I’ve been a bad blogger lately because I am so. damn. tired. All the time. This first trimester is kicking my ass. The nausea isn’t nearly as bad as the exhaustion. I mean, at least I can go a day (even two sometimes, if I’m lucky) without being sick. But the fatigue is constant. I’m really starting to wonder if there’s something else wrong, like maybe I’m not getting enough iron or B-12 or something. I do take supplements for all of that stuff, but this just doesn’t feel right. I wake up tired after sleeping for 9 or 10 hours. That can’t possibly be normal.
My doctor’s office took some blood when I was there a couple of weeks ago, but I have yet to hear anything as far as the results. I’ve contemplated calling them to find out if everything was ok with my bloodwork, but that would require me to get off my butt, look up the number for my doctor’s office, find the phone and call them. I know: I’m a bad pregnant lady, I don’t have my ob’s number memorized. But at least I know that it’s on a business card on our fridge. It’s just the effort of walking downstairs that feels a bit overwhelming.
Seriously? I am typing this entry with my laptop propped up on my knees while I’m lying in bed. Because sitting at my desk is just too draining.
Other than that, there isn’t too much going on. I suppose that’s logical, seeing as how it’s a bit challenging to plan a social life when you can’t keep your eyes open for any length of time.
Although, one of my friends from college is coming to town for some work thing, so Kris and I are meeting up with her for dinner tonight. Kris and I are going in separate cars too, because there’s a remote possibility that they might want to go out to do something after dinner, and there’s no way I’ll be up for that. Hell, the only way I’ll make it through dinner is if I get at least an hour-long nap in beforehand. But I am really looking forward to having dinner with the girls tonight, even if it’s only for a couple of hours before I have to go home and crawl back into my pajamas.
I remember those days not-so-fondly. Unless you were iron deficient to begin with, or you’re not taking your prenatals, you’re probably not anemic…and being that tired really is normal.
The good news is it’ll go away, pretty soon after you enter the second trimester.
And you’re supposed to memorize the OBs number? No one told me that. I just put it in my cell phone on speed dial. 🙂
Yep – this is totally normal. You feel like the life is literally being sucked out of you. Well, I guess in a way it is – your body is hard at work creating a whole nother human being inside of you. Hands, fingernails, spine, brain. It is overwhelming just to think about.
When I found out I was pregnant, I was running 5 miles a day, swimming 1/2 mile and biking. Within 4 weeks, I was lying on the couch after work and would only move to eat and move my butt to bed. Sleep. Your body needs it.
And in the future – you will look back and laugh at the time you had to lay in bed and rest. So enjoy it as much as you can and think about how hard your body is working right now. The good part is that it goes away. And you will feel so much stronger and better!