Keeping off the pie and the cigs...we'll live until 180!

(638 Posts)
FrantasticO Sat 30-Mar-13 20:55:56

Hey new thread since our old stopping smoking and not gaining-too--much weight has been lost from chat! BOO!!!

I am not a good role model however as I HAVE piled on a stone, well 12 lbs now, since giving up the cigs.
This must be rectified!
Hence joining in the club section!

Donnadoon hope you find this thread.

Everyone else pile in, join and be happy or miserable bastard ex smokers

FrantasticO Sat 30-Mar-13 22:13:07

All by myself!
Any other old songs to bump thread!

Donnadoon Sun 31-Mar-13 14:20:30

I 'm here Fran, liking the new thread (still in shock about last one being torn from us so brutally)
Liked to read back through our waffle from time to time too and now its gone, forever I feel bereft lol
Oh but pastures new and all that
had only a few bites of choc here and there today so far nothing too drastic
But the day is far from over!!

Donnadoon Sun 31-Mar-13 17:41:08

oh and its a good job that we both posted on the champix thread otherwise I wouldn't have been able to find you to inbox you either
still no egg consumption....Yet!!!!

FrantasticO Sun 31-Mar-13 19:35:40

Hey, roll on tomorrow!
They will be rolling me, I'm mutating into a barrel due to food consumption!
April is the month it all changes...I can feel it in my bones!

I'd have found you, who else would listen to my moans!

Maybe the holiday weekend has made us a bit wobbly on the wanting a cig front? Anyhoo you never and that's the main thing!

Catch up soon.

FrantasticO Mon 01-Apr-13 11:23:04

Just smoked 20 cigs.

April fools!

Hope you are well!

Donnadoon Mon 01-Apr-13 12:48:10

Ha ha ha you got me!! My eyes couldn't read quick enough!! I gasped for a second
Hope you are having a nice Easter
I'm loving lazying around I have picked rather than troughed like a pig but it is Easter so think we're allowed
Got both dds poorly with sore throat and temperatures and generally grouchy bless them

FrantasticO Mon 01-Apr-13 16:51:06

Aww hope your dds pick up soon,it's rubbish when they are ill.

I've definitely pigged out...I'm such a grubber!

All stops now though.

I've a holiday and a swimsuit to think of the fear is kicking in

Joined a weigh in thread and everythingwink

Enjoy your chilling out. We've been out all day, going to sit down have some homemade curry a small vino and relax now!

Ongoing extended family bizarreness continues, but I've realised I can't change other people, so just going to concentrate on my family!

Catch up soon!

Donnadoon Mon 01-Apr-13 21:19:02

Extended family are more trouble than they're worth sometimes..we've managed to do some dodging this weekend what with poorly kids
Oh but I've troughed today Fran , loads of chocolate today, The backside feels wobblier for sure
I forgot to tell you that the new jeans nearly had to be surgically removed on Saturday
I think I managed 4 hours in straw was when dd (whom often follows me to the loo bless her) said "Mummy what's happened to you?! How have you got those scratches on your skin?!"
Of course they weren't scratches ..just digging in marks grin

FrantasticO Tue 02-Apr-13 09:26:44

I'm laughing so much at dds comments.
Sounds like my house...I rarely get to the toilet without a running commentary on one of my body parts...normally the belly...why's it wobbly mummy???
Sometimes the knees take a bashing and my youngest has a hobby of looking for nonexistent spots!

I am on the wagon!
Diet and exercise will be my mantra!
Resorted to jeggings as everything was way too tight!

Extended family on both sides are a joy.
Can't do anything right some days for doing it wrong!
Anyhoo bring it on April! grin

FrantasticO Tue 02-Apr-13 16:52:44

Pfft bloody freezing here, kids are wanting chocolate at every sitting and I'm being super good!

I will get into my jeans again one day.

Pfft why can't the bad things in life for you taste rubbish and vice versa?

Hope your dd feeling better today.

Catch up later grin

Donnadoon Tue 02-Apr-13 20:50:52

Hiya nothing to report here dds still not 100% but a tad better than yesterday
Been continuing to pick at kids eggs the sooner they are gone the better
Stayed in all day today but caught up on washing and bed changing etc
It's actually been quite sunny here today and we've not had the heating on
Not thought about cigs since Friday when I went nuts at DH for throwing out some paint I was keeping to refresh under the window where it goes mouldy
And is now discontinued so means having to paint whole room again
Do you do your excercise classes in the hols or is it term time only?

FrantasticO Wed 03-Apr-13 20:25:44

I'm sooo fancying one today.

I know I won't so maybe that's a new stage?

Get me mrs philosophical! Hope it's a new stage and im not going to randomly fancy a cig for the next however many decades!

How's the poorly dd?
Hope she's perked up and your enjoying the Easter hols!

Catch up later

Donnadoon Wed 03-Apr-13 20:53:38

Hiya dds getting there thanks
I often wonder how long I will fancy one for SIL has been quit 14years and still fancies one (eek)
Consumed 1 and1/2 eggs today ( eek again )

FrantasticO Wed 03-Apr-13 21:39:29

Nooooo 14 years!
That is long bloody time to be fancying a smoke!
Now I know when you say egg you mean with a yolk and good form of protein egg, not a lurvly chocolate one!!!

I had my fair share of crap over the weekend as my work trews are telling me today...the pain...but I will NOT go up a's hoping they don't split!!! blush. I am exaggerating a lil bit!!

Glad dd is recovering!

Catch up soon

FrantasticO Thu 04-Apr-13 21:11:47

Well all ok here.
Another day of work done.
Managed to class straight after.

Ho hum feel there should be something else to report but...nada!

You ok?

I'm off to watch family affairs have you seen it? It's sooo funny once you get by the many stereotypes!

Donnadoon Thu 04-Apr-13 21:44:06

Hiya no never watched that before
All good here although I have a horrible feeling that my sore throat is trying to return..won't be worrying that its something more serious this time as I don't think I know ANYONE who hasn't had one this winter that is lasting all year it seems So yeah think it just keeps going round and round
Well done you for going to class
I haven't been doing the dog this week what with the dds poorly...they on the up now though
I've still been eating too much but not bothered yet it'll be when the sunshine finally appears that I'll shit myself
Ta ra for now

FrantasticO Thu 04-Apr-13 22:29:28

It's modern family, not affairs...worth a glance!

Glad dds on the up, it's crap when they are ill. I had to take a day off due to kids being unwell lt week...not popular at work but what can be done?

Sorry to hear your throats sore again, have you tried echinacea apparently it's v good at keeping colds and virals at bay?

Speak tomorrow

ppeatfruit Fri 05-Apr-13 09:52:54

Ref. good things tasting bad I'm on a healthy WOE most of the time and the way i manage it is with flavour; its always to add raw thin slices of onion to salads (you can soak them in fresh lemon juice for a bit or even overnight in a covered container overnight) if you can't bear the strength of it. Also garlic that's nice crushed with a bit of salt and added last minute to stews curries etc.

ppeatfruit Fri 05-Apr-13 09:54:02

Excuse typos grin!

FrantasticO Sat 06-Apr-13 12:27:21

Hey donnadoon. How are ya?

All going fine here, wish it was Easter again thoughgrin

Off to hit the swing parks soon cos we are soooo rock and roll!

Donnadoon Sat 06-Apr-13 12:52:14

hiya Fran
dd been keeping me on my toes...a rotten cold bless her
I wish it was Easter again too lol
Have fun at the park and dont be tempted to try and squeeze into them swings for the littleuns

FrantasticO Sat 06-Apr-13 22:13:50

Aww ended up at a and e!
Best plans and all that. All good, just pays to never let them do anythingfun

What a day!

Hope your dd is better today

Donnadoon Sun 07-Apr-13 16:35:43

Aww Fran hope you all ok!
Told you to stay out the baby swings!
Seriously though hope all is well
My dd okish she is only 6 months so its hard for her to feed properly all snotted up
Not ate tooooo much this weekend but not moved much either
The mantra for me is fairly simple as in " eat less move more "
But easier said than done...for example DH had been out with the kids on the bikes and then they tidied the garden ..great but it's still too chilly for me what a wimp
So I've been huddled up in warm house again arguing with a multi pack of kinder bueno again

FrantasticO Sun 07-Apr-13 17:34:53

Ah thanks donna.
She's fine all stuck back together!
2 yr olds tend to think they are invincible which can lead to mums in tears at a and e.

I'm a big fat pig today.

Feel quite down today and did for a moment think screw it a cig would stop the piemanship.

Maybe it's hormonal and that's why I NEED sugar!!

All will be better tomorrowgrin

Donnadoon Mon 08-Apr-13 18:58:20

Hiya hope you ok
Look what I learned to do earlier
Love it!!
Clearly too much time on my hands and I nicked it off another thread Anyhoo

FrantasticO Mon 08-Apr-13 20:25:48

Woooo check out the bear!!!

Show off!!

Think I've turned into a maddzer since giving up...I have such highs and lows.

All good today, fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Busy day with the kids planned which hopefully won't involve visiting a and e!

You doing good?
How's those kinders?

flowers cos I can't do a bear!

bettycocker Tue 09-Apr-13 16:03:08

Hi there fellow non-smokers.

I was on the other thread, but have name changed since then.

It's been over 4 months and I still get the taste of smoke in my mouth after exercising. Does anyone else get that?

Donnadoon Tue 09-Apr-13 16:15:54

Hi Betty no I don't strange?
Sounds almost like you are detoxing yourself whilst exercising of all last trace of the evil stuff grin

Donnadoon Tue 09-Apr-13 16:19:46

Hi Fran hope you having a nice day with no trips to a&e
Allgoodhere not ate tooooo much ....yet!!
Been spring cleaning always makes me feel better having a clean house.
PS Thanks for the flowers

bettycocker Tue 09-Apr-13 16:28:32

Donnadoon. I was a heavy smoker for years and started to getchest infections last year. God knows how much tar has built up in my lungs over the years!

Donnadoon Tue 09-Apr-13 19:39:06

In that case Betty you keep going girl !! Sweat it out and get rid of it all...You are doing brilliantly !!

FrantasticO Tue 09-Apr-13 20:33:24

Thanks for the bear, hes lovely!

Here are some more flowers not jealous about your bear talents at all at all

Hi Betty good on you for 4 months, I'm the same.

It's not the cigs that annoy me now it's the FOOD...and I can be pretty randomly up and down depending on which way the wind blows!

No trips to a and e, just the cinema and the park...which was BALTIC!!!!
I was like a frozen snotter (nice)

Off to get into bed and heat up...I'm perished!

FrantasticO Tue 09-Apr-13 20:48:51

Still freezing!

Wish I was a bear and had lots of lovely warm fur!


Night night

FrantasticO Tue 09-Apr-13 20:49:43

15 minutes of my life I will never get back again....sigh.

Donnadoon Wed 10-Apr-13 12:01:38

Ha ha ha ROFL Well done Fran!!
Off into town to get kiddies passport photos done...wish me luck!!
So far today I have only consumed a bowl of muesli with skimmed milk...Get me ?!
The ahead is loooooong though..ha ha

Donnadoon Wed 10-Apr-13 12:02:47

* day

FrantasticO Wed 10-Apr-13 14:57:18


Summer is a cominggrin

That is what is making me go to a spin class tonight...I may die!

Good luck

bettycocker Wed 10-Apr-13 15:31:53

Enjoy your spin class FantasticO. That sounds fun. smile

Summer is also a great motivator for me too! I was quite thin before and I've gained 6 lbs since stopping. I suppose it isn't much, but it's all on my stomach and looks like a lady version of a beer belly.

At least the constipation has sorted itself out. That was one of the worst things about quitting. Tmi there, sorry!

Donnadoon Wed 10-Apr-13 20:32:34

Fran Well done on the spin put my lazy ass to shame!!
Betty...Yay for no longer being constipated!!

FrantasticO Wed 10-Apr-13 21:29:54

Betty 6lbs is nothing...I'm like man mountain since I've stopped, all be it with better lungs!
Glad the constipation is sorted...not pleasant.

Donna your ass may be lazy but it has stayed thin, mine is morphing and trying to gain its own identity. It's much bigger than this bear s ass I'm sure, think Winnie when he's stuck in rabbits house!

Spin was good in a hellish sort of way so another class added to the many!

Have another busy day and sleepovers planned for tomorrow so may the force be with me!

Catch up soon

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 01:05:18

Hi everyone am new to this but looking for some help / encouragement. Basically im a smoker and am looking to stop while also losing weight. Havnt a clue were to start esp with a six month old teething. Any advice? smile

FrantasticO Thu 11-Apr-13 09:18:44

Welcome welove

Wish I had THE magic answer but I don't.

I gave up cold turkey at new year and just kept going.
Some days were rubbish but on the whole giving up the cigs has been ok-ish.
I've put on ten pounds though so I'd wait for someone with more self control to come along grin

Keep busy, keep busier, get out the house and don't smoke today...let tomorrow look after itself!

Sure donna will have some good tips she's kept me sane!
And shown me bear

Oh and come on here to rant, that's been my biggest help.

Good luck

bettycocker Thu 11-Apr-13 11:20:41

Hi Welove. It would probably be fair to say that some of us stopped smoking just after Xmas, ie after lots of good food and drink pigging out in my case. smile

I still weight 6-7lbs more than I did before stopping, although I have managed to lose a couple of pounds so far.

Getting rid of temptation is good. Doing all of my grocery shopping online has really helped me. When I go into shops I always end up buying lots of treats that I didn't plan to buy.

Exercise helps and changing your diet helps. Exercise is great when you quit smoking. You forget what it's like to have functioning lungs!

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 12:36:40

Thanks for the tips girls so im planning to quit on the 16th my wee man will be 6 months so he always keeps me on my toes. Im thinking when i want a cig to take him out a walk instead. That way im staying busy and doing exercise kind of. Im quite nervous but i really want to do this grin

Donnadoon Thu 11-Apr-13 20:56:33

Hi everyone welove I have a six month old too so know what you mean about teething..Gah
Anyhoo you've had some great advice already and like you say..going out walking is great physically and mentally
Like Fran I've found giving up the cigs really easy this time although to be fair I was hardly having any in the end so you might like to try cutting down first.. I went from 3 a day to nothing eventually.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't still fancy one but remind myself how disgusting they are and when you've been give up a while they really do stink when you whiff some one else's
Like Fran I have had to really battle not to over eat..but I think giving up smoking is more important than a few extra pounds.good luck for the 16 th
In other news I've ate nearly a whole pack of Walkers Sensations!!

weloveourfamily Thu 11-Apr-13 22:18:07

Its nice knowing im not alone. Have had a really bad day. Dp has cooked dinner for himself and not me after a huge fight. I seem to smoke more when im stressed. On the plus i went three hours earlier without one which i was proud of and when i said to dp he just shrugged it off. Im counting on support here as its obvious i am not going to get it here! I would love sensations mmm... but well done everyone so far your all inspirations grin

bettycocker Fri 12-Apr-13 06:27:26

welove Are you going cold turkey? Sorry to hear about the fight with you and DP. Are you a heavy smoker. 3 Hours would have been an achievement for me and I was a heavy smoker.

Donna, how did you quit? I also agree that a few pounds is better than smoking. Did you have a smokers cough? Getting rid of mine has been onen of the best things about quitting. It used to wake me up in the night. Food also tastes amazing. grin

FrantasticO Fri 12-Apr-13 09:19:08

Hi everyone!

I'll get the other news out firstgrin
I've evolved from a human to a constantly grazing mammal and I sure ain't pretty sad,or.&bvm=bv.45175338,d.d2k&fp=a1d973c0976af001&biw=1024&bih=644&biv=i%7C7%3Bd%7CtB1kVXcavUwbHM%3A

Donna I salute your efforts with the walkers but feel in a competition I could beat you hands down or hooves

Welove sorry to hear you had a shitty day, sounds like your OH needs a word in his ear, it's hard work looking after a baby. Hope you made an even nicer dinner and sat and scoffed the lot in front of him while making appreciative noises.

3 days til your quit can do it!

weloveourfamily Fri 12-Apr-13 17:00:58

I went on strike and made myself what was meant to be tomorrow nights dinner his mouth dropped. All good now though i even got a lovely lay on this morning. I know am really starting to panic. its strange how something can have such a big hold on you.

