im so tired!! what can i do 2 get energy??

Rebecca - posted on 10/19/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i have a 2 lil boys and 1 on the way my oldest is 2 years old and my yougest is 9months old im 6months pregnant and im always so tired and never have any energy left for the next day i get up at 7am every mornin i give the kids there breakfast then i tidy up then its my yougest nap time my 2 year old is very active and always is boucin about and if his not hyper his whingin constatly i get my yougest up and do lunch then more tidyin up and ect... my 2 year old wil not go 2 bed he never listens to me when i ask him 2 do something or if i tell him that his bein naughty he just laughs its only recently that his stopped hittin me that was a phase i think... by the time i get to have my dinner and relax 4 an hour or so its 2/3am im gettin 4/5 hours sleep and im so tired any one have any tips for energy? or advice on my 2 year old? thanks x

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Monica - posted on 10/25/2010

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I understand how you feel! i have a 3 year old daughter and 2 year son (which developmental problems) and it was hard to find energy. We go through so much emotionaly as well. I have to tell you that i started taking some wonderful vitamins that have helped me sleep better, waking up is a breeze, i have energy all day, I can focus better and my tolerance level with my children is wonderful. Even my appetite has improved, I don't crave junk food and my skin has cleared up. Things that use to bother me don't seem so huge anymore. Its nice to be calmer inside and feel full of life. The solubility of these vitamins are 80% vs all other vitamins being only 10%. Well, if you'd like to discuss more, please feel free to check out the following website. Best wishes to you and your family. http://www.LiveTotalWellness.com/alaniz

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Amy - posted on 10/24/2010

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I swear by my vitamin D3 and a combo of all your vitamin Bs, and vitamin C [i like the emergen-Cs since i can just drink it and it tasted kinda like pop]. I zip through my day, am a nicer person and seem to handle the daily 18 month old vs 4 year old problems that we get here. :) It is not easy having two demanding children - and being pregnant to boot. Also, to help with their hyper - make sure breakfast isn't anything with sugar and maybe have some activity for him to do [does he paint well, or like to color?] so his energy is focused. Even if he's helping you with chores. hitting momma is NEVER ok. nip that in the bud now. When you say no, mean it. Don't be wishy washy on discipline. Whether you have a time out chair or spank. It's not okay to hit. otherwise hitting becomes okay in his mind and will not only hit you, but anyone else. My neice tried to hit me once and I flat out said no and she looked at me like, whoa! she means business and never did again. Also, my daughter gets angry if she eats foods with red dye 40 in it. So watch that if you can - may make your life easier. for bedtime, make sure you have pretty much the EXACT routine every nite, same time, same stuff happening so it puts their minds and bodies into sleep mode. Being a mom is tough. Wish we all got a manual at the hospital!

Ilene - posted on 10/24/2010

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After my son was born my daughter wasn't listening to me. I started taking away a favorite toy every time she ignored me. It took about two weeks for her to accept him and listen to me. Now she is my little helper. At 3 yrs I couldn't ask for more help. He is 7 months and always wants to be where he can see her.
I don't beleive in spanking so I always found other ways to do it. The toys was the only thing I found that worked.

Corinne - posted on 10/21/2010

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Jennifer is right, my Doc had me on 5-6 meals a day for Energy and also for mild PND and it really did help. Also again with the getting outside, you'll feel better and the kids will be tired when you get back (not to forget, the house will be less of a mess cause you haven't been in!) Are there any playgroups in your area? Again you're not messing up your house, plus your 2yr old will have other, similar aged kids to play with. Our local group has a baby corner where the small ones get to play with soft, sensory stuff and there is always someone about to help you if things get a bit manic or you just want to talk to someone. :)

Jenni - posted on 10/20/2010

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Eating healthy is a big one. Alot of foods high in sugar will zap your energy. Eat a high protein, low carb diet and watch your sugar. Eat 5-6 smaller meals a day so you don't zap your energy digesting a large meal.
Exercise is key to energy. Take those little energetic boys out for a long walk or play at the park it will be beneficial for all of you. My 2 year old passes right out after an hour or more of play outside.
When I switched him to a toddler bed he was always getting up and playing. I would stand at his door with it open a crack and if i seen him put his feet on the floor I would come in and lay him back down in bed. I wouldn't say anything to him or make eye contact. The first time it took 45 mins of putting him back to bed before he feel asleep the next day it took 30 mins and he didn't get out of bed once. The next time he didn't get up at all.

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