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How do you get going again after pregnancy?

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08/10/2012 at 22:43
Abs in school generally tends to be you have to go in and administer yourself at time needed. Most schools will only give emergency meds like inhalers and EPIpens or long term meds needed for survival. These tend to have a care plan written with the school nurse so our backs are covered.

Aaggh, need to go to sleep. The joys of steroids. Might well be joining Brookie at 3 am at this rate!
08/10/2012 at 22:53
Yes we are doing cursive already too. I was saying what's that - duh mummy it's the flick. And my friend is having a heated debate with her daughter over joining up the letter "s". In our day that was a no no!

I'm like you vixo at the homework. Andy is doing it cos it takes all my strength not to say how do you not get that?! Or a sarky "do you see an "m" in that?

For the first couple of weeks we had those phonics issues where she missed letters out - sit would be st because when we said "s" it sounds like si and we have to be sure to say it as shortly as possible.

Sneaky day off tomorrow so will try and post more then.

Next ivf app is in a week. Andy's chromosomes came back today and all fine. I'm decidedly not getting any downtime for it tho. Bloody work have me in London 3 days of what might be my week of embryos going back. And today they asked me to go on secondment to Cardiff!
09/10/2012 at 06:53
Oh my u were a chatty bunch last night whilst I was in the land of nod!!! Haven't read back yet so apologies!!!!! I had yoga last night then after a cup of T went to ma bed!
Have to agree with Camlos funny comment though- I think I deserve a medal also , hahahahahahaha!
Inverness to get the dog clipped today with the 3 girls, should be interesting, ahem!!!!!!!
09/10/2012 at 07:05
JT- how awful for you. You must take it easy as much as possible. Hope the meds help. Bog hugs !!!!!!!!
And poor u Brookie with the poxy child- didn't realise u were in America. Enjoy the rest of your time there is lotsa fun and hope you get home safe x
09/10/2012 at 08:27
Rf don't make me laugh!!!!

Ef - Cardiff is a lovely city but can see why it might not appeal! Which firm have you merged with out of interest? Or that may be a no no, drug fuzzled brain!

Nearly came on at 4am to see what was going on. Resisted! Right must get going with my drugs regime!
09/10/2012 at 08:33
DAC beachcroft janie but they wanted me to be seconded to a certain insurer. I said I would do 2-3 days at a time for a few weeks but I'm not prepared to do a full month or even a week there as I'd miss everyone too much.

Trying to get my ass outside for a run.
09/10/2012 at 08:33
Btw I hope you start to improve, you poor love!
09/10/2012 at 10:02
Thanks vixo. Well we were at docs just after 8 and she cooperated and did a sample there and then. Then went to get meds from boots so she could have first dose before school and they didn't have it in stock, so it's being ordered and I have to get it later. Trimethoprim suspension and twice daily fortunately.

Took Eric to be weighed and he is bang on 20lb!
09/10/2012 at 12:45
Ah, can make a good stab at which indurer that may be as there's a,very prominent one in central Cardiff!

Caro - that's handy. Hope she starts to pick up soon.

Hmm, well managed to bypass all waiting lists to the chest physician. Had such a major coughing fit at the chest clinic during my xray that they whisked me in to see him. It's a nasty virus unfortunately. Lungs were clear so I've just got to ride it out. He reckons a couple of weeks and is happy with current regime. At least I know why the abx haven't worked and I'm not waiting five days for the results!
09/10/2012 at 13:21
JT, glad they saw you so quickly. Hope you can kick it soon. No fun.

Caro, hope M starts on the mend soon too.

Man, so much sickness at the moment, it always seems to happen at this time of year. Not feeling too inspired to book flights back to uk

Hoggle, happy birthday. Have a lovely day.

EF, good to see you. Fingers crossed all goes to plan.

Lol to bog hugs (can you believe my phone autocorrected to 'big' haha).