Donnadoon Fri 12-Apr-13 20:02:59

Ha ha ha loving the rhino pic are sooooo bloody funny Fran!!
I'm sure you ain't that big !! You don't arf make mr Larf though !!
Betty I was a stop starter smoker used to quit for ages and then start again thinking that "one won't hurt"
Anyhoo hoping this time is the real McCoy but for me it is mentally rather than physically giving up. I don't need one or fancy one at the moment but tomorrow is another day and I've just taken each day as its came and thought at worst " oh well if I'm still desperate tomorrow then ill buy biggie" but obviously the craving passes and I'm 3 months down the line without putting myself under loads of pressure by saying to myself " you can't ever have one again"
But seriously I do think I'm finished this time because life really is better and cleaner etc without the evil weed !!

Donnadoon Fri 12-Apr-13 22:04:24

*Mr Larf ? Meant to say me Larf doh again

bettycocker Sat 13-Apr-13 07:13:53

welove, it is totally worth stopping. I feel so much healthier. I used to start coughing up phlegm as soon as I lay down. Gross, tmi. blush

Donna, I've managed to stop a couple of times. Both times I relapsed at about a year in. It was alchohol related on both occasions. I got pissed and thought I just one couldn't hurt. I quit with Champix, but I didn't get on with it and I stopped it 4 weeks. I'm still on the nicotine gum. I'll tackle that when I'm ready. It's better than smoking though. My health was really suffering, what with so many chest infections, colds and other illnesses.

FrantasticO Sat 13-Apr-13 09:27:22

Hiya, how's everyone.

I'm the same Betty have stopped before for a couple of months then started back on them. This time needs to be different as I was getting to the stage that I would lie at night worrying about getting lung cancer and who would do the mum things for my kids. Grim.

On a lighter note I am currently "enjoying" the company of my eldest daughters friends following last nights nonsleepover! They are like soooo sophisticated they coooouldnt be letting the four or two year old join in.( the two yr old I can understand!)

Welove hope your mr made you a lovely three courser to make it up to you!

Donna how are you mrs? Are the kids back on form? Hope so and that you have a good weekend planned.
You still jumping off wardrobes into those size 10s...I've hung mine up...there's always Maygrin

Donnadoon Sat 13-Apr-13 10:37:43

grin May !! Not ventured into the jeans since the scratches incident
I'll be glad to get back to normal next week...don't get me wrong I loves the kids being off school but my god they are lazy little tikes!!
They don't want to get dressed some days so there has been a lot of slobbing around this last fortnight
Watch this space...Come Tuesday ill be power walking up our hill with Hound and surviving on muesli and scotch eggs
then ill get all run down again and the septic throat will be back
So no must be fine now thankyou Fran and the sun is shining!

bettycocker Sat 13-Apr-13 10:58:41

I've managed to lose a whole pound this week! The only way I can lose lose weight now, is by doing Jillian Michaels workouts every day and not allowing any chocolate, crisps or icecream over the threshold.

Smoking definitely revs up your metabolism. I used to weight 6 pounds less and binge on crap 2 or three times a week.

FrantasticO Sat 13-Apr-13 18:50:49

Maybe it's an age thing...I know we are all young happening things on this thread...but just not as young as we were 10 years ago?grin

I've been running around a park all afternoon surely I deserve a small scone???

Maybe not, off to investigate the harcomb diet...friends recommended it when I moaned of piemanship!

Betty I yearn for days gone by of junk fests, I might get back on the shred this week.

Donna I hope your pooch is ready for the hill you wil be pounding together.
Our muttley has lost a bit with the walking...sadly only him not me!

Wish we could just have a pill and bypass the whole food shebang, it's a quandary!

FrantasticO Sat 13-Apr-13 21:37:10

Donnadoon meant to ask how did the passport photo expedition go?
Sounds like fun!

Donnadoon Sun 14-Apr-13 08:22:08

I got the middle two done, going back to do the youngest next week as she had scratched own face and it would have shown up on photo.
In bed watchingsuffering Grand Prix ATM joy

FrantasticO Sun 14-Apr-13 11:27:19

Donna we did our kids own passport photo.
White sheet, digital camera and passport photo app on computer.
Was easy and less hassle than getting a baby to sit.
You could try it?

I'm a misery guts today, raining and blah.

Fgs where is the summer?

Donnadoon Sun 14-Apr-13 16:23:59

Sorry Fran its gorgeous here today...all the more incentive for me to get back into gear..yay

weloveourfamily Sun 14-Apr-13 17:19:53

Only one and a half days left. Nervous about it all. aghhhh

Donnadoon Sun 14-Apr-13 20:51:11

I would advise but others may disagree smoke loads and make yourself fed up of them IYSWIM
Really concentrate on each one and ask yourself "is this so great? " " Will I really miss this shit?" Excuse my French
But you get my gist?
And then be excited about giving up and being free of them
It really is a beTter life without them...Good luck!

weloveourfamily Sun 14-Apr-13 22:03:25

They make me feel sick now anyway but its just habit really. Think because am sick it will help at first smile

FrantasticO Mon 15-Apr-13 12:23:47

Agree with donna life without cigs is better, less smelly and less expensive!
Smoke away today and get going tomorrow...if we can do it so can you!
Good luck with your last day of smoking, you'll do fine.

Donna how's the hound and the hill...hope that poor dog still has legs on!

I started back with the shred yesterday and will do it the days I'm not at classes...however it's clear I need to eat less to shift the muffin top. Feel like I'm not eating that much just nowsad

Catch up latergrin

weloveourfamily Mon 15-Apr-13 15:07:54

I think i will be on here alot tomorrow. I can do this grin it will be good not having to put cigs into my budget haha grin

Donnadoon Mon 15-Apr-13 20:08:31

All good here...not stuffed my face today!
Didn't get to pound the hill with hound though but definitely tomorrow.
Can't believe it's still nice and bright at gone 8pm at night,definitely no more excuses for me to be lounging around in my pjs now the cold dark winter is behind us
Good luck for tomorrow welove

FrantasticO Mon 15-Apr-13 22:39:05

Hi donna!
You sound chirpy!

I must be behind you next to the cold dark winter, it's bloody freezing and blowing a near gale here today.
Wellies and winter coat style for rest of this week.

So jealous of anywhere with some sunshine.

On a brighter note I've managed not to feed the bear todaygrin bear

Enjoy the hill with your pooch tomorrow.

Welove goodluck tomorrow you can do it
Rararah cheerleader style!

Keep busy, keep sane, just don't smoke for tomorrow...let Wednesday take care of itself.

weloveourfamily Tue 16-Apr-13 02:11:56

Currently smoking my last cig. Watch this space grin day 1 tomorrow lets get the pom poms out wink

Donnadoon Tue 16-Apr-13 06:36:46

So Yay Welove! Welcome to the world of non smokers it really won't be as hard as you may feel at bit lost without them at first but just go about your normal day and don't grieve/pine for them. Celebrate their riddance!!
Rarraring with Fran..Pom poms a rustling.
Sorry about your crap weather Fran..and well done for not feeding the bear bear

FrantasticO Tue 16-Apr-13 21:48:57

Hey how's it going welove?

Have my pompoms out, hope you're ok.

It does get easier than today will have been.

Take it easy.

Hey donnadoon hope you've been practicing your cheerleader routine...I know I so wouldn't be the one on the top of the cheering triangle this month unless you really wanted the other cheerers flattened

Donnadoon Wed 17-Apr-13 06:48:53

Ha ha Fran ! You ain't that big, I know ! You are funny though, again !
All good here...pounded t'hill with mutt yesterday..will do again today.
Went to bed hungry last night and didn't cave in for a big slice of lemon cake..I find being strict and not eating after 6pm really does help.
Your weather improved yet? It's going to drizzle a bit today apparently but remain warm.
Chat later.

FrantasticO Wed 17-Apr-13 07:41:01

Wet and windy here and that's just the kids!

Seriously when will the sun come...I'm wearing boots again today fgs!

Hope your tummy s stopped rumbling, miserable.

Enjoy your walk up t'hill

Welove how's it going?

Get back on here honestly donna has kept me sane by making me larf on here when the cig misery kicks in!
Good luck!

weloveourfamily Wed 17-Apr-13 15:17:24

hey so its been ok. a day and a half done but these cravings are shocking! still have the cold and coughing more now sad

FrantasticO Wed 17-Apr-13 21:51:44

Welove you're doing great, first weeks shit.

Keep going you'll be a week down before you know it.

Donna you doing ok?
Still freezing here and work is the Pitts!

Happy happy happy thoughts!

Donnadoon Wed 17-Apr-13 22:22:09

Hiya Fran
Keep up the good work Welove
Pounded the hill today 'twas great...I got sweaty TMI sorry
Had three meals today, no snacking, nothing after 6
I'm on fire aren't I ? Clothes don't feel any looser yet though?
It's been really windy here, not cold or rainy though.
Sorry about work Fran..sometimes I really miss mine and other times I definitely do not!

FrantasticO Thu 18-Apr-13 08:18:10

Donna please don't miss work, it's vile.
I was in tears last night and am thinking " which bone could I break which would mean I couldn't get to work but could still function for kids"sad
If you know please share!!

That's part of the reason I used to chain smoke at night after a day of STRESS! Glad I haven't puffed though.

Hopefully today will be bettergrin

I'm only 3 days so shouldn't moan...but the workload in 3 days and calls at home. Grrrrr.

You sound angelic pounding and sensible eating, go donna!

Welove how's it going?
Hope ur ok each day is a step in right direction and if you have one don't sweat it get ack on here and start over?

Moans for today over for now anyway sorry guys!

Donnadoon Thu 18-Apr-13 13:16:36

Gawd Fran time for a change of career maybe? I couldn't put myself through that...calls at home ? Nope sorry.
No wonder you should be left at work..but hey I know it's not that simple ..bless you flowers
Still on course so far's the weekend ill crumble and eat for England !
Jinxed my weather it rained all morning but has brightened up now
Got soaked on the school run and that was only car to classroom..oh well doing my hair again distracts me from the biscuit tin I guess grin

weloveourfamily Fri 19-Apr-13 10:08:56

Hi havnt had a chance to get on. I did last three days but i caved in yesterday. Im currently reading alan carrs book and hoping that might help. Hope everyone is ok grin

Donnadoon Fri 19-Apr-13 11:52:33

sad Better luck next time welove...In all fairness suceeding at giving up on first attempt is very very rare I thinksmile

weloveourfamily Fri 19-Apr-13 12:13:57

i will do it. i just wasnt prepared for it at all. now to focus on my tummy. I have a wedding in a month and need to lose it smile

FrantasticO Fri 19-Apr-13 16:50:25

Hey welove maybe get married then give up?
Not a healthy view...but one stress at a time would be my view!

Good luck with wedding prep

weloveourfamily Fri 19-Apr-13 18:54:02

Its a friends one. I havnt even started preparing for my own but only got engaged in dec so plenty of time yet. Want to be smoke free before that though. What ill do is finish this book. Get adam fully weaned and give it my best shot.

FrantasticO Fri 19-Apr-13 22:57:17

Hey don't sweat it welove you WILL do it, just maybe not today.

Lovely and sunny here today, what a difference it makes!
Fingers crossed we get at least one more day then that's us had summer!

How are you doing donnadoon?

I'm on a mission this week to lose some belly!

It's Friday no work special room in hell for a few days! grin wine

FrantasticO Sat 20-Apr-13 11:18:07

Hey sun is shining ish and it's the weekend!

Shred done, bikes good to go and we are ready for the off!

Glad I'm not smoking today.

How's you donna?

How's the kids?

FrantasticO Sun 21-Apr-13 08:06:07


4 hrs of sunshine that's us had our summer then yesterday then dull and chilly.

Raining again today and forecast for same all week, am thinking of building an ark! grin

Anyhoo (love it) off to exercise then back to do the girls many Sunday organised sports! Don't ha just love the grind of gymnastics, dancing, swimming etc!!!

Hope you are having a nice weekend and haven't been subjected to too much one direction grin

Donnadoon Sun 21-Apr-13 15:28:54

Hiya Fran all good here ta
Had some lovely weather this weekend
Consumed lots of wine with friends last night
Catching up on jobs in he house today trying and failing to persuade DH to put some shelves up for me
Kids are great now thanks, hope yours are too!
Mine do the club malarkey too, mostly in the week though, just ds1 has footy on a Sunday.
I've munched troughed my way through a couple of packets of biscuits this weekend after having a successful week. I blame them for being so god damned delicious bloody shortbread cookie thingy me bobs.

Donnadoon Sun 21-Apr-13 15:30:39

And we'll done you!!
Shredding ? what's that ? Sounds good though
And exercising...You go girl!!

FrantasticO Sun 21-Apr-13 16:58:33

Hi donna (waves)

You sound like you've had a good weekend, long may your good weather continue.

New rule...all nicities have ZERO calories at weekend! Sound good?

Exercise continues!

FrantasticO Mon 22-Apr-13 19:27:00


All well here, how's you?

Early night called for...those pesky kids (a la scooby do!) grin

Catch up later.

Donnadoon Mon 22-Apr-13 20:12:13

Hola I've been painting my hall stairs and landing today and I don't like the colour <eek>
Not pigged myself today...and power walked with mutt
So all good..hope alls well with you guys

FrantasticO Tue 23-Apr-13 21:10:08

Hi donnadoon, how's mumsnet s answer to Michelangelo doing?
Hope the painting is going well.

I'm done in...ready to drop, so off to bed.
Think it's the thought of being back and work and still no sunshine BOO!!!

Shred is a DVD that promises fast results, it's quite circuit like.
Sure the results would be faster if I could consistently stop the noshing! Hey ho, always tomorrow!

Only another half stone and I will be back to semi normal if I could stop bloody losing and gaining the same 3lbs I'd be sorted

Speak soon.

Donnadoon Wed 24-Apr-13 07:23:53

Michael Angelo ...snort
I am shattered ..painting not finished still don't like colour but repainting not an option ATM
Been going to bed hungry again what I wouldn't give to just pig out in the evening
But looking good this summer is more important to me i guess
Anyhoo tummy feels flatter at this time of the morning
But yay it's all good so I mustn't moan..we all healthy and the sun is shining...Yay!

FrantasticO Wed 24-Apr-13 21:08:12

Hi donna, that's rough that you're not to keen on the colour of your paintwork...maybe it will grow on you?
Otherwise you will need to master an act I have nearly perfected...not noticing things that irk you. Can be applied to many instances - DIY jobs, missing light shades, weeds, need I go on?grin

Then one day you take a brainstorm and run round like a loon demanding the whole house rectify the thing you have been ignoring.
I need to get a life.

I'm back on the saintly path re not being a vulture as well, it's rubbish, could right go a big bit of cake. I too also want to be able to bare a small amount of flesh come the summer.

Still like winter here, though we might get some sunshine at weekend!!!!

Amyhoo catch up later, good luck ignoring all that irks you grin

Donnadoon Thu 25-Apr-13 13:02:43

I think we are cut from the same cloth Fran
Diet still going good ... Well this Monday to Thursday diet I've accidentally slipped on to is
Anyhoo so I've just been eating three non mammoth meals a day...that's it ... No snacking and picking in the evenings
And then it all goes to pot at the weekend!
And then I know exactly what you mean about gaining and losing the same few pounds all the time
Joan Collins was right when she said that life for a woman was one big diet...forever...never coming off it !! Eeek !!

FrantasticO Thu 25-Apr-13 21:54:09

Hey donna, sounds like you are doing well.
I sooo know the angel vs devil when it comes to watching what I eat...
We are cut from the same cloth, and it's fabulous and smoke free! grin

Work again tomorrow BOO!
Roll on the weekend, so I can return to a normal person who is not a sgt major commanding the kids from house, to car, to school, to homework,to bed. Feel sorry for them some days and others I think SCHNELL!

