I always think of new mums as being epically tired but tiredness is not a symptom I’d previously associated with early pregnancy.
I am absolutely, bloody, knackered! ALL THE TIME!!!
Normally I go to bed between 11.30 and 12.30 – Chuck and I watch box set DVDs of Supernatural in bed before the old “get a drink of water, have final wee” ritual and then 7 or 8 hours sleep before getting up again.
Now I need a minimum of 9 hours and even if I get it, I’m still ridiculously sleepy.
Last night I arrived home at 7pm and Chuck was working at the desk in our room.
It was chilly so I got into bed switched on the electric blanket to read. Pretty much immediately I knew I wasn’t going to leave the bed again that night.
Chuck tried to get me to make him dinner and told me I’d wake up at 3am if I slept that early but I was gone!
I woke at 11 when Chuck got into bed. He made me switch off my electric blanket in case it was dangerous for the baby (I’ve made a mental note to investigate this) so I nipped to the loo and was back in bed in under 2 minutes.
The next time I woke up was 7.30am!
12 hours of solid sleep!!!!
Baby growing is exhausting!!
What else is happening
- sore boobs – 1 cup size bigger
- no more cramps – yaaay
- slight nausea
- crazy sense of smell
- sore back and shoulders
- ravenous appetite