apparently could see aurora all way down here. Well Essex anyway.
ttid- hope you feel better today, how horrendous to be so sick when pregnant. I have only just started to get over my morning (all day) sickness so would hate to be ill now! Maggie is being so cute about the baby, she tells complete strangers there's a baby in my tummy and has to kiss my tummy every day. Plenty of discussions about how big it is etc, today's was "will it just pop out?" To which I replied "probably! But not too fast I hope!" then she said "it would break your tummy if it came out too fast", she's kinda got the right idea, smart 3yr old
forgot to ask Ttid, have you had diabetes test? Or just following diet anyway? I have now got to be tested as my dad (and uncle, grandad) now has type II. midwife didn't say at what stage it would happen though. (And my dad is fit, stick thin and doesn't like sweet things, in the genes unfortunately)
Pip- I have just added Georgia to my baby names list! No boys names on it... I have met plenty of Margaret's (some known as Maggie) but none of them under the age of 50! Rosie obviously more popular although don't know if many are Rosemary. As others have said I wouldn't worry at all who else has used the name (even simon cowell!) if you like it it'll work.
Funnily Caro, around here I've met Matilda's and Eric's. Really hope your quad sorts itself. Dilemma of whether to run always hard. I am still plodding but being very careful so as to not get problems like last time. Pilates still going to, but think lady will want me to move to a pregnancy one at end of this term (which is on at the stupid time of 11am on Sat, not designed for 2nd/3rd time mums!). Also will stop the running when get bigger to protect my pelvic floor, realised how fragile it is getting again after a coughing fit today
CM, well done on the birthday prep! And gorgeous delivery man so pleased your resignation had the desired response. In general universities are definitely good places to work (my problems are due to being in a male dominated research science division not the uni per se), good for flexible working, holidays etc, pensions are great too!
gosh must stop dossing. Got a birthday party to get the girls to (hard life- eating cake all afternoon while kids play ).
No offence to Tangy and all others who go to McDs! I am most likely unfairly anti-McD's and would not have a go at anyone who goes regularly! (I spend far too much time in starbucks which I know isn't good). And I do know they do salads etc now, but I am a bit hippy about processed un-free range meat and I know my girls would want chicken nuggets or some such so I'd rather get them in a pizza place or café where I can get them pizza/pasta. And its not a calorie thing as my two are skinny so I'm happy with them loading up on fat (and probably too much salt!) when we go out a meal as I'm strict with that at home. (Not strict enough with sugar I have to say though - they eat way too many biscuits/chocolate!). Another random reason I don't like McD's is my only real memories of the place are as a uni student in there at 3am (the one on the Strand for all you Londoners) with drunken blokes eating cheeseburgers and me throwing up in the loos (regularly..).
Oh and my hubby is a sugar/chocolate fiend. He made me laugh/cry on Sunday - Maggie's front teeth sometimes look quite yellow and he worries and brushes them for her. Literally within minutes of worrying about her yellow teeth he was eating one of his wriggly worm sweets (those very long sugar covered jelly things) and he gave one to Maggie! Is he not connecting this with her teeth?! He has loads of fillings and was fed sweets as a kid, I have none and wasn't allowed any, anyone spot a pattern...!
Sorry I'm waffling!
PipG - we just booked Majorca for early June! Its the last year before we're in school hols and wanted to go before I'm too big (I'll be 6months) and very much looking forward to it. Blowing the budget on all inclusive before we are poor with 3! Its got a kids club but only for over 4's so my 2yr old won't be able to go. Has a mini-disco which is essential for both girls And don't wish away your last days off! It'll never be this peaceful again
Minks- can't believe Kit's 7 either! Theyre all growing up aren't they. I've heard good things about the lego movie.
And in winter my long leggings are worn several times before washing too! Sometimes tops/bras. I'm sure I'm now one of those runners people gag at as I go past I've always worn knickers too, m&s standard. And just a bit of shaving goes on with me, trimming too much work! I have very dark hair and there is no way I could make an impromptu visit to the pool without a half hr razor session, especially in winter when I resemble a yeti. Do swim shorts but they don't do the job so bought some of those tri-shorts that go to the knees, very useful in an emergency
That race looks impressive CC! Are you doing the 7day one or the 60hr one?! Glad you had some much needed time out. Fingers crossed the sole inserts make a difference too. Funny how it is something that must've developed recently.
