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22/03/2013 at 20:41
Eric poorly again, I spoke too soon, although responded well to calpol and now asleep.

Great news on interviews mm.

Vixo I didn't know they did sight and hearing tests at school. They did height and weight last wk but nothing else as far as I know.

Mm I've been on the bench since September! Will wait till its a bit warmer til I try and come off it. Have no desiremtomdo park run tomorrow morning!
22/03/2013 at 23:37
They do sight test at nursery here, but it's orthoptist who comes in + does it. That's how C's astigmatism was picked up. N has rare birth defect in her eye where myelin has overgrown into her eye + covered retina, so she has very limited vision in that eye- like looking through frosted glass. They still did 3yr check with the doc when she was little tho, so was picked up then. She had shown no signs of having very little vision in that eye, didn't have a squint or anything. We had to patch her good eye for 4hrs a day for 2yrs, was awful but her brain would have stopped using the eye altogether if didn't do it. We were not aware of how bad the vision in her bad eye was at that time, think that was deliberate on part of orthoptist tho. Would have bn harder to make her wear the patch if we had known she was virtually blind with it on. She managed fine while wearing it, amazing what kids can do.
22/03/2013 at 23:51
S had height and weight done at but vision at hospital - much better place for it I think.dint know about hearing but s had hers done as part of speech therapy. J was referred for hearing in year R but was fine at follow-up he has always been a very snotty child though so can well imagine he had blocked tubes!

Just watched 'knocked up' -cheesy American film, title says kit all really, but I always enjoy out. Anyway booed eyes out when baby was born at the end ... My 'baby' is six tomorrow! Have such ++ memories of her birth compared to js rather protracted and destructive (to my body!) arrival ...

Great running Karen.
23/03/2013 at 01:44
Great running Karen and Anj. That's brilliant! Karen - those times are great. Sure you'll do a fab half with that training. When and where is it? Anj - hats off for all that running with a newborn, injured hubby and poorly child! Poor L - hope she's on the mend. And Eric too Caro. Hope he's perkier tomorrow again.

Boo to boats and cold outdoors in Shetland. It must be frustrating after the training for sure.

We are in Cotswolds at mo with snow. Don't fancy orienteering or a John Muir outdoors day in this weather! Brrrrrrrr! Snow is beautiful though and I still get excited when it falls!

CM - know the feeling about car costs. I brace myself every service. We also go local now rather than to a dealership. Definitely cheaper. And great news on E's school place.

Mm - hope you had a good Friday night with hubby and some wine! Easter service sounded fun. That's a nice idea. Our play group had a wee Easter party today which did put me in the holiday mood!

Yay to the newly off bench runners and hang in there for Caro, Hoggle and me ( although think I am more lazy than unable to run right now!) I wanted to go cycling this wkend but the snow may prevent that.

Hmmmm - right best go find a new way to tackle the insomnia - reading stuff on here is making me more awake!!

Sorry for anything I've forgotten. Have nice Saturdays all of you.
23/03/2013 at 01:48
Oh and hope Isabelle's vision comes good Vixo. Sounds like it might be either nothing at all or something that can be easily fixed anyway. Hope it's ok.
23/03/2013 at 08:51
Need to apologise to you all for the weather. I stupidly said that as it pished with rain every day of our hol to center parcs in may last year that the weather could not possibly be any worse when we go on Monday. It would appear that someone somewhere is saying "you think?" Bloody hell we are going to freeze- if we get there!
23/03/2013 at 09:05
Haha EF. Hope you make it there. The outdoor hot tub is nice when it's cold sitting out under the stars. Maybe you can spend the whole time in there.
23/03/2013 at 10:11
Have fun EF. hot tub idea sounds fun.

Stupidly stupidly weighed self this morning. ARGH. 7lbs already and I'm only 11 weeks. All this stupid eating to stop puking. Oh the irony. Having a proper panic now though. Please let it not carry on at this rate. I'm totally panicking.
23/03/2013 at 10:18
Brookie could you bin your scales or take battery out and give it to hubby to hide? . Honestly you mustn't worry about it. You've been preg and got back before and you'll do it again. I am getting weighed in kilos by docs which is great as it means nothing. I'm just saying what happens weight wise happens but this is the very last preg and so once I get skinny again I'm skinny for good. I really don't think you shld weigh yourself though. It'll just stress you and there is no need.

