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How do you get through first trimester with a toddler? I’m struggling between crazy work, travel then come home to an energetic toddler

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Omg ur my idol. I’m going through first trimester with my first and i feel like I’m dying. Sending love ~~~

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I would just imagine having 2 toddlers 😂. But, it was tough. Tried taking him out to run off some energy and tried playing some lazy games. My cousin had a room that was totally childproof and she would have her kid play in there while she napped.

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Lots of screen time in our house. Decided to do what I needed to survive! Finally getting out of the newborn funk and trying to do more fun stuff with the toddler. It’s exhausting- hang in there!

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Thanks BCG1! That’s a good idea whatever it takes! Unfortunately for us he has an attention span for tv for max 15 min then needs to do something so probably will exploit those 15 min while I can!

Luckily my toddler is not as energetic as some, but still really wants my attention and I'm way more tired this pregnancy than my first. Just have to lean on my husband for support, like just telling him when I need to take a nap and he has to take over. I also take her to indoor playgrounds on the weekends to expend some energy.

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Yeah he’s doing a lot and single parents when I’m on the road so I feel bad putting more on him when I’m home

In my first trimester, I was SO much more tired than with the previous pregnancy. My husband took our toddler on weekend mornings so I could sleep in. And when it was my turn, I’d find ways to do more slow/sedentary activities (drawing, kinetic sand) or would just post up on the couch while he played nearby. I found we’d do a lot more talking when I was on the sidelines vs involved in super interactive play, and it has actually made a difference in his openness to independent play. So a positive side effect!

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I tell the nanny to keep him awake during the day as much as she can. So when I come home he's pretty tired (and calm lol). Not everyone agrees with this, but hey.

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😂 I obviously didn’t read too closely as my kids are driving me crazy too! Just stay strong and get through it. Hand the baby off and go a little crazy having fun with the toddler. It is such a fun and sweet (although tough) age, and it will be over before you know it!

Also we are usually a no screen time family, but a major exception is FaceTime with the grandparents. We can easily kill 30mins with a call to my parents (and their dog) ☺️

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