Donnadoon Sun 28-Apr-13 21:51:55

Hiya whoa where has the weekend gone? I'm sure it was Friday 5 mins ago !
Finished painting and it looks lovely, the colour has grown on me and I know now why I chose it...all clean and bright again til the handprints and the scratches and the splashes of food and drink and even some funny squirt the dog even seems to do if he gets spooked bless him all arrive again
Anyhoo indulged in too many nice biscuits and cake again this weekend
Must get out of the I deserve a treat mentality again
Back to the gruel tomorrow as I feel a tad chunky this evening
Had a dance with kids and Ooooh I wobbled all over (not a good feeling )
Hope all is well with you guys
Chat tomorrow

FrantasticO Mon 29-Apr-13 18:28:30

I think we may be clones!
I too am feeling the chunk today and wobbling about my business, so not a good look.

I ate and drank way to much at weekend.

Had 3 large glasses of wine, was pissed and had the gloom the next day. Where is the girl who could party all weekend every weekend and be bright and breezy.

Those pesky kids have a lot to answer forgrin

Glad your paintwork turned out well...I could give you a contract for my house as I too have dirty fingered and noses children who muck it up. The dog at least can't be blamed too much!

Anyhoos here's to a lean week.

Speak soon

FrantasticO Tue 30-Apr-13 12:22:44

That is it!
Sun is shining and new bikini bought...eek! Poor unsuspecting public grin

No more pie.

How's you?

FrantasticO Tue 30-Apr-13 12:23:26

Bikini for abroad...
Not for random tasks like shopping here!

Donnadoon Tue 30-Apr-13 13:14:12

You go girl in your bikini Fran, I wear mine every year without fail sod em I say, they can get eye bleach can't they?
It's getting harder to shift the lard as I get older, certainly since passing 30
Years ago if I had a special occasion coming up I would just go easy on the biscuits for a week or two before hand and look great at said occasion
Now it don't matter how much I deprive myself I still have to swerve feign illness to every wedding/christening/you get the picture, cus I don't feel tip top anymore.

FrantasticO Tue 30-Apr-13 23:18:06

I do that too at times, avoid social gatherings.
I know in my head that everyone is too concerned with their own lives to be noticing me...but still do it.

I've been big before and am always a bit eek about returning to that size...hence the nervous Nellie antics about bikini!

Anyhow you n your size ten jeans will be lovey, so get out there and enjoy!

Do you notice we hardly even mention the cigs now grin

You've been a real tonic and kept my spirits up these last few months donna. Thanks! flowers

Catch up soon

Donnadoon Wed 01-May-13 12:58:46

I know we never mention the cigs now grin
And thanks to you too ma dear !

Donnadoon Thu 02-May-13 18:24:08

Hey Fran the sun is shining!
I still feel bloated though but I've not been over eating so I'm thinking it might be water retention ooh something else to blame
Hope you doing good ?
Got a nice relaxing stress free weekend on the horizon... Yay a bank holiday!
Might have a BBQ ... Got another birthday in the house on Saturday mustn't over do the nicies and wine!

FrantasticO Thu 02-May-13 19:01:35

Ah but it is a bank holiday...def everything is calorie free!
No chance of BBQ at ours...raining again.

Otherwise keeping busy and working away.
Having the debate on what to do this weekend...please share some sun!

FrantasticO Sat 04-May-13 18:28:21

Hey! Hope the sun is shining and you are enjoying your BBQ.

Cold here...brr!
Not to worry still having a nice weekend.
Have applied the fake tan so no longer navy...hoping I'm not oompa like!grin

Donnadoon Sat 04-May-13 23:52:07

Hiya we had a lovely barbecue and yep the weathers been good , not hot but pleasant. It's meant to be hotter tomorrow and Monday.
Not missed the cigs at all, thought I might struggle on a warm summer evening with wine and friends etc but nope really proud I've managed to kick them at last
It helps that no one else smokes
Played tennis this morning with DH and the kids, boy my legs are aching though, it has been a while
Day of chillin tomorrow and may go beach on Monday
Hope you ok and enjoying the break

FrantasticO Sun 05-May-13 07:12:24

Sounds like a lovely time! Tennis sounds fun...when's Wimbledon grin
Enjoy the beach if you go.

Dare I say it...the sun is out and it's not raining grin
We will be out enmasse ALL day if the rain stays away!

I'm not missing the cigs just now either...maybe it helps that I was a "secret" smoker.

Youngest has been bouncing on my head for half an hour so early Sunday post!

Enjoy rest of the weekend

FrantasticO Sun 05-May-13 21:06:39 here's the thing.
Today is the first time in sooooo long that I've thought screw it I'm having a cig.
Lost documents, fell out with dh, kids going loopy.
Oh and the fact that as its a holiday weekend so every other bugger is having fun. While we are preparing for war.
God I'm a right ray of sunshine tonight, but feel better offloading!

Good news is I didn't have the cig and today's nearly over!

Hope you are faring better than I have today.

Donnadoon Mon 06-May-13 05:58:23

Hope you didn't cave in Fran, I've been there its no joke when you feel like that
Today is a new day....and breathe
I didn't have a good day eating wise yesterday, bloody birthday cake and crisps
Felt like a wobbly pig last night
Anyhoo we not going beach, DH can't be arsed with bank holiday traffic
Boo!! Oh well we going up the pub for lunch instead more bleeding calories to consume
Hope you haven't got work today Fran
Back to the grind tomorrow
Chat again later

FrantasticO Mon 06-May-13 09:29:05

Aww thanks donna.
Your an early bird this morning again!

No didn't cave in, but what a shitty day.
Raging that I still think of having one...even this morning still feel twitchy...bugger!

Your weekend of cake and pub lunch sounds lurverly grin
It's bank holiday so calorie free remember?

I've been sooooo cross I've hardly had a bite sure I will rectify that today

Planned is a day of park and picnic even if its peeing down I'm getting OUT

Dh is very sheepish as HE had the lost items...silly bugger!

My house was turned upside down....tidy now!

Have some nice lunch for me bruschetta, fajitas and cheeseboard mmmm...

Donnadoon Mon 06-May-13 21:49:53

Early bird yep the joys of having a 7 month oldgrin
Your lunch sounded lovely
We went pub and it was lovely but soooooo packed we didn't eat there
Sorry about your lost stuff...Is there a chance they've been binned accidentally with mags and newspapers?
And I have been twitchy for a ciggie ... No stresses but just fancied a smoke with my glass of rosé the past couple of nights whilst chillin
Old habits die hard eh?
I actually still can't say ill never smoke again...that statement is just too final
But I've managed this long...many times before as well that's what worries me but I love not having the guilt for my kids not weighing me down
DH says that in 20 or 30 years time when the kids are all grown up with families of their own and don't need us anymore I can "treat myself" to a smoke celebrate or something IF I MUST!
Ha so I console myself with that for now !

FrantasticO Tue 07-May-13 07:09:33

Hiya donna, hope your youngest is having a longer lie this morning!
I've been for a shuffley type jog where I lurched along lungs hanging out this morning.
Only ran staggered for 15 mins and walk, jogged limped home grin

Found lost stuff, can relax a bit now.

I know how you feel fancying one, I thought that bit was over now.
Means we will stay on guard now I suppose.

We have ONE day of sun forecast!
20 degrees, then back to rain tomorrow
Pack lunch made, suntan lotion looked out
2 yr old up...older ones still snoozing for once!
Schools off here again today so looking forward to some fresh air!

Glad you had a nice weekend with cake and back on the straight and narrow...think jeansgrin

FrantasticO Wed 08-May-13 07:52:41

Well we had our summer yesterday and it was FANTASTIC!
Great to see the sun. grin

Rain today, ah well I'm back to the joy that is work!

Hope your having good days

Catch up soon

Donnadoon Wed 08-May-13 13:04:09

Hiya glad you've had your summer!
And glad you've found your stuff
It's rained here this morning too, brightened up now though
I've been out with the dog for the first time since last week, I feel better for some excercise
Been feeling quite chunky and full of stodge
Must not over indulge at weekends!

FrantasticO Wed 08-May-13 20:16:29

Agreed...weekends and the treats are hard to resist.

You're doing great though with a 7 mth old and size 10 jeans.

My youngest is 2 I have no excuse.

Maybe I should have another baby so I can aim to grow rather than reduce grin. Husband would have a fit heh heh!

Take it easy.

Donnadoon Thu 09-May-13 13:01:57

Aaaah but remember the size 10 jeans had to be prized off me and a had to jump off the wardrobe to get in them in the first place takes snug fit to the extreme I tell thee
Noooo it's been good old leggings and jeggings since then
Well not ate much the last 24 hours as I've had a dicky tummy, don't know what's caused it as everyone else is ok
Although I was practically eaten alive by Mosquitos on Monday up the pub
I have some huge bites, they love me for some reason, perhaps it's them but yeah I've just felt a bit bleurh
Anyhoo hope alls well your end
Tara for now

FrantasticO Thu 09-May-13 18:45:35

Oh how I'm laughing at the wardrobe antics grin

Not so good about the tummy and the bites, hope you feel better soon.

I'm currently starving...but thinking bikini.
How long till I'm thinking sod it???
This is where the cigs were useful deadly but did suppress appetite
Not wanting one, just minorly majorly obsessing about food!

Speak later

FrantasticO Fri 10-May-13 20:02:54


Note to removal cream is smelly, toxic and burns...much like cigs!

Make appt to wax!

Hope ur having a good weekend grin

Donnadoon Fri 10-May-13 20:35:53

Ooooh your a braver woman than I if you can stand a wax
Had one once and ooooh the pain ! I am a wimp
I've just put some fake tan on again good for thigh slimming illusions
Dicky tummy better now ... Normal eating general picking and greediness resumed
No exciting plans for the weekend as yet
Nice to have no plans except Ds1 got a big grand final football game on Sunday
I'm not a shouter at his footy matches, I just generally clap if they score but reckon I might take a scarf to wave on Sunday just to get in the spirit of it embarrass the lad

FrantasticO Fri 10-May-13 22:04:31

I'm braving the local swimming pool more frequently with kids lessons and tend to spend most of my time ankle deep in the play pool freezing my ass off So waxing would be the most sensible option.

Don't really mind the waxing...just the getting there and arranging appointment times!

How do you manage the tan without streaking?
I'm using a gradual body lotion type thingy with a mitt and still look a bit patchy in blush

Any tips appreciated!

Enjoy the footie. Come on ye donnadoons sons team [waves rattle]

Donnadoon Fri 10-May-13 22:31:34

Oh that's what I use Fran ... Tinted moisturiser ... Dove
I just call it fake tan...but yeah it builds up gradually
I usually apply it just once or twice a week to avoid the tango look!
In the summer it's better than me looking like a chunk of corned beef!
My days of roasting myself in the sun are over along with the smoking
Getting old eh? It's a bummer having to actually start taking care of yourself grin

FrantasticO Sun 12-May-13 08:34:00

You're not old, your just a young thing!

Off to a communion party today...there's a clown so kids v excited I'm more than hopeful there will be a glass of vino to endure the clown!

Not sunny, but not's summer grin

Hope the footie goes well and your boys team wins grin

Donnadoon Mon 13-May-13 06:58:23

That's another weekend whiz zed by
They didn't win the footy but it was great and enjoyed muchly
I didn't eat too much this weekend so I'm chuffed with myself, partly because the cupboards are bloody bare, must do a big shop this morning and fear I may go over the top!
Chat again later

Donnadoon Wed 15-May-13 19:48:57

Hola !
I'm soooooo cold, I've been soooooo cold all week!
I have been over eating since my big food shop on monday , I bought far too many nice things
So I've been going bed early all pigged out. I'm blaming the cold weather,
I keep asking DH if we can emigrate to somewhere hot!
I have been doing the dog walking though so not all bad
Hope all is well with you smile

FrantasticO Wed 15-May-13 20:44:50


I hate being cold so feel your pain! I want some sun, getting pissed off with the constant bad weather. We had hail and sleet this week...what is that all about?

I was angelic food wise until yesterday...note was.

Jaws are sore from chewing so banished myself to bed in disgust.
We seem to be living parallel lives grin

Working and running after kids are making me grumpy so early night is a must.

Catch up soon.

Donnadoon Fri 17-May-13 16:51:45

Still cold here
I've got a cold too....Arghhhhh!!!
And toothache
Oh well glad it's the weekend and I have an excuse to eat what I like as you are meant to feed a cold...right?? Wink wink nudge nudge

FrantasticO Fri 17-May-13 20:52:55

You have me chuckling again! grin
Hope you feel better soon.

Here's hoping neither of us get a fever to starve

We have sunshine today and possibly forecast for Sunday.
Military precision planning required in order that we get as much sunshine time as possible grin

I've been at my classes and started jogging kindofa well limping and lurching around the estate at 6am so no one witnesses my humiliation

Am off to google jaw wiring for the weekend as that's when I undo all my efforts, and holiday time is looming

Have a good weekend and get better flowers

FrantasticO Sun 19-May-13 12:05:06

Well...not a single bit of sunshine here at the weekend sad Nada!
Infact it was looking like we should invest in canoes yesterday we had soooo much rain. Boo.

Clubs ahoy today so keeping busy.

Been good on the food front so far maybe because I done 2 classes with a new instructor and my body's so sore I can't raise food to my lips!

Hope you're having a good weekend.

Catch up soon.

Donnadoon Sun 19-May-13 19:04:03

Hiya Sorry Fran it's been glorious here today! Wish I could send some your way ! I would if I could ya know !
Anyhoo ate too much this weekend...can you wire my jaw please...I know you know how to do it !
I almost look forward to Monday mornings because it means back on the straight and up and gone me and the dog are gonna power walk round a mahooosive park ... Maybe twice!! in my dreams

Donnadoon Sun 19-May-13 19:05:07

And well done you on the classes !! You go girl !

FrantasticO Sun 19-May-13 20:25:22

How's the toothache?

Wait for it...weatherman says we should have sun tomorrow!

Hope you and the dog enjoy the walk tomorrow!
Know what you mean about self control being easier during the week.

Hoping tomorrows classes don't kill muscles were dying!

Catch up soon

Donnadoon Sun 19-May-13 20:45:41

The toothache has gone amazingly...thought I had a hole or summinck but no just too much eating I guess...another reason to rein it in now and just have three meals a bloody day !! It's not rocket science is it ? Gah ! grin

FrantasticO Mon 20-May-13 08:19:28

I think the weatherman lied sad

Unless the 20 degree heat forecast is to burn the cloud and rain off sad

Hey ho!
Get to go get the food shop...lucky,lucky me!

Enjoy walking the dog! grin

Donnadoon Tue 21-May-13 12:37:37

Sorry about your weather Fran...All good here...Back on the straight and narra!

FrantasticO Fri 24-May-13 16:06:29

Thread was lost again...but I found you!

Hectic busy here, work remains hell and kids have the ability to consume every spare nanosecond of time!

Weather nice today...I have the sniffles!
Battling on though n getting ready for classes.

Hope you have a good weekend planned.
Mines has been planned or me...
Not necessarily a good thing!

Catch up soon.

FrantasticO Sun 26-May-13 08:38:35

Our summer has landed!!!

Lovely day yesterday...suntan lotion required.
People where smiling for no reason!grin

Did randomly fancy a cig sitting outside last night...didn't of course.

How's you?

Seen one direction have released new concert dates and thought of you grin

Donnadoon Sun 26-May-13 12:34:35

Hiya soooo glad you have some dont arf make a difference doesnt it?
Yeah I dont know if ill have to endure 1D again next year, Madam hasnt mentioned it.....yet !!!
I struggled to find thread again this time...I must adjust my settings to keep threads im on active for longer
I havnt fancied a cig and Ive not been overeating...get me ?
You keep up the good work too
kids off school this week plenty of lazy mornings to be had grin

FrantasticO Mon 27-May-13 21:39:45

Well it was lovely to see the sun!

Wellies and woollies back on today.

I'm still hankering after a cig...won't...but really annoying that I'm still thinking about it. Only the last week or so. Arrrgghh!

How's you?

Donnadoon Mon 27-May-13 21:50:56

Hiya, I'm fine thanks , hope all is good with you
Shame that your still hankering after a cig, I really wouldnt give a thank you for one now... Reckon I've cracked it this time touch wood
Are you off this week ? I've got nowt exciting planned but its nice to have no palms for a change
Chat again later smile

Donnadoon Mon 27-May-13 21:51:15

Palms ? Plans

FrantasticO Tue 28-May-13 21:50:24

Glad you still have palms grin

I'm at work mores the pity.