No hot tub - banned when preg
23/03/2013 at 10:27
ooh sitting in a hot tub looking at a frosty sky, bliss!!!!
Boo to bench warming, cancelled trips, voms and worry over school screening.
Yippee to fab distances and pace Karen & Anj, school concerts, cheesy films and getting a recall interview MM.
School screening varies from area to area and having a high referral rate could say more about the person doing it!! We do height, weight, vision and hearing on school entry, parents where a 'genuine' prob is detected are very grateful and those where potential probs are later found to be normal or growth issues are raised are less so! Vixo, as you know a simple cold could throw a hearing test and vision tests are not particularly reliable in school settings so no point worrying until you get a proper test.
We have snow but it's ok on the main road so I am thinking maybe a run is possible if I wear offroaders to jump on the verge when necessary.
23/03/2013 at 10:55
Brookie - step away from the scales!! You are growing a baby! Try and relax and let your body do (and eat) what it needs to be healthy.

Happy birthday to S! Not a baby anymore! (Also really like the film knocked up!). My baby was 3 on Wednesday, left Rosie at the childminder and took Mags into London to the aquarium, had a lovely time (forgot how easy trips are with only one child!). I have to make a bumblebee cake for her party tomorrow. Can't believe last year we were in the garden and this year I'm worried about people not making it because of snow! (Although slightly less toddlers wouldn't be a bad thing...).

I'm on the bench too! have been sulking all week but trying to get over it, for my poor hubby and family's sake! The peroneal tendonitis is still there and I also have some strange pain the whole way up my leg if I even attempt to run (like severe shin splints I guess). Physio on thurs was great, I had to take both kids and Rosie screamed throughout so I kept having to hold her and demonstrated why my right side is screwed - due to hip carrying of 1yr old! She has given me lots of posture stuff to do and said I've probably been out of alignment since first baby as I only had a short gap between the girls and didn't do high mileage. Also learning to carry Rosie on my left side. Anyway, marathon is looking increasingly unlikely, no running for 10 days now. I could still do it if I could run by now but still a no I'm just peeved that we still have to go to Stratford as all paid up. Enough moaning, it could be much worse and sorry to Caro, CM, hoggle and anyone else with far more ongoing injuries than me. CC- you give me hope that ill get better though as you sound like you're getting the miles in!
Did a spin class this morning to get some cardio in. Wish I had found my padded cycling shorts though, ouch!

Sorry for me, me, me post.
Hope Eric is feeling better Caro, did he sleep ok?
Camlo had a poorly too? And Anj with the puke! Get well all!

Who was it with a non sleeper? Kinsey? Hope he is improving, can't remember if you were going to try tough love?! Been doing a bit of that with Rosie who has been waking up yelling a few times a night since her cold. She shares a room with Maggie but doesn't disturb her! I left her yelling last night and Mags slept through it! (But if you sneak to the loo anytime after 4am she is straight out of bed).

Karen- great running! Reckon you're on for sub 1:45. I wasn't running that fast in training and did 1:43. Tt, MM - mara training going well too! Impressed with dreadmill sessions MM!
Lotte- glad your niggle was only a niggle. Boo to the boat, must be v frustrating for them.

Interesting about eye sight and hearing tests. Didn't realise they would all get checked at some point. Kind of expecting one of my girls to have astigmatism and/or long sight because of my eyes.

Best go entertain yelling toddler...
Edited: 23/03/2013 at 10:59
23/03/2013 at 16:29

Sonya - sorry to hear you're still out of action, that's such bad luck . So is that Stratford in E London you're going to stay in? That's just down the road from me and Caro - Discovery Centre in Stratford is good for kids if you're looking for something to do while you're there.

I'd love to do a 1.45 half but I only really have one gear so don't think the race time will be much quicker than training. Also, when I ran the route yesterday I stopped my watch every time I had to wait for traffic when crossing the road and reckon that if I hadn't it would have added at least another 4 minutes to my time. Plan is just to enjoy it anyway as there's about a dozen parents from the school all doing it and getting sponsored so it should be a fun day.

