So, in addition to all that nausea mess that I experienced most of my first trimester, I also dealt with crazy fatigue!
I swear, I practically slept all day and night during those months, when I wasn’t working, of course! But yeah, trying to get through a typical day was pretty brutal. The nausea made me feel like crap, and I just didn’t have any energy. And usually I’m not a nap person at all, but I would nap for like 3 hours at a time, and still sleep for like 8-10 hours at night. I just didn’t have it in me to get up. While at work, if there was any down time, you’d definitely find me “head-bobbing” at my desk, lol. And when those days were over, I’d pretty much just throw something down my throat to fight the hunger, and crawl into bed.
I was not a very productive person during that time, let me tell you!
I think though, as the weeks progressed and I SLOWLY got my energy back, I noticed I would be less fatigued if I was outside the house or doing something. I guess being more active helps you have more energy in general, but really, the initial effort to get out of bed was a struggle for me on most days. I think about a week before the nausea officially ended, that’s when I finally started feeling more like myself. I noticed that I napped less and was able to get more things done, or at least, want to get more things done.
While not a totally bad thing, it just sucked because I hate feeling like I wasted a day doing absolutely nothing.
Any of you battled with crazy fatigue during the early months? Practically a zombie? Yeah, I feel ya!