Jump to content

29 weeks and exhausted
Is it that abnormal?


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 frizzle

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

So I was talking to my sons psych yesterday and mentioned I am completely exhausted. She asked how far along I am and I told her 29 weeks and she was surprised I was tired. Apparently I am supposed to be having an energy surge during the second trimester. I thought I was actually now 3rd trimester and being tired was part of the deal.

So is it too early to be tired a lot?

I don't think the heat, Xmas and life with another child are helping the situation   huh.gif but wasn't expecting to be questioned about it and treated like it was completely abnormal. Sorry I am feeling a bit venty about it.

#2 gemgirl

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

I have been exhausted my entire pregnancy and everyone tells me I should be energetic zzzzz

Have you had your iron tested? Mine is low

#3 mandala

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

I found I was energetic in comparison to falling asleep in bed at 6:30pm when I walked through the door, and having two naps each day on the weekend, like I was in the first trimester. Compared to not being pregnant? I was still exhausted original.gif

However, it's always worth mentioning to your doctor and anaemia is not uncommon during pregnancy.

#4 JillyJellyBean

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

Does this person have children? Could be a perspective issue.

You should have/about to have your iron levels checked as its routine? Maybe ask your dr if they havent said anything about it.

#5 Ehill

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

At this stage with my second pregnancy I was just so tired.  I asked my OB what was wrong with me.  His answer:

You are in your late 30's, have a toddler and you're pregnant.  That is what is wrong with you!

biggrin.gif

Edited by Ehill, 16 December 2012 - 05:35 PM.


#6 frizzle

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

I was thinking about iron. I am having dizzy spells too and just have no energy, it's like my arms and legs are heavy all the time and I just have to sit down. I better get it tested.

Ehill you just described me to a tee. I keep telling dh I am too old to be doing this. I am also prone to announcing this is the last time lol.

#7 abena

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

I felt (and still feel) exactly the same, had my iron levels checked and I'm anaemic. Iron tabs haven't done that much but am hoping my energy levels pick up soon (am 35wks)


#8 Missy Shelby

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (JillyJellyBean @ 16/12/2012, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does this person have children? Could be a perspective issue.

I thought the same thing JillyJellyBean.  If you have never been pregnant well you just cannot understand/know how tiring it can be.

Maybe she was coming from a good place of concern for you but it is just so annoying when people make you feel as though you should be one thing when you are another.  I don't blame you for feeling venty about it OP.

As another pp suggested, maybe just to be on the safe side get your iron levels checked just in case you are on the low side.

#9 Mousky

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

Yeah the fictional 2nd trimester energy burst. Got it for an entire two days. No one else I know had it and the third trimester nesting, only one person I know actually 'nested' everyone else just saw the mess and went 'meh'.

#10 duck-o-lah

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE
I found I was energetic in comparison to falling asleep in bed at 6:30pm when I walked through the door, and having two naps each day on the weekend, like I was in the first trimester. Compared to not being pregnant? I was still exhausted
Yep! I got that second trimester 'burst' of energy for 3 weeks and now I'm stuffed.

#11 frizzle

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

She does have kids, I think she is looking back with rose coloured glasses though. I think her burst of energy would have been more around 16 weeks.

It's reassuring to know its not just me.  I will get my iron checked though.

#12 Jadey73

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

I've been tired most of this pg, with about 6 days where I had anything resembling energy, still waiting for this so-called surge  wwhistle.gif. I'm wiped out after a little bit of Xmas shopping today!

Very good idea to get iron checked, I've been low in the past, it can make a difference.  I've also been low in Vit D in the past, can't hurt to get that checked too perhaps?  I'm going to get both tested again soon I think.

You're not alone OP, ignore that woman's comments - each woman and each pg is unique.

#13 ~ppp~

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

I felt "better" at 29 weeks, but still exhausted. An hour after labour I felt like a million dollars and had all my energy back! I still cannot believe how much my second pregnancy sucked the life out of me compared to my first.

