How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Brilliant for your sister Caro... fabulous time. Did she win anything good? (other than the winners medal of course!)
Sounds like some nice runs going on at the moment. Your run up the mountains sounds idyllic CC. I miss my adventure runs that I had while I was away last year. I am still plodding but no more than 5 miles or so at a time.
Families....don't get me started with mine. There is me and my sister who is 18 months older than me from my Mum and Dad and another 2 brothers and 2 sisters from my parents previous marriages. They are a lot older than me, in their late 40s, I get on with 2 (the brother and sister from my Dad) but one brother I havent seen since my wedding in 2007 (I wasn't invited to his previously) and the other sister who I very rarely see or speak to. My proper sister is very messed up and has eating disorders etc... and has recently got drunk and gone a bit mad at me, so it is a bit strained there too at the moment.
Camlo... I took Leila swimming after her lesson last week in the fun pool and she loved it. I need to make sure we do it every week now, as you are right. Swimming shouldnt be a chore. She has got pretty good too, and can swim a good 15 - 20 metres unaided now.
"Enjoy" your sports massage MM. You'll feel like you're flying after.
Speaking of medicine balls, I was on the treadmill running at the gym last week when some boys were doing sit ups with a 10kg ball. One of them threw it, the boy missed and it whacked me straight in the legs and bounced off the treadmill. Luckily I kept my balance but their faces were a picture when a 21 week pregnant lady stopped running and asked them what the hell (but not so politely) they were doing! They couldn't apologise quickly enough.
Had a nice weekend at friends with their 3 kids. But I always leave their house feeling like I am coming down with a cold. Just done some ironing infront of the X-factor and about to get to bed!
hmmm, I was thinking of Vixo too. Hoping she's just very busy.
MM - that all makes sense re the exercises, and getting the position right too - very pilates-esque in that respect! and the broom (without brush!) will help with the posture. Thank you, will start incorporating those in. and YES it was us re the mess - Scarlett got hold of a tub of vaseline and put the whole lot in her hair. The only thing that would get it out was very unbaby-friendly washing up liquid!!
Anj - whoops re the ball, that could have been v nasty indeed. I leapt onto a free treadmill when I was probs about 23 weeks with Scarlett. Failed to notice that the woman on before me had got off, leaving treadie running at about 13kph - bounced right off the back. Sounds like you are doing well with your plodding though and you'll be back to adventuring again.
Results up for orienteering now, I wasn't last, and if I hadn't bollo**ed it up early on would have only been about 10 mins behind my friend, don't feel so bad now and just goes to show how one silly mistake can end up making a HUGE difference!
Not sure Scarlet will forgive you for that pic when she's older CC!
Brookie you do sound a bit stressed, and what are you doing up at 3am?? Hope you manage to get running again soon.
I'm sure by then I'll have a complete repertoire to embarrass her with!! I think this one gives me a good inkling of what she'll look like after too many sherberts!!!!
Nice to hear from you Brookie but sorry to hear you're on the "happy pills" again - take it easy and don't be afraid to ask for help or say I can't do that, it's too much. ((())) Loved your summary - far more thorough than I've been and I've been trying to keep up!
Vixo - 3 is defo not a luxury! You will be working harder than most of us so moan away It's lovely that you are able to have 3 children, knowing that you are bringing the first 2 up so well already.
Speaking of black clouds, I finally feel as if mine has lifted - for now! Don't know why, maybe it wasn't necessarily hormonal but linked to money worries and MIL stress etc. I do feel very relieved to have this job and the income it is going to bring - it will basically cover the mortgage which is fantastic. I also feel that I can look forward to things like maybe starting horse-riding again (not done it for 2 years coz too expensive), getting my Monday evenings back when I finish at youth club so I can do pilates or a gym class... We're still not going to be loaded, but just not to have to watch the bank balance every month to see when, not if, we go overdrawn is such a relief.
Siblings - hmm yes I think they all fight a little, part of growing up I reckon! With my two it's mostly Nicky who's a little pain at the moment, whacking Sophie with various things, pestering her when she's trying to watch telly etc. Sophie has her moments when she doesn't want to share something, but I think in general they're pretty good together. Sophie is a proper goody two-shoes which helps . Nicky is also an absolute sweetie most of the time, he really makes me laugh with the things he does and says at times!
Our half-term is in 3 weeks so not too far away. We're going down to Suffolk to see my mum and 97-year-old Granny who recently lost her dog (think I mentioned it?) so I thought it might cheer her up to see the grandchildren. Hubby always reluctant to go down there as my mum's flat is so small and crowded with crap (she is a real hoarder!) so that's a small bone of contention as I want to go Thurs to Sun and he would rather do Fri to Sun...it depends on his holidays so I have to go with what he wants really. Annoying!
Anyway enough waffling, this house needs a tidy and a clean!
RF - I liked bog hugs
Quick rant - just back from picking Sophie from school and some Y1 kids (year above) picked up a used firework and started waving it around. Waited for their mums (who were some way behind) to say something and they didn't. Then they ran around the playground in the park with it, shouting about how it wasn't dangerous because it wasn't hot, but I drew the line when they poked it in Nicky's face saying "do you know what this is?" Had a quick word with them which they ignored of course so we left soon after. Mums just sat on a bench not saying anything - my friend and I had to have a quick word with our kids to tell them not to pick up fireworks!! Rant over
Its sibling rivalry on another scale being a twin. Its being in year 1 mainly as in reception they had been separated into diff groups for working periods which meant they could see each other but not in each others pockets all the time and not competing/seeing what each other doing all the time. However in year 1 they are in the same group as they are the same ability. It's not working. Well it might work OK at school but its seriously disrupting home life. They can't get away from each other. I do separate them at home, one upstairs one downstairs, but it affects Sophie then too. I have tried to chat to her about it but she can be funny about suggestions from parents and she has been funny with me. Parents evening on thursday but thats not going to be my opportunity. Might have to chat to head about it and their teacher. She is relatively new to teaching although is our age, but she has never taught twins in the same classroom. It worries me ....
Big hugs JT. Sounds horrific. I can't help I guess as too far away, but if I can do let me know. I hope they can sort you out soon. How is hubbie being with it all?
Fireworks JG. Good god!! Totally within your rights to have a go there ...
Massage was good but my poor friend was so nervous bless her. Not achieved much else today tbh. Kids all home when boys were supposed to be going to a friends and we have no food as was reckoning on going with S before collecting them so going to have to conjure up something for dinner from tins!!! I cannot do food shopping with all 3 of them, well not big-ish shops anyway. Might do tesco shop for tomorrow actually?
No news on Aus trip yet. If they don't tell us soon it will be a no. We do need some notice to get things organised ....
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