Enjoy your quiet week you know you'll not stop now

Catch up soon

Donnadoon Tue 28-May-13 22:44:53

Ha !
Awww sorry you got work
How's the eating going?
I've been good again today, I'm on a roll..til the weekend again I suppose but I weren't too bad this weekend so there is hope!
It never stopped raining here today, we slobbed about at home all day!
The cupboard s are pretty bare so that's helped, must do a shop tomorrow
A big shop without going over the top ! He he sorry I'm being silly now
Laters pal grin

FrantasticO Wed 29-May-13 20:22:28

You've given me the giggles with your madness!
Well...did you go over the top at the shop? grin

Eating going fine. Work puts me off life at times never mind eating drama queen!
Even managed to get back into some jeans that haven't fitted since Xmas...the holiday fear has soooo kicked in.

Not hankered after a cig either today, so all good.

Hope the rain goes away and you can get out and about with the kids, cabin fever is not good.

Only 2 days til weekend.

As the yoofs would say- laters! grin

Donnadoon Fri 31-May-13 06:19:08

Well done you getting in the jeans !
Holiday fear is good really isn't it grin
I was doing great but spoiled it for myself last night with a big huge bag of walkers sensations (Peking five spice) God they are delicious!
Ah you only live once dontcha ?
Weather has been totally and utterly crap...been doing lots of slobbing
Did a big online shop and bought loads of crap sensations
But like I said ... Live once!

FrantasticO Fri 31-May-13 18:23:31

Mmm sensations, a woman with taste!

Much better than the fish fingers nd empire biscuit I just devoured blush

We must have all the sun here for once even had a dress on with no thermals or tights today! grin

Having to miss my classes tonight, but back to grind tomorrow!

School fayres ahoy!

Have a good weekend smile

FrantasticO Fri 31-May-13 18:24:48

Oh and meant to say, see you're an early bird again...
Hope a long lie is yours tomorrow.

FrantasticO Sat 01-Jun-13 19:26:57

All good here. Want to EAT lots of nice things, am resisting at mo damn it

How's you?

Donnadoon Sat 01-Jun-13 20:23:01

Ola Fran Im here
Weather been gorgeous ...been wearing a dress catch your breath
Showed off my lumps and bumps but hey ho its been an incentive not to pig out!
Going swimming in the morning with the kids so hoping not to blind anyone there too!!
Whats an empire biscuit?

FrantasticO Sun 02-Jun-13 19:21:32

Hi again donna [waves]

Had lovely weather today, kids out all day in garden, fab!

Been good Scran wise and not fussed about contemplating a cheeky G&T...resist!

Hope swimming was fine and I'm sure you looked fab in your swimmer.
Have decided we are too critical about ourselves and need to be positive [all zen like!]

Have ordered brazillian blow dry thingy, so will either be swishy gorgeous hair goddess...or bald!
Awaiting delivery!

Catch up soon

FrantasticO Sun 02-Jun-13 19:23:12
Donnadoon Sun 02-Jun-13 19:45:52

OMG I want an empire biscuit now!! They look and sound you buy them from somewhere? Or do you make them? Never heard/seen them before.
Big hair is good too! Let me know how you get on with the new machine!
Swimming was fab ..didn't frighten any innocents. Bobbed around in the baby pool while the rest of the family whooshed down slides and shoots grin

FrantasticO Mon 03-Jun-13 15:49:16

Buy them from the bakers...too nice!

Hair is a keratin treatment that is meant to leave hair silky smooth, we will see!

I have swimming lessons this evening for kids. So laughing at your comment about frightening innocents, we don't ask for much really!
Not really my fave time, in baby pool which is warm and a dubious colour.

Will update on hair fabulousness or otherwise grin

Donnadoon Tue 04-Jun-13 20:24:24

I've come to bed with a pot of olives instead of crisps!
I'm shattered , it's been so hot today and I've been so busy it's really taken it out of me
I had a glass of rosé with my dinner and its finished me off
So I will close my weary eyes for now and chat again laters pal grin

FrantasticO Tue 04-Jun-13 20:54:10

Aww hope you get a good rest.

I'm off soon, been busy and good weather so winners all round!

Check you with your olives...very healthy(and tasty too, result)

Work tomorrow... Doomsad


FrantasticO Thu 06-Jun-13 19:33:29

Still going strong here!

Hot and sunny so life is good.

How's you?

Donnadoon Thu 06-Jun-13 19:50:30

Hiya alls good here thanks
Lovely and sunny but I've been a bit crook so early nights all week, hopefully ill be ok for the weekend
Not been overeating so not depressed about that for a change
Still wouldn't give a thankyou for a ciggie so huge pats on backs for both of us I reckon
It's amazing really I think... 6 months ago I was still puffing and wondering how I'd cope without my little crutch
thanks for you for being my crutch Fran
Ill remember those miserable winter months cooped up but with you to giggle moan with about life in general
Just wish we could read back our old thread in chat... I bet that would be funny to read
Friday tomorrow , Yay for the weekend wine

FrantasticO Fri 07-Jun-13 18:23:45

Hey how you feeling today?
Hope you feel a bit better, it's rubbish when your not 100% and have kids to look after.

I agree about the old woe is me no cigs thread...would be good to see it again and see how far we've come!

flowers for you donnadoon as you have saved my sanity what little I have over the last few months!

Hope you have a nice weekend planned, I've a weekend of grans being entertained as well as the kids...might have to have a vino at end of it on Sunday grin

Catch up later.

Be good but not too good

FrantasticO Sat 08-Jun-13 21:02:03

Hey donna
Hope your having a good weekend.

I'm officially knackered.
Home alone and kids have been non stop.
To be fair they have had a great day at park and in garden, so are all shattered!

All in bed 3 minutes ago...I'm in Jammies and good to go how sad am I on a Saturday night?

Catch up soon and hope you're feeling back to yourself.

Donnadoon Sun 09-Jun-13 00:01:24

Aw why are you home alone?
I'm a wee bit tipsy drunk
Oh oh hic

Donnadoon Sun 09-Jun-13 07:48:54

Sorry blush Fran ^
Drank wine and 'twas merry last night, had friends over
Oh but my head hurts a bit now
How are you ? And unless you really fancied some ME time or summinck it should to be illegal to be home alone on a Saturday night...huh?
Cleaning up the carnage today according to my bleary eyes even the paddling pool looks full of bear cans...gawd what will the neighbours think..good job they know us --and like us--grin

FrantasticO Sun 09-Jun-13 08:56:10

Heheh heheh! You have me laughing donna at the thought of your clear up campaign this morning!

All good here this morning, was feeling a bit sorry for myself last night so did have a small pie fest! Was small though as was tired and went to bed!
Husband away with work this weekend so had a weekend of entertaining kids which is easy and grans not so fecking easy

Ah well one last day of it then its back to normality!

Your party sounds like fun, we only live once so why not?
Sure neighbours didn't give a hoot either. and if they did they need to get a life grin

Enjoy your Sunday.
Get some paracetamol and carbs and you'll be back on top form!

FrantasticO Sun 09-Jun-13 08:57:57

Oh dear, just noticed your up and tidying the next morning at 748...poor you.

Put the bin bags down and have a cuppa girl!grin

Donnadoon Mon 10-Jun-13 21:25:56

Hiya, I'm recovered, had a great night on Saturday , the house is back in order so all good here
Sorry you weren't so lucky, family eh ? You can't choose them can ya?
We have some friends that live about 10 houses down the road, they have kids the same ages as ours and we consider them our family, literally see each other all the time, we go on holiday abroad with them every year too and have done so for the last 10 years, it's so nice because the kids have all grown up together and we couldn't imagine them not in our lives.
My DH and his friend met as young lads and travelled the world together back packing as teenagers before marrying and having kids with us wives and luckily she is like another sister to me.
Anyhoo I'm waffling but that's my excuse for Saturday nights antics, it is a regular occurrence , especially in the summer months grin
Hope your Monday was nt too bad , do you still go to your excercise classes?

FrantasticO Wed 12-Jun-13 08:18:03

Hiya donna, sounds like a lovely set up you have with your friend down the road! So nice to hear of good friendships that last over the generations.

All good here...well I'm back at work and haven't been charged with murder or jumped off a bridge! grin

Am very excited about the nice weather we've had, makes everyone smile.

Still going to classes, and lots of them due to the bikini fear!
Combat, pump, attack, metafit, LBT name it I'm there! one lung hanging out and sweating oh so attractively
Do 2 or 3 in a row so I'm not out so many nights, have also taken to lolloping about the estate in a jogging lurching style.

Can you smell the bikini fear? grin

Off to school and work chaos!

Catch ya later!

Donnadoon Wed 12-Jun-13 17:04:28

Jolly Well done on the exercising and even jogging past the neighbours, you must be feeling body confident to do that! Pat on back for you Mrs! grin
You jinxed the weather though didnt ya? Twas OK this morn but has pissed down all afternoon.
Ive been OK on the eating front, room for improvement though grin
And sorry for giving you our life story the other night/morning blush Anyone would think I dont get enough adult conversation sometimes ... and besides its good to waffle eh saves me picking at the biscuits

FrantasticO Thu 13-Jun-13 08:10:13

Hahaha! The jogging, stagger effort is done at 6am or before to avoid the neighbours and ensure dh is in for kids!

Think my life will be a lifelong battle on the food front.
Lost quite a bit of weight a few years ago now and am constantly having to watch what I eat. Much happier at this size as I can do much more so it's worth the deprivation grin
Think I am a greedy bugger though and could quite happily chow til discomfort blush

Well done you for being back on the straight and narrow...think the sun helps do you?

Other news I am on a mission to be less crabbit.
I'm sooo cross with dh and kids just now, for nothing really, blaming the hormones...but never used to be a prob. I NEED my hols away from work grin

Anyhow catch up soon and have a great day

Donnadoon Thu 13-Jun-13 16:05:54

Awww Roll on your hols then Fran!
We havnt booked ours just yet...we are very last minute people usually, But we are going away this weekend to visit my that should be nice especially if my pops buys dinner saturday night Ha ha bless him it will probably should be be the other way round being Fathers day and all that grin

FrantasticO Fri 14-Jun-13 20:46:19

Hope you have a great weekend with your folks...and a nice dinner to celebrate Father's Day of course wink

I am shopping with my eldest tomorrow.
Pray for me!grin

Catch up soon

FrantasticO Sun 16-Jun-13 20:30:12


Hope you and yours had a lovely Father's Day!
All well here, kids in bed shattered after another busy weekend.
It's busy all the time with kids and their social circuitsgrin

Hope you got a nice meal out today.
We had a great day just us.
I lost my dad last year so a quite one was appreciated.
Sure he's keeping an eye on me as I type with a pint in his hand!

Anyhoo what's the gossip?
My only news is I invested in a pair of skyscraper heels yesterday which is sooo not me as I'm tall.
Now need to practice walking as I think I may be reminiscent of a man in drag at the moment!grin
They are lovely though!

Off to totter!


Donnadoon Sun 16-Jun-13 21:05:57

Awww Fran I'm so flippin sorry about your Dad, Jeez that has made me so flippin sad for you sad
I wish I'd known as I wouldn't have gone on about it sad for you girl
Weekend whizzed by and kids worn out here too
Congrats on the shoes , I don't wear heels much ever either, not because I'm tall I'm just intolerant of the pain and can't walk in them very well but they look lovely in the wardrobe grin

FrantasticO Sun 16-Jun-13 22:04:17

Aww don't be sad, I didn't mean to make you feel bad about mentioning your dad.
I'm more than happy to hear nice stories about dads, mines would have given me a swift kick up the jacksie if he thought I was wallowing in a pity party!! He was a good 'un!

These shoes are v nice, however make my feet a bit numb in the 10th minute!!

Major house repairs starting here tomorrow following flood damage...wish me luck living in a building site for a week! EEK!!

FrantasticO Mon 17-Jun-13 23:02:34

Update living in a building site sucks.
Kids in a building site sucks.
A dh who is normally fab who goes to work while I manage kids in the site sucks.

Are you feeling how much this sucks? grin

Tomorrow will be a better day!!

How's you? Been out and about pounding that hill with your muttley?

Catch up soon!

Donnadoon Tue 18-Jun-13 19:14:36

Hiya Ha ha Im getting that that all sucks!
Poor you , Im guessing it will be all worth it though? Eventually...
Everything gets covered in dust doesnt it?
Sorry to hear about your flood? Im on a hill slightly so water thankfully just trickles past ours
Ive not been pounding our hill..Ive been taking him in the car to a big park every morning after dropping the kids, this is because we had some gypsies move into our area and park on our route so thought I might leave them to it ...ya know...and go somewhere else for a change and I enjoy it TBF
Got the munchies today and its really warm outside I fancy a smoke

FrantasticO Thu 20-Jun-13 21:56:01

Hope the munches and the fancying a cig has passed.

I was in your camp and fancied one too...maybe the summer feeling?

We are half a year down stopping us now!

How are ya?

Donnadoon Fri 21-Jun-13 19:30:27

Hiya, all good here, all naughty cravings have passed
Been walking dog ... Fast ...with bum cheeks clenched
Feeling good
Hope alls good with you and that progress is being made at home
Chat again later

FrantasticO Fri 21-Jun-13 21:24:30

Hahahaha at bum clenching...what a picture you paint!

House still standing and I haven't murdered anyone so all good. grin

I'm still having the odd fleeting notion this week, have been constantly busy and not able to control everything house wise.


Catch up later.
Easy weekend planned here.

Donnadoon Fri 21-Jun-13 21:48:17

Thought you might like that ! Ha ha
I'm starving at the moment , I've had 3 sensible meals today and no picking at crap
If I could do this every day forever I would be a size 10 for the rest of my life...but food is just too delicious
Going to sleep now dreaming about kebabs ..mmmmm

FrantasticO Sat 22-Jun-13 10:22:42

We might be clones!
I read the Indian takeaway menu last night...just read it!
I so need to get a life

Anyhow peeing down with rain here so off to try entertain the kids without sun.
It was lovely being able to be in the garden all day.

Stay strong.

Donnadoon Sun 23-Jun-13 19:22:30

Hola !
All good kebababadge or curry s ...just a couple of slices of pizza this weekend and wine
But feeling good
Looking forward to the week ahead for once now that the hunk of junk feels a bit lighter grin
It will be even better when the rain pisses off and the sun shines again grin

FrantasticO Sun 23-Jun-13 22:20:19

Well done on the trunk situationgrin

The weatherman says the sun is coming back!
On your marks get set go to catch some sun grin

More work commences on the house tomorrow...
Oh joy of joys!
Catch up soon.

FrantasticO Mon 24-Jun-13 20:43:34


Nursery trip tomorrow, I'm taking 2 of mine and seem to have acquired someone else's also!

Wish me luck!

How's things going your way?

Off to make huge packed lunch...yum!

Donnadoon Tue 25-Jun-13 06:38:14

Ha good luck on the trip!
Awww think of all the fun you'll have...queuing and trips to the toilet [groan]..bless em!
All ok here. Had a pack of crisps and a chocolate bar and a slice of cake yesterday ffs..really annoyed with myself
But today will be different!
Chat later..have a great trip!

Donnadoon Tue 25-Jun-13 20:54:56

How'd it go then? You sleeping like a baby? All worn out? grin
Ate a bit too much again today... A couple of lovely cup cakes!
Ah well !

FrantasticO Wed 26-Jun-13 13:40:02


I was in bed and out cold for 730... I am such a woose.
God they kept me on the go ALL day!

Cupcakes are tiny so don't countgrin
Takes more calories to chew them than they contain (scientific fact!) grin

I so fancy a cig today. Sun is shining all is going well, but I still fancy one.

Maybe the notion will never leave me right joy I am today eh?

Catch up soon matey!

Donnadoon Wed 26-Jun-13 20:51:17

The cup cakes I nommed weren't tiny! They should have been called frickkin mug cakes/ breakfast bowl cakes ?
Anyhoo remember the slavery to the cigs and how one would never be would want another and another (wishes I could apply the same logic with mug cakes!)

