Epic fatigue.

I am 29 weeks pregnant.  Hard to believe how fast this pregnancy is going.  Baby is very active and so far this pregnancy has been very similar to the other two, except for the occasional brutal bouts of heartburn.

But can I just complain for a moment?

I am tired.  Bone tired.  Despite at least 8 hours of solid, uninterrupted sleep (except when I have to change sides w/ my body pillow), I am exhausted by 11am.  Like, I could fall asleep at my desk between seeing patients exhausted.  This makes me nervous because it’s just the beginning of the 3rd trimester – there is still a lot of time left and if I’m already this tired?  I don’t even want to think about it.

I am so tired that I can’t even work on my cross-stitching in the evenings.  After dinner, I recline on the couch, my cat comes for snuggles and an hour or two later I’m dozing and ready for bed.

Did I mention that the occasional nap doesn’t help either?  Oy.

I walk as much as I can, for as long as I can.  Inevitably, the lower back stiffness kicks in and I have to stop, or it’s a particularly hot and humid day and I just can’t physically muster the energy to keep going.  I miss running.  Oh, how I miss running.  Part of me wishes I hadn’t stopped but I had to listen to my body and at the time, during the peak of the fatigue of the first trimester, I just couldn’t.

Have I mentioned it’s taken me 5 days to write this post?!

No real point to this post.  Just needed to vent.

And … now I need another nap.

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