Is This Just First Trimester Exhaustion?

I am now well into my 10th week of pregnancy. In fact, I’m at 10 weeks and 5 days. I’m rapidly approaching the end of my first trimester and things are moving right along.

BUT. I am exhausted. All the time. This is my sixth time doing this, and I don’t ever remember feeling so run down and exhausted all day every day. And it’s not like it’s been forever since I’ve been pregnant, either. Parker hasn’t even turned 2 yet, and while it wasn’t “just yesterday” that I was pregnant last, it certainly hasn’t been years and years.

Those of you who have been there, done that, is this normal first trimester exhaustion? I am getting older, but could that have anything to do with it? Three of the 5 kids are in school and the 2 at home are so easy. My stress level is good, and even my blood pressure has been decent. (Although the top number is rarely below 135 and usually in the 140s. Bottom number is always in the low 120s.)

I don’t know. I’m just feeling completely wiped out. I really don’t remember feeling like this with any of my other kids, and it’s really taking it’s toll. I try to get a good night’s sleep, but getting up to pee 4 times doesn’t help that. Then, I’m up early to get the kids on the bus. By 2:00 in the afternoon, I’m barely able to keep my eyes open.

I’d love to hear if any of you have had this kind of exhaustion during your first trimester. My next doctor’s appointment isn’t until I’m more than 12 weeks, so that’s pushing things right to the end of the first trimester. Hopefully by then, I’ll be feeling better. And if you’ve got any tips or tricks to getting a burst of energy when I need it, I’d love to hear it! (Or heck, tips on just being able to keep my eyes open without toothpicks would be wonderful!)

Thanks for any help you can give!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    I feel for you. I was exhausted during my 1st trimester. I'm 23 weeks now and I'm still exhausted. I'm not sure if it's an age thing because I don't remember being that tired with my first (I had him when I was 23). My only tip is drinking a slurpee or a Taco Bell frutista; that gives me some energy afterwards. lol

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    This is my second pregnancy and there were days during my first trimester that I could barely get off the couch, just so exhausted. I feel for you, too!

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    Donna Perugini says:

    Is it okay with your doctor is you take High Potency B vitamin? Stress burns out all your B vitamins and you might need to replenish them.

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    cbdkndmom says:

    Oh Angie, you have 5 other kids, cut yourself some slack! So what if 3 are gone at school all day? You're still caring for them at home. If you weren't exhausted I'd be worried about you. Rest when you can. Do the two at home take a morning nap? If so, SLEEP!

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