FrantasticO Thu 27-Jun-13 08:23:17

Laughing at mug cakes!
Step away from the cakes lady!

My theory this week is be as good as is possible without feeling the need to commit assault during the week...then FREEDOM come the weekend!

It's a bugger isn't it always having to watch what is eaten, drank, breathed! grin

We are doing well though, that's half a year.
I'm having more wee sneaky cravings the last month though, not even cravings, just a fancy for one on a nice night with a glass of vino!

I sound such a classy burd me grin

Anyhoo off to that place of misery called work to have another piece of my soul stripped away (feeling the drama queen this morning)

Enjoy your day.


FrantasticO Thu 27-Jun-13 23:53:32

I see your mug cake and I raise you a fish finger sandwich, 3 choc biscuits and a packet of hula hoops. blush


Didn't even really taste the biscuits, I was so intent on snuffling them.
Rest was pretty pants and not even worth the calories.
Gym here I come!

Hey ho, will def get my lunch tomorrow and not be so hungry when I get in.

How's you?

Donnadoon Fri 28-Jun-13 10:37:01

Mmmm fish finger sarnie..not had for donkeys
Well I have an excuse for overeating this week...I have a sodding sore throat on the horizon, always happens to me this does...when Ive been doing well shifting pounds...I seem to get run down and end up with one, Ive always suffered from them , used to get tonsillitus as a akid all the time and even when I had them out they said that I may still suffer because they cant dig the root out...Gah ! Just annoying tis all !

FrantasticO Fri 28-Jun-13 19:58:27

Oh, poor you donna.
You've had a fair few throat infections this year already.

Hope you have antibiotics at the ready to nip it in the bud, as being ill is pants.

Going to get glam...well cover the the hairdressers tomorrow.

Catch up soon grin

FrantasticO Fri 28-Jun-13 20:00:37

Oh and sandwich was just ok.

Not worth it really.

Donnadoon Sun 30-Jun-13 20:03:24

Hope your hair looks nice Fran, I haven't been for months ...I used to be a hairdresser though so can do it myself OKish hmm
Well the over eating paid off because the sore throat buggered off grin
Just need to shift the lard again this week...ready to power walk tomorrow!

FrantasticO Mon 01-Jul-13 20:43:29

I'm loving the hair donna grin
Lucky you being a hairdresser, wish I had that talent!

Glad to hear the throat is on the mend, poor you, it's been persistent this year.
Don't worry about the Scran when you're poorly, eat and be well.

I'm off on holiday in a couple of days so may be absent!!!
Whoop whoop! grin

If I get online when I'm away I will drop you a line!

Catch up later and concentrate on getting fully better girl thanks

Donnadoon Mon 01-Jul-13 22:08:01

Have a fab time Fran!
And eat drink and be merry yourself , that's what your hols are for!
We still haven't booked ours yet because for the first time ever we are toying with the idea of going in winter...somewhere a bit further afield than usual and hot in winter? hmm without costing the earth hmm again grin
But yes we quite fancy escaping the havoc that is Christmas but will have to find away for Santa to still visit the kids etc
But Anyhoo you enjoy yours girl and don't give that job of yours a second thought either flowers

FrantasticO Wed 03-Jul-13 08:19:50

Aw thanks donna!
I'm so excited!

Meant to be hot weather in uk next week too, so you can have a wee glass of something cold in the garden one night I'm sure!
Hope throat fully better...just think how it would have felt on the cigs.

Will be in touch!
Hope I can find the thread if I don't get to post for a couple of weeks...may have to borrow dh iPhone on holiday!

Be good, but not too good! that's my plan grin

Off to work for last shift WOO HOO!!!!!

Donnadoon Wed 03-Jul-13 10:22:08

Fran I have news ...BIG NEWS...Im preggo!!! Again!! Am I nuts or am I nuts? It was planned I wanted a small age gap as Im not getting any younger and always wanted a big family so needed to get cracking.
What do ya think ? Ive also got an amazing idea...Why dont you get yourself updiffed too? LOL Then we can be bump buddies too..Sorry ...told you I was nuts...I feel nuts...and Im so happeeeeeeee!!!
Have a wonderful holiday , I shall miss you, and think on my suggestion grin

FrantasticO Wed 03-Jul-13 20:04:24

Hey lady bump!!!!

I'm so so pleased for you, what lovely news!
Just done a celebration dance with my youngest for you girl!!!

Hope you are feeling good, you sound over the moon, hyper and overjoyed!! Lovely lovely news!

I will not be joining the bump camp as dh is a firm no.
I've been a mmmm one more would be good until recently as child care for no 4 would cripple us.

Anyhoo we have a countdown now!
Your bump will get bigger then you'll have a new little person envy
Can you tell I'm a wee bit jealous?!


Take it easy, and you're allowed a celebratory cake or ten

Catch up soon! grin

Donnadoon Wed 03-Jul-13 21:51:13

Thanks Fran and no I'm not gonna stuff too many cakes, it's too hard to shift afterwards as we know grin
Shame your hubby says no to another...mine says no to a lot of things...spending too much...home improvements car etc but he don't mind the babbas, and they are the most expensive in the long run...go figure he likes to keep me chained to the kitchen sink he does barefoot and pregnant only joking...I'm very lucky I know
I used to run myself ragged working until dc2 got really poorly, I had 3 kids dc2 had pneumonia and needed 6 weeks off school and work was sooooo unsympathetic I had phone calls almost daily asking when I'd be back..they weren't interested in how my son was shock
Anyhoo so I was flapping around trying to split myself into pieces leaving him with people so I could go and do a bit of work when the boy still weren't well enough and wanted his mamma and DH put his foot down and said no more! We tightened our belts and I became a SAHM it was the right decision for us
Anyhoo you enjoy yourself Fran !
Happy hols !

FrantasticO Fri 05-Jul-13 12:40:46

Hi Donna, I am still smiling at your news! grin

Think you are right about the cakes, a treat now and again is fine though the baby needs it grin

Good for you on being at home, they are only small for a while.
If I could I'd do it too grin
Part time is the next best thing, the thought of being full time brings me out in a sweat.

Sounds like where you worked we're particularly skilled in being horrible human beings. It makes you wonder when these people can't even ask about a poorly child. You're better off out of there.

Well I'm off tonight!
Keep well and enjoy the sunshine that is forecast!
When will you get a bump do you think? I loved my bump!!! Saddo that I am!!!

Donnadoon Tue 09-Jul-13 13:00:09

Hope your having a lovely time Fran, the weathers ace here too, but tis not the same as being away. < Imagines you on sun lounger, sipping a cocktail, reading the latest OK magazine> envy

Donnadoon Tue 09-Jul-13 13:02:12

Oh and I have a bleedin bump already 7 weeks I am! Never had a bump this early on before, it is DC 5 tho I suppose shock

Donnadoon Sat 20-Jul-13 01:15:27

Hi Fran hope you having a lovely time! Can't wait to hear all about what you've ate and drank grin
My diets been a joke, I'm eating crisps and sodding biscuits to stave off the all day sickness.

FrantasticO Sun 21-Jul-13 20:03:32

I'm back!!!!!
Had a fantastic holiday!
Stood on the scales today ...a sodding stone!
Feet are like balloons so praying its water!

Unlikely as my jaws are sore from the eating crap, and I don't have al day sickness!

Anyway never mind all that nonsense! How are you?
All day sickness sounds rubbish, did you get that before?
Early bumps are good I think, looks like a baby rather than an expanding waistline!

Still so excited for you!
Couldn't get logged on on my stupid phone to say hi while I was away.

Holiday was fab, though heatwave here sounds good too!
Hope you are taking it easy as you can when you have the other wee ones to mind.

Ooh and never had a cig of course, felt the notion a few times however people where smoking at the outside bar area and it REEKS!!!
We are well off without them.

And no worrying About bringing them home either!

Catch up soon.
Can't wait to hear how excited your other kids are about the baby.

Take care girl grin

Donnadoon Sun 21-Jul-13 23:39:52

Hiya I'm so glad you had a lovely time Fran !!
Sod the stone ... It ll fall off
I'm fine thanks but a bit worried I may get banned for a bit, I've stupidly stupidly and most unlike me, got involved in a dog argument in AIBU
I'm ashamed to say that I lost my temper with a particularly nasty dog hater
Oh well see what happens, but if I'm absent for a bit, you know why blush
Great to have you back though woo hoo !!

FrantasticO Mon 22-Jul-13 11:30:27


You can't get banned.
I need my buddy for sanity purposes!
I'm sure it will all be fine.

Must be the hormones as I can't imagine you getting het up otherwise. Sure even when we were at the beginning of quitting and there was so much misery on some of the threads that it could have been a competitive sport you didn't bite!

Just don't go back on whatever thread it is, sometimes I think people come on here to try and goad people.

How's the sickness?
Hope you are managing, the first 3 months are so tiring.

I've finished a mountain of life is so rock n roll!
The joys of a fortnights holiday!
Back to work tomorrow, unless I either inherit a whack of money or break a non essential bone I'm thinking a toe would be ok! grin

Now repeat after me... no more squabbling with crazy people! grin

Catch up soon.

Donnadoon Mon 22-Jul-13 19:02:14

Oh Fran phew I'm still here
No bollocking email either, they must av agreed with me up at HQ
Thankyou MNHQ I will go back to being good now
Fran I have learned though, just hide the thread when you feel your blood pressure rising
I don't get road rage or que rage or any rage, hell I hardly even shout at my kids!
But god, I blame the hormones, and yes the goading, but I should have pulled myself up instead of completely losing my temper blush
Still it's done now, I shan't fall into that trap again.
Anyhoo so your back at work tomorrow (groan)
I'm not ate much the last couple of days because of yes the waves of nausea, but should pass at 12 weeks and I'm 9 weeks (groan again)
I'm loving frozen tip tops though, hope there's not too much sugar in them.
Chat later smile

FrantasticO Mon 22-Jul-13 21:45:02

Aw poor you donna, don't be worrying anymore.
Honestly some people on here could make 10 mountains out of a molehill and smile while dropping others in it!

Anyhoo it's all in the past lamma lamma!

Nausea is rubbish, keep the icelolly s coming if its all you can manage.
Still it's exciting thinking you are making lungs or eyebrows or some other body part for a whole new person!

It's def not happening here as husband is going for snip I the next couple of months sad

So I will enjoy your pregnancy without the nausea heh heh

Take it easy!

Donnadoon Tue 23-Jul-13 08:17:55

OMG the snip!! But that's so final Fran . Don't let him unless you are sure.
TBF to him it's good for him to get done rather than you because it's a bigger deal for women.
My DH would never get done selfish arse it would have to me, because I swear if I announced I was pregnant at age 6o odd he wouldn't bat an eye lid, they are all gifts apparently, bless him, he works 12 hours a day, he doesn't call them sodding gifts on a Sunday , I tell thee grin

FrantasticO Tue 23-Jul-13 23:07:52

You have me chuckling again at the sodding gifts!

I agree it is very final.
We agreed to wait a year and discuss and discuss we did!

On one level I do agree.
I'm 38, have 3 already and limited help with a husband who has to work away at times and a job that I find stressful at time most days!
Money is ok, but another would financially be madness, more nursery and afterschool fees!

However...a baby!

I'm so so excited for you!
I love the whole feeling them move and meeting a new person, and then you would never be without them once you have met them even when they are trying out for the school of satan!

Ah well, looks like the broodiness lingers a bit!
I am lucky though with all I have, so don't want to be coming as poor me and a moan a minute! grin

Enjoy every minute and fast forward the nausea

Catch up later

Donnadoon Wed 24-Jul-13 20:20:29

Hope being back at work isn't too gruelling Fran
I just fell asleep watching corrie, must be preggo to nod off on the sofa grin
Yes I think you need to count your blessings in this life, and not bite off more than you can chew either <<listens to children shrieking downstairs>> grin
I'm utterly grateful for my lot, I feel utterly greedy for having/wanting more
I cringe when I hear of people we know of going for IVF and spending thousands shock but worse than that the heartache they must go through sad
I console myself with the fact that, we are brilliant parents, the kids are fab, we can just about afford them all grin etc etc

Donnadoon Wed 24-Jul-13 20:21:51

When I say cringe I mean that I feel embarrassed by how lucky we are IYSWIM

FrantasticO Wed 24-Jul-13 21:31:50

Good on you donna, that's what life should be about!
Enjoy what you've got and good for you that you are pregnant again.

Life's not fair I suppose when it comes to IVF and infertility, however you didn't make the rules or cause any heartache.

Laughing at falling asleep at corrie...the overwhelming pregnancy tiredness, I remember it well.
Off to bed and get some rest, this heat is overpowering at times.

Work is...well work, hey ho and onwards!grin
Catch up later

Ps back on the straight and narrow again.
Minimal food and lots of exercise, oh happy days! grin

Donnadoon Wed 24-Jul-13 21:43:39

Well done you!
Told ya the stone will fall off bet its not a stone anyway

FrantasticO Wed 24-Jul-13 23:18:18

It is so a stone mores the bloody pity

Think some had to be fluid though as already 6 down, it's a miracle I tell ya!

So 8 to go...

Get some rest mrs bump!

FrantasticO Thu 25-Jul-13 20:54:33

So so tired in this heat...and I'm not making a baby!

Hope you are ok!

Laters grin

Donnadoon Thu 25-Jul-13 21:06:50

Hiya I'm here just about
I need to grab a shower before bed but then I'm done
Cleared out dd1 s bedroom today, jeez, that is all.
I'm done in
Glad the weather has turned down a notch
It was too hot this time last week to lift a finger
Tara for now

Donnadoon Fri 26-Jul-13 00:52:42

Fran I can't sleep, my sleeping patterns gone out the window
Falling asleep in front of sodding soaps an all sorts !
Anyhoo I can't keep away from the bloody dog thread again
Not lost my rag this time though, just bickering
Pathetic ain't I ?
Don't know what's got into me?
Well I do , DH reckons its probably another little red haired babba
Sent me doolally the last time I was carrying my little redhaired perfectly placid contented little babba

FrantasticO Fri 26-Jul-13 19:57:58

Aww donna, this heat is fierce without the hormones on top!

Step away from the crazy dog people...I can't have you banned.

Who would listen to my drivel?

Keep well.
And don't let the crazies goad you
will have to look for this dog thread and see if they have any tips for my mad dog! grin

Donnadoon Fri 26-Jul-13 20:51:21

Ha they won't have any tips
It's about children unsupervised playing or tormenting dogs
And a couple of die hard dog haters are saying that kids can do whatever they like to our dogs blah blah
It's like being in a frickkin washing machine
I relapsed last night blush
But I am done with it now
I never normally get involved in bun fights FGS
Hormones and the heat I tell thee
Anyhoo back on the straight and narrow
But ... Erm I've just ate a bag of sensations Peking spare rib all to myself
Gosh they were gorgeous
Talk later pal

FrantasticO Fri 26-Jul-13 21:00:07

Dogs n the rule not parent tells child leave it alone unless the have been invited to pet it?
Mines is an old softie still mad at 14 as he's a spaniel and not too keen on mad lunging stranger children, but wouldn't bite.

My responsibility and all that jazz, just make sure I'm not at huge gatherings with him and all is good! Even though he would love the petting!

Hope you are still getting out to pound the hill with your mutt on occasion!

Crisps are carbohydrates, one of the essential food groups, so needed for the baby, enjoy!!!

Once again

Repeat after me

Stay away from the crazies!

Catch up later! grin

Donnadoon Sat 27-Jul-13 11:20:53

Ah thanks for not making me feel bad about the crisps
I feel sick this morning though
Roll on 12 weeks, should pass then
No plans this weekend as yet
May walk up the canal and have a drink (raspberry j20 for me now) with my sister and her family tomorrow
I've been out and about with the kids all week, town, parks , shopping, friends birthday parties etc
All the things we have to get done when DH is at work, so the weekends are free for quality family time
Although last weekend we split activities, he took the boys fishing and I took the girls bowling
But enjoying lazying in bed at the moment with dd2 snoozing next to me.
What you up to this weekend?

