Welcome and congrats to flipflop! I'm nearly 8months pregnant with no.3, did continue running but had to shorten distances due to pelvic girdle pain, I'm now just feeling too heavy (and hot!) so only doing a bit of bootcamp for core strength, although still intending to go swimming..!
I have been confirmed as big by the midwife, but not enough to worry them (except worries me who doesn't think my stomach can stretch any further!) and very frustratingly she thinks baby is breech. I think shes right as baby feels v different from last time. So I'm booked in for a scan in a week to have a look. Fingers crossed it has moved as last thing we need right now is a c-section. House buying/selling still all up in the air...
Enjoying being in my air conditioned lab today, was getting mighty hot down in surrey last week! I was very grumpy with the girls on several occasions just because I was too hot, and had my first experience of hugely swollen feet/legs! Not that I had time to rest them, especially with hubby at the cricket all yesterday too. Anyway, not moaning really as I do love the hotter weather!
Pip - well done on park run! Was it the Lambeth 'county' show?! I remember it well Was down your way meeting old nct friends in wimb park. Went to the water park bit and of course it was chaos, really struggled to keep track of the girls. Think it was you asking about mortgages and mat leave? New regs mean everything is much harder but if you're already got a return date set and then will have full pay it shouldn't be a problem, will probably involve extra phone calls. We pushed our recent mortgage app through just before I had officially told the uni I was pregnant. Bit cheeky but saved a lot of hassle (although was still a huge palaver about my fixed term contract - like they had never heard of one before?!).
Camlo- wow to 13miles! In what I assume was hot conditions! Hoped it helped with the black clouds.
Ikkle- well done to you too, nothing to be sad about surely. Can't wait to say I've done a run of even one mile again!
Caro - hope things are getting sorted by now. Must be so, so frustrating not to be able to make plans. Well done on the bike rides though
Right, best go do some work while I'm still being paid Have to take yet another day off this week (for Rosie's peanut challenge- hours of sitting in hospital with a 21/2 yr old - joy), so that makes it only 8 days left til I leave for ever. eek!
Been thinking just the same Ttid, why do these things happen when having a baby! Or is it bound to happen if you have enough . Hope your house build is going ok? My hubby definitely isn't keen on the mum bus! Funny how I was allowed to buy this one in my name and he owned his flashy estate
Olympic distance tri is 1500 swim, 40km cycle and 10k run. Tough cookie distance!
Well done Camlo! Olympic is tough! Ironman next then?
And well done to Ted JT, love proud mummy moments Leave the housework, far better things to do while little ones sleep (telly, internet, hot coffee).
Haven't been on for a while and don't think I've said well done to CC either! Amazing as always, I am definitely feeling inspired to get into longer distances some day (once all my babies are older!).
Hoggle- cake looked great! Lovely that she enjoys the farm and grandpa so much. Your trips to the farm sound idyllic! Sorry about the car though, never what you need.
Caro- lovely that you're feeling so much better! Guessing sleep has improved too? Did you do ok with both kids on your own? Good idea to try out some headwear now so feel prepared, hubby will get better at commenting too Im sure
I'm not running anymore I generally feel fine but my bump is so huge that it hurts straight away if I break into run. Still doing bootcamps (minus the sprints) and when possible going to gym to use the recumbent bikes but feeling less stressed about keeping it all going now. Eating for more cake too!
Nice weekend with my dad and his wife staying, they did Hampton court flower show Thursday then hung out with us. They were almost helpful and played with the girls more than last time! So generally pleasant time had by all!
House situation heading towards worse case scenario, our buyer for our flat pulled out at last min so we need to start again putting it back on the market. Means we're very likely to lose out on buying where we are now as landlord needed it done this month. Luckily two of the tenants we have in our flat have stayed and are paying us on a week by week basis so at least we're getting some money in to pay our rent at this end! But very good chance we'll be homeless soon. Hubby is dealing with the major stresses while I just try and keep my blood pressure down!
Finally got myself a mum bus on weekend. Ford smax in the end. Really wanted my sliding doors Sharan or Alhambra but finances wouldn't stretch to it so got a secondhand smax. Hubby's beloved merc estate going next week. But he did already appreciate the smax as meant we could all go out plus grandparents at weekend rather than be stuck near home. And its so big we could probably live in it if necessary
Forgot you were racing CC! Good luck! Looking forward to report
thanks for all label tips, knew you would all be a great help! had a suspicion that iron on ones weren't the best idea. They need to leave wellies etc at school so hard wearing sticky ones would be great. And I already have some fabric pens somewhere. There was actually an advert for mynametags.com in the school pack so I'll look them up. And great tip to only put surname! I may be putting 3 kids through some of this stuff.
and thankyou for reassurance I will survive school run with toddler and newborn in tow! I know I'll manage somehow, as we all do!
caro- pleased you have abs, even though sounds a v painful way to find out you need them! Hope you enjoy a weekend of partying
hubby gone out to local beer festival with my sis and BIL. I don't mind as kids in bed and I get to eat trash and watch trash all on my own. Poor hubby deserves to go out, work is stressful and house sale getting worse, our buyer has announced, after doing survey, that she wants 50k knocked off price!!! We said f*** off of course! It is a 150yr old masionette that obviously needs some work but it isn't falling down! If she does pull out though it may mean our landlord cannot wait for us to find new buyer and won't sell us this place, meaning we'll get given our 8weeks notice..... Trying not to panic and being very positive in front of hubby but I really could do with some beer too!
right off to heat up random freezer stuff for my dinner then demolish some more of the two kilos of strawberries we picked this morning (covered in the kids squirty cream and chocolate syrup - nom!!!)
Caro, that would be so good to have running psychologist! Sorry to hear of all your pains, hope you get more sleep, more bowel movements, less pain and less stiffness! And as for coping with Eric, I can hardly cope with my 21/2 yr old and I haven't just had a major op!
ttid, great to hear scan good, and baby in good position! arent weight estimates always way out?! My bump is all forward and I'm measuring big (by the good old tape measure method though, not scans). Baby is lying transverse which I'm sure is adding to my ongoing ligament pains and is kicking so much it is already painful!
Is your house not going to be finished then? Can you stay where you are for time being? Our house sale/purchase still ongoing, causing stress for both of us and arguments (would rather be arguing about baby names!), plus car issues, Rosie's endless hospital appts and no leave left. Obviously not on the same league as building a house or having mastectomy but i do wish I could have a g&t or two!
maggie had session with her new school class Tuesday, was all very sweet and she was so confident so no worries there. She'll start on 17th sept so ill def have popped in time. Talk from head teacher about how anxious we probably all are about everything. I really am fine though... Should I be stressed about her starting school?! I now have uniform list so can get ordering and know when she starts... Only stress is how ill get out the house on time with newborn and Rosie in tow. Did want to ask you experienced school mummy's for name tag tips?! Iron on? And guess I need stickers too for bottles, wellies etc?
CM- nightmare week!! Universities are a different world from private sector!
minks- love the whinging toy boy! Agree that supporting him at an ironman would surely involve listening to a hell of a lot of whinging
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hoggle - hope day got better and you didn't go back to bed!
good training Camlo
belated bday wishes to CC! Hope a peaceful weekend is coming your way.