Hi I just found out a week ago I'm pregnant with my third child ( I also have 2 step children) . We are very happy if some what surprised, but I am so tired, much more tired than I was with my other children, is this normal? I wish I could sleep all day. But if I'm not at work 2 days a week I'm home with a 3 year old. Oh and feeling sick on and off all day.
Our 3rd child was born 8 days before my 41st birthday. Tiredness is normal for early stages of pregnancy no matter what your age. And expected when you are running around after 2 other kids! I was very tired but I had 1 year old and a 4 year old to look after... and vomiting.... every day for 9 months. I think I am more tired now though with a 2 year old and 43.
I had my 2 children in my forties and felt fatigued throughout the first trimester (more so the second time around as i was looking after a 2 year old), but definitely felt more energised during the second and third trimester.
Overall, my pregnancies were healthy and I enjoyed them.
With the cooler weather upon us, here is a collection of easy winter inspired cut, sew, knit crafts that you can do with the kids. There are glove monsters, no-sew scarfs, and sock snowmen. Winter is a great time to get crafting.
Fidgets and other sensory hand held toys are a great way to encourage attention and concentration. We all love to rock on a chair and click our pens or chew gum to stay alert and attentive, so why not let children have functional and socially acceptable fidgets too, to help them learn and keep them focused on learning.