Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Second Time Around

So, can I just say that the second time around has been hard? The first trimester exhaustion has been kicking my butt! I'm not sure if it's actually worse, or if it just feels that way because I have am now a SAHM to a toddler, which means I can't sleep in, sit at a desk all day, or leave work to rest. Lily doesn't go to bed until 9:00, so I rarely get to bed before 10:00. And then I've had insomnia, and I keep waking up to pee. And the sun usually wakes me up at 6:30. On the plus side, I do get to take a nap while Lily does every afternoon, so I'm usually EXHAUSTED until 2:00, but then I feel better until I go to bed (although I still feel very lazy).

I also can't work out like I want to. It's too hot to go for a run (bad for the baby), and I'm too tired to workout while Lily is napping. So we make it to they gym about two days a week. The other days we either have errands or doctor appointments. And, once in a while, I like to do something fun with Lily. I'm also feeling guilty about not being able to do as many fun activities as we usually do.

To top things off, Greg has been traveling for work like crazy.  That just sucks and I hope it gets better by the time the baby gets here.

I've been counting down the weeks until my energy may come back! I'm hoping I'll be feeling better by 14 weeks (although my fingers are crossed for 12 weeks). I'm 11 weeks today, so hopefully there are only three more weeks to go!


semperfiohana said...

i'm still waiting for my energy to return! i'll be 18 weeks on friday. i'm so tired all the time!! hopefully your energy returns when you hit the second trimester!!

Amanda Slater Photography said...

I came across your blog as you are just one week ahead of me! I'm a FTM and I'm due Feb 12th, 2013! It's been exciting reading your blog as what I'm feeling is SO similar to what you are feeling! The exhaustion is what's killing me!!!

Diana said...

Congrats on baby #2! Hang in there, I am @ 33 weeks and have had a rough go....but it will be worth it when we get to hold our babies for the first time.

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