Dude, I’m TIRED. Dang TIIIIRED. And I think I’m realizing this is probably
one of the most difficult pregnancy symptoms for me to deal with.
I like being productive, and I can’t be. If I’m Super Girl then fatigue is my kryptonite. It kills me feeling unproductive. I keep thinking “ok, next week I’ll feel better,” and I did momentarily last week, but I’m back to sleepy again.
So I’m on the hunt for an energy boost. I read this article about boosting energy in pregnancy and it wasn’t mind blowing.
1. Exercise. Well, that’s great and all, and I’ve been going to the gym but I feel totally exhausted after, having used all my energy on the fitness class. That’s not what I meant about wanting more energy.
2. Sleep? Ok duh, but it would be nice if I didn’t need quite as much.
3. Healthy eating. I’ve been ok but I could do better. I’m eating lots of fruit and salad but perhaps I could do better in the chicken and blueberry department or something, I dunno. I could always drink more water, and I am re-quitting caffeine. My poor baby is going to come out hyper as an I-don’t-know-what, but I’m scared.
4. Peace of Mind… Umm, this hasn’t ever been my forte. I’ll take a nap when I can, but the only “me time” I’m getting right now is when I lock myself in the bathroom, or when I’m asleep.
So, I’m thinking there’s gotta be something else. Hypnosis? A magic juice? Should I get a juicer? I hear those things are awesome. What better excuse to get a juicer than for a pregnancy energy boost? Anyway, in a week, or so, hopefully I’ll feel normal again, or close to it.
I’m SO excited to meet this kid. I wouldn’t imagine pregnancy the second time around being such a different experience for me though. I’ll going to elaborate on this in another post. In the mean time, if you have an energy boost suggestion, please share!