Hideous night last night - started with ridiculous bedtime antics from M. Then hubby coming in and waking me up when he went to bed then snoring so loudly I moved to the spare bed in M's room. Baby kept me awake for ages then M woke up with a cough and then demanding soft toys I couldn't find - GRRRRRR
However it is a GLORIOUS sunny day here and I have bought myself strawberries to eat and not share with anyone!
One thing I was thinking reading your last post CM is that you should feel very proud that J is willing and able to tell you what is going on with the bullying. Many kids his age wouldn't and it would come out in other ways. He obviously trusts you a lot.
Hang in there CC! I can't remember - the house you end up going with bigger/nicer? I know you were choosing from a couple! I'm dreading moving from here - although its not going to happen any time soon!! PAcking to move from the UK to hear was hideous and that didn't involve any furniture - was more a case of what to throw or keep. I hope hubby is in top packing mode on Friday for you!
Not getting much work done today - whoops! Will of course bite me on the bum by the end of the week! Been having a long chat with one of the other trustees for the Toy library - our chair wants to step down and the rest want me to take over. I know I could do the role and to be honest (and without meaning to sound big headed) I am probably the best option but hold on I'm having a baby in 7 weeks!!! I am refusing as I know it will be too much. I can manage my grants officer role and general trustee duties because I can do grants stuff in my sleep as I do it for work but chair is a different kettle of fish and as I have to go back to work after 7 months this time I don't think juggling everything would work then either. Feel bad but I have to do what works for us.
Oh CM that is really horrible! I can't believe any mother would fall for - I fell on him with my mouth open! Says a lot about cunningness that a kid would even say that I think. Keep on at the school - they are on hand when it happens in the day and saying 'but he's not fat' is not acknowledging the problem let alone dealing with it.
Had a horrible afternoon/evening with M yesterday. Completely wobbly about not being allowed to do something (cycling around outside in slippers as she was scuffing the toes constantly) morphed into meltdown about anything and everything. Tried really hard to be patient etc but so frustrating, later followed by refusing to eat pretty much any dinner and the predictable 'I;m hungry' at bedtime and accompanying mucking around. Need a new approach as its really annoying me. I have way less patience than usual (blaming pregnancy) so need to find a better approach because I don't fancy every evening turning into a battle.
What an epic journey back from your race Lotte - sorry you didn't get the result you were after, I guess all the travel etc places added pressure on achieving your goals.
Brookie meant to say well done to you as well - is that your 3rd marathon in a short space of time - I think you walked one as well didn't you? Legs will be well overdue a rest now!
Hugs to everyone with black clouds at the moment - what ever your reasons (or if you don't even know the reasons) it is never easy. Take care of yourselves xx
Pretty good weekend here, managed to afternoons to myself so lots of sleeping so am feeling pretty good now. Midwife this morning and am measuring small so am having a growth scan at some point. Midwife wasn't concerned though so should be fine. Was gutted as it appeared that I had lost my expensive rain jacket while away with work but it has turned up at head office so am very pleased - was not excited about replacing that!!
On tenterhooks at the moment as hubbies 90 day trial period ends in just over a week. His boss is a nightmare and he has been really worried that he won't get kept on. He's really moody and a terrible communicator (boss not hubby) so has been pretty rough but they had a good conversation last week so am hoping that has cleared things up. Hubby says he's still not certain he'll be kept on so am keeping fingers tightly crossed!! If he does he will start looking for another job soon anyway as the boss is such hard work but far easier to do that from an existing job rather than no job! I would just like him to have a consistent job that brings in enough money so we are ok while I'm on maternity leave!!
Getting absolutely no work done today - totally lacking motivation - oh well tomorrow is another day!