Yep, makeup on a 4yr old is a bit much! I do let Maggie have her nails painted (she got two sets of nail varnish for her 3rd birthday!) but would never let her wear make up, I guess playing with an old lipstick when dressing up is ok but mascara?! And OMG to coke too! My two hate fizzy drinks so wouldn't want it but I would never allow it. I'm also anti-McD's, I know its meant to be better than it was but I still will never take my girls there. We do lots of lunches out though, mainly to pizza express, like to keep them restaurant trained! I think I'm like you too Caro, I have all sorts of grains, millet, bulgur, quinoa etc in my cupboard. I go through phases with them but as hubby does a lot of the cooking he reins it back if getting too healthy/grainy for him Also did a lovely (accidentally) vegan meal last night, Jamies happy cow burgers (15min book), basically mixed beans and frozen broad beans plus spices whizzed in processor then fried. Delicious! As usual we ate the whole 'serves 4' recipe between the two of us Must try them on the girls... Gave them puy lentil Bolognese last week which got eaten!
Vixo- great you had fun skiing! We're desperate to go again but with no.3 coming it maybe sometime! The expense is shocking. a friend went and paid for nanny for her 2yr old, 20euro an hr... that's before her older ones ski school etc etc. I would never forfeit my summer hols for skiing so I think that's how it'll stay until we're mega- rich
Thanks for car info too! I am swaying towards the Alhambra because of the sliding doors. Think it'll be that or the s-max. Reason may end up with s-max is money, seems to be far more cheap second hand s-maxs than alhambras.
Pip- I used to live in Tooting. Mine and hubbys first flat was on Garatt Lane. My first was born at St George's. We're out in Surrey now (renting as its no cheaper out here either!).
JG- hope half term getting better! Sophie sounds hilarious 'got abit carried away' is so grown up
EF (()) does seem so fast. Hope first day was ok and you realise why you like your job. As someone else said, there is no good compromise between work and kids. I am resigning myself to the fact that I will be quitting this job when new baby comes. I already earn negative money due to nanny costs and only reason to continue was if I love it and things would change when Maggie starts school in Sept. But as I'll obviously have another baby so high childcare for 3-4 more years and I don't love my job the decision is obvious! But I am kind of excited about thinking what I might do instead (once the kids are bit older).
Gosh, must go, afternoon of seminars on fibrosis in cardiovascular disease to sit through. Will have to sit by the door because my bladder is already acting like I'm 8 months pregnant not 13 weeks!
Your poor mum Tt, hope she recovers. Sometimes I forget how important health is! My parents are in their mid-60s and still ridiculously healthy, mum does several exercise classes a week and my dad does long distance walking (his wife smokes over 20 b&h a day which my dad seems to put up with!). Hubby's mum on the other hand is only just 60, has severe back problems, constant respiratory infections, depression and is a massive hypochondriac!
CM - hope you get some relief from the pain. Glad J is a happy boy again.
Get well soon Brookie, JG and JT too! Loved the cute photo of George on fb JT
And Caro- hubby loves the name Eric and wants it on our boy list. Don't know if he's seen the news about the cowell baby yet!
TurboT - pleased to hear scans gone well too! Think Max and Maggie aren't far apart in age, Max is late Feb? Maggie is March 20. I will have a larger age gap this time (by 9 months anyway!) and you will have a smaller one! And you will definitely beat me as assume you're having a section? Hope Max is a happier boy today. Does he still nap?! Mags gave that up last summer, she is always exhausted by 6.30pm and sleeps soundly through her sister yelling in her cot until 8.30-9 sometimes. Glad I got them in the same room early on!
I had a question about cars?! We need to upsize of course. Bit of a rush as we need to sell the estate back to Mercedes before it depreciates so already test drove an s-max yesterday and planning to look at Peugeot 5008 and Seat Alhambra. I know Vixo has the Seat, but maybe put off now after recent events! I will have 3 kids in proper car seats (only just put bought M the older age group high back booster seat) and want to be able to put them all on the second row. Don't care if the third row seats are tiny as they'll only be used for v short journeys when granny is staying or giving someone a lift. I know a lot of you girls have a mum bus(!) so any recommendations?! Hubby is distraught at having to get a mum bus but I'm putting my foot down on this one as I need practicality and really don't care what it looks like!
Gosh, already 11.30! Going to sneak out for a run in a mo so must finish some work off!
Quick pop in to say scan went fine. Only one baby(!) and just over 11weeks so they did the nuchal fold -which I have googled and looks in normal range so as long as bloods ok I can stop worrying...! Due date 31st August! Had midwife too so been drained of blood (and my bp was very low 90/60 then I fainted during the third load of bloods, haven't done that in 15 yrs!). Hope all going well for Ttid.