Usually in the 1st & 3rd trimesters you'll be extra tired because your body is really working hard at growing that baby, so if you need to rest, then rest. Then, in the 2nd trimester, many moms get a burst of energy & the urge to "nest", so they go on a cleaning spreee to get the house ready for the baby (which is what nature intended). Meanwhile, get DH to help you with the cleaning if it is really bugging you or if you have any friends or relatives nearby who are willing to help, ask them to come over and give you a hand. If there's no one to help, then just do enough to keep after it and leave the big stuff to do until after the baby is born (okay, let's be honest, it will have to wait until about 3 months or so after the baby is born). There's one thing that you can always depend on with housework - it will wait for you!
at 9:28 AM on May. 22, 2009