Probably a quick post from me - hubby has all the kids in our bed watching telly but doubt they will last much longer without coming downstairs and bugging me
pip- I might have said but we were renting our flat (first floor maisonette with garden etc) in Earlsfield to just two months ago as now selling (or trying to!). And had moved out to surrey- only renting but similar to you. If you want to email me I can tell you any renting tips etc rather than bore everyone on here (and get interrupted by small people). But basically worked well for us for a time, but def use an agent to keep riffraff out, only have one contract even if individual tenants in each room and watch out for capital gains if renting it for over 18months, also we had a huge tax bill last year on "earnings" which we could have reduced if property hadn't been half in my hubby's name.
Caro - you're doing so great as always and I'm so majorly impressed by your research. really hope you get the answers you need on Monday and are having a lovely weekend in brighton, involving lots of eating!!
ef- sounds like a great London weekend! I still only live 25mins from Central London but haven't done half what you did in a weekend! Missed the poppies too but couldn't bear the thought of taking all the children in. Sorry things are so stressed, my hubby is barely staying sane with work stress. I'm being as supportive as poss but obviously feeling the strain myself with my new life as a stay at home mummy of three, not sure I can do it for ever! Will need a job! hats off to you Kinsey especially with your hubby away a lot. Mine is off to Milan next week and I am already getting cold sweats at how I'll cope without him coming through the door every evening!
not to scare you though hoggle! I love my family really and going from one to two is not as hard as to three. And to give you more hope, even though we have suffered with whole family being ill and Luke and Rosie not sleeping well at all - when I asked hubby if we should get him booked in for the snip we decided maybe not quite yet just in case we want no. 4 Can't believe I might ever consider it as I am still broken!
right, talking of broken I have decided to ignore the gp and try a small run in a min! still waiting on physio for my split abs but other than that I feel fine and have been walking loads, so going to attempt a couch to 5k style run of one min run one min walk. Best to get changed now I've said I'm going. As Camlo says it is hard with black clouds, both in the mind and sky so I must get back out there. Will report back later
Hope you sleep well Caro. pleased to hear the neutrophils behaved. Bet matilda had a lovely day at longleat, weather has been glorious down south. Not looking forward to tomorrow when it's meant to p down all day, Maggie is poorly so even if we could go out in the rain she won't be up to it, and don't think I'll persuade any of my friends to risk our germ filled house.
hoggle- my boy was 9lb8oz but it was pretty obvious from my belly! im sure you'll have a normal sized baby but not a whopper
Anyway, only a quick post to stay I'm still here just busy. House move went well but don't know when I'm going to actually finish unpacking. CC- I had packers and cannot imagine having to pack As well as unpack! Brave lady hope hubby appreciates your efforts
just remembered main reason for posting! Lotte (and any others who've had this) - went to gp for my 6wk check and he confirmed I have bad ab separation. He has referred me for physio but said to do no exercise at all!!! Im sure you said you still have separation and are obviously running?! Did you have to wait a while post birth though? Strengthen core etc? I am impatiently waiting til I can see physio and getting fed up of googling and getting conflicting info!
off to bed in mo. My hungry boy is still waking me many times a night and my coughing, sick girls are getting us up for various reasons, including nose blowing, sigh!
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.