Caro, that does sound nice. Good to get away from it all.
TTid - definitely make the most of the peace House is looking great!
Camlo - sounds like you're more than entitled to drop a few balls, working those kind of hours! Hopefully a bit more of a restful time coming up?
Tangy - must be really frustrating to not see the results of your hard work more quickly. (())
operation train for 10k is going well! Five miles yesterday with some threshold intervals of 5 mins, and a 2.5 mile off-road recovery run today. Hopefully will be able to haul my bum out of bed tomorrow for a few steady miles before we head off for a night away Some friends have invited us to the evening party of their wedding and so we thought we'd make a mini break out of it. We're staying in the hotel where it's being held (the only way we could do it with the kids) so I am going to party and Ben is going to sit in the hotel room with beer, lol.
I seem to have one hungry baby on my hands! Today at lunch she had two cubes of sweet potato and broccoli, mixed with two spoons of baby rice, followed by pear purée. Then at tea she ate a whole banana!!!! Bless. Not sure I am too keen to see the nappy tomorrow though
Oh. TT, I would be crying too That is so sad, especially to think of it happening in a place you would expect to be safe. Life is cruel sometimes. Agreed on the medical insurance - that is one thing that puts me off about the US.
Brookie - great news on the GP. It makes such a huge difference if you have one who is understanding Yes, I am leaving work for now at least. going to make the most of my time with Giovanna while she is little. I am not ruling out going back at some point, but not to teaching. My hair is dark and I want it to stay that way! Can't be doing with the stress.
Have had a nice couple of days with Ben off. Went to the zoo yesterday and have been at Mum and Dad's today for Dad's 65th. All the family were there (17 for tea!) so it was a bit crowded but it was lovely to see everyone all together. Ben's dad is here for a bit tomorrow to measure up for some building work we are doing in the garden and he might treat us to lunch as well
LOL Pip, I did that with kg too!! Got down to pre preg weight a while back but want to lose another 8lbs or so to get to my happy racing weight
the house is really getting there now, TTid! So exciting for you all.
Operation weaning is going well. Have managed to drop one feed completely as of today - Prior to that she was having solids and then a bit of boob after. The rest of the time is still all boob. Tried giving her a bottle with some cooled boiled water in yesterday but she was having none of it - she just won't do bottles!! However - and I am SO relieved! - I gave it to her today in a free flow beaker and she took it! Yay. So hopefully she will be fine to have EBM in a beaker when she goes to nursery It is only for seven weeks while I serve out my notice though. She is down to do three days but I am still finalising my hours. Hopefully I may be able to work two full days.
Run went well today - 7.5 miles (hilly - it all is round here!). Did 10k in 68 mins - v slow, but I am hoping that with a few more weeks to train, a much less hilly course (race is flattish) and the adrenaline I might get close to the hour mark.
Welcome SOS Would echo advice about core stability. It is surprising how quickly and spectacularly pregnancy and birth zaps it! sounds like you're doing really well after just 9 weeks though - you'll be racing again before you know it What is your LO called?
Evil session done today. 8 x 400m reps at faster than 10k pace on dreadmill. Hope it has the desired effect!