Vixo - I remember at Nicky's 2 year review the HV reckoned he was hardly saying anything, but she came when he'd just woken from a nap and was a strange woman so I knew better! His speech wasn't (and still isn't) as good as Sophie's but they all get there in the end.
TT - I feel your frustration re weight loss, I am the same, but I know I just eat too much. I've no idea how many calories I eat but I do know from past experience that I hardly need to eat anything to stay slim really, it's just that I love food and am now around it a lot while I'm at home . I'm currently just trying to eat my meals and only snack on something like a breadstick and houmous if I'm really hungry, although obviously that's gone out the window today! I definitely rely on that comfort feeling of being full, so I am also trying to remind myself that I will not die if I don't eat constantly .
My sis and fiancé left today though they'd been staying in an Ibis, but was nice to see them. They're getting married at the end of August so brought a lovely green bridesmaid dress for me to try on - was worried I'd look a blimp but I just need to flatten my stomach a bit and otherwise it's really floaty and flattering.
Tea nearly ready so better go and sort that out. Ridiculously grumpy still, I don't seem to be getting a period this month - that should be a blessing with a coil but for me it's a nightmare .
First riding lesson in 4 years yesterday though, was fab and I even remembered the things I'm supposed to do with my body! Inner thighs complaining today .
Mother ok so far but she just makes me grumpy the whole time, hey ho. More later possibly.
You will be fine EF! Deep breaths and remember all your positives . Good luck!
Caro - your holiday sounds very similar to ours in Norfolk last Easter, wonderful cottage, I could have easily stayed another week. So peaceful! Glad you're enjoying it.
CC boo to forgetting to confirm, I am doing things like that all the time at the moment, I don't know what's wrong with me! just booked Sophie a riding lesson next Tues then realised my mum will be here and probably catching her train home around then!
The cats are looning around the house - good to hear them playing and not having little waving paw fights .
Sophie entered a competition on Kidstart to win 2 Hotel Chocolat eggs - she designed her dream egg along with around...3 other entrants...and 4 won...hmm! She's delighted, we're just negotiating rewarding her with something else so we can keep the posh choc eggs! Oh and Nicky got his place at the same school Sophie's at, and he's at nursery at, so that's all good .
Got a grotty cold from somewhere, it's most annoying and I think Nicky has got it and now Sophie. I just hope it's gone by the time my mum arrives on Friday or we'll never hear the end of it if she gets it! Still no pox...2 weeks on Friday since Sophie started with it...
Welcome soswalker! Sound advice from TT, definitely core and pelvic floor muscles. I was given a leaflet by the hospital which was basically what TT describes, though I used to do them in bed at night and often nodded off halfway through . I bet if you search on YouTube there'll be a postnatal workout of some sort?
Hope the marathon runners have had a good run! Probably a bit warm in this sunshine, but there's a strong breeze up North, not sure if it is in London.
I did my first speed workout today, prescribed by the physio on Friday. 5ish mins jog then 5 mins fast, 1 min rest then another 5 mins fast, then 10 min jog. Hip ached by the end but doesn't seem too bad since I got back. Getting a bit annoyed/frustrated by my running buddies making constant requests for me to do races when I clearly can't ! I know they mean well but I just sound as though I'm making excuses all the time.
Anyway, banana bread smells as though it's done Enjoy the sunshine!