How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Retire? You mean we will actually be able to do that?? ... I'm kind of assuming that once I get my Pilates qualification and get it up and running, alongside getting the massage going again, it's going to stand me in good steed for self-employment WHATEVER my age ... so while hubbys actually retired I'll still be able to top up the missing funds with something!
Retiring? No, that's never going to happen for any of us. This goverment will have us all working into our 70s at which point we'll keel over from the strain of working for so many years and the tories will rub their hands together gleefully at the thought of the reduced pension claims ... Although as Caro says, there probably won't be any state pensions by then and if there is they'll probably have means tested that too and anybody who has more than £2.50 in their bank account won't get it! Ooops there I go again ...
Can't remember who asked but the changes don't start until 1st Jan next year I think but the letters are going out this week to all tax payers over £50k telling them what they need to do. Haven't had mine yet - has anybody else had theirs?
Right, quick glass of wine before bed as haven't sat down all evening what with getting kids to bed on my own (hubby working) and making his birthday cake (which I burnt because the kids distracted me and I set the oven too high ), wrapping his presents and then cleaning the kitchen. Mmm, lovely wine ...
oh vixo hope all is well. i suppose best that they check now tho.
i do get to freeze for further goes (which are cheaper cos dont need all the drugs) aaaaargh!!
and yes helmet compulsory for lou on scooter. tho we just use the bike one!
Oh no you are all scaring me with your talk about terror girls! M has suddenly become very posessive with things and very snatchy!! Not cool - hoping we can work through this phase quickly and that being at daycare helpps rather than hinders!
Good luck for Vixo and EF today then (()). I had numerous growth scans with S because she consistently measured under, but then I struggle with their concept of growth anyway, Joshua was 'the official correct size' and ripped me to pieces!!
Yes Vixo, that's what we are like - low interest rates so technically SHOULD be better off ... don't pay for childcare any more but just the cost of everything else ... can't believe how much more a shopping basket costs. Anyway, I need to order some more OIL today - oh joy, that'll be cheap then!!!
Also agree that there is definitely a degree of 'character' in child behaviour.
Oh and Vixo - where did you find that towel thing you have ordered for Isobel - S would lOVE that as again we have the whole towel turban thing here.
Good luck Vixo. With Leila I consistently measured at least 2cms under too. I think I had around 3-4 extra scans within the last 10 weeks and even the day before she wsa due I was told to expect a 5lber. And out she came weighing a healthy 6lbs9oz.
I too feel more uneasy about this pregnancy than with Leils after all the early problems. I struggle with their growth charts too as the average size in a woman is dress size 14-16 in the UK so surely they will measure bigger than say someone who is 8-10? May be being very simplistic here.
I must say Leila is very chilled out too and full of cuddles and kisses. She doesn't really have any tantrums or diva episodes and is generally good fun and great company. I think we are just lucky and I expect this one will be a wake up call!!
Retirement, I too like CC am re-training so I can make a decent wage so hubby can retire... he is 9 years older than me... and I can work and earn the pennies. There is no way he can carry on as he is for another 30 years.
Can we stop with all the bombay sapphire/gin talk, it's making me really fancy a G&T!!!
Thanks for all the advice re buggy boards/walking etc, all very useful. I'll investigate, are the buggy boards generic that fit most bugges? I am liking reading about tough guy training too. I really enjoy the off road/obstacle race type things, just for fun, not really as a competetition, I would stick to road races if I wanted to go for PB's etc. I like the variety though. My sister has signed me up to be in her team for a 10k one in March which will be only 2 months after the due date so not even sure it will be even possible in terms of core strength & fitness but we'll see what happens, if I can't then I can't, not going to dive straight back into anything too silly straight after, want to get my midline abdo muscles back together first as that was the worst bit after my son was born.
Good luck Vixo and EF.Hope no more spewing Vixo.
EF twin boys are great! Honest! I wouldn't swop mine for the world and the relationship they have with each other is just amazing. Hard work when they were babies but easy peasy now as they play together so well. My eldest Sophe was a dream and still is, always wanting to please, Emily is so different, stubborn and doesn't care a damn what anyone says, its her way or the highway! I wouldn't change either of them though, variety is the spice of life and all that. You just love them all 100% foibles and all! Love the experience of having boys and girls, they are so different and boys are definitely aliens! And don't even get me started on the non stop wrestling! I found with my boys though Mum is god until they are about 5 or so and then suddenly it is Dad who is the main man! Still need mummy cuddles though!
Wondered why you were so quiet CC. Good to have you back!
Don't think I have said hi to Em, welcome. I have 6 kids, Sophie 12, Dylan 10, Emily 9, Reece 7 and 4 year old twins boys Lewis and Cameron.
So running, well getting the miles in with doubles everyday. Doing 10-12 miles every morning then a shorter session later in the day when I can fit it in. Did a track session on wed, was 10s off my 1 mile PB boo but after the holidays and then a high mileage week followed by wrecking my body with gin it was only to be expected! Followed it with 5 x 1000m quicker than 5k pace. Trying to plan when to do this 80 miler is hard but probably looking at the weekend 24/25th depending on the weather. Eeek.
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