Just about to have one whilst watching the Commonwealth Opening Ceremony. . Or shoukd that be
TT - i just decided to take the plunge and go for it! It's tiring but enjoyable and Archie is a tyke!
hoggle. Mountain sounds fab. I'd be there too.
Ef - cool! Mad to think of people buying to tickets to something you can't go to!
another cracking day today! Boys were really good on the whole. Weather was boiling, 29c in the shady lanes home at 5pm! Boys just rolled round in the sea in their wetsuits whilst I sat with George on my knee getting excited by the tiny waves around us. Fab.
Bizarre how these things happen isn't it? Yep Caro, around on and off next week! Big sister down until Thursday am but free apart from that. Would be great yo catch up
tt- I was EXACTLY the same. Did they give you the stats? It's 1:100 failure rate post c section Due to swollen tubes. My GP also said that it can lead to depression in women post birth and she prefers other methods. I would have gone for a coil but not possible having a split uterus so hubby has an appointment to attend!
EF - hols sounds amazing. just my sort of thing and what we get up to in France . Enjoy the Commonwealths. Very envious! Just one thing that occurred to me, why was the big concert in Ed not Glasgow? Wasn't sure if anyone could enlighten me!
hoggle - yay to the good scan!
sonya - George was breech and recovery was tonnes quicker than an emergency and he was quite stuck. (And a third c section). It's very civilised! Have you had lots of back pain? By the end I was beyond uncomfortable with it. I could also tell his head was in my ribcage as he was lopsided. It's not as bad as you think with two already at hone, honest!
camlo - good running! which marathon are you doing?
well survived first night on my own with all three in the caravan! Down in Ilfracombe again in the sunshine. Spent the afternoon on Croyde beach. Lovely! Has tea outside and a glass of wine. Did feel a little concerned I may look like the resident alcoholic with my glass of wine outside on my own!
Aw thanks Camlo. It was pretty hideous earlier but brightened up. We're surviving so far! Boo to black clouds and Archies... Does it help that mine has been hideous this week too? He got carried to school like a battering ram on Thursday as his current game is to try and run into roads . One word for him : reins.
Caro - yay to cycling . Quite a lot of canal path sustrans routes round here. Mostly flat.
Oh the joys of cats CM! Ours is as bad!
Hope you escaped work on time. Enjoy your hols
Caro - hope someone does something sensible soon. If you don't escape to CMs we're going away August 12th for a fortnight
Mm - sadly I'm saddled with difficult/brittle asthma. Retrospectively I've had it all my life but it's now I'm on the right treatment programme that it highlights how bad it is. Thankfully (?!) because it's exacerbated by infection rather than allergies it's slightly more straight forward in that I rarely have an attack for no reason and have the meds on stand by for any flare up (have to have antibiotics and steroids with me at all times). I've been under the consultant for 18 months or so no with no sign of being discharged. Ho hum!
Fit flop- another mum if three here too . I'd avoid speed sessions tbh. They reckon to avoid anything above 7 on a perceived exertion scale of 1-10 in pregnant which I always feel is a good guide. Especially in the first 12 weeks. You will get your fitness back! (My youngest is six months and I'm back and he was a c section).
Right should be sociable. We're at the inlaws this weekend. It's raining as that's all it ever does in Aberystwyth. Excellent :-/
Caro let me know if you make it! I'm only fifteen minutes or so from CM! Would love to catch up again if you have time. Gower is 1.5 hours or so from here but some great places to go. Great news to bring back on your bike .
Minks - was just reading your swimming issues with interest. When you breathe, a good tip can be to start the breath as soon as you see the fingers of the side you are going to breathe with enter the water. Makes sure you hood a good head position in the water too.
Ie. if you're breathing to the right, make sure you have your eyes parallel to the water and as soon as you see the finger tips of your right hand enter the water start to turn your head to breathe. Helps to ensure that your head is facing forward again when you enter the recovery phase .
Have just realised how cheap my childminder is reading Pip's post. £3.60 an hour! And I don't pay for the school hols plus my kids love her. What more can I ask for?
Went to see asthma consultant today. Thought I was on the mend but she's not happy *sigh*. I'm having a drugs regime change to see if things can be improved as I've got too much nighttime waking and daytime use of ventolin. I've now got a steroid inhaler mixed with reliever that is half the dose but now has to be used as my reliever too. Consultant hopes that having an extra blast of steroid when needed may reduce need of oral steroid when infections flare everything up, plus I'm back on the oral medication I had to stop when pregnant. Ho hum. I'd really rather that my difficult asthma went away and started being well behaved!
still was Teds birthday and we had a fab evening. Can't believe he is seven!