How do you get going again after pregnancy?
JG - I'd definitely second CMs idea about a caravan (we do tents instead but if you don't 'do' camping definitely a caravan). Can get to some fabulous locations too.
Woohoo to potty training Sonya - must say potty fairy wouldn't have worked with J but he was a bit lazy so bribery it had to be!! And well done Kinsey with the weaning - hope you are feeling better too? Camlo - glad Archie was just overfed
MM - glad you are getting some progress re the bedtime wetting - I think once they start to get worried then it's good to get some other feedback ... am forgetting how old the twins are now - 6 back in Oct? Look after the niggles though ... I know I do nothing like your miles but I find if I've had a lower mileage few weeks and then just ramp it straight back up againmy body complains a bit!!!
CM - I can definitely see your point re the competitiveness/self-confidence thing - mainly cos I am a bit like that too! My J is very advanced with his reading, spelling etc so that counterbalances his carp handwriting, and he has been quite slow to develop things like the catching and coordination etc but it is all really starting to come together now ... he's a pretty chilled out happy soul but I feel he needs a good confidence boost too - especially all the issues we've had with him and friends at school. I can see your E on the stage definitely
Hope antibs kick in and do something soon CM, I can remember when I ripped all my intercostal muscles earlier in the year with my asthma, they never healed properly until end of the Summer!!!
Vixo ((())), you sound very run down and in need of lots of TLC. Just before I had S I went down with a corker of a cold which turned into sinusitus BUT on the day I gave birth all the sympoms miraculously disappeared ... for that one day ... like my body knew it needed a break!!! Came back full throttle next day and I was desperately trying to work out what drugs I could do while bfeeding!!!
ummm - I think I needed to take notes ... Lotte - 5.30 IS anti-social, but then it's no lighter at 8am than it is a 5am so what's the difference ... shortest day tomorrow. to suspected appendicitis though, hope they come to a resolution soon ... and yay to the snip ... wish I could convince my husband ... I know at this stage (and age) I couldn't cope with another one!! Was reading Schools League Tables for Scotland in that quality read The Mail today and it looked like Shetland had the highest performing Academy/Secondary schools
Well I did five miles this morning along the coast, in what felt like twilight at 9.30am - it feels like something has sucked all get up and go from my legs, so wierd when they were fine last week! But job done and most of Christmas stuff done.
Have minor heart palpitations though after paying for next terms swimming yesterday and school dinners today too.
CC - am trying not to think of the start of term costs yet as at the beginning of September spent probably close to £500 on school lunches, guitar lessons, cello lessons, ballet lessons and a couple of after school clubs for the term. God help us once Anna and Issie start music lessons too - these musical kids are gonna bankrupt us!
I don't think I'm competitive at all, certainly not when it comes to sports as I was always rubbish at all sports at school and my running is more about challenging myself than trying to beat anybody else. Think it is important for kids to understand competition though and more importantly to know that you can't always be good at everything or a winner all the time. There's a girl in Issie's class who without fail will cry at every party we go to because her parents will always let her win at home at everything and she hasn't learned that life lesson yet. Doesn't matter if it's pass the parcel, music statues whatever, she'll always burst into tears. Mean mummy that I am I never let her win when she's been invited to Issie's party ... well, she's got to learn! Lily has started at running club this term, we've encouraged it but not pushed her into it and she's really enjoying it. She's not the fastest in the club but she's really keen to try and improve and I think that's great that she's working towards a goal without just desperately wanting to be the fastest at all costs.
Vixo - at 39 wks pregnant with the lurgy you're entitled to feel sorry for yourself. Hope little one stays put until you're feeling a bit brighter.
Sonya - well done on the potty training, although doesn't really sound like much training was needed in the end. Nappy fairy sounds like a great idea.
MM - the bed wetting thing is so difficult isn't it. As I mentioned before, I've had similar issues with Issie but she's doing pretty well at the moment and on the times when she hasn't quite made it through the night (which is only once or twice a month at the moment) she hasn't actually flooded the bed, just let a little squirt go in her pj's so the bed is still dry. Seems to me that the change is that her body is now just more aware of when she needs a wee and is finally waking her up. Wish I had an explanation to share as to how it happened but really we didn't do anything. Talking about it with somebody who knows about these things bound to help though.
Lotte - 5.00am start? Mad, mad woman! Hope your sis is okay and home and well for Christmas.
JT - a trip to the theatre with a class full of kids doesn't sound like it's ever going to be a breeze, sounds like a nightmare to me. Well done on surviving it.
I so need to go for a run tomorrow, department lunch yesterday and loads of choc, cake and biscuits in the office means I'm feeling totally blobby. Right, signing off with some santa smilies as they're really cute ..
Phew - mega sweaty after a HOT run this morning!! Furthest (furtherest?!) I've done so far (in a long while) but man I felt slow and heavy!! Need to shift a couple of kilos - oh good CHristmas should help with that - not! ITB twinging at my knee so must stretch stretch stretch! Confirmed yesterday that my old running buddy (we started running together and did the Berlin marathon together) is coming out with her hubby for their honeymoon in late Feb. She wants us to go for a run togetehr so that's the motivation I need to push myself a bit harder (she's doing Portsmouth marathon this weekend so WAY fitter than me!!). Lots of work to do before then! I found a summer series of 5k races to do but hubbys days changed and now he works Sundays so that rules them out!