FrantasticO Sun 28-Jul-13 10:23:53

Was out on my annual night out with dh last night...babysitters are scarce!grin

Dressed up! Heels on!
Lovely meal and wine and cocktails!

Head a bit sore this morning heh heh!

Hope you enjoy your walk along canal, sounds lovely!

Rain rain and more rain here, so excuse for having an easy day!
We never get out and are always on the go with the kids, so not going to feel guilty about one boring Sunday!

Hope nausea better today, it's horrible spending day feeling seedy.

Catch up later.

Donnadoon Sun 28-Jul-13 13:55:56

Ooh your evening sounds lovely
Well done you pair!
It's gotta be done from time to time
We used to go out every year for a meal for our wedding anniversary
Didn't go last year because we had a newborn
Sorry about your rain
It's glorious here today
Off up the canal soon, can't really be arsed but I'm sure it will be enjoyed when we get there, especially by the kids
Talk later

FrantasticO Mon 29-Jul-13 11:36:51

Head is my own again, I am so not meant to drink wine!grin

How was the canal walk yesterday?
I ended up at soft play for my sins
Have 3 extra kids today, they have played, argued, played, argued, ate, see the theme!

Two want to be the boss and the others are just not fussed!

Quiet just now so I'm off to prepare the lunch, which will be in the like it or lump it variety!grin

How's the nausea today?

FrantasticO Tue 30-Jul-13 21:40:59

Hey mrs how are you?

I've been looking online for the pied piper to come and whistle my kids away for a few hours today!
They have been in full on demon training mode today.

Dog and I were tempted to leave them to it and set up camp under the trampoline grin and the rain was piddling down!

Hope you have had a better day!

Catch up soon

Donnadoon Wed 31-Jul-13 10:20:20

Hiya Fran I've been feeling sick sick sick!
Not actually been sick though, just wretching sorry tmi
Bleurh, roll on 2 more weeks and it should pass
Been feeling very sorry for myself
Been piddling down here too
Kids been ok so far though, touch wood
Canal walk was lovely thanks, bit chilly though
We went soft play yesterday, there is a giant new one by us so savvy me and sis went to old one which was empty grin kids loved having it all to themselves.

FrantasticO Thu 01-Aug-13 20:21:18

Aww poor you donna, how you feeling today.

Hope you're managing to eat even a little bit, it's horrible when you keep getting waves of nausea all day. Even more so with small children to look after.

Mine have been saintly this evening, which is just as well as I could have happily auctioned them on eBay the other day!! grin

Only other news is I feel crabbit and for the first time in ages could go a dozen cigs, work is shit and holiday gloom I suppose! grin

I'll get over myself!

You take it as easy as you can and hope you're feeling a bit more at yourself.

Catch up later.

Donnadoon Thu 01-Aug-13 21:07:36

Aww sorry about work
Funny you should mention them, I haven't thought about them for aaaaaages and not fancied one for longer than that.........but.........
I've been here before many times and quit and thought " that's it! No more! " and then fell off the wagon so I still can't say ill never smoke again, because I don't want to jinx myself. But when I'm no longer pregnant and on a rare night out, or if I went back to work even, I reckon I'd be straight back on sad is that? Yet for the last six months and for the next six months obviously I wouldn't touch one with a barge pole. Strange addiction it is...hmm
Oh and I'm still feeling grim

FrantasticO Fri 02-Aug-13 08:24:50


Hope your feeling a bit less grim today...2 weeks and you should hopefully feel a bit better if you don't we'll send someone up there an angry email grin

I'm on form today, getting ready to do the nursery drop and it's not pandemonium for once, the heat is making them drop their game! Heh heh!

It's nearly the weekend and the urge for a cig is gone, funny that it still comes and goes.
Glad you don't feel at all like one, there has to be an upside to the nausea I suppose the thought of a cig would make you hurl?

Hope you manage a bite to eat and get your head down for a while later if the kids are watching a film or napping?

Take it easy and repeat...the second trimester is easy, the second trimester is easy and repeat...

FrantasticO Sat 03-Aug-13 23:10:37


Hope your feeling better today and that a nice relaxing Sunday is on the cards.

Cinema for us tomorrow...treat for the week!


Donnadoon Sun 04-Aug-13 07:24:20

Hiya I'm still here , I'm such a wuss, we went to see our friends last night For dinner all the kids too, lovely, Except I had to make my excuses and come home at 8 o'clock ! I'm just so bloody tired and sick!! Boo hoo!
I really am shit company ATM . Roll on 12 weeks, should be 12 weeks on Thursday , to be confirmed at dating scan.
What are you going to see at pictures? My mum took mine to see Despicable Me2 the other week, and now they want to see Monsters University
I haven't seen a film for soooo long, it would have to be a DVD now for me
Catch up later smile

FrantasticO Sun 04-Aug-13 08:15:50

Ah poor you, I can remember that horrible bone weary tiredness.

You wake up tired...suppose your body is busy building a whole new person, so give yourself a break!grin

Kids have seen despicable me 2 and new smurfs, so joy of joys we are going to the kids club film, something about fairies I think!
I'm just over the moon I won't have to sell another kidney to fund it! Especially as we are taking a few of their friends as well and kidney selling may be sniffed at by their parents grin

Snacks packed, now just need to feed them prior to leaving!

Take it easy, your allowed to be shattered just now.
I thought the first 3 months were bone crushingly tiring so at 12 weeks hopefully you'll get some energy back unless it's twins...evil!!! grin

Donnadoon Mon 05-Aug-13 16:09:54

Twins ! OMG it would be just my luck! There is some on DHs side and the chances increase apparently the more kids you have and the older you get
Ah well what will be will be
I'm still feeling sorry for myself, just had an afternoon nap, got to start thinking about dinner, when I don't fancy any, I just want to pick at stuff
Also it's DHs birthday today so we will have people over tonight, but I'm already thinking of getting to bed about 8 pm again grin
Hope all is well with you
Are you still doing your exercise classes?
How's the holiday pounds dropping off you ?

FrantasticO Mon 05-Aug-13 21:24:47

Hahahaha! You do make me laugh!
I'm sure you would take twins in your stride.

Have added to holiday poundage as there has been an anniversary and birthdays galore!
Another one tomorrow, then no more birthday cake for a month.

Have been going to the classes, yes, but the bikini fear is not there.
MUST up my game a bit!

Hope your in your bed and getting some much needed zzzzzzzs
I'm off to get some would wear ya out!

Take it easy grin

Donnadoon Tue 06-Aug-13 19:05:43

Oh Fran your gonna get sick of me I'm a miserable cah!
Fed up with feeling sick day in day out
I'm happy as happy can be to be pregnant again I really am
It just gets you down after so long, you remember im sure
Something did make me smile today though
I had a leaflet through the door for a new tanning studio opened local and in great big letters it said TANTASTICO !
I thought of you grin

Donnadoon Wed 07-Aug-13 18:55:07

Hiya Im trying to stay upbeat
Took kids to a theme park today with my mum and sister and her kids, twas great, all had a fab time
pooped now though
Hope alls well your end smile

FrantasticO Wed 07-Aug-13 19:44:24

Hey mrs!
Sorry wasn't on yesterday, your not a miserable anything, you're tired and spue-ey and allowed to feel out of sorts!

Birthdays sorted here, now getting ready for school.
One of mine just starting...I'm quite sad.

Keep your chin up, it WILL get easier.
Get to bed and have some carbs.

I'm still quite envious, though ot about the nausea or bone crushing tiredness!!

Catch up later!

Donnadoon Thu 08-Aug-13 19:58:43

Awww I hate it when mine start school, end up having more to keep me company grin
Still speuey here , did the garden today though, it was long overdue, so feel better for that
Also because we were out all day yesterday I did 3 loads of washing too, so yep feeling better for achieving something and not wallowing in self pity
Sickness isn't as bad as it was, wearing off slightly thank goodness
Still can't stomach a beloved coffee though, I usually am a 5 mug a day person shock
Talk soon smile

FrantasticO Fri 09-Aug-13 20:17:09

Hey mrs!
Glad you're up and about and sorry that you're still feeling sicky.

This might make you smile

I'm gutted the summer hols are rapidly coming to an end...Mmm another baby for company you say??? I may end up divorced though!! grin

Have a nice weekend. Not much planned here, except tidying and not overeating my life is sooo rock n roll

Take it easy grin

Donnadoon Sat 10-Aug-13 10:30:48

Ha Thanks for the link, Some people are strange arn't they?
We are out again this evening , Must try and stay until about 9pm at least
No plans for tommorrow though
Ive been holiday shopping and I think we are going to book for Lanzarotte in October, never been there and quite fancy a a change.
We were going to leave it until later on in the year but decided not to because to travel over 30 weeks pregnant is a bit of a pain insurance wise and what not.

FrantasticO Sat 10-Aug-13 12:04:15

Lanzarote sounds lovely, as does sun when it's miserable here!

Tidying in progress and resisting the pie!

Kids are practicing a "show" for later... Will have my game face securely on! grin

Heading out on bikes later.

Enjoy your evening!

Donnadoon Sat 10-Aug-13 17:01:37

Awww my kids do shows too , I loves them, they practice all day, make posters and special invites and then we all sit down at say 7pm and watch their little show, but do you what the little buggers have started doing? They go round with an empty bowl asking for money afterwards shock so these shows are no longer free!! Ha ha I love it!!
Enjoy your show and your bike ride smile

FrantasticO Sun 11-Aug-13 21:22:21

Hey bumpy, how's it going?

VERY lazy weekend here, it was

G r e a t!!!

Seen this and laughed, but no tears on my legs!!

Donnadoon Sun 11-Aug-13 21:29:43

Hiya, yep liking the cushion, and I don't have that problem yet because I've only had one natural birth, the others were c-section , I think my pelvic floors are pretty solid so far
Glad you had a relaxing weekend, we were out til 11.45 pm last night, check me out!! I've suffered slept today though
Chat laters smile

FrantasticO Tue 13-Aug-13 11:32:01

Hiya donna
How are you feeling today?

I'm in the gloom, can't believe my middle dc is starting school tomorrow, kids are HYPER!
I feel old, I feel clucky, I know I will not be having any more.
Still have my youngest running around and I know I'm being selfish wanting another when it would scupper us all hoo!

Going to give myself a swift kick up the jacksie and find a grip!
Ooohhh a cig would be good today...yip today's a belter!!!

Catch up later!
It's not that bad honestly grin
Just want a moan!

Donnadoon Tue 13-Aug-13 16:09:02

Riiiiiiiight!!!!! << rolls up sleeves>> Get thee another babeeeee!!!
Its an order!!!
You managed last time...did you not? grin
your DH is going to frickin hate mate grin grin again

Donnadoon Tue 13-Aug-13 16:09:55

hate mate? hate me

FrantasticO Tue 13-Aug-13 19:43:08

Aww donna you always make me smile!

I'm just having a poor me day...have reckoned that we are allowed 3 a year! grin
It would have been my dads birthday today, but with propping up my mum and being happy mum for the kids, there is no chance to be allowed to be a bit sad.
First day of school for one of my little ones is just adding to my blues

I am a bit of a drama queen!

Am going to readdress the baby question though I know it's not in the families best interest.
Selfish, I need a hypnotist maybe!
Hubby is great but can't feel the pull of wanting anymore when we financially would struggle. bugger, bugger, bugger

Will just enjoy looking forward to your wee bundle arriving!

Thanks for always listening to my moans and always making me laugh!

How's the bump anyway?
Nausea easing up any?
Roll on the second that you 14 in the second trimester? Whoop whoop!

Catch up later

Donnadoon Wed 14-Aug-13 07:20:54

Awww sorry Fran for your dad
You are allowed down days, three sounds perfect
Defo reconsider the baby lark, you'll never regret having another
Yep the nausea is easing , not the tiredness though
I think I'm 13 weeks tomorrow , scan Tuesday next week
We are going camping in Wales today ! Wish me bloody luck, just checked the weather, eek, back Friday though so not too long to suffer
Stay smiley , talk again Friday smile

FrantasticO Wed 14-Aug-13 07:30:08

Don't know if I will catch you before you leave for your adventure [gulp]

Enjoy the camping, is it going to be dry?
Suppose that's the only benefit of being Bone tired, you'll sleep anywhere!
Glad nausea easing.

All well here, bum firmly and swiftly kicked and ready for action and school
Thanks again donna thanks

Enjoy the wilderness eeeek!

Catch up Friday!

FrantasticO Fri 16-Aug-13 18:06:45

Hey! [waves]

Hope you are a happy camper and have had a good break!

All well here, school has started and we have survived the first week grin

How's the bump?

Catch up over the weekend

Donnadoon Fri 16-Aug-13 19:38:26

Hiya I survived..... Just!
It was wet and windy as expected, not too cold though and nice to have a break from the norm
Will be lovely to sleep in my own bed
Glad school settling went ok
We are supposed to be going over to visit my sister and her family 40 miles away tomorrow in her caravan, we've been invited to stay over but I would rather come back to my bed so we' ll see
Looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning grin

FrantasticO Sun 18-Aug-13 08:24:38

Morning travelling one!

You must be shattered.

All trundelling along nicely here, got many children's clubs to attend today...don't ya just love it!

Stopped feeding my face yesterday and feeling the benefit, less sluggish today...back to classes tomorrow after a week off, feeling the fear!

Keeping fingers crossed that its dry today as it poured all day yesterday and kids ended up like weasels due to being cooped up.
Hey ho if it rains jackets and wellies going on as they need to get some fresh air!

Got a whole load of one direction stationary from amazon for school, she was pleased. As was i at the price
I know how your a big fan heheh! grin

What's the plans for next week adventurer?
River rapids, hiking the Himalayas, searching for yeti or putting your feet up in between watching your brood?
Take it easy bumpy wink

Donnadoon Sun 18-Aug-13 18:11:01

Ha ha ha you make me Larf !!
I. Am. Exhausted. Beyond belief.
We didn't stay over last night , got home at midnight
I'm normally in bed for seven
Feel like I've been wrung out, everyone keeps telling me how drained I look, yeah thanks guys, stop inviting us places then, let me curl up in my pit of dispair that is the first trimester grin
Ha you say about feeling sluggish, jeez, is there anything slower than a slug that I may describe oneself ?
I look about 5 months gone not 3, none of my usual clothes fit me <sob>
Glad you got some stationairy, I am doing all that this week, mine go back September 4th, so school shoes and what not this week.
I have my dating scan on Tuesday, big shop tomorrow, town for school stuff on weds. No plans. I repeat No plans for next weekend, unless I suddenly get a heavy dose of freak energy from somewhere
Sorry to moan , I'm happy as pig in poo really I am grin
Hope you got the sun today, we did, I did 4 yep 4 cus I was behind, loads of washing today <pats self on back>

FrantasticO Sun 18-Aug-13 21:31:08

Get thee to bed lady and sleep!!!

Sounds like you have a busy week ahead.

Scan on Tuesday, whoop whoop! grin
You must be v excited!

Life's going on as before this end, all good grin


Donnadoon Tue 20-Aug-13 20:59:45

Hiya had my scan today, only one in there ha ha, all is well thankfully
So pleased I can relax and enjoy now, feeling better each day too
Recovered from our camping, jeez that was ard work
Shopping in town for school stuff tomorrow
Hope all good your end, bet you at classes pumping away, good for you.
I have put on so much weight , not good to diet when pregnant but I've gotta cut back somewhere before I'm waddling like a whale
I'm not even stuffin crisps cakes and sweets, I'm just generally bloated, constipated ( sorry tmi ) and eating too much toast and scotch eggs and carbs in general to stave off nausea
Oh well, must keep sipping the water
Talk later smile

FrantasticO Tue 20-Aug-13 23:01:24

Hi donna whoop whoop on the scan all going well, bet it was a lovely time.

Had thought I'd posted earlier, but didn't work, just to say good luck (sorry)

So pleased for you, who gives a toss about carbs when you feel like the tierdest woman in the world and could hurl for Britain I remember it well!
Do what you have to and get from day to day just now.
Glad your feeling a bit better, the start of feeling good is on it's way grin
Bet you are looking great!

You are one helluva busy woman, always on the go!
Hope shopping trip with the kids for school didn't dement you, I'm still getting over ours and I did most of mine onlinegrin

Still at the classes, must remove the rest of holiday pie fest evidence...well I'm not getting a baby so I've no excuse!