This weather is absolutely bonkers! Can't believe it's snowing again and it's nearly April! It's not even fun snow, as not settling here so kids don't want to go out and are driving us potty because they really need to get out and do something. I'm escaping myself for a bit though - heading out layered up now for a slow recovery 4 in it. Bbbbbrrrrrr

23/03/2013 at 16:30

EF - yep, this crappy weather is all your fault . Have a good time at Centre Parks.

23/03/2013 at 17:12
SonyaB we are all a bit poorly but am going to give it a go over Easter when we don't have to be anywhere!

Snap Vixo, Martha is also 91st for height and 75th for weight, they checked eyesight at school too so it was all normal.

Brookie, def don't stress about weight when pregnant. I didn't weigh myself at all with mine as I was massive and I'm so busy running around after them that it didn't take long to get back to normal.

CM good news about running!
23/03/2013 at 18:34
oh sorry EF, didn't think about you not being allowed to use the hot tub, and you can't even console yourself with a glass of wine! Heyho at least you are growing a wonderful baby and not banned for a crappy reason!
Brookie - I think I gained 7lb the day I conceived...... bin the scales and don't worry about things you have no control over for the next few months.
Sonia, day with Maggie sounds lovely but not good about continued bench warming and having to consider deferring the mara.
Karen - hope your run was ok, looked freezing earlier and extremities vulnerable to cold but do you find body soon warms up and then you are still cooking inside?
Kinsey - sending good luck vibes your way. Don't forget to tell her what you are doing at bedtime but keep dialogue to minimum once she is in bed.

Wanted to do a LSR this weekend so set off in offroaders only to find most of the roads were clear by us. Have been reading about LSR's purpose and need to 'run on empty' so apart from a mouthful of snow I had nothing. Did nearly 17 miles in just under 3 hours but knees trashed and I was starving, thirsty and therefore slow as hell towards the end with lack of energy! Hope it worked!
23/03/2013 at 20:26
lol Camlo, I very nearly had a mouthful of snow at end of my intervals on wed, as was dying of thirst, but was only 200yds from house so held on.
23/03/2013 at 21:06
EF - I looked into the hot tub/hot bath in pregnancy thing. It seems to be not recommended because there is a higher risk of you feeling faint or fainting when pregnant if you're in hot water - your peripheral blood vessels dilate in heat, and because of the changes in your circulatory system when you're pregnant, your body isn't as good at adapting as it is normally (it's a risk normally anyway - we quite often have people who come in after fainting on standing out of the bath). I couldn't find any evidence that there was a risk of boiling the baby, or anything like that, after all, there are people who live in very hot climates who manage to grow healthy babies without them ending up overcooked! This is a long winded way of saying that I couldn't find anything sensible to suggest that spending some time in warm water was going to do me or the baby any damage - but be careful when you stand up!!

Kinsey - Isabelle was 115cm and 20kg apparently. She's certainly taller than a lot of her class. You no longer need to be jealous of the baby sleeping - I feel like I've spent more of the last few nights awake than asleep thanks to one child or another!

Sounds like there's been some good running going on. I'm on the bench thanks to a cold and tiredness. I'd like to feel better soon!
23/03/2013 at 21:13
Oooh interesting! I did wonder about why it's a no cos I have hot baths but in truth I don't last more than 15 mins in a bath.

Packing. Need bigger case cos got so many jumpers for us all!
23/03/2013 at 21:21
Get well soon vixo. My cold is nearly better thank goodness.

Random qu - anyone got a quick easy cure for ulcers on the tip of the tongue? Ouch.
23/03/2013 at 21:26

I had Martha up at 4am the night before last - she was excited about an impending play date.  If she tries that again future play dates might go on hold for a while!  

Hubby has gone to Texas for a week, very jealous as its 25c there.  I need some sun!

At least the snow didn't settle today!  Lotte - shame about the boat, the cancelled the major distance men's rowing race of the year on the Thames that was meant to happen today, must be said I think its probably the first time its snowed for the race although I do remember one year where it was scorching hot!

Sonya - hope the injury improves quickly, lugging heavy babies around it def not good, B is over 10kg already!

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