I'm tired. Really tired. The last few nights (the first one the day *before* I knew I was pregnant) I have headed straight to bed as soon as the kids were down. It's not the usual end of the day tiredness, which is just standard for parents everywhere, but bone-deep I'm just gonna curl up and die quietly if I can't get to the bed in time tiredness. The first couple of days I was in denial that it was baby-related. Everyone has days where their energy lags. I was probably a bit dehydrated. Maybe even fighting off a virus or something. My pregnancy symptoms always started in week 6, this is week 5, and that means I still have several days to catch up on housework and laundry before the fun begins!
The last two days, though, I've slept late (until 7!). I've taken a nap. I've gone to bed early. And I'm still tired. That's first trimester. I remember it well, that feeling that all the sleep in the world makes no difference, that waking up as tired as you were when you went to bed. Things are falling behind fast around here, and I think I will be dropping the sleeping late and nap. I don't have time for it, it's not making me feel any better anyway, and maybe it *would* make me feel better to plug on and get some stuff done instead.
I'm still going to bed early though.
The bright news is that the first trimester is definitely the doozy for me. I have always felt good once I get past week 14 or so. Come on, week 14!