Feet up and WHOOP WHOOP again for seeing your new baby at your scan today.

Catch up later

Donnadoon Thu 22-Aug-13 13:49:55

Hiya alls good here, I've been trying to eat fruit rather than carbs but I'm just not fancying fruit at the moment , when I was pregnant with my daughter last year I craved fruit, so I'm thinking I may be carrying a boy this time, hmmm we will see, I don't mind either way as long as its healthy smile
Survived shopping yesterday, nearly two hours in clarks though shock
All kitted out though, labels ironed on and all put away
Hope alls good with you
Talk laters

FrantasticO Fri 23-Aug-13 18:27:37

Hi donna

How's the bump today, I'm having a mega broody day today ties in with work being super stressful

How's the fruit challenge going? I might join you in the form of grapes--with a couple of glasses of wine tonight-- grin

This week has been all go, school and nursery new starts for the kids is a bit overwhelming for them, so they are shattered tonight!
Other news is I have my inlaws over tomorrow and they, well, kind of tolerate me.
They don't say anything I feel able to challenge but sil and mil raise eyebrows to each other frequently and make frequent digs about parenting, work, house etc

Hey ho!
It will be over soon

Keep well!

Oh and eat, that's an order!

Donnadoon Fri 23-Aug-13 21:42:40

Hiya bumps fine thankyou
Urgh! I haven't got much time for my inlaws , some people are just plain rude, shame you have to have them over and not meet somewhere neutral. We have so many precious friends that I am very intolerant of shoddy treatment from family members my side or DHs, it's took a few years to grow myself a backbone with them though, so we have our ups and downs like most familys
Erm you are going to have to get up diffed ma lady - sooner rather than later please ! You will regret not having one more, do I remember you saying you have three? If so , that's no good IMO, I need even numbers so I'm stopping at six, greedy mare I am grin

FrantasticO Fri 23-Aug-13 22:27:42

Hahahhaha at six!
I soooooo wish!

I know at no 3 are high wheras above is a no go!
Six is a great number but you wouLdhave little chance peruading others to give it a go on here"
Part from me and others like me!
I know from our chat that you couldn't get a better mum than donnadoon, so there!
I say good luck and go for it!
My dh says my Intetnet bestie is lovely but needs to stop giving out the procreating hormone!!!!!!

Donnadoon Sat 24-Aug-13 13:48:51

Arf at the procreating hormone, it's what makes the world go round....dontchaknow
The world would be a better place filled with mini donnas and mini frans grin
Tired again this avo <yawn> got friends coming round for a curry tonight
Really need to be in my jimmys by 8pm though, had some busy weekends lately.

Donnadoon Tue 27-Aug-13 20:15:35

Hope all is well, still midly nauseous here but I can enjoy a coffee again,
Had a lazy weekend at home, it was bank holiday here too
Felt good to get out today as was feeling a bit stagnant at home, stuck in
Bloody Grand Prix Sunday, footy Saturday and Monday , give me more daughters please ! grin

FrantasticO Tue 27-Aug-13 21:51:35

Hola yourself!
Having a bit bother with t'internet, so sporadic use just now.

Daughters are good...bring on the hormones and pmt and we will be signing a different song.

Rough that your still feeling iffy...good sign that you can stomach a coffee, maybe things will improve in leaps and bounds now.

Back to the grind tomorrow cue screams and horror music

Keep well and keep smiling!
You all sorted for school?
Feels like mine have been back for ages...I'm counting down to next hols!!!grin

Catch up later

FrantasticO Wed 28-Aug-13 21:18:36

Hey how you doing?

Hope the coffee is staying down and other nutrients of course! grin

Not much to report here, still working away, still gyming it and still have a lovely DH who still is adamant on no more babies, heheh!!!

You must be fairly sprouting, I loved my preg belly! only time I loved the belly
I also loved the movement, ah memories!
Is your bump moving about and letting you know a new boss is in town? grin

Take it easy

Donnadoon Wed 28-Aug-13 21:35:53

Hiya, yay you have tinternet!
I'm watching celebrity big brother blush
I am not feeling like death anymore, woohoo!
Yep getting tiny flutters, and a noticeable bump
I'm enjoying being awake past 7 pm grin
Glad all is well with you
How's the holiday stone bet it weren't a stone shrinking?

Donnadoon Fri 30-Aug-13 14:11:08

Awww you have tinternet probs again?
I'm hiding in bed
It's my birthday today, No , please don't say happy birthday, I hate my own, I'm weird, I find it depressing, another year chalked up and crossed off sad sad arse I am , I know, miserable bugger
I shall venture down stairs later, for the kids sake, to have a slice of cake, but seriously getting worse as I get older
I'll be fine tomorrow when it's all over and it's just another normal day without people congratulating me on being another year away from being 21 and another year nearer the knackered yard grin
I know I'm a miserable sod, I'm sorry, I hate my birthday.

FrantasticO Fri 30-Aug-13 19:23:17

Hey lovely lady!
Happy no not your birthday Friday!

Think of all you have accomplished recently...
Making a new person!
Looking after your brood exceptionally well
Quitting the cigs
AND....keeping me SANE!!!!!

So enjoy your bed if that's what you fancy, eat cake and smile, cos your wonderful!!!!

Now get that swollen head and get some fizzy water lucky you and lots of cake and enjoy!

FrantasticO Fri 30-Aug-13 19:24:03

Oh and an auld codger wouldn't be jumping off wardrobes to get into skinny jeans grin

Donnadoon Fri 30-Aug-13 20:49:30

He ha you av me larfing Fran , thankyou!
Consumed half a box of Nestlé dairy box and a milky coffee
Am snuggled up waiting for big brother to start blush I know, I know

FrantasticO Fri 30-Aug-13 21:03:55

Big brother...really...sooo lowbrow shock

I'm watching it just now!!! Heh heh!

Liking Emma's dress. Who do you want out?

Good for you on the chocolates

Happy Friday again grin

FrantasticO Fri 30-Aug-13 21:05:28

Calcium is good for you and the baby...have another choc, go on, go on, go on! grin

Donnadoon Sat 31-Aug-13 11:28:08

Phew it's another day
Liked Emma's dress too, although I do not own a single red item in my wardrobe, not a dress, tshirt, jumper , nothing red because I have a rosy complexion and flush red regular that I end up looking like a giant tomato or summinck
Wasn't arsed who went last night
I'm still figuring out who's who and what they're about
I'm a bit hmmmmm for Lauren and Louis at the moment
Liking Courtney's innocence bless her loved her singing anthem LOL
X factor tonight...woo hoo !!
We are eating out and nipping over to my sisters van/ motor home this arvo, but neeeeeed to be back in time for X factor smile
Ta ra for now smile

FrantasticO Sun 01-Sep-13 18:18:36

Hey donna, how's your Sunday been?

You always sound so busy going here, there and everywhere! grin

Quiet one here, just the usual swimming and athletics clubs etc ect...

My brood are all for watching the X factor, I'm a bore cos I HATE it!
Find it so nerve shatteringly cringey and annoying...though did find Sharon funny, so maybe this year could be different!
My lot try to out sing and dance the contestants another reason why I may never have got into it! They are like cats wailing ( my lot and some of the X factor lot)

Anyhoo, just getting them sorted for school again tomorrow, so off I go,

Yours back to school this week?
Mine are settling back into the routine now, and always have some hilarious story to tell makes me worry what they tell the teachers! grin

Take it easy

Donnadoon Sun 01-Sep-13 19:44:51

Had a lazy ish day
Went to see friends 2week old baby today, very cute and new and delicious
My eldest starts college tomorrow...eek <bites nails>
And the others are back Tuesday
I can honestly take or leave the reality shows, we mised X factor last night, weren't back til late, but watched it today
I'm a sucker for Made in Chelsea though, have you watched it before?
That's my fave, DH calls it all trash TV, he watches educational things like Bear Grylls hmm and sport ....rah!!!

Donnadoon Tue 03-Sep-13 21:54:39

Hiya, hope all is well with you
Kids went back today, bless em
I got the garden done and refilled their paddling pool, I think this might be the last week that its warm enough for them
Nausea well and truly gone woo hoo, thank goodness for the 2nd trimester
Just waiting for cbb grin
Ta ra for now

FrantasticO Tue 03-Sep-13 22:07:05

Hey I'm still here!
Sorry I've been missing in action, I've not had two minutes to myself since weekend, between kids clubs and ill pets!
All good now.

How did school return go, I felt sorry for mine, in all day again after the summer!
Been roasting here today, lovely, makes everyone smile grin

Who hoo to second's flying by!
Glad nausea gone.

Will make you laugh, my youngest told nursery staff that her mummy had a baby in her tummy...I wish!
Had to explain it was just cake and that LO is in a baby phase! grin
Must get to gym more frequently as they were eying my belly!

Take it easy

Donnadoon Wed 04-Sep-13 12:51:27

Ha LO wants a babeeeeeee!!!! Give the child a babeeeeee FranDH
Ill pets ? Hope all OK now
Im twiddling my thumbs abit, Ive got loads to be getting on with, just need to find the motivation

FrantasticO Wed 04-Sep-13 22:59:17

You twiddle away, you are growing a babeee!!

How are you doing sprouting wise, good bump going on now I bet grin

Kids could get you hung, she's still adamant that there is one in my tummy but now telling people's a secret!
Nursery might also be aiding and abetting as they are finding it all very funny and have known me for years!

Dogs okish, just getting on a bit and needing drugs that pensioners would need I guess, horrible to see your pet getting on in years.

Anyways, bed now as back to work purgatory tomorrow!

Take it easy bumpy grin

Donnadoon Fri 06-Sep-13 20:36:45

How's mutely?
Better I hope
I hate it when anyone or anything is poorly in our house, it rings everybody down smile
LO still announcing your news ? grin
I've got stretching pains in tummy at the mo, so been n bed since 7pm
Had a busy week though, preggers Etc, got my excuses lol
Just waiting for cbb, don't mind who goes but bit fed up of Courtney now

Donnadoon Fri 06-Sep-13 20:37:22


FrantasticO Fri 06-Sep-13 21:20:04

Ohh will need to get Cbb on, have missed a few so will have to catch up!

Glad to hear you are resting up for a while, making a whole new person can be tiring at times grin

Dog is okish, just not too keen on long walks anymore, other one is still mad as a hatter though! We share him between nans and here ( that is here when nans out and about)
He has been getting lots of cuddles.

LO been on best behaviour today, so likely some outrageous whopper will be told tomorrow at the most embarrassing opportunity!

Take it easy and be good to yourself, that tummy needs you resting and hourly choc since you can't have wine

FrantasticO Sat 07-Sep-13 19:00:57

Hey mrs [waves]

How's the belly bump today?
Hope stretching pains have lessened?

Not much to report here, normal biz of kids activities and grumps when one or other feels they are not top of the pack grin

Off to make's cold brrrr!

Take it orders!!!

Donnadoon Sat 07-Sep-13 19:41:01

Still a bit twingy but I'm taking it very easy, don't worry
Watching strictly come dancing ATM
Had home made curry tonight it was lovely if I do say so myself
I'm out of chocolate though and no one can be bothered to nip up the shop
Oh well minute on hips, lifetime on hips an all that

FrantasticO Sun 08-Sep-13 15:21:28

Hi again!

Well did you acquire chocolate last night?[gin]

All quiet here, kids are all a bit snotty and feeling the pace.
Been at clubs today so think an afternoon of quiet time in the house beckons!

Hope the bump is feeling less tight today.


Donnadoon Sun 08-Sep-13 18:33:43

Nope no chocolate
I survived grin
Corrie s on at 7pm
A nice chilled evening here planned too.

FrantasticO Tue 10-Sep-13 10:16:51

You're a survivor indeed!
Take it easy bumpy grin

I'm now working more days to be reviewed in December...does not make me a happy camper...and I've started thinking about cigssad

Thought that stage was long gone, just goes to show!!!
Haven't had one of course.

Good news is all family is fine and extra money will be handy I will be too knackered to spend it so win win?


Donnadoon Tue 10-Sep-13 13:12:29

Gawd Cant imagine puffing one at the mo, I have a great excuse not to give them a second thought...............But.........If I was back at work there is no way that I would Not be smoking again by now, it just goes with the terriotory, So dont beat yourself up!
Do some bum squats or something...20 I reckon til the craving passes grin

FrantasticO Wed 11-Sep-13 21:20:20

Bum squats done and no cigs, shows how much of a crutch I used them as though sad

On a bright note only 2 days til the weekend...YEEHA!

Hope that the baby bump is behaving, and that you are too not running at a million miles per hour

Take it easy.

Donnadoon Sat 14-Sep-13 07:09:03

Hi Fran
Don't know where this week has gone ?
Been so busy settling the brood back into work, college, sports clubs etc
Soooooo glad it's the weekend, although we have out- laws visiting biscuit
Going out for a meal tonight, I must say it is so nice to not watch the waistline at the moment smile
Hope all is well your end

FrantasticO Sat 14-Sep-13 08:25:27

Laughing at outlaws, so know that feeling, heh heh!

It's a busy old life at times isn't it?
I crashed and burned on Thursday, slept for 10 hours straight, was great!

Enjoy that meal tonight, tis the law not to watch the waistline while preggers grin
Have some cake for male!


FrantasticO Sat 14-Sep-13 08:26:34

Male? Male?
Bugger the male...have some cake for me! grin

Donnadoon Tue 17-Sep-13 17:39:38

I've got a cold
Dd has it too
We are not happy bunny s
So glad to be guilt and panic free from not smoking though smile
Hope all is well your end
Dd1 told me my bum is looking big today
Must chill with the eat what I want attitude grin

FrantasticO Wed 18-Sep-13 22:19:42

Aww, how's the cold today?

It's rubbish when you are Ill and double the misery when kids have it too.

Kids are full of cold here too, so I'm feeling your pain, though I'm ok.

Work is still ongoing, feel like I'm on a hamster wheel some days.
Get up get everyone ready, get everyone out, get to work, listen to days demands, get home late, listen to home life's demands, get ready to do battle the next day...and repeat!

God I'm a moan but it can get tedious! grin

If I win money I might just go in so I can raise an eyebrow at the suggestion of how to make a busy day busier!grin

So how's the bump?!?!
How many weeks are you at now?

I'm sure your bum is still teeny and your dd was pulling your leg!
Have cake and don't think about it till waaayyy after the birth grin


Donnadoon Thu 19-Sep-13 21:03:13

Oh Fran I feel rough, full of it I am
Got a cotton wool head feeling
I'm 17 weeks now and bump is protruding nicely shame that my arse is too
Sorry you are so busy at work, life just seems like a never ending merry go round sometimes
I do miss work sometimes, the adult conversation and so on
But it is a wonder that I used to manage struggle with juggling family life
flowers have these and thiswine
I hope that you do treat yourself regularly , with new clothes and hairdressers etc, you deserve to, especially now you've quit the weed!!

FrantasticO Fri 20-Sep-13 15:14:54

Oh poor poor donna, it's rubbish being ill

Try think of the many many colds and chest infections you would have had if still on the cigs, not much comfort just now when your feeling shitty.

Excited about your bump!! and sure your arse is lovely too, you do make me laugh

Early finish today as one of kids sent home to practice my Florence nightingale talents! grin

Take it easy, that's an order.

Donnadoon Sat 21-Sep-13 07:29:59

Still poorly here, worse in fact, soooo glad I've not smoked for so long
Dds better
Hope your DCs ok
Just spilt coffee all over my bed , I've got no strength to change it
DH just gone to work
Need to just relax and not sweat the small stuff
On a brighter note, the weather is going to be nice this weekend
So must muster the strength for a nice walk at some point
Hope you have a nice weekend planned
Downtown Abbey back on the box tomorrow smile yay!!

FrantasticO Sat 21-Sep-13 09:44:56

Aww just go have a lie on the couch with a cover.

Don't make an itinery for the weekend, you're ill.

Take it easy mrs.

FrantasticO Mon 23-Sep-13 18:19:43

Hoping you're okay and sending you a huge big hug if your still poorly.

