Try drinking more water.... n/t
at some point (and I forget what week, maybe at 6-8wks--I need to refresh my memory with dr google) your blood volume increases. Which explains why going up stairs all of a sudden makes you breathless
That means your needs more water to MAKE more blood. Your amniotic fluid needs you to be well hydrated too.
count your fluid intake and be diligent about having that water next to you and sip it. Start your day with one glass of water (doesn't have to be huge, just a regular sized, hand sized glass of water) and when you start the pee-marathon, drink 1/2 cup of water every time you pee---if you can't keep a glass by your work area.
oh and tired, boy do I feel for you! I was so tired while pg that if I slept 23hrs a day, it still wouldn't have been enough.
and if after being darn sure you are on top of your fluid intake and you still have headaches, at least you'll know you've done all you could that way
get headaches when I am dehydrated. You don't need to get thirsty to indicate dehydration. and a pg body has funny ways to show this stuff. Mine were cramps (made me freak out) and spotting (talk about freaking out) and headache. sometimes cranky)
also be sure to snack every 2hrs at the very least. Granola bars are easy to have on hand (I have a few recipes if you feel like Martha-ing it up)
keep us posted
me:42, DH 44
DS: born by c-sec Apr15'03, 9lbs5oz 41wks gest. (after 4 years of ttc, starting in 1998)
DD born by c-sec Oct 13 2007, 8lbs13oz 39wk gest. (after just under 3 years of ttc)
~~DS was conceived naturally the cycle following a cancelled DE IVF, using my good friend's eggs. She was on the verge of hyperstimming.
~~DD's nat conception I attribute to using OPKs like a crazy nut, eating grapefruit daily and using preseed. also 5 cycles of TCM ending 2 cycles before that lucky cycle.