Hope all the poorlies are getting better - esp you Vixo!!! Drag in everyone you can to do the childcare and rest rest rest!
M's last day at daycare today. Managed to get fudge made yesterday for teachers and her babysitter. Had a few moments of why the hell am I not just buying a box of chocolates like everyone else!! Tonight we are going to the Festival of the Lights in Pukekura Park (Anjelicals you might have heard of it!). I'm so excited, its meant to be amazing!! Doesn't start til 8.30pm so will put M to bed and then wake her up - she will love it and doesn't matter if shes a bit tired tomorrow.
Right, suppose I should do some work - last day (excluding a skype team meeting tomorrow morning). YAY!!!
Hey, hugs to all who need them, I'm coughing too and bought myself some 'adult medised' today - some night chesty cough stuff - after staying awake coughing a lot of last night. I hope it works! Vixo I esp feel for you being unable to take anything.
I saw the consultant podiatrst today and he was very nice. He reckons I have a physical leg length discrepancy, and that my right leg is longer than my left. He certainly didn't think my feet were terrible in the same was that the evil osteopath did - honestly the way she went on you'd be surprised I can actually walk! So he has referred me to the orthotics dept, for which another wait of 5-6 wks, but that's ok, given that I'm not actually running at the moment anyway. He's given me some calf stretching exercises to do, that involve a bread board and a telephone directory, rather than the usual hang your leg off the back of a step. So we shall see, and in the meantime it does feel a bit better, and I'd say at the moment I'm having more good days than bad days.
Still waiting to have job details confirmed, annoying having to wait so long as even thoight the childminder is my friend and has said she will have eric no matter what, she still needs to know the details and I feel bad being unable to tell her. Also I want to know! It still doesn't really feel real that I'll be going to work again i under 4 wks.
am off to visit my friend tomorrow who decided to bike work in the ice and fell off and broke her arm ... am sure you will be fine RF. I had the bone/head/muscle ache thing going on Sunday afternoon into evening (along with the extreme nausea) really not nice.
It is 7 that they decree bed-wetting is a problem. I agree with Karen that generally they do seem to 'grow into' it, I also think it's something to do with specific hormones having to kick in too, hence I guess it's considered a problem come 7. I know with J that he definitely just grew into his bladder capacity ... was nearly six by then, and then it was fine.
Goodness JT, definitely 2013 is to be your year of health (())
Hoggle, I can clearly see that working from home is definitely not being enjoyed!!! So weird hearing about your summer weather.
Oh TT, that's horrible for you and your mum. Hoping the antibs kick in for her quickly so things can settle back down. Is she at the 'happy' hospital or the other one?
Definitely needing some healthy vibes for all for 2013 I think!!
oh TT how awful. . hope she feels better soon x
Oh dear, so many poorlies...I can't help but feel like a ticking time bomb waiting to come down with something. L's best friends brother has chicken pox so we are waiting to see if anything comes of that as she spends a lot of time with the family.
TT - I hope your Mum has a speedy recovery and gets decent treatment this time round. No it isn't fair, but stay happy for her, hoping everything gets better for her.
JT - next year MUST be your year health wise. My mum gets labyrithitis and is very poorly with it.
Caro, glad the back seems to be improving. My osteopath winces everytime I walk into his clinic as if to say "oh god what a mess" Hope the orthotics help.
Hoggle - we went to the festival of lights last year!! It was brilliant and well worth keeping L up for. I remember the swan boats all lit up on the lake. V envious of your warm run and sitting in the sun, but it is so nice to feel cold and christmassey this year.
RF - you'll be fine with your 24 MB thing... when is it?!
Jealous of all the partying going on...no drinking and partying going on here, although we are going to tea with Santa at the local garden centre this evening...rock and roll!
I've decided to call it a day on running this pregnancy, or at least cut it back a lot to maybe 1 run a week. My back has started tweaking and I just feel a lot heavier. So cross training at the gym it is. I'm already missing my daily dose of fresh air. Only 8 weeks to go!!
Hope all the poorlies start feeling better.
Oh TT. Massive hugs for you (())
The main issue here is that Josh is worried by it and its upsetting him not his age per se. I wouldn't worry but he is getting very upset by it. His brother takes the mickey out of him and so does his sister when she has a dry nappy and he doesn't. We stay with friends and their kids quite often and they all have to share rooms so this is when it's becoming an issue as Josh is constantly trying to hide his pull-up and feels so upset if he has wee'd in it. Hence the call to the HV and the school nurses. For now they will monitor his urine production and bladder capacity. Take it from there really. If he suddenly stops during this time then fab but I feel we need to start helping the poor wee man a bit now...
Sophie's 2nd nativity at nursery today. A few tears this morning but all very cute and lovely. Off for a 15 mile swim now. Wish me luck!!
I often run at 5.30-5.45 but mostly wait until 6am. 5am is way too early, thats back to BF baby days!! My lot all generally sleep to 7am and beyond especially at the mo. Although S up at 6.30 today needing a wee. Dry pull-up for her this morning .
Right must go and get on with this...
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