How do you get going again after pregnancy?
hope we've been kind to you in south wales, camlo. chilly day today. just been outside with the coloured ice marbles we made. kids kicked them round, smashed them, and then J made a potion of them with rainwater, mud, moss, leaves, sticks. typical boy!
had the pleasure of bottling up J's poo this morning. omfg, how i boaked. no idea why really as thought i was immune to poo after 2x reusable nappies. suppose it's been a while, and there's something about poking and prodding it to get it into a narrow tube that makes you heave. E was asking me question and I was heaving, and she was saying 'pardon, Mummy. i don't understand what you are saying'.
she woke me up at midnight last night complaining of a sore neck. it's either a sore neck or sore ear every night she stays at mine, so i'm thinking it's her mattress. she's in a cotbed still and the mattress was q cheap. so today i bit the bullet and we went and chose her a new single bed. yikes! last of the baby things is now going as i have sold all my reusable nappies on gumtree and now her cotbed will be going too... she has chosen a cream, metal framed-bed with swirly bits. really not my cup of tea, but i don't have to sleep in it!
she's off playing with the neighbour's grandkids again, while J and I chill out. we've been out lopping some of the bushes down a bit and now he's reading some of the library books we picked up this morning. his reading has come on a right treat suddenly - he's now reading everything and anything to himself, which is amazing given that at the end of reception, i wasn't even sure he could read anything and thought he was just guessing based on the shape of some of the words and the pictures!
oh god now you tell me camlo!! no - i filled the whole bloody thing up. was shoving it down into the tube and it was squirting back up again. hahaha! shall know for next time!
know the bit of the m4 you are talking about and yes - it is motorway through houses. like that in places here too!
JT - I have a tacx satori. No expert but it seems good to me, I use it in the living room, its not silent but not too bad. Well done on entering the cycle, go girl! Good luck with the potty training.
RF - try an iron supplement. http://www.pfitzinger.com/labreports/iron.shtml is a interesting article. I really struggle to get on top of my iron (ferratin) level, when I first got it checked it was 5, had got it up to 12 but not been tested for a few months. Think its really low just now as this weekend I have just felt shattered and palpitations are back, even when I have been lying in bed which has never happened before! I have ferrous sulphate tablets from the doc to take 3x a day but it is hit and miss whether I remember. You could try the spatone satchets you get from Boots, kinder on your stomach, you just add to you OJ.
Eww to the poo CM. Hope you get to the 'bottom' of the bug, poor wee J.
Camlo, you make the most of the kiddi free days, try to squeeze in some r&r if you can!
Great to hear from Bog Baby and hope you find a race to suit,
Off for me run, lacking motivation today, blowing a total hoolie out there
Lotte, you should put a reminder in your phone or something re. taking your tablets. If your iron is that low it's probably not good to forget to take the tablets. Have to say my motivation tends to suffer a bit when the wind is howling outside. Hate, hate, hate wind. I have been known to shout and swear at it Doesn't stop it from howling but makes me feel better!
Hoggle, LOL at swimming lesson. K is like that - full of confidence in the pool in Spain last year, leaping off the side without his armbands on, head constantly underwater ... fast forward to Saturday's swimming lesson, in which he refused to jump in off the side in case water went up his nose! On holiday he would always hold his nose when jumping in, but they don't let them at swimming. He won't use the float without a woggle either at the moment. Hopefully his confidence will return - he has only had 4 lessons so far.
CM, PMSL at your description of trying to fill a tube with poo! You only need a smear!
Camlo, good for you taking your opportunities like that! I don't have any offroad shoes so it was far too slushy/icy/mucky to run outside yesterday. Annoyingly a lot of the route I planned to do was completely clear, it was just the first 2-3 miles closest to our house that were really bad. The road leading to the next area of any housing is about a mile and not used much for walking, so it always takes forever for the snow to go along there. It gets kicked up off the road by cars though and sits in piles along the pavement, which when it freezes/starts to melt are pretty difficult to run on. The last time it snowed a couple of weeks ago I headed out at around the same stage for 7 miles and it was just unproductive and frustrating - had to walk sections, some sections that looked like icy ended up breaking easily and soaked my feet and had to keep crossing and re-crossing roads to find the least treacherous stretches. Decided yesterday to cut my losses and used the treadmill in a gym up the road, which one of the mums at school had told me about. You can pay per session rather than having to be a member so ideal for times like this. 10.7 miles on the treadmill was a bit soul-destroying but the time passed quicker than I thought it would and not a wet foot in sight!
JT, you crazy lady! That's a long way to cycle! And good luck with the potty training!
Had a pancake-fest last night. Got all the batter etc. ready before I collected Kit from school, as he's mostly interested in the toppings rather than preparing the mix. Then cooked some as soon as we got home from school - he had two with banana, squeezy honey, sugar and ice-cream I had lemon juice and sugar on mine. Then more for dessert after tea I think it's fair to say we were pancaked out! Don't know where K puts it all - he demolished a huge plateful of spaghetti bolognese in between the two sittings of pancakes! He is such a good eater now, all that time I spent worrying when he was about two and wouldn't eat anything but toast!
Just popped in to see if any sign of Anj......any news?? Going to York tonight till Sun, so trying to pack, plus meet a friend for coffee, plus parents evening before we go tonight (eek, not looking forward to it!) plus school cake sale at pickup time - etc etc (or in Lotte's case, multiply it by 6!)
Happy baby is back, guess teething has stopped for now.
Panic this morning as garmin wouldn't turn on! Seems to be ok now. TT I am now onsessed woth the tri 2013 thing so have to record every footstep It's good though - I only had 1/2 hr lunch at work yesterday but I went out and walked a mile, which I wouldn't have done otherwise.
Hoggle that is totally what Ian has - if it doesn't go away soon then I would push for an MRI. He is still waiting for his referral to a surgeon, not sure if he'll go down the surgery route but would be nice to talk to someone. He starts pilates with my teacher in the beginners class next week!
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