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When did your energy bounce back postpartum? user banned
10th Oct '12

When did you get your energy back? I am 2 weeks pp and feeling exhausted. I am not used to this. I have no energy to clean my house, or do my homework. Caring for my kids is about all I have. I am used to working full time, being a full time student, being mom and keeping a spotless house. Its so hard for me to get used to the feeling of not being able to do anything. I guess I need to be patient with myself because I am only two weeks pp, but Its hard. And I have had a migraine since DD was born. When did you have enough energy to do it all again?

Lilly and Laya's momma Due May 24 (boy); 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Chesapeake, Virginia 8172 posts
status 10th Oct '12

Not until DD stopped getting up so much to eat

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61657 posts
status 10th Oct '12

I really struggled with exhaustion after Matthew was born. It honestly took 6+ months.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8595 posts
10th Oct '12

Ugh I am 11 weeks pp and still don't have a lot of energy. I think it will get better once DS stops getting up so much.

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
10th Oct '12

At about 4 months when his colic died down.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
10th Oct '12

I've never had this problem. I always seemed to become hyper active post partum.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
10th Oct '12

yeah she is pretty much nursing around the clock. I really need to get on my school work :( I hope that I can bounce back before I return to work at 7 weeks pp

kr.r 1 child; Dallas, TX, United States 8737 posts
10th Oct '12

The moment he was out. I was running around the birthing center for the 6 hours we stayed there, couldn't stand to sit down. Had a three day energy high that followed then leveled out to normal, haven't felt exhausted since. Normal sleepiness, sure, but not any extreme fatigue.



Probably helps that I only have the one child to care for though. I'm sure it would be different if there were multiple.

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
10th Oct '12
Quoting 1inpink2inblue:" At about 4 months when his colic died down."

we are dealing with reflux :(

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
10th Oct '12

I feel like tandem nursing is really sapping my body

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
10th Oct '12

It's been 4 years sine I had DD and my energy has never came back

1inpink2inblue Switzerland 11961 posts
10th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" we are dealing with reflux :("</blockquote>




I feel for you hun. I really hope you feel better soon.

Gah... 50 kids; 15477 posts
10th Oct '12

Lets see, damien is 3.. noah is 2.. Nope, no energy.. still. lol

user banned Shreveport, Louisiana 66739 posts
10th Oct '12

Its like I just nurse one, then nurse the other, then nurse one, then nurse them both. Take my daughter to and from school.Clean up puke, change the baby, then she won't sleep as soon as m is at school, so I fight with her for hours while trying to do homework at the same time. Have no energy to clean the house. And am so exhausted by the end of the night. Then the migraine gets bad as soon as i am about to sleep, then i take something for it. then around 4-5 am it comes back and wakes me up. Then as soon as it gets better newb will puke and choke on it. Then I will get her settled and almost be asleep and her sister will wake me up demanding to nurse.



I am exhausted and my house is trashed. How the hell am I supposed to in 4 weeks add work into the mix fml.

homes cool Due August 1; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 61657 posts
status 10th Oct '12
Quoting TantricLemons:" Its like I just nurse one, then nurse the other, then nurse one, then nurse them both. Take my daughter ... [snip!] ... to nurse. I am exhausted and my house is trashed. How the hell am I supposed to in 4 weeks add work into the mix fml."

(hugs) Just know that the dishes can wait sometimes. You'll get into a routine.