Mr TT took Max fishing on our friend's boat yesterday and he caught a 'big fish' so is really excited to go again today. They have just gone out for bait so will head out when they get back. He is being lovely at the moment. Just tidied up all of the toys on the floor and took back into other room where my friend had got them from. Just gorgeous!

Ok better hop in shower. Have good day all.

CM, how are you doing now, and J? Can't wait to see the photo of your finished result on FB of your severed hand!
09/10/2012 at 15:39
Blimey, got to see one of the top chest consultants in Wales today with a specialism in asthma. You'd hope I've got the right diagnosis!!!
09/10/2012 at 16:15

Wow JT, honoured indeed!!! Great news that you've had the xray, and I guess the big coughing fit was a kind of blessing. So at least it's nothing sinister ... 'just' a nasty old virus. Hope the resting (YOU ARE RESTING OF COURSE AREN'T YOU) starts to pay off and you feel better soon.

Fishing sounds good TT.

I think changing of the seasons can be a bit of a shocker really ... certainly I get some kind of wierd exczma that flares up on my face in autumn and spring, it's aggravated by hormones but only at these times of year ... get red itchy patches in the creases that run from nose to sides of mouth - really attractive ...not! All  hail to sudocreme which seems to be saving the day at the moment!

Managed another mock pilates class - only have one friend on a Tues so she's getting 1:1 tuition, lucky lady! Have three others coming tomorrow eve though. Think it's beginning to slot into a place a bit more and I can make stuff 'flow' a bit more.

Eight-miler in lovely autumnal sunshine before school pick-up. Chilly now but still in run stuff. Swimming canx tonight - quite pleased after last-nights marathon after school stuff so best be off here and get productive.

Brookie - hope the pox situation is OK. Meant to say ((())) to black clouds. It's hard juggling everything at best,  let alone when black clouds loom. Have never been on antids at any point but I do suffer from the clouds at times and now how horrible it feels.

09/10/2012 at 16:46


Sorry to gatecrash your thread (it's too busy for me to attempt to keep up and join in full time).  Was hoping that someone could recommend a fitness dvd for me to have a go at.  Had my little girl 6 months ago, and am managing to do 2-3 runs a week now, plus one 'fit mamas' exercise class, along with loads of pram pushing so I'm not doing badly on the exercise front (actually looks like quite a lot when it's written down), but with winter and dark nights fast approaching I can see that it might be a bit difficult to maintain.  Thought an exercise dvd that I could stick in on rainy days might be a good plan, plus might help my abs to get back to their previous level.  Anyone got any recommendations?  I have little coordination, so nothing with too many dance moves.  Thanks in advance.

09/10/2012 at 16:48

Argh struggling to catch up and I've only missed a day! I'm not going to attempt to name check everyone but have enjoyed reading. Yesterday was busy, out at 5.30 for 10 miles, worked 9.30  - 3pm back home for a couple of hours to get kids fed and out to athletics and gymnastics then I had to work at a book launch 6.30 - 9pm. Don't know how on earth you guys who work full time manage.

JT - take care and rest up.At least you know what you are dealing with now.

Brookie, hope the spots aren't too obvious and they let you fly. (())

Caro hope the meds sort M out. Don't think I said well done for your sister, that was awesome, was that her first sub 3?

I can't imagine trying to teach my twins to read and write yet, they arent ready for that. Strange to t hink if we were in England they would be at school. They draw, Lewis more than Cameron, and can write their names ish but I haven't really been backing up any of the stuff they do at nursery at home. Plenty of time for that next year! I read them two books every night and they sometimes point out letters but thats really it.

