8 Weeks – Exhaustion

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originally written on February 28th 

Sheer and utter exhaustion. This growing a person business is tiring, like really tiring. Everyday I am so looking forward to BabyBird’s nap time (and not just for the break) but also for my afternoon nap as well. Thankfully this guy has been going easy on me and napping for 2+ hours each day which offers me some relief.

I don’t remember being this tired the first time around. Or maybe I was and just don’t remember it. I was working full-time and doing all the regular household chores so I guess chasing after a 2 year old is a lot more work.

Seems like my nausea and morning sickness comes and goes every few days or so. I’ll be feeling fine for a few days and then BAM! it hits and I’m sick and achy all over and want nothing to do with food. Like last Wednesday, as I as going to bed the night before I could feel the nausea coming on and just knew that I would be in trouble the next day and sure enough I was right.

In 2 weeks we have our first midwife appointment and I’m excited to see this little sweet pea. It’s started to sink in that we are going to have another baby, especially on the days when I am just so tired and nauseated, and this tummy bloat is starting to look more like a bump. Speaking of which, I did bust out a pair of maternity pants. Oh sweet heaven I’ve forgotten how comfortable elastic waist band pants were. I’ve only gained 2lbs so far, but feels like a lot more in my mid section.

Sleep has been going well. I do go to bed a lot earlier these nights and usually just have to get up once to pee and can fall back asleep. I’m sleeping anywhere from 12-15 hours a day and still wake up tired and feeling exhausted. I am really hoping by 2nd Tri this fades and I start to feel like myself again.

This weekend we have our photo session with our family photographer to capture BabyBird and his 2nd birthday, and to also get a photo pregnancy announcement that we’ll post & send to family and friends. I’m looking forward to the shoot and just hope that I feel good this weekend.