How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Vixo - drumroll please - Benedict slept through for the first time last night (if you count 5.30am as 'morning'!). I persisted with no milk and no picking up, just shushing and patting, going away to my dads was a setback, but over the last few days he was only waking once so hopefully I will be getting a lot more sleep too from now on!
Happy Birthday JT!
Oh Vixo, that's a difficult call, guilt is not a nice feeling anyway, but as mums I think we get double the load!! I would agree that sometimes it does feel it's not worth the hassle/stress but only you will know really. Not a lot of consolation I know!
Interesting your comments about the job you didn't apply for, so very true unfortunately.
Apparently my little 2nd cousin (I think, can't work out the geneology!!) has got something that only two other babies have had in the last 10 years (plenty have had it when older), wow, that is some odds isn't it?
oh cc - how awful for your cousins
well after all my heartache yesterday, emails up till 11pm last night, phone calls from 9am this morning asking me when i would be getting into london as i was so critical to progress and was holding it up by not being here (err... i had to do the school run first), i got here for just before noon, and was then told to go away until 2pm as they were too busy with project planning to talk to me.
been sitting in meeting room with one guy since 2pm and he is on his third coffee break... am NOT impressed
the girl i really need to work with is in reading today. could just have gone there instead and been there by 10.30am. gah. and tomorrow, the guy who did all the shouting at me about being here isn't here anyway. so i am staying over just to meet with the girl who lives in reading, who is coming here tomorrow to meet me. so again - could have done reading!!!
but the good thing is that the female lead (who was as bolshy to me as the bloke yesterday) has kindly cleared her diary for tonight so that there is no need for her (or me) to rush off and we can work all evening...
i need a cup of tea.
oh Christ CM, I would not have been able to feel calm and reasonable about any of that I think!!!
570 miles in one day IS a killer, I've only done it once with the kids and we were all wrecked!!!
Kinsey - progress indeed, and as JT says, now you know he CAN do it ...
New hampster purchased so kids v happy. It's a girl apparently ... anyway it's a caramel colour so it's called Caramela or Carmela - I can't work out which tbh
Just over 7 miles this morning done in the pishing rain but glorious out there now. Hills today and was pleased to feel good on them, better than I usually do anyway.
Funny hearing all about our sand storm epics on radio two travel reports etc. Apparently they had snow ploughs out South of Elgin yesterday to clear the roads (that's where I've just been to buy hamster).
Oh bless Vixo, hope you had that well-earned glass of wine!
Hope you sleep MM, it's the reverse here - I sleep better when hubby is AWAY!!
Totally understand your wobbles, I know I'd feel the same, but thing we need to be optimistic I guess. Just too horrible to think about.
Survived teaching my new pilates class tonight - was sooooo nervous, two ladies I've never met before plus my friend who's daughter babysits for me (but who's been to the mega experienced teacher that everyone else goes to!!!). Went OK I think, but still feeling my way through working out whether people are properly aligned or not!
Also off to bed soon
Just seen on FB that EF is home safely and resting.
Caro my back has improved hugely - no leg or back pain any more and managed a long walk the other day. But I still have most of the muscle weakess. I dont know whether this means that it will slowly improve (nerves take a long time to recover) or stay the same. Hoping hoping hoping it is recovering and can avoid surgery but don't want to stay like this forever either (ankle rolls all the time as the muscles on that side don't work, still limping a bit, can't run etc).
Had a phone call from GP yesterday to find out what DR's I was with in 2002 - ACC (who pay out to cover treatment etc) are looking into a back injury I had in 2002 - mostly likely will try and claim that it was an existing condition and therefore not an accident so they shouldn't cover. Hoping its clear that its not related and frankly it happened 12 years ago!!! I will be seriously annoyed - they try anything to avoid paying out these days.
You hace reminded me CC I need to get signed up to a pilates class - just because my back doesn't hurt now doesn't mean it is miraculously cured!!! I would so come to your class!!
Off to the toy library to exchange toys (this is when working from home is really fab!!) Quiet at work so can pop out and do jobs!
Glad things are improving Hoggle!
MM and Camlo where are you staying?
So according to the friend I am watching on Sunday with we are going to be just before mile 9 on the LEFT. Apparantly you run over a bridge with a red metal bridge to the side of you, then the course narrows and you turn left, and we will be around there somewhere. If I see you I promise to yell my head off! Last yr my friend spotted all the people I was looking for so hopefully she will be as good this yr (frankly I'm crap, my eyes start to hurt!)
Minks, if you're reading this let me know your number so I can yell for you too!
It was OK Camlo. I mainly walked around trying all the different protein and energy bar samples!!!
More mile were there and sweat shop with some good prices. Not much else though tbh, but enjoyed the day out.
Most interesting was a machine you could stand on that printed out loads of stats about your body. I have 14% body fat, only 13% in my core which I thought was my worst bit and I am over 50% skeletal muscle!!
I have to wear a number on my front and back, don't remember that, but there you go!!
Carbo loading started with large bowl of museli, seeds, special K, yoghurt and fruit and a bagel with jam. That must be 150g of carbs, so just another 300 or so to go for today!! My nerves are riotous so not sure now many carbs will be stored tbh as when I'm like this I burn calories like I'm on fire!
Off for a wee 4 mile plod and some strides in a bit once this food has gone down!!!
Caro we are staying in a house in Woolwich in the Royal Arsenal, just east of Greenwich. Only about 10 mins from start but will have to go round to avoid road closures. Eeeek! Great deal at £500 for the 3 nights, I thought for London. It has 3 bedrooms, 1 kingsize ensuite, and 2 with 2 single beds. The owner is moving one single bed in with the other two so grandad has the room with one single. Perfect! Kitchen/lounge etc. Right on the water front so taking kids scooters and has a wee park in the middle of the complex.
wow, MM. you are lean. I think I'm about 30% fat. hahaha.
I doubt it very much CM . I think you would be very surprised...
What was also interesting is that my right arm had 1.5%, thats 5% more muscle than my left arm. I guess thats from carrying kids?
Does anyone recommend a particular 2 wheel scooter? Am just thinking in advance for M's b day, so looked at the micro website expecting there to be an obvious choice but there are loads. The cheapest is the 'sprite' which looks good and robust and is reasonably priced for a b day present, and it lasts to age 12 apparantly, then there are loads more, going way up in price, with names like 'speed' and 'rocket' which sound a bit scary. Also there's the maxi micro which is just a larger version of the mini micro with 3 wheels, but I don't really see much point in that, unless anyone can give me a good reason.
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