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How do you get going again after pregnancy?

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09/09/2013 at 12:39

Am feeling rather virtuous as still did my planned buggy run after swimming despite the unforecast rain!  It was foul!  I got drenched, and E stayed nice and snug with his fleece, blanket, raincover.  All right for some!  Now need to get off here and do the planned cooking!  One of the things on the list is potato, courgette soup and I need some to warm up......

09/09/2013 at 13:40

Can I have some Caro. At work and I forgot to take anything for lunch with me, am starving. Was is such a rush leaving the house this morning as had to get Dylan to the nurse on time. Enjoy your virtuous glow and your well earned soup!

09/09/2013 at 14:11

I am always early for everything, I always factor in time 

for child related delays and traffic so invariably end up early 

both my best friends r always late, drives me insane

09/09/2013 at 14:16

We were only 4 mins late for the nurse this morning. In my book that is on time

09/09/2013 at 14:19

It was yum  Now time for a quick piece of choc courgette cake before I wake E up.

I HATE being late, it really stresses me out.  In fact I know we are going to be late for the dentist this afternoon because it will take more than 15 mins to walk from school because, and I am already cross about it!  

09/09/2013 at 14:47

I hate being late too. Ben always leaves things until the last minute (except when he is  travelling - something he enjoys. Coincidence? Think not!) and I get really stressed. Like school pick-up now - I will always allow 20 mins so I can get there, park and natter. If Ben goes, it's 10 mins allowed and a hold on to your hat job!! I always tell him we have to leave for something about 20 mins before we actually do

Soup sounds good. I am loving all of the courgette recipes! I eat loads of courgettes, usually just steamed with a drizzle of olive oil. It goes with everything (well, maybe not cake!). 

Lovely to see you, TTid. wishing for a solution to house stress x

Another great race from Lotte! Awesome stuff. Do you often get polecats and things where you are? We are overrun with squirrels here (but not so much since we had our most recent cat additions to the family as they love to chase them - our other two are too lazy). They are quite cute but can be pests at getting in bins 


09/09/2013 at 14:53

Great news for your PT, EF. So lovely to hear happy things. Fingers crossed for your friend too, Hoggle.

Got GTT results back today. I am normal. Could have told you that though Seeing MW tomorrow for other blood results and measuring, yikes. Went into work this morning and all of the kids are really amused by my bump. Especially when it visibly moved in my yr 13 lesson!!! Cue shouts of 'Wow, Miss, it's like you've been taken over by aliens!' 

Right, best shift myself for school run.

09/09/2013 at 16:16

Maternity leave is expensive. Not only am I earning less but I have time to shop. Oh dear. Still that's my Xmas shopping off to a good start with a fleecy onesie for Lou. Unfortunately that accompanied two pairs of pj s for her plus a denim dungarees style pinafore which she's been begging for, a two pack of tops, two packets of tights (which autocorrect just called right shuts!) and some joggers. Oh and a top for me don't ask the cost tho I will tell you that £20 of it was on the fricking tights! 

Camlo    pirate
09/09/2013 at 21:01

I can assure you all that I did not run across wales in a G String! Luckily I had learnt from my chaffing nightmare earlier this year so had a basic thin cycling short type under. Forgot to say my last minute purchase of a cycle jacket from Aldi on Friday morning for £15 was a huge success, it handled the showers fine and although the torrential rain breached it at the end I'm sure my others would have failed too. Has cuffs to stop flapping and wind going up your arms so thin but effective at keeping wind out. 

Yippee to being preg again after a loss, jumping tummy in class and clear test results, juggling appts, shopping for Xmas(!!!), choc courgette cake mmmmmmmm. 

Boo to procrastinating, being late, £20 on tights (eek), forgetting lunch, polecats, house/business stress (big hugs TT). 

Legs are killing and cough has resumed with plenty of green.... nice. 

09/09/2013 at 21:17

wow camlo - WELL DONE!

fab news for your PT and his wife, EF

fingers crossed for you TT

E started school today. she breezed it, as i was sure she would. she was most ecstatic to see all her friends, particularly one girl whom she assured me she hadn't seen for 'at least 12 months'. i reassured her it really was no more than 6 or 7 weeks, but she was adamant she was right

wow lotte - amazing running from you again

i have strained something - feels like tendon - up the rear of my lower right leg. above the achilles and below the calf. feels very much like tendon nagging away, spasming every now and then. i have iced and am now resting. i knew running was going too well. gah!! i have a podiatrist appt on thurs as i think my orthotics aren't doing the trick on my right leg. it does all feel a bit odd, so hopefully it's just overuse from slightly floppy orthotics!

