Jane, sounds like a nightmare. I hope you get it sorted. I would make sure you stand up for yourself and try and establish as much contact with them as possible. I know the person has gone away, but maybe reply with a letter stating your thoughts and that you are disappointed that the letter was sent just before the holidays when there is no one to talk to. Work places often get jittery if they sense a maternity returner is getting formal.
Ttid - sorry to hear you are feeling overwhelmed. As Jane said, it's hard enough having your family a decent car ride away (mine are 3 hours on a decent traffic run).
We are putting our flat on the market soon. Bad timing with it almost being August etc but we need to be in by end of Jan! The only place we have to look for places at the moment is Bushey, Herts. Anyone have any info/thoughts on there or other Herts places. We only want what everyone else wants... nice house, 4 beds, decent garden, good schools, quiet street, close to shops/parks/train station etc etc!
Kinsey we have days/weekends like that as well. My 3 yr old daughter can be a champion winger and it can be so draining, esp if the baby is crying too.
Caro - brilliant that you are chez cm
I did my sprint tri today. Wanted sub 1 h 30 and did 1h 24 including a 26.30 5k which I was Pleased with. Its the first time I have felt like I am vaguely running since I started rurunning again. (Ignore the typo, my tablet goes mental sometimes). Really enjoyed it and had a massage this afternoon. Hubby in good books with me today.
Caro, when I was about 20, I dislocated my clavicle and had to have surgery to put pins in to put it back together and my arm was in a sling. I called my car insurance people and they asked me if the doctors had told me not to drive to which I honestly replied 'no'. I guess the fact that I only had one working arm (the one furthest from the gears) meant that they probably thought it was a given that i couldnt drive. Anyway, I did. V stupid and there is no way I would do that now, but I was stupid when i was 20.
Glad you got some physio this morning Caro and it sounds like she could be a good person to talk to.
I am also so glad I am not pregnant. I had babies in Jan and March and I was disgustingly hot throughout winter, god knows what I would have been like with a summer pregnancy! I hope all you ladies are ok.
Sonya, if you need a c section, i recovered pretty quickly after mine and was driving before 6 weeks and most people I know did too. The issue with driving is that you need to be able to do an emergency stop. I called my insurance company and said I was ok to do one and they were fine with me driving. I think I might have said earlier, but if given the choice again (and no more babies for me, i wish i could have had my tubes tied!), i wouldnt hesitate to have a c section. Also, i hope you get the house situation sorted. Try and be philosophical and only get stressed/worry about what you can control. The rest will be what it is.
I had my 3 hours off today as baby Isaac went to the childminder so i went to Richmond park on my bike and did just over 40k. My legs are tired now and I have a race (sprint tri) on Sunday so i will take it easy for the next few days. I sold my Abingdon marathon place today as i had a think about it and it's too soon for me. It's 13 weeks away and I probably would just have got injured but if I made it, I would probably just run a time that i wouldnt be happy with so why do it? I would sooner concentrate on getting a good base, not getting injured and getting my speed back and go for it at Brighton next year.
Talking of wrapping babies up, Isaac has been in a vest day and night for ages. I saw a baby in the park the other day wrapped in a massive blanket and it was 27 degrees. I did wonder if i should say something but the mum was in a big group and looked a little scary...
Ttid - glad you got to put your feet up, even if it meant going to the doctors to do it.
Minks - well done on your race
I hope all you Scots are enjoying the CW games. The first day has been fab.