How do you get going again after pregnancy?
i had my oven cleaned in my rented house before i moved out. the oven in this house is a disaster. altho it's not very old a bolt is broken which holds the shelves up on one side - it is missing but a bit is broken off and stuck in the hole. so i can't keep the shelf straight which means anything like cakes / buns are a disaster. i don't know what to do about it really - can't buy a new bolt as the bolt is stuck in there and am scared to drill it out! the only place i can cook anything is on the very bottom of the oven which obviously isn't ideal!
J is at home with me this afternoon and is being very funny. i think i could get quite used to working with him at home. he occupies himself for about half an hour, then comes for a chat and to tell me he is switching activity, then goes away again. it is lovely and sociable. he also sings to himself while he is playing which is so sweet. have managed to get quite a bit done - since he stopped talking to me about buccaneers which he was colouring!
hi tattyb - hope all is ok!
Hi there, I'm new to this thread and wondered if anyone can give me advice about pushchairs? I am due to have my first baby in Feb and we're looking into pushchairs now - looking for a good all-rounder including being able to jog with it. I noticed this month's RW suggests a few which is great, but they haven't reviewed them. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Hi to RK (sorry forgot earlier ) and to Run-Bun-One. Lots of experts on babyjoggers on here but I never had one so no help I'm afraid! Someone will be along soon with some advice . Is the Pregnant Runners' thread still going? Not looked on there in a long time (and don't intend to !).
Interesting that you have had your oven cleaned, Caro, I've always been incredibly ashamed of the fact that ours has never been cleaned! 2 years and counting... Yeay to getting things done, I so need to do that.
Hi TattyB, was just thinking about you the other day, glad you are well.
I think there was a debate on this in the 'general running' forum a couple of weeks ago which I think I contributed to, might be worth doing a search for the item as there was pretty good info on there, not that you won't get it here cos you will but seeing as it was quite recent gotta be worth a look.
Waving hello to TattyB!
Caro - was that the Oven Wizard? He did a great job on mine which reminds me I really should book him again as it was just before Xmas that he came last and I've made zero effort to clean it since
Hoggle - happy belated birthday. Sorry to hear it wasn't a great one and hope that M is better soon.
JT - yes Issie is a summer baby so I know I shouldn't worry. It's funny because last school year (when she was in reception) I was really relaxed about it. I think my issue is that she picked up the sounds stuff really quickly so I thought she'd sail through the rest but seems to have stalled a bit since then. Will try not to stress about it anymore.
I'm doing a CM at the moment and refusing to turn the heating on. Energy prices are too bloomin' expensive so am trying to delay it for as long as possible this year - aiming to go until November if I can. Consequently am sitting writing this in a jumper and fleece but I'm going to have to dig out the winter duvet as my feet were freezing in bed last night.
JG - forgot to say, hope your friend is okay, all sounds a bit scary.
Don't know what's wrong with me this week but I'm so lethargic I just can't be arsed to do any exercise. Skipped pilates on Monday with the excuse that I was tidying Issie's bedroom and haven't been to the gym any lunchtime this week despite having my kit at work all ready to go. Think maybe it's the change in seasons, it's now dark again when I leave for work which is always a bit depressing. At the moment I just want to eat chocolate and hibernate. Time to get the light-box out methinks ...
Good to have you back TattyB and great to hear JP doing well. Hope you shift your lurg soon.
Karen - can you still not run? You know you will feel better if youcan get yourself out to the gym but...
Caro - my orthotics are the best thing I have ever done for my running. I see the chiro every 6 months to straighten things from back down, podiatrist from feet up and orthotics from her and the difference in my injury rate is incredible (bah I will get injured now I have said that). I got moulds done and the orthotics cost about £180 which is alot but worth every penny.
Lovely calm day here perfect for the track session tonight but it turned out to be a bit of a disaster. Mess up with track not being booked for the club, and a football club training on the grassy area in the middle which meant that we only got our 1 mile time trial and then 1x800 done before they chucked us off the track for health and safety reasons incase we were wiped out by a football!, bah. Didn't even get a 1 mile PB despite the calm conditions, ran 5.41 and my PB is 5.40.
On the upside we have booked tickets to go and see Shrek next Thursday when we are in London. Tried hard to get Lion King but best price I could get was £400 for us all in rubbish seats. Shrek is £200 in better seats and both sets of grandparents have given us money for treats so we will still have enough left to go on the London eye too!
Parents evenings went well last night all got glowing reports. Not the same children at home as at school obviously I brought up my concerns about Lewis' speech and the nursery teacher agreed so she is going to refer him for assessment with the speech therapist. He speaks lots and uses good sentences and a great range of vocabulary but he isn't very clear and unless you are tuned in to him he can be difficult to understand. He and Cameron have always been quite lazy speakers between themselves, half words and gobblydegook. Anyway hopefully they can give us some exercises to do and things to improve his pronounciation.
Helloooo Tatty, good to 'see' you!
Hope all the poorlies and sluggishes are feeling better soon. I think the change in the seasons doesn't help, and after speaking to my mum yesterday, sounds like you've had some pretty grim weather too which won't help!
Hoggle - that does sound like a bit of a pants birthday, sorry but I reckon I missed that one - belated wishes!
So BOG HUGS to all above.
Lord my oven is rank and definitely needs doing, have been putting it off for some weeks now!
Seats for Shrek sound fab and the London Eye too - Joshua is desperate to go on that.
CM - Joshuas writing was pretty dreadful for a long time, and even now, it's legible but the size varies enormously, we are getting there but it's not his top thing. Frustrates him though as he has such fantastic ideas in his head but he struggles to get it all down on paper.
S has been having speech therapy, kicked in when she was 4 properly. We had some exercises to work on specific sounds as she substituted 'd' for absolutely every sound she couldn't say - unusual apparently. Anyway, they helped but also she just seemed to make an enormous improvement just before she turned five. She still can't make the 'l', 'w' and 'r' sounds but I guess that will come. Half her problem is she tries to get it all out so fast!! Waiting for an appt for her for an update on stuff.
Just done another Pilates class on a couple of different friends, one who's never done any kind of stuff before so it was good experience for me. Biggest challenge was trying to get kids in bed and brain in gear beforehand!
Beautiful day here so headed down to Grantown (another 'sod the jobs' day!) and did a lovely 13-miler along the Speyside Way, but oh boy, HOW FLAT??? Can't remember when I ran on anything that flat, don't like flat!!! But with not a cloud in the sky, sunshine, various livestock in the fields and only two other people out and about it really was glorious. So legs felt good after yesterdays 8 so hoping for hills tomorrow after work if I can squeeze in before school pick-up.
Lotte - one second!! Sounds pretty speedy to me anyway, but bah grrrrr to the football team.
Thanks all for your replies. I'll try to find the thread on the general runners section. I've been looking at baby joggers, but it's confusing cos they're not all suitable for jogging! It's a strange and confusing world on the other side of parenthood!
Found the recent jogging pram thread here "baby-jogging" if anyone else is looking.
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