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    Default Night worker in first trimester

    So I am KNACKERED (I'm British, this means extremely tired).

    I have a 3 year old I run around after in the day time, as well as chores and cooking in the day. I then go to work at 5pm and don't get back until 11pm.

    This is extremely exhausting and I'm looking for suggestions to keep me energised

    Thanks!

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    Any suggestions for an exhausted mama?

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    Default Naps

    Nap a couple of times during the day at least once about midday

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    This would be great advice if I didn't have a 3.5 year old keeping me on my toes all day I might try and put chores/errands aside while he has his few hours at nursery x

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    Default Tv

    Put on some relaxing kids Rv, get the child a drink and snack. 3.5 is old enough for u to explain "mummy just having a little rest let mum have a little lie down."

    One tv show should give you at least half an hour . You might be lucky to sneak in 45mins to one hour.

    Chores? Do bare minimum

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    Yeah this is true, I'll give it a go, thank you

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    Eating healthy food. Go for a morning walk or fresh air? Pre-cook some meals on the weekend?

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    I hear you. I work evenings. Leave home 1:30-2, get home 10:30-11. When I was pregnant with my second, it was exhausting!
    Basically, my husband did as much as possible. He did meal prep/freezing, looked after our DD while I napped on weekends etc., let me sleep in where possible, did most of the housework, took DD out places when he could so that I could just lay around the house with her when I could.

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    Quit? Not very helpful but no way I could do those hours preg and with a child to care for during the day. That sounds so hard. Do you have to get up early in the morning with your child or do you get to sleep in? I'm with Renn - load hubby up with whatever jobs possible. You should definitely be resting whenever your little one is elsewhere.

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    Default Night worker in first trimester

    Can your older child go to daycare a couple of days a week, just until you go on maternity leave?
    I would be really struggling in your situation and something would have to give. To me it seems the looking after of the older child is the easiest thing to make alternative arrangements for.
    Those couple of days would give you a chance to rest during the day.
    Can you afford a cleaner once a week?
    ETA I just read your older child goes to nursery (is that like daycare or kindergarten?) can you increase the hours?
    Last edited by rosey82; 27-04-2017 at 14:14.


 

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