Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Feeling Run Down

This past weekend we went to NJ for an engagement party. We drove down Saturday morning and back home on Sunday evening. We stayed with family in a large house with a lot of people. On Saturday night we stayed up pretty late hanging out. I slept in some on Sunday morning but it wasn't the most restful sleep.

My bladder is interfering with my REM cycles. I don't feel as rested as I'm up at least 3 times a night to pee. It's hard to get a good night's sleep when that happens. 

Sunday was the party. I had a hard time being overly social because everyone was standing around. I'm definitely not on my feet much all day and it was hard to stand for too long. I kept having to go sit down and relax. I'm not overly social in big groups to begin with, so it wasn't super unusual. 

On Sunday when we got into the car I pulled out my pillow and slept for 2+ hours. W said the sun was blaring in my face and I didn't even seem to notice. 

Monday I didn't end up working even though W did. I drove down to Ithaca and met up with my friend Toni, her husband, and baby O. We had lunch, walked around some, and got some delicious milkshakes. 

Yesterday I worked all day and went straight from work to the chiropractor. From there I went to Target and got a dress for a wedding I'm going to in June. W met me there, we left his car and drove to the hospital to bring T dinner. We ate quickly and headed out because we had our multiples class (right next to the hospital). We didn't get home until close to 11. 

This morning I woke up and was dragging. I didn't feel great all day and cancelled my afternoon sessions to stay home and nap. I was so easily irritated during the day it was probably humorous. 

I felt slightly better after my 2 hour nap, but I'm pretty ready to crawl back into bed at 8:30. 

I'm feeling exhausted. And run down. It almost feels like I'm sick without the sickness. Where did my energy go?

Sorry if it sounds like I'm complaining, but I guess I am. Oh well. I just hope I wake up feeling refreshed and full of energy tomorrow. Have I told you that growing 2 babies is hard work?


  1. I hear you! There are some days I feel like I can't even move a muscle. Taking a shower uses all my energy and I feel like I need a nap before going to work. Twin cooking is serious business.

  2. Shoot, I was hoping the energy levels increase as you progress. This first trimester was crazy for fatigue. I guess we just need to learn to take it easy when we can and conserve energy as much as possible. Hope you get some good restfull days in!

  3. Awww....I know the feeling! I was sick with Hayden for all 38 weeks and had NO ENERGY and was anemic. So yes, she was only a singleton, but I felt like I could never get enough sleep-ever. Three year olds are also energy suckers, lol...

  4. Liz, I hope you've been able to re-energize! Sounds like you've been busy. Take care of yourself and those babes!