Thursday, March 10, 2011

Where is that energy surge???

First of all, I have to say that you guys are the best. Thanks for all the support on my last post. I know it's hard to want to be pregnant so badly and then hear/read a pregnant woman complaining about her symptoms/issues. But in the moment, no matter how badly you want to be pregnant, it sucks to be throwing up all day every day. It sucks to have to go to work when you are exhausted from growing things in your uterus. It sucks to have panic attacks so regularly that you can't function. It's beautiful and miraculous to be pregnant and growing a baby. But a lot of the side effects? Suck. Regardless of how long it took to get there.

Moving on.

Speaking of exhaustion... that was my main physical symptom with this pregnancy. A little queasiness weeks 6-10, sore boobs... but the overwhelming tiredness was definitely the most noticeable.

You're supposed to get this new surge of energy in the second trimester. Or at least get back to "yourself" which feels like a surge after the sleepy first. Well, I know I'm barely into the second trimester... but I haven't had that surge yet. I just slept for ten hours and could easily crawl back into bed for a nap. I don't know how I would function if I was teaching this year. I feel bad for III... he's been very tolerant of his couch potato wife. Making dinner most nights and putting up with the mess in the house, when he could, in all fairness, be like "What do you DO all day????"

So that's where I am now. Waiting for my energy surge. Bring it on!!!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

My big energy surges were really in the whole THIRD trimester (although you really should start feeling a little better soon.) I was like a machine. I wish I could get some of that back NOW! lol
Everyone's different though. You hear about those people who have morning sickness for nine months. Then there are people who just don't like the feeling of being pregnant at all (though I really don't get that.) Hopefully you'll get your energy soon!!

-K

thirtiesgirl said...

Hope it comes soon! I've thought before when I'm really tired about how much worse it would be if I was pregnant. Crossing my fingers you only have a couple of days left.

LisainSK said...

Hopefully not much longer...now that I am 21 weeks I would kill to sleep like I did in my first tri...but not tired in the day...more like wired. Take care.

Browniris said...

I am waiting for that energy surge to come, too! I guess I am not quite as tired as I was everyday, but I definitely wish I could get more sleep.

Kakunaa said...

Unfortunately, I never hit that surge...honestly, have them check your iron levels to be safe. Exhaustion has become a way of life for me, and I'm okay with it...I figure it's good training :) Hang in there!!!

Frenchie said...

You are not only growing a human, but your anxiety levels have been off the charts for a while there which is also taxing on the system, and your body needs time to recouperate. Cut yourself a big healthy piece of slack, and get all the rest you can while you can. Your energy will come back. Kakunaa brings up a good point to have your iron checked. Xoxo

Jamie said...

I commented a few days ago on a really old post that made me smile. I just found your blog recently and just finished reading every single post.

First, I am endlessly happy for you, and have been sending every spare positive vibe that I have, in your direction, and hoping that it helps!

Thank you so much for being brave enough to share your story and your life with all of us.

meinsideout said...

Just checking in to say that I think of you often...

It is hard - and just because you went through what you went through does not mean you do not get to complain about how hard pregnancy is - it is hard and you have every right to acknowledge that.