How do you get going again after pregnancy?
CM - what a fabulous report from the school though as you say it would have been nice to have had some idea before now. You are a world away from your mum, really no cause for concern on that front!
JT - hope the doc has called and you have some more answers, is your only course of treatment ABs from here?
Kinsey, 3 hour segments of sleep, remind me why I wanted another baby?
Camlo, life sounds especially hectic for you at the moment, hope you are managing to get some rest and also some running. Did your chat with your boss recently lead to anything positive happening about your colleague?
JT - we have exactly those sort of battles with Max, I totally sympathise. Really not sure whether we are just making life harder for ourselves as Max never sits and eats the same as us, except at the weekend when we had pizza! We both know we need to give him better eating discipline but it never seems to be the right time.
Had a full scan to check heart function this morning. Am now 23 weeks. Was good to see him again and all looked good but nearly fainted when the bill came to $1,600!! That was half price too! Am definitely going to change scans from here on to doc's office instead (this was at consultants' offices) as they will be cheaper. Also need to try to get them less frequently. There was absolutely nothing they were concerned about and I know I am managing my diabetes so really don't see the need. Grrr.
JT - hope all okay with your phone call.
CM - great that J is doing so well! I had my first parents evening tonight and M has settled in really well and is doing fine, all pretty much on schedule for her age, just need to practice her sounds and numbers over 10 a bit.
Meh - should be asleep. Left my neighbour in charge of the kids and B went to sleep on her, he is pretty cute despite not letting me sleep as much as I would like!
TT - always nice to have another peek at baby but that does sound expensive!
Anj, they are doing extra scans as I am 'high risk' - ie OLD and gestational diabetes. I think it is just a money making scheme really as the general insurance policies only cover 2 scans I believe at around 12 and 20 weeks. God bless the NHS!
Ouch Caro, hope you get some relief soon.
ONly a quick posting as really should be off to bed ... just finally finished all my homework - started at 8pm and just done! Nearly lynched hubby though as parents were watching something in main room so he decided it was fine to come and watch TV in my corner where he than sat and fidgeted, snored, at crisps, turned up sound and when I finally threw a wobbler at 10pm got all huffy when I yelled at him to go to bed. FFS - would it be acceptable for me to do that when his working from home ... I think not!! AND I let him off the hook all day today and left him home alone to sort out his mountain marathon kit, clean his car and do rest of his work - sigh ... oh, and I ran once - yesterday! DEFINITELY going tomorrow.
Right, end of rant
Caro - my pelvis etc was EXACTLY like that after I had J. I think it finally packed up big time when he was 9 months old, I'd gradually got back into the running again and foolishly ignored basic level niggles and discomfort and ended up virtually crippled (not joking) with pain in my pelvis, groin, lower back - was excruciating to walk anywhere, that was the middle of June. I was totally off running for about 6 weeks (but did LOTS of cycling - that wasn't forbidden) and then did the Great South Run off the back of the biking and a few weeks training and got a then PB!!! So I would say it IS repairable BUT at this point I had stopped bfeeding about 3 months before so Relaxin was still kicking around but on it's way out. A combo of the chiro lady I saw (did accupuncture and all sorts) and a load of rehab exercises which were working on re-awakening my glutes mainly and strengthening hip flexors (basically everything that supports you when you come out of a single leg squat) ... quote the rehab guy - if you can't do a single leg squat without wobbling around, how on earth can you expect your legs to support you on a XX distance run - ummmm - point taken!!
mealtimes essential - absolutely - try and do it as often as possible, love sitting down MOST of the time with them and I learn sooooo much stuff that wouldn't get picked up otherwise.
CM - well done J, and no no no WAY are you like your mum! I appreciate parents can be the most critical at times but that is not the same! He does sound an awful lot like my J I have to say!!
am forgetting stuff already
Anj - good swimming. Yes breast stroke should be avoided, but I swam it all the way through both pregancies as can't do more than a length of FC without drowning!
Kinsey - really hope you get some sleep soon AND find somewhere else to live. TT - good luck with all the forms and glad all is well with baby TT II
Camlo - loved the sound of your hilly race the other day.
Parents arrival fab if chaotic and kids very happy to see them. Not done as much running as wished but I AM going out tomorrow if it kills me trying!!! Need to be up early as Lidl have snowboots this week, S's don't fit anymore and with the predictions of another winter, ones for £8.99 will do me fine!!
I think all tri clubs consist of dodgy lycra don't they - mainly worn by long steaks of nothing or (mainly men) with waaay too much to squeeze into lycra!!
Speaking of which, my hubby has now bought some winter cycling tights - the ones with a bib - oh the joys of him strutting around the house in those last week - NOT!!
and Camlo - I similarly dread parents evenings like you! Right bed. Am zonked!
wow, cc - you are sooo patient. i hate other people's noises, snoring, fidgeting, even breathing sometimes. i think i should live alone in a wood or somewhere where i don't come across other people. i am the world's least tolerant person!
hope you get in a good run today!
i am hoping that J's snowboots from last year still fit him. i must however try and find them!
i swam breaststroke all the way through my pregnancy with J - including up till the day before he was born. was doing up to a mile at a time i think without any problems. but i don't thrash it, so perhaps that's why
JT - hope the doctor has something useful to say this morning
kinsey - don't know how you survive on so little sleep. seriously. i couldn't do it. again - i am the world's least patient person. couldn't wait for mine to sleep from 11 - 7!!
caro - glute strengthening exercises have really helped my lower back, as CC says - we need the stability and strength to keep things in line when we are running.
talking of which - i tried a run yesterday and felt dizzy and sick. FFS. and i have woken this morning with another scratchy throat and snotty nose. i am SICK of this!
however, we are off to butlins tomorrow, so at least i will have a few days of full-on stuff with the kids to take my mind off how fat and unfit i am!
oh and i drove all the way to Neath last night to pick up some bargains i won on eBay. a barbie castle (enormous) with 5 dolls, 5 babies, a huge bag full of assorted barbie shite to go with it, horse, carriage, jeep; a barbie dressing table and a barbie laptop - for £40... guess what E will be getting for xmas
oh no JT. haven't you already had shedloads of antibiotics?
oh no JT that's a mare - I was just reading about how whooping cough is at a long time high as well.
Well done to J CM!
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