How do you get going again after pregnancy?
just to let you all know that i'm not at risk.
and now off to do an audit...
woo hoo CM, very pleased for you - a relief.
Wet beds, doctors won't consider it a problem until they are 7. Joshua wasn't dry until he was 5+ at night, after worrying about it, and getting him stressed, we decided to ignore and leave in pull-ups and it happened naturally. My friend up here's eldest daughter was 7 in January and only got properly dry in the summer ... after they finally stopped doing drink restricting and lifting and just left her to get on with it, she just finally got there. I was very lucky with S but then she did the whole potty-training thing as perfect as I could want (just about the only thing she's done this way!!).
Wow TT, two years, that's amazing how time flies isn't it.
Vixo - I am still having horrors over your hubby thinking you can just pop out a baby one day/night and he can hop off to work the next day!!! Let alone the whole hosting Christmas thing. I'm with Caro totally.
Hope back is improving Caro too and you are feeling better?
MM - well done on the cake making. If it's any consolation, I haven't run since Sunday afternoon, Friday morning is going to be my soonest and my legs are twitching like you wouldn't believe!!
We went to the cinema this morning, small old-fashioned one in Elgin, now this I consider a bargain £1 for two hours parking, £6 tickets for ALL of us + £3 for the popcorn and a bottle of water (the rip-off bit), so whole lot for £10. Was Brave and we all really enjoyed it although had S in my lap for most of it as a wee bit scary plus J in tears near the end until he realised it would all be OK!
Not had kids out wearing them out though so just despatched into garden so I can attempt to do some pilates prep as have two friends coming tonight and need to make constructive use of everyones time!! Wish me luck as I don't suppose they will stay out there for long. Am soooo tempted to send them to the beach and back on their bikes - alone - sounds really scary but they pretty much do it anyway when I walk down there (it's about 1.3 miles round trip) and they are cycling, and it would be a good challenge of independence for them .... hmmmm ... how brave am I? Hubby would go balistic for sure
cc - i wouldn't. i really REALLY wouldn't. you would NEVER forgive yourself if something happened. sorry...
TT - look after yourself
re: wet beds - J was dry just before his 5th birthday. we have a handful of wet beds a year now i guess. E was dry by the time she was 3. we have fewer wet beds from her than we do from J! i think we have maybe had 2 since she has been dry. i lifted J for AGES but never lifted E. they are all so so different.
If I was back down South I absolutely wouldn't dream of it, and I know after April it makes you think more than twice, BUT there has to be a point and if I can't do it where we live at the moment then I will never feel able to do it. That said, I haven't as they just spent an hour on the trampoline. But I am fully prepared to stand at my end of the beach road and wait for them to do it and then let them do it without me doing that.
Anyway they are just about to help me make dinner, salmon in puff pastry ... could be stressful!
i am just soooo wary now. i would let J go off in daylight and play with the kids round the corner - except he doesn't want to. he does go out the front to play and down to the end of the close on his scooter but he doesn't really want to go further than that. but i wouldn't let him really go out of earshot - not that that helps.
the thing is that i just know that both of them probably WOULD go off in the car with a parent of someone from school that they recognised. and that absolutely freaks me out. especially if that parent said they had puppies / sweets / toys for them to play with etc.
so yes - i know they need some freedom. but at the ages that they are at the moment (6 and 3), i think they need protection far more. and i couldn't let them go half a mile away because i just couldn't trust them not to get in the car with someone they recognised. even though i have told them both many many times...
I absolutely wouldn't let one of mine without the other, I guess mine are a wee bit older - Scarlett 5.5 and J 8 and a bit. We've had some fairly in-depth discussions about the whole getting in a car with someone stuff and I've been surprised how switched-on they are about it, plus it's obviously been reinforced at school so I don't think either would do that actually. Tbh, J would be the one who'd be less wanting to go off on his own to do something, Scarlett would be there like a shot!!! Anyway, the moment has passed for the time being but it's something I've been mulling for a while, just because they need to learn a bit of decision-making by themselves and this stretch of 'road' - bumpy track is the perfect place to do it.
