How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Just a really quick post from me as I'm desperate to go and rewind British Bake Off so I can see it from the beginning (love it!).
If anybody is looking for cheap long sleeve running tops they've got some super cheap ones on www.mandmdirect.com reduced from 29.99 to 9.99. I've just ordered 3. Don't think they have a lot of stock though so order quick ...
JT - hope you're on the mend soon, take it easy now.
Caro - remind me not to go to your woman if I ever need an osteopath.
Lotte - I'm pretty sure that looking after 6 kids is a full time job in itself so I'm amazed you get anything done at all let alone all the amazing running you do.
Reading? No time to go into it now but Issie not really interested in even trying much. She can read short words and easy sentences but she's not keen and she said to me the other night that she doesn't want to learn to read. Hubby says not to worry and that she'll pick it up when she's ready but I don't know. Anna on the other hand is already really keen on knowing letters and can already recognise a, i, t, p, n and s (which are all the letters in Issie's first jolly-phonics book). I'm also not at all convinced generally by the phonics method of teaching but as that's what they teach in our school I don't want to confuse the kids by trying anything different.
Right, off to my British Bake Off now ... am hungry already. Mmmm cake.
God Caro, what a horror! Can't imagine why you wouldn't want to go back! MM and Lotte wear orthotics. Would have thought if your feet were causing you issues you would have already been aware of problems?
Brookie - YES - I think Pilates is fab ... clearly biased as I am learning how to teach it but I do attribute it to keeping me on my feet and running!
Vixo - I've got the 'read, write, inc' cards at home and these seem to make more sense than the jolly phonics stuff! How making an aeroplane noise makes you recognise the letter 'n' I don't know - S just says 'aeroplane' in response to the letter ... noooooo!
J is summer born but a natural and avid reader but think he takes after me and my dad in that respect as all three of us seem to have inhaled books since whenever, on other stuff though I'd say he definitely reflects that. S is spring-born and the oldest in her year ... I guess that's why I feel a bit stressed about it sometimes, just aware that kids just a month older than her are already stuck into their reading, being in P2 ... equally ... if she'd started earlier (as in if we'd stayed in England) who's to say she wouldn't be struggling and feeling bad about it!!! She skips into school every day so clearly loving it.
Usually I'm really chilled about this stuff - did absolutely nothing with J before going to school, not sure why I've got so hung-up this time. Am working on not being so!!!
Just spoken to my mum - but we had to wait for British Bake-off to finish before she would speak. Off to check out long-sleeved tops as I definitely need some although running today I managed t-shirt and knee-length tights with a pair of gloves while the sun shone
erm yes - full-time job you already have Lotte I think!!! My brain boggles at your juggling skills.
Definitely agree with lotte re the homework and the juggling.
Gutted that I missed last nights lights - not that I can see much from where we are, I usually get a notification from a website if something is going to happen - but nothing yesterday. Since up here I have seen quite a fabulous green glow in the sky but that's about it. Have a good friend about to move to Stavanger, Norway so she should be in with a chance I reckon. Right, I'm waffling ... sorry state of affairs so best head to bed me thinks ...
You lot are making me chuckle tonight, what with repeated bog hugs, Lotte in awe of mums working full-time and aiming for the twins to avoid prison, and Caro's inanimate osteopath . Just spoke to a friend who I haven't seen for ages too which is always nice.
Sophie's school is doing Read Write Inc too (Read WritIN according to Sophie), haven't got round to looking it up to see what it's all about,, but they seem to be doing lots of letter worksheets and some copying of words as far as I can tell - I'm sure there's way more to it than that! She says she doesn't want to read so I'm not going to push that yet. She also seems to be left-handed - have they decided one way or another by this age?
Must get to bed at a decent hour tonight, been up way too late recently for no reason other than disorganisation!
Oh and my friend had her second baby on Friday by emergency c-section and has since haemorraged and been rushed back into theatre, spent 2 days in intensive care after a blood transfusion (9 pints) and is now back on maternity ward but not able to do much. Who'd have kids?!!
Ooh thanks Karen, just ordered a few hoodies, waterproof jackets and running jackets to try .
Vixo - not had any mention of Fred the frog but will ask her in the morning!
JT - sorry forgot you earlier, yeay to being seen by the top dog! Hope the virus clears up soon - nice to have a diagnosis at least?
Does make sense Caro as you do get injured easily.Beg flat footed would cause your foot to pronate inwards and cold be the cause of your previous shin issues.
YesI wear orthotics. I pronate quite badly and they stop me getting injured. I go to see a fab guy in Marlow, Simon Poole.
Best get going. School run, preschool, run with a friend (nice easy 6), pick up S, photos at nursery, lunch then hopefully a wee bit of work while S sleeps. Boys off to a friends for tea and then have to pop into nursery as open/parents evening, then pilates. Phew!!
Lordie JT, thats serious steroids. Big hugs (())
Sorry my key board is really playing up, dreadful mis-typing and you don't seem to be able to edit posts these days?
Matilda is on steroids too and was told to get her to take them in the morning but needed to do first dose at lunchtime as thats when we got them - guess that's why she is struggling to go to sleep!
oh dear, so many poorlies. JT - sounds awful, and frustrating just to have to wait it out as well. hope things improve. hope Matilda improves too, Hoggle
i am still under the weather. 4 weeks now. just have coldie type symptoms now, but am hot / cold and also so so so so so tired. i am worried it's going to turn into some sort of post viral fatigue thing, which would be an absolute nightmare. anyway for now i am just getting on with the minimum and crossing my fingers. at least my meetings in hemel aren't happening this week. instead next week, on weds i have to be in reading for 11, then up to Hemel for 2. then on thurs i am in warrington and fri i am back in hemel. hope i'm better by then...
one of the reasons i haven't been posting is that i am fed up about not being able to run. that, and the fact that i do all my browsing etc on my iPad now and can't be bothered to type posts on my iPad so i need to wait until i am on my laptop (at work!!)
i also went to the dentist to have a filling today. first filling in about 25 years (i have one other). he numbed the tooth, scraped the decay out and then said 'oh i needn't have numbed you, it doesn't really need filling'. so he just put some enamel stuff on it and sent me home. so i am sitting here with a numb face - for no reason! still, at least it is NHS so only cost me £20
have J home this afternoon as it is the caretaker's funeral today so the school is closed. he is very excited but as i am working from home, he will have to play with the cats / watch the TV etc and keep quiet!
his arm is much better - thanks for asking. we go back on friday for a final xray and hope to get signed off so he can go to swimming / athletics again and so i can stop having panic attacks every time he jumps off the sofa!
re phonics etc - J has, fortunately, picked it all up quite well i think. he has no problems with words and sounds or reading. but his writing is bloody awful. i am at a loss as to what to do - he really HATES writing and even to get him to write his spellings out is such a bind. he starts letters in odd places so it is such a drag. and if i try to get him to practise, he goes off in a sulk / cries etc. he always gets all his spellings right in his spelling tests because he knows how to spell words; it's just that his writing is so bloody awful, it's impossible to read!
Brookie - thanks for the exercise dvd recommendation. Anyone else use anything that they'd recommend? Preferably with some cardio and some stomach stuff? Ta.
how about the 30 day shred RK?
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