I have struggled with being sick and just generally drained all throughout this pregnancy so far but lately it has gotten much worse and I am completely exhausted and fall asleep where I stand sometimes. I have so much that I need to get done before Bub gets here and my house is at its all time worst. I also have 2 other children that I need to be able to look after and I am just struggling so much at the moment. I have tried sleeping more, sleeping less, taking naps, drinking coffee, taking walks / light exercise ... Nothing has helped. I've mentioned it to my doctor the last 3 appointments (one appointment I even started to fall asleep while she was taking my blood pressure) but she doesn't seem concerned about anything, she basically just put it down to being pregnant and having a very full on toddler and told me to just take naps when I can, try not to drive and take it easy. I haven't had my iron levels checked despite asking her several times because I thought that might have something to do with it. I wasn't even this exhausted after my other two children were born. Although I did have some help back then where as now I am pretty much doing everything on my own.
Do you think getting some over the counter iron tablets or something might help? Has anyone else had extreme exhaustion and found a solution?
I only have 8 weeks left (possibly less as both my others came early) and I still haven't even sorted out where I'm going to fit Bub (I have a fairly small house and need to declutter and shift stuff around to make us all fit) so because I haven't had the energy to do that I've barely gotten anything for Bub. Haven't even got her a bassinet yet as I currently have no where to put it.
I am really stressing out about how I am going to get everything done in time and the state of my house. I feel really bad because my daughter has been wanting to have her friend over but I am too ashamed of the state of the house to have anyone over.
Sorry for for the long post, I think I needed to vent a little as well as I haven't really admitted to anyone about how much I am struggling. Well other then my mum but she was never really on board with this pregnancy and always makes comments about how I shouldn't be having another baby if I can't keep up with everything now which usually I just brush off as its only since I've been pregnant that I've really struggled with things but lately it's been really getting to me and I feel like a failure as a mother and am starting to think she's right which makes me feel worse because I can't get excited for bubs arrival