Kinsey it does get easier and you got through phases when things are more/less work. My 6 now are probably easier than the stages your lot ar at the moment. Or maybe my standards have just slipped! The calm before the storm here I think, twins not yet at school and Sophie not yet a teenager. Sophie started school the day before Reece was born so I had one at school, two at nursery at a different time (one in the morning and one afternoon) and a new born. I think that was my hardest period of time and the pressure of wanting to help Sophie with homework and having a newborn was tough. You tend to be far pushier with the first and then after that you chill considerably, well I did. I shall just be delighted if the twins manage to avoid prison

What else... fighting. My lot do have little squabbles but nothing major. They wind each other up for fun alot and occasionally it gets out of hand but nothing too much. I think I just tune out and ignore it tbh. The twins are such good buddies, they rarely fight at the moment but I suppose that will change when they go to school and start competing against each other. Lewis is so chilled out and so although Cameron likes to be better at things it really doesn't bother Lewie. He will probably change though. My sister always jokes Lewie should have been  agirl, he will sit happily and concentrate of drawing, jigsaws etc wheras Cameron is far more physical.

Calm day here but baltic. Cannot warm up at all. Did 10 miles first thing this morning adn then 5 miles later. I was so pleased when I returned from my early run and hubby said "sorry hun, I forgot to tell you I'd taken today off!" grr. Was up in the night and we had the most amazing display of northern lights. Stunning.

Parents evenings tonight and then school hols on friday and we are on the boat on Sunday, woo hoo.

Hope you got your run done EF (might see you at Jedburgh;))

Eek run out of time, need to get tea sorted. Back later.



09/10/2012 at 17:46
Lovely to read everyone's posts. Thanks for all the good wishes. Caro - wow Eric is doing so well! E is only 23lbs now at 15 months! Fishing sounds fun TT.

RK - hi. I use a Tracey Anderson post pregnancy workout - it's not got any cardio though. More for toning. It's hardcore but very good I think. Not sure what else. A lot of the girls here have treadmills and is it those turbo trainer things that they can use inside?

EF - when will you be in London? We should meet if we can?
09/10/2012 at 17:48
Ps JT - glad you got to see someone top notch. CC - Pilates sounds good. Do you recommend it then? I've never tried it.
09/10/2012 at 18:27
It's official then Brookie, Eric is a chubster

Lotte, her second sub 3 and a 3 min PB.
09/10/2012 at 19:20
.....still chuckling at Lotte's comment about how people with full time jobs cope....
09/10/2012 at 20:20

Saw the northern lights on the news - v pretty.

Had my second session with the osteopath this evening.  It really is quite surreal as she is so rude!  I thought maybe it was a one off last time, but no, she has the personality of a brick and the people skills of a mushroom!  Firstly because I am an NHS rather than a private patient I am very much a second class citizen - again I thought maybe that was a one off last time but definitely not!  And secondly she has no idea how to respond when someone actually questions what she's doing, and why she's doing it, and the rationale behind the treatment etc.  Today she basically said we can either sit here talking or I can treat you, as I was asking her more questions and trying to udnerstand why she was saying something totally different to what the physio has said.  It's obvious that I get not one second over the alotted half an hr for NHS patients, and she is incapable of working and talking at the same time.  The best was the first time I asked her what an osteopath was and she said 'I am an osteopath'!  Well great, that cleared that up then.  You get the impression that the NHS patients she sees miss appts, are late for appts and also never come back privately after the 6 sessions - well there is no way on earth I would ever give her any of my own money that's for sure!

So I reckon she does actually know what she's doing, but I still dont really understand how this has all come about.  She says I have very flat feet so I need to see a podiatrist, but when I queried why my flat feet would be the cause of probs now when presumeably I've always had flat feet she couldnt answer that.  She obviously never sees runners, or at least people for whom running is a significant part of their lives as she definitely does not get it.  I was asking her what her treatment plan for me was and she said for you to live your life free of pain, and when I said 'and run free of pain' her reply was 'that's not my goal' - well surely if I'm the one paying you (albeit indirectly) then that should be your goal too!  In her opinion the most important thing in my life right now is the fact that I am a mummy (everybody either say ahhh or puke, whichever you feel is more appropriate!) and that should be my priority!!

So needless to say, after my 6 sessions I shall not be going back!

Pilates now, where I pay so they treat me nicely




09/10/2012 at 20:23

MM is it you that has orthotics?  Do you see a podiatrist?  If so please explain (although as I am not paying you for your time or your answer feel free to ignore me )

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