired because our bodies are giving that energy to our babies. Sometimes I feel like it must all be in my head and that I really should be doing more... but like others have said... I get up after about 8 hours of sleep, only to go back to bed for a 2 hour nap. Thank you all for being so honest!


denise - November 10

*Slug Club Member* hi 32 weeks this is my first pregnancy haven a girl, not much sleep at night between getting up to go to the restroom more than once and the babys kicking or the pain i get. i consider myself lucky to get a good nights sleep so i sleep till around 9:30am drag myself outta bed think about all the stuff i needa do. try and get it done........and take my nap. i'm always hungry, ache, leak, and have tinkle all the time. i feel like such a mess i had been doing so good for a while, now im just drained Thanks ladys for sharing and allowing me to know .im not alone .


Selena - November 10

Well now I feel loads better after reading these! I am at 32 weeks and all I ever want to do is sleep! I even lost my appet_te so eatting is a chore. To funny about the shower thing. I have been letting my hair groow since I first found out I was pregnant and it is now down to my bra strap. DH keeps asking me when I am going to cut it and I just tell him I am getting geared up for the pony tail days after the baby is born!


kah - November 11

Selena- I have totally lost my appet_te too! I dont want to cook let alone look at food. And if I do eat, all I want is apple cobbler and ice cream! So sad... lol.. Basically the thought of any type of day to day task wears me out. Has anyone had the nesting urge yet? I had it for a week, then it went out the window.


Ca__sie - November 11

Nesting urge? Yeah, I had it for like 5 minutes and then fell asleep. lol. I doubt I'm really going to "nest" though... I don't see where the energy will come from.


r - November 11

hi I am just entering the 3rd trimester I am 27wks almost 28 and I have to say I am so lucky if I make it past 9:30pm I usually sit down to watch a evening show on tv and then I am out just like that it is driving me crazy i having been missing all the good shows I love!! oh well when baby gets here I am sure I won't be getting a lot of sleep by the way he kicks I think I will be taking care of him and maybe I can catch them on reruns ha halol


Selena - November 12

Kah- I also had the nesting urge for about a week and then it went weird! I am hoping it will come back soon though or poor baby will be coming home to a My poor husband get sso upset when I don't want to eat with him for dinner even though I have explained thta I barely have any appet_te and certainly none fr stuff I have cooked myself...yuk!



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