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I am a high school English teacher, and mother of two charming little ones of my own. I teach in a high poverty urban charter school, while I live in a typical American suburb that has frequently been rated one of the safest cities in the country. It is a paradox I struggle with constantly, but it is my life.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I guess I need to start taking some iron

Last time I was pregnant, I was starting to get my energy back around 14 weeks and the nausea had gone away and it was good. Then around 15-16 weeks, I got so tired, it was worse than the first trimester. I kept hearing about this energy rush that comes in the second trimester, but it never came. At 22 weeks, I found out I was anemic, so I started taking extra iron.

It is happening again. I was so hungry today at around 5:00pm, I was shaking, even though I had eaten breakfast and lunch. Now, it is only 7:40, and I am falling asleep I am so tired. The sun is not even all the way down yet. This is ridiculous. I guess it is time to take iron again. I can't handle being this tired. I have so much to do. I didn't even touch any of the papers I brought home over break. I have GOT to do some grading tonight. Bleh.... I honestly just want to crawl in bed right now.


  1. Remember too that this pregnancy is bound to be different just because of the fact that you have Vinny. I think the kids wear us down. I got maybe four or five weeks of not being tired and then I was back to being so tired. Add to it that you're recovering from being sick as well, probably did a lot yesterday, allergies are probably out of control, work and it's like one big energy drain on you.

  2. It is much different being pregnant when you already have a child.....Daniel was Vinny's age, Jeff was 2 and Doug 1 when I was pregnant with Matthew, working, and throwing up many times a day....and I did that the whole pregnancy. I look back and think I must've been out of my mind, but it didn't feel that way then....or I don't remember LOL!