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I luckily get a small second wind when I get home so just like the pp I make sure to do one chore a night and take the dogs for a short walk. Also I will some times indulge in a half a cup of coffee or a coke mid afternoon if I'm really dragging.
I work full time, and am out of the house for commuting/work from 6am to 5:30pm every weekday.
I drink a small cup of coffee in the morning, and try to get a least a short walk in during my lunch break to get the blood moving. Lots of water too.
I also sleep on the bus in the morning and now in the evening too, I hope I am not snoring!
November siggy challenge May '13
I work full time. I'm a little tired but not nodding off at my desk like I was in 1st tri. I do have a caffeinated soda a lunch now, which I didn't at the beginning. Maybe that's the difference.
Now, when I get home, that's a whole other kettle of fish. I don't feel like doing squat once I walk through the door, but I force myself to do one thing before I plunk my butt on the sofa.
Many of us here work full time. It's an adjustment, but I keep myself on track (with life) by writing things down. It helps set my expectations for the day/week and I feel accomplished by crossing things off. Even if i don't get to my tasks on the exact day they're scheduled, I'll never fall too far behind because I wrote them down and can look back in my planner and see what didn't get done.
I find when i don't do this, everything seems to compound since I'm a bit scatterbrained at this point.
I'm working longer harder hours right now because it's getting closer to my maternity leave and I'm panicking about getting everything done. When I get home I always need a break before jumping into anything else. So I rest and play with the dogs and watch the Ellen Show for an hour when I get home, then I start dinner and tidy up.
I haven't been very good about accomplishing major tasks during the week. DH is picking up a lot of the slack with laundry (the stairs to the basement with heavy loads of clothes, the bending and sorting, etc. are pretty daunting to me).
We try to make up for it on the weekends but I've definitely fallen behind on house work. I only sweep the floors once a week now instead of daily, I dust every 2 weeks or so instead of weekly, etc. It's just something I've learned to accept. I figure it's going to be like this when I have the kid anyway and am working full time!
I do get tired during the day, but I usually get a second wind after I get home. My work is kinda quiet right now, so that certainly doesn't help any. Exercising in the morning actually makes me more tired!
I usually try to make a to do list for the week of things I want to get done. That way, I have all week to do things, so if I'm feeling really tired one day, I'll just veg out and then work on things the next day - and if I get a lot of energy, say on the weekends, then I can get a bunch done at once.
until 4/19 i'm working mon-fri 9-5.
Yes, I'll work full time (7-4 or 5) until the baby is born. I've been asking for extra help getting my house stuff done. My husband has been great. He packs my lunch and makes my breakfast in the morning, and he's made more of an effort to pick up after himself. If I feel too overwhelmed with my housework, my mom comes over to help me clean.
I don't think I'd be able to keep work and life organized without the extra help. If you can't get extra help, then I'd say figure out what you have to let go and give yourself a break. It's hard for me to look at clutter and floors that need sweeping, but if baby and I need a nap, then we take one. Those floors will have to wait. :)
Yes. I work FT as a business analyst, same routine but sometimes more thn 40 hours because we are in the middle of a large project rollout. I still spend a lot of time cooking and cleaning (DH really doesn't do those things). I have a toddler. I'm tired. I just stopped going to Zumba last week cuz I'm so tired.
You're not alone.
But sadly the fatigue gets way worse after baby arrives!
BFP#1 09/2009 * EDD 6/19/2010 * Born 6/12/2010
BFP#2 6/03/2012 * EDD 2/09/2013 * MC @ 5w2d 6/13/2012
BFP#3 8/30/2012 * EDD 5/16/2013