Yay to sleeping in new house Ttid. And to super sleepy baby no such sleepiness here but I forgive him as he's so cute at 2am
thanks for all comments about abs, you girls are great for advice and sharing same experiences! I am definitely taking it easy, ie doing no exercise other than walking and holding my stomach in! I probably am overdoing it just because of being busy with the kids and my lower back is hurting but can't really do anything about it. I might try a few pelvic tilts too then but nothing else til I see gp, thought I'd wait til 6wk check to book physio too but not sure I can wait that long! Great to know you have all recovered and despite separation lotte is a superstar runner who looks awesome as do the rest of you slim mummies. pip - I was flat as a pancake too, within a week with no.1 and a year with no.2, although with loose skin so despite having clearly defined abs (how I miss them now!) if I bent over the skin would hang hideously. Obviously I wouldn't change my family for the world but it is sooo hard to accept a changing figure.
pip- definitely with the whole packet of biscuits thing! I decide in the morning to have a "good" day but by the afternoon I end up buying one of those 5 packs of smartie cookies and eating them all. just bought two packets of Maryland cookies yesterday because they were on offer. I'm like those people on secret eaters, if you put a camera in the kitchen you'd see me quietly opening the biscuit tin while the kids are watching telly But is getting me down and is worsened by people saying how quickly I'll bounce back and be at bootcamp/running by next week etc. sorry for self pity. Will go now!
oh, just remembered something! Caro - my dad has diabetes, recently diagnosed (at 65). He is as thin as a rake, long distance walker and doesn't eat sweet things - except the odd crumble! But my uncle and grandpa also had it and unfortunately looks like its genetic so I may get it too. He controls it through diet and did laugh when he was sent to a diabetes management class full of overweight men. Funny who gets it as hubbys dad is several stone overweight....
Hi all, been a while since I've posted but definitely been reading! Throughout the night during the endless night feeds so keep up the posting girls!
Luke is three weeks today and I've just survived my first week alone! i know it's only midday Friday but as long as I remember to get Maggie from school and vaguely feed them then I'll call it a success baby is asleep in car seat and Rosie is "sleeping" upstairs, I've had a peaceful lunch of homemade beetroot soup and bread. Cake time soon
cm - so sorry about your friend, hope work is going ok today.
Ttid - so exciting about your house! It looks lovely and you must be so looking forward to it. We move in two weeks! Only another rental and we have no money to pay for it(!) but I'm still excited! CC - did you sort out which new rental to take on?
lotte- awesome running! Can understand the nerves for the 10k. I'm not your level but when I have done 10k s I get very nervous! Did my best ever this time last year of 43min something. Not sure I'll ever better it so may not do any more 10ks
caro - glad you're holding up ok. Love the new shoes! Nom to the muffins too. hope your mum is ok and no annoying you from afar!
hoggle - not good to feel so tired when pregnant. When do you start mat leave? A long way away I assume? Try and rest up and don't worry about M, lots of relaxing to get her in front of TV counts as quality time!
interesting discussion about sweet drinks at school etc. had my first experience of this kind of thing already with Maggie. She came running out of school on Wed with a milky bar as it had been someone's birthday and the whole class got chocolate from him. I did let her eat it as she saw everyone around her eating theirs. I don't stop her eating treats but I might have made her wait til after dinner! Can understand it being tricky if parents don't allow it or kids have allergies. I also know that Maggie will now ask me to buy cake/choc for her to take in on her bday....
oh yes, I need advice! I have badly separated abdominals. I know I'm only 3 weeks but they're not getting better (a few fingers worth) and I have a huge belly. Getting fed up of comments of when I'm due and feel so unfit as I can't do any core work or proper exercise as I've read too much online about risk of a hernia! Didn't see much point on going to gp or physio until 6wk check. Anyway, thought some of you girls must've had this?! Did the abs recover? Or have some of you had secret tummy tucks?;) it's getting depressing and I'm over eating - to the extent that despite constant breast feeding I'm putting on weight not losing it! Sorry, bit of a moan but lack of exercise causes a real negative spiral with me and I need to snap out of it.