09/09/2013 at 21:20

oh and i have written my first complaint email to school!! about balloon releases of all things. it wasn't really a complaint to be fair. i was just surprised that they did it. J told me they released them last year and one got to Greece. i know it's lovely and amazing and educational for the kids etc. BUT it's also littering really, when you think about it. and although there's controversy over how much damage they really do, and also there's the fact that latex balloons are bio-degradable, you can't help thinking that some will inevitably end up in the sea in fragments, and some do definitely get tangled up in birds and swallowed by fish / mammals. i have never felt moved to 'complain' to the school about anything before. very strange behaviour on my part!

09/09/2013 at 21:42

Well done to E on first day of school CM - I loved the photo of E and J walking to school together (looks like summer holidays has been a nice bonding time for them although I'm sure not all the time!).

Matilda is so proud of herself today, she's been trying for several weeks and has mastered jumping with 2 feet at the same time! Pretty cute watching her going round the house doing it!!

I hate being late and usually am on time but when I'm late I'm LATE!! Problem here is everything is so close that it's easy to convince yourself you have more time than you have and try and do an extra job etc. Would rather have that problem than always always being late in London because of stupid tubes etc - drove me mad!

09/09/2013 at 21:43

Speaking of which - physio in 15 minutes and no where near ready!!


09/09/2013 at 22:00

I've always been late for everything, as my mum always is, but hubby has given me training since we met so I am much improved .  My problem is I hate being early and having to hang around!

Bad news on the cat front - she is going to have to go back .  She totally went for Sophie again this evening, Sophie at top of stairs out of sight but talking to hubby who was at bottom of stairs.  Cat apparently raced up the stairs with tail bristling etc and Sophie had to leg it into her bedroom and slam the door.  No good at all, we cannot live like this.  I feel awful as I am going to have to return a cat to a Shelter when we thought we'd given her a nice home and she's really settled in apart from socialising with children and other cat!  Boo all round, but at the same time a huge relief.

Lol to running in a G-string Camlo 

Totally forgotten everything else, again.  Well done to Matilda for jumping - such a cute image!  

09/09/2013 at 22:41

At the concert yesterday they were releasing helium 2 balloons (radio 2) and my friend and I said exactly the same thing CM- and don't get me started on those stupid, irresponsible lantern things!

JG don't feel bad, you've tried and I reckon you can say to them this cat needs a one cat house with no kids and hopefully some old lady will give her a home.....and please just stick to one cat till Ralph goes to kitty heaven.  Ralph will appreciate it. (as will Sophie!)

10/09/2013 at 11:31

woohoo new shoes arrived. Nothing like new trainers to put a smile on a girls face! Went for asics gel-lyte 33 2s. Fingers crossed, they feel good so far, will test them later.

10/09/2013 at 13:42

I hear you Caro  But I've also got a friend who fosters cats who says there are so many unwanted cats we shouldn't abandon the idea completely.  We're shelving the idea for now anyway and it would have to be an exceptional cat for us to take it in - similar temperament to Ralph.  Ideally in a couple of years I suppose, the kids will be a bit older.  It was all hubby's idea anyway   Can't get through to the Cat Shelter at the moment to send her back though!

Yeay to new shoes Lotte!

10/09/2013 at 13:43

I bet they're not answering the phone on purpose

10/09/2013 at 14:09

i think you've probably been unlucky. every time i've adopted a cat, they have been able to tell me whether they think the cat will be okay with kids. and each cat we've adopted has been absolutely fine. we've had 3 juveniles / adults which we've rehomed at different times since we've had kids, and they are all dead stupid and put up with everything.  the kittens i rehomed last year are obviously great with the kids. one of them is so stupid that J carries him around under his arm, and the cat just hangs there patiently. when J puts him down, he just stays put. they both actively seek the kids out to sit on when they are on the sofa. and the black one gets under the covers with J each night when J reads in bed and purrs / dribbles on him. eventually J does get fed up with getting soaked in cat dribble, and i have to evict him, but it's part of the evening routine now!

10/09/2013 at 14:28

I'm a dog person. Sooooo not getting the cat chat . cats always slither round your legs, gives me the heeby jeebies. 

Just applied for commonwealth games tickets. Comes to £250. Here's hoping I get sth and not just the bowls Ian's badminton both of which are intended for my parents And are over 60 tickets. 

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