Every pregnancy is different and you just need to get through it :-)

#14 lozoodle

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

Completely normal if you ask me!

Christmas and small kids already means you are exhausted. Throw a pregnancy in the mix and its a recipe for disaster.

Did you have your 28 week bloods yet? They would have checked your iron at that.

Edited by lozoodle, 17 December 2012 - 07:10 AM.


#15 clm1982

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

Im 29 weeks also and tired however i do have low iron levels, im now on tablets.

Have you done your Glucose test yet they usually test iron levels at the same time.


#16 Satay chicken

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

I'm 16 weeks and completely exhausted but with no real excuse, no other children running around...

Getting really annoyed now, just want to feel some resemblance of normal again...  mad.gif

Edited by Satay chicken, 17 December 2012 - 08:26 AM.


#17 livvie7586

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

my second pregnancy i was exhausted the entire way through.  i put it down to having a small child already, plus being pregnant (my iron was fine, i was just tired)

This time (#3) i have days of tiredness, and days where i feel really good (26 weeks tomorrow).  Again, my iron levels are great (although i have iron issues normally, so have been taking iron since i fell pregnant), but i'm flat out some days between school things, things for DD, and then getting normal every day stuff done

#18 Natttmumm

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

I've been tired since 6 weeks and I'm now nearly 32. When you have other children its much harder.

#19 frizzle

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE
Did you have your 28 week bloods yet? They would have checked your iron at that.


I am having those this week, I was supposed to last week but my booking got mucked up at the pathology place. He hasn't mentioned iron on the referral just the glucose test. He's away now until the new year so I have just made a time with our GP, he has path in his rooms so I might just get him to check it all. It can't hurt, I just feel revolting again today. I am sitting at work like the walking dead at the moment. I just feel like I need to lie down all the time even when I am sitting down.

#20 clm1982

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (frizzle @ 17/12/2012, 09:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am having those this week, I was supposed to last week but my booking got mucked up at the pathology place. He hasn't mentioned iron on the referral just the glucose test. He's away now until the new year so I have just made a time with our GP, he has path in his rooms so I might just get him to check it all. It can't hurt, I just feel revolting again today. I am sitting at work like the walking dead at the moment. I just feel like I need to lie down all the time even when I am sitting down.


OK, just get your GP to write the extra test on the form, that way you dont need to be bleed twice. I think mine said CBP (Complete blood picture) and antibodies. Which found that my Iron had decreased from 142 (6 months ago), 130 (3 months ago) and 112 (now) over 100 is still normal but as you can see a fairly dramatic decline and was feeling tired i was told to go get some ferrograd tablets.

#21 Koobie83

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Oh gosh me too. I feel less tired than the first trimester, but I'm asleep pretty fast once I get home from work. I'm struggling to get dinner cooked and once it's done and I've eaten I'm ready for bed. On Friday I got home, went to sleep at 6:30pm, got up at 8pm and had something to eat, then went back to sleep again.

What 2nd trimester energy? Haha.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Life with anxiety

At times, I feel pretty worthless. In those moments, all I want to do is curl up into a ball and hide in the dark. I can try to quiet my mind, but it won?t shut up.

IVF leaves woman pregnant with another couple's twins

An Italian woman has been told the twins she is three months pregnant with are not hers.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

What you need for the 'fourth trimester'

In my opinion, the first three months after the birth are the most intense. Here's what got me through that time after welcoming my baby.

Weaning a toddler off a dummy: a 15-day plan

Weaning your child off the dummy can be a traumatic experience for both of you. Here are some tips to help you through.

Choosing to be a solo parent

Two women share their stories of longing for a baby so much that they each decided not to wait for a partner before becoming a mum.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

The ultimate travel stroller: the Mountain Buggy nano

We tried the Mountain Buggy nano and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. As the ultimate travel stroller, it's practical, has great features, and looks fab, too.

Mum's heartbreak as son dies in road accident

Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.

New Kate Spade baby bag designs

Don?t adjust your screen: this bright beauty is coming to you in full colour.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.