Salmon in the oven now, worked OK and the kids loved helping chop leaks, bash up garlic, fry up stuff, plait pastry etc AND it looks edible!
Well done on getting out RF. I'm going to Garmouth tmrw with my two and we are going to bike along the disused railway to Spey Bay, in the vain hope we might spot some dolphins and wear them out a bit. May run with them or just bike myself.
TT - I do remember you talking about your sister before (()). Look after yourself and the dizzy spells.
Am losing track a bit now - Vixo is due end of December, but when are you and Anjelicats due?
Hoggle - meant to say, your trip with a spa sounded fabulous - very envious!
I am due 15th February...wonder who will have theirs first TT? I was 7 days late with L. Any idea what is causing the dizzy spells TT? My antenatal has been pretty much non exsistent. I wont have an appt now until I am 28 weeks. Having seen the midwife at 16 weeks.
Yes the freedom bit....Glad I don't have to worry about it for now. But as we are one of two cottages down a 1/2 mile country lane, except for the stables I guess I don't have to worry too much about cars etc, just weirdos.
CM - hooray to being safe in your job. Long may it continue.
CC - that salmon sounds good. Do you put the leeks, garlic etc in the pastry with it? Or serve alongside. I have gone right off fish. We used to eat loads but I haven't been able to face cooking it. I may give your idea a go next week. Cinema sounds great value too, we went to see Brave and Leila needed the loo and missed the pivotal moment of the Mum turning into the bear...
Hubby is away for the next couple of nights, so going to get my head down and get some work done in the evenings. I need to be ahead of the game come Feb when the new baby arrives not behind!!
Just chopped up the leek really finely and fry in pan with butter (naughty but nice!), crush up the garlic and chop that a bit too and then mix in with the lightly poached and flaked salmon, then put into the puff pastry - we then plaited it cos it was fun!! I poached the salmon in some left-over white wine that had been hanging around in the fridge for a while!! J absolutely wolfed it down and has asked we had it again - didn't complain about the leeks at all either which is a bonus. S had a good old whinge as she fancies she doesn't like salmon - hmmm.
Can imagine missing the bit where mum turns into a bear would be a challenge!
Feel permanently knackered at the mo and is a struggle to do my homework in the evening. Am meant to be doing a pilates class tonight - had two friends coming, one has cried-off and I am sooooo hoping the other takes the hint and also cries off as if I really go for it, I reckon I could probably finish what I need to tonight. Once I get the monkeys into bed - sigh - madam just having a big drama as all of a sudden we have an itchy bottom again - more sighs!!
Oooo. Not sure about that CC. I have gone totally the other way since the little girl April got lifted. The boys played happily in the close and had started to let them cycle around without me being out there. Have stopped that now. I had also started letting them go down to the zip wire when we go to the village park so Sophie didn't have to run all the way down there. It's just out of sight down the hill. I let them go and have 4 goes each, then they have to come straight back. Not sure I could even do that now as no idea who is down there tbh??! So Sophie will be going down now!!
We have chatted a lot about the April incident, but still they are kids and in a moment they can be unpredictable.
I have resorted to a glass of red medicine. Feel very guilty, like I really can't cope, but much needed tbh with poo accidents, tantrums, milk spilt all over the floor, trying to manage clients today and planning when I can get planting done for them before Nov. British bake off, 3 square 9inch choc cakes done and ready to shape!! Have sorted one room of clothes, so just my shoes etc to sort, bedding to wash, house to clean, cakes to decorate/shape and a day of work tomorrow to fit in. Oh and need to get a tesco shop sorted, best do that now!!
Oh and I forgot to welcome Emz. I am a thread oldie and really ought to leave but find it very hard to ...Must sort that reunion/meet-up girls?!!!....
Oh and fab news to CM !!
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