after a spinal, never felt that sick before, proper retching. They also got freaked by my HR, went down to 30 when I was in obs so Dr put ecg on, very bradycardic and some interesting extra p waves. They put some drug in my cannula which eventually perked it up but I've been told I should go to the GP about it. Hubby is now worried I'm one of those who'll drop dead running a marathon(!) so I will go at some point. But all home and feeling ok, midwife happy and i've been out and about getting back to normal, only a few more days before hubby back to work and I'm flying solo, plus school runs so I have no choice really! Maybe the school run will help get rid of the huge pot belly my giant boy has left me with too. Totally in love with my new little man and still cant quite believe he's here and actually a boy! I don't think I'll be having anymore though
Gosh, that wasnt very short! Think baby is stirring so better go before I run out of time
Happy Birthday JG! Does sound like you're having a much nicer day than at thomas land!
EF - that is scary! Cheeky boy
Caro - amazing running as always! Hope the new drug combos are helpful. Boo to 2hr wait. Reminds me of last weekend when I was still stuck in hospital. I was basically fine to go home and desperately trying to escape from Sat pm but due to how busy the postnatal ward was and then on Sun trying to find a Dr to sign my paperwork I didnt get out til Sun evening!
Lotte- wow to the 20miler on a sub-20 5k. Even tough for you then?!
Tangy - hope your mum ok ()
London at xmas, I used to love it! As a student pottering through covent garden etc. But now I'm more time constrained and would actually have to buy presents I doubt it would be as much fun! I would still hope to get an afternoon to head into london (now i dont work in central so cant sneak off after work) and potter about because i like the atmosphere, i just wont go with the intention of actually getting anything done. Would quite like to get to Bath markets this year but imagine kids will prevent that.
Am home all alone while hubby goes to supermarket, two little ones are asleep and Mags watching film so am sitting Should be tidying as friends coming in an hr but they wont mind mess, will try and pick up the nappy pile by the front door and move it to the bin at the very least though
Thought I'd give a quick birth story! Was most definitely my worst yet but Luke is being quite an angel baby (cluster feeding like crazy but sleeps well!) so I forgive him
Anyway, contractions started Thurs eve, I spent at least an hr thinking about it before telling hubby as ive had so many pains but needed to call my sis before she went to bed so decided they were real. Called hopsital about midnight to check room in the midwife unit then went in about 2am. Amazing new rooms at St peters, mood lighting, pool, balcony, ipod dock etc. Was lovely while i was in there! So got in pool and all going good, midwife reckoned be done in an hr or two! but felt urges to push and all went t8ts up, so much pain and contractions slowed down, knew he must be back to back as no let up and actual contractions had slowed. So cue lots of moving me into different positions etc but I kept saying this isnt working and midwife was looking concerned. two hours in they decided i had to be transferred to main wing, so up we went - i was quite delerious by then and not with it at all, not even trying to push as so exhausted. Room was full of staff, someone did a scan and confirmed baby was not in good position so hubby whisked off to scrub up and i scribbled on a piece of paper then gowned up for theatre and spinal block for c-section if they couldnt pull him out. It was all very quick and efficient, didnt realise at the time but am impressed how quickly they got me into theatre from birth centre, think his heart rate may have been slowing by this point. Anyway into theatre, spinal in, legs by my ears, she got forceps on put her foot on the table and out he came! She said 'wow, he's big!', kinda disappointed that i didnt find out the sex but really mustnt complain! Unfortunately she then couldnt get the placenta out so had to do a manual removal Hubby wont forget that in a hurry! Lucky I was already spinal blocked and also knew what she was about to do! Had usual second degree tear but think I got off quite lightly for a forcep and placental removal delivery! I did ask the dr if it would've been the same if hadn't been my third and she laughed. I feel remarkedly ok now, hated staying in hospital but really was no choice a