Take it easy, you need to rest and get your strength back.

Catch up soon.

Donnadoon Mon 23-Sep-13 19:22:11

I'm here
I'm okish now
On the mend now
But Gosh I was rough, Saturday was my worst day
I'm drying up/ out now, my snot that is grin
Bleurh all on my chest now, sound like I've got a nasty hacking smokers cough grin
Has to nip into town this afternoon and I actually said to my ds1 in a loud voice "come on I've gotta get out of here , everyone's smoking and its making me feel sick!!" how smug am I? blush

FrantasticO Mon 23-Sep-13 21:55:59

Glad to hear your on the mend!

Laughing at the smugness, it is stinky now though isn't it?

Take it easy.

Must sleep, working all to soon!

FrantasticO Tue 24-Sep-13 20:15:45
Donnadoon Wed 25-Sep-13 06:19:32

Ha ha ha
It took me ages to figure that out
I was staring at the screen for ages thinking wtf
...and then I got it
Thankyou smile
I'm recovering from the snot fest
How are you ?
Still going excercise class?
Shifted the holiday pounds if there was any yet ? grin
It'll soon be Christmas dontchaknow !

FrantasticO Sun 29-Sep-13 17:50:46

Hey bumpy how are ya?

Not been online last few days

Hope you are feeling better

Take it easy grin

Donnadoon Mon 30-Sep-13 18:32:12

Hiya Im all good now thanks pal
Gotta stop eating chocolate. Im getting fat and spotty
Nice and chilled though, growing a a new hopefully healthy big baby
Im 19 weeks this week, its flying by
Hope youre not working too hard, Hows your weight loss/gain situation? (for want of a better description)
Im not too worried about mine because I tend to shift it fairly quickly and what with breast feeding and running around after 5 kids Im sure ill be jumping back off of the wardrobe back into my size 10s in no time !! grin

FrantasticO Mon 30-Sep-13 22:04:49

Once again you have me laughinggrin

You are a maddie with your wardrobe antics, but I do laugh at the thought of you, with five wee ones beseeching you not to jump!!! Heh heh grin

Work is in a nutshell shit.
What can ya do? Need the money and at least the folk I work with are nice so it's not all bad!

I'm still losing and gaining that same bloody 10 pounds!
Think it might be a lifelong game [sigh]
Still gyming it and going to classes, great destresser!

Anyway, enough of all that malarkey...nineteen weeks!
Whoop whoop, you're halfway there girl!!
You'll not need to think of diet or wardrobes or weightloss at all, five kids will have you whittled down to a slip of a thing!

How exciting, you'll be noticeably bumpy now!
I loved the second trimester, bumpy but not huge and over the worst of the bone wearying tiredness.
Hat off to you, you're doing amazing keeping everything going!

Just think you'll not need to be worrying about cigs after this one either cos you have gave up for so long.
Be wary though as I have up when pregnant and went back on them 4 months after birth.
I will be here to kick your butt if you even think of it, so don't worry!

Anyhoos massive post!

Take it easy.

Donnadoon Tue 01-Oct-13 23:14:13

Love your mammoth post Fran grin
I dunno weather I'm coming or going ATM
I fall asleep watching blummin Emmerdale and wake up at this time when DH is coming to bed confused
I did a bit of online shopping at the weekend for Xmas and it arrived today.....all buggered up, received stuff that I didn't order ..all my stuff missing /wrong sizes etc
So I'm sending the whole lot back and forgetting it , that's my attempt at being early and organised out the window
Being last minute isn't so spend less i think grin

Donnadoon Tue 01-Oct-13 23:15:51

Sorry work is crap, like you say, working with decent folk makes it a little more bearable still no chance of another baybeeeeee ?

FrantasticO Wed 02-Oct-13 20:12:28

Work still rubbish
Baby not on the cards
Kids driving me insane with Halloween requests
In other news I think the dog has dementia, he's very happy just a forgetful old boy now grin
Oh and husbands firm looking to make 25% redundant Deffo no babies
Hopefully we will be ok as there's a few looking to go fingers crossed

Glad to hear you are getting some rest even if you miss your soaps
I'm going to just enjoy hearing all about your pregnancy and wee bundle.

All ticking by though, keeping sane and haven't thought about cigs for a good while grin

Take it easy, rest as much as possible hard with kids

Catch up soon!

Donnadoon Sat 05-Oct-13 19:14:15

Hiya alls good here
Just had a take away curry
Watching strictly come dancing now
Sorry to hear about your dog....hopefully he is still happy in his own little way
Fingers crossed about DHs job
I've done the garden today, love looking out to a fresh cut lawn saddo
No plans for tomorrow...yet
Glad you haven't thought about the cigs for neither grin
We deserve big pats in backs and wine for you and cake for me smile

FrantasticO Sat 05-Oct-13 20:35:31

Enjoy your cake

You deserve it!

Have been on the go all day, had a lovely day.
What a difference some sunshine makes

Trying not to worry about dhs job, it won't make it better by worrying.

Hope you have a nice Sunday, ours is full of kids clubs, the joys!!!!grin

You and bump have a rest,
Laters grin

Donnadoon Thu 10-Oct-13 23:08:06

Hi Fran
I'm here at last
Been soooooo busy doing nothing
I'm getting so tired, only 20 weeks
Takes all my time to see to the kids and do my housework
Haven't had chance to read the paper this week literally
I nearly fell asleep parked outside school this afternoon waiting for gates to be opened, it's ridiculous
I'm excited to have my 20 week scan tomorrow
Might, just might find out what sex I'm having for the first time ever
I never found out with the others, but it would be very handy to know this time, bedroom and clothes wise etc
Although I have 2 of each so I really don't mind what it is as long as all is well
You watch, the little so and so will have its legs crossed grin
In other news Fran I'm fat!! Very fat !!

FrantasticO Fri 11-Oct-13 19:10:07

Hey donna!
Excited for you that you got your scan today!
20 weeks, you're allowed to be tired.
Oh and your not fat, you're preggers! daft bat

Hope you're little one waved at you when scanned today grin

I'm tired and fat and not even ruddy pregnant

However that may be a mixture of pmt and the cold talking!grin
Need to lose that 7lbs again

Early night for me, we are all sniffing and sneezing!

Laters grin

Donnadoon Tue 15-Oct-13 17:21:32

Hiya sorry been soooo busy falling asleep infront of telly
Scan was lovely, we are having another little girl
so pleased smile
hope all is well with you
I honestly dont know where the time goes
this time last year i had all the time in the world
Now I have a just turned one year old that is .INTO. EVERYTHING.
Bless her she is lovely though
Soon be Xmas Fran , try and shift a couple of pounds to make room for some mince pies which I am shamefully consuming 2 a day ATM
Im gonna be a whale by Febuary

FrantasticO Tue 15-Oct-13 22:03:12

Aww so glad to hear from you, was thinking you might have the lurgy again and didn't want to look like a stalker shouting cooee every day!

A girl, that's lovely! She will be best buds with your one yr old!
I love girls, keep suggesting the next one would be a boy to dh, but he's not for taking me on! bugger that he is I love him really grin

I bet you're shattered running about, I can remember the 1 yr old stage well grin

Enjoy your mince pies, you deserve them!
And rest when you can, if on the couch who cares?
As long as you get some zzzzs

I'm firmly in the weight loss zone, been at two classes today. rusty halo being polished

No more biscuits or vino for a while and all will be well! pity I like he biscuits though grin

Rest, eat and be happy.
You're doing a sterling job!

A girl, whoop whoop!!!

FrantasticO Thu 17-Oct-13 21:34:54

Just checking in!

Hope you have you're feet up and are pumping out many zzzzs grin

Donnadoon Fri 18-Oct-13 20:56:14

Yay you keep polishing that halo Fran
Well done you!
I am soooo heavy dare not go on the scales
Did I tell you that the baby measured a bit on the big side for my dates blush
First time for everything, my babies have always measured bang on for dates
Oh well I'd prefer a big bouncing baby to an under weight one
I'm sure it must be cus I'm all healthy now and it's nothing to do with the mince pies oh no grin

FrantasticO Sat 19-Oct-13 22:03:33

Of course it not the mince pies!
It's just being pregnant!

My nine and a half pound baby was the easiest to get out! maybe force of gravity?!?
You've done it before and are doing great now, you're on the countdown!

Halo still being polished blardy boring though grin

Have family party with outlaws next week, it will be grim, I want to look GOOD!
Might have to get the polyfilla make up out!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Laters! grin

Donnadoon Tue 22-Oct-13 20:39:34

Howdy partner
Sorry I keep going on the missing list
The kids break up for a week on Friday
I'll be glad for some rest bite from the constant merry go round of school run, sports clubs, college commitments, forgotten pe kits and lunch bags so another trip up the school, and the school ain't on my doorstep
And I'm a SAHM ATM
How did I fit it all in when I was working?
I expect yours have had half term already? Cus they went back earlier than mine?
Glad you're still on the straight and narrow and I'm sure you'll look lovely for your outlaws sod em anyway, I've lost patience with mine
Ta ra for now grin

FrantasticO Tue 22-Oct-13 21:49:53

Sod em indeed!

Mines are just back, we had a great week off.
It's lovely not having to rush about and to get to get out of the house without the usual harassment!
Back to school this week and they are shattered.

You will be so looking forward to a week off with your brood, get them feet up as much as possible!

All I am hearing is Halloween, Santa, Halloween costumes, christmas pantos etc... You get the picture I'm sure!
How did it get to be October so fast?

That's 10 months we are off the cigs and been chatting the chat on here!
And you have also managed to make a new person! grin
Time is flying this year.

Take it easy and catch up later in the week.

Feet up, and that's an order!

FrantasticO Sat 26-Oct-13 08:56:59

It's the weekend!
Hope you're well and have lots of feet up time planned.
Enjoy half term and no school run.
We are Halloween crazy here, closely followed by Christmas is a comin!

Laters grin

Donnadoon Sat 26-Oct-13 20:41:23

Woo for the weekend
How'd it go with the outlaws ?
I have decided to host a Halloween party this year eek
I've accumulated lots of decorations over the years
Bought a pumpkin pinnata from wilkos yeSterday
I'm going to cook jacket potatoes, sausages, chilli etc
Have copious amounts of sweets around for the kids
Dig out a spooky cd I've got somewhere
Invite the neighbours round
I'm quite excited actually grin

FrantasticO Sun 27-Oct-13 19:42:10

Whhhhhoooooooooooo [ghostly sounds]

Your party sounds great, we have one on Tuesday!
Dooking for apples ang guess the gruesome object goes down well!

Outlaws were fine, very twee and very pleased with themselves some of them, but on the hole fine!

I ate a months worth and have come home to find the heating is not comforting myself that the extra calories will be body fat for warmth!

Enjoy your party, you'll be tired out at the end of it my bumpy friend, but good on you!

Laters grin

Donnadoon Thu 31-Oct-13 22:01:05

Our party was great, I'm awake late for the first time in aaaaages
I have gone to bed all this week at 7pm and been sparko by 8pm according to DH
The kids had a fab time, all my food was ate, always a good sign
We got trick or treating done before the rain came
Success !!
How was your party on Tuesday?
Did you get your heating sorted?
We still haven't put ours on yet pats self on back
I always try to leave it til November which is tomorrow shock
Because once it's on you never switch it off I find, til march
Must go and brush my teeth again, I've had far too many drumsticks this evening

FrantasticO Fri 01-Nov-13 07:57:37

Glad your party went well!
Party was successful here too, kids had a great time.
Heating sorted...blardy house!
Needed on for an hour at night for last couple of weeks, it's Baltic!
Well done you for keeping it off (pats donna on back also!) grin

Now the countdown til christmas and then your baby! Lucky duck!

Off to work, feeling kinda flat this week, so whoop whoop for the weekend!

Keep well bumpy grin

Donnadoon Mon 04-Nov-13 18:40:40

hope you had a nice wkend
Did you get any storms your way?
We didnt, it completely mossed us thankfully
We went out on a nice family walk and did a bit of shopping browsing yesterday
it was nice because the last few sundays it has rained and been miserable
I have made a start on xmas shopping though, I have got the kids 4 presents each so far, not bad, but still a bloody long way to go grin

Donnadoon Mon 04-Nov-13 18:41:04


FrantasticO Mon 04-Nov-13 20:11:20

Glad to hear from you!
Am kind of a nearly sorted for Xmas I'm a saddo
Been feeling sorry for myself lastweek as I've been in an uber bad mood!
Shaking myself NOW!!
Sounds like you have had a lovely weekend, pleased for you smile

Give me a kick...I need it! grin

Donnadoon Mon 04-Nov-13 20:16:12

Omg what do you mean ... You are nearly sorted for Xmas ??!!
Don't your children change their minds 150 times about what they would like between now and the big day ?
And what you feeling down for? Work? Pieman ship? grin or sommat else ?

FrantasticO Mon 04-Nov-13 20:48:37

Def sommat else
Can't even be bothered to be annoyed with piemanship
OH has been in for snip
Enough said
It will all be fine next week
Tell me t stop being a big girls blouse and get over myself

Donnadoon Mon 04-Nov-13 21:24:44

Right this is serious.... I knew it was summat like that
It's not too late !!
He will still be fertile for a few weeks
Frickkin bottle it and freeze it or something !
You will grow to resent him for this
Omg I can imagine how you feel
Like the end of an era
I'm sad for you
I bet your a great mum
I'm no help to you I'm afraid
I would go nuts if it wasn't a very much joint decision
I will get myself into trouble with your DH if I carry on
So ill button it now
I'm here to listen though

FrantasticO Tue 05-Nov-13 07:06:31

Thanks donna flowers

You've summed it up, it's the end of an era and I am sad.
I KNOW we were not going to have any more due to money, work child care blah blah blah
BUT now we can't...ever...and it sucks a bit.

Having a moan, it's just the kids are my best achievement in life and I still felt there might be one more waiting out there for me.
Ah well
Would never have forced oh to have one and he knows it.

Will be bright n breezy again soon
Thanks for listening to my moans

You've been my wee rock this year!

Off to!!!

Donnadoon Thu 07-Nov-13 20:13:20

Hope you are feeling brighter and breezier?
Alls good here
The second trimester really is a piece of cake compared to the first and third
Although little dd keeps me on my toes, it's nothing much more enjoyable compared to working full time 9-3 while the kids were at school like I was this time last pregnancy
Like today for instance, I was in town Xmas shopping all morning, then came home and cleaned the kitchen and mopped floor, then went and sat on my fat arse at toddler group for an hour and a half , tis all good today smile

FrantasticO Tue 12-Nov-13 07:33:30

Just checking in to make sure youn n bump are okay.

Take it easy mrs and don't be your usual whirlwind.


Donnadoon Tue 12-Nov-13 20:18:36

Hiya we are fine thankyou
How are you?
I've been nesting
So far this week I have painted my bedroom floor, it's white wood and needs re doing every year or so
And I've jet washed the paths in my back garden, get me ? It's only Tuesday
I'm loving the sudden burst of energy, long my it continue, it won't though grin
Keeps me away from the biscuit tin for 5 minutes grin

FrantasticO Tue 12-Nov-13 21:21:05

Ha, the whirlwind is gaining speed it seems, glad to hear you are feeling full of beans! grin

Just don't be too hung ho and make sure you get some rest!

Can't believe how the months are flying by for you.

Take it not start any roof repairs!


Donnadoon Sat 16-Nov-13 08:07:37

Ha roof repairs
I need to do some cementing in the front garden, just some repointing and fix a couple of bricks up but DH reckons it's too cold to set now
Enjoyed children in need last night, til I fell asleep, loved Harry hills 'take on me 'by A-ha. It was that or the footygrin
My 17 year old Ds is worrying me ATM. He came in from clubbing at 6am this morning shock he has work at 1.30 so can get a bit of sleep, but he has a gig tonight, he plays guitar, and work tomorrow afternoon, And a big college assignment to be in on Monday. <sigh> DH says not to worry and let him be young etc but I'm not as laid back as him and just gave ds an earful.

FrantasticO Sat 16-Nov-13 10:08:40

Remember being 17 and how much fun we had...regardless of how much our mums worried?
I suppose it's a cycle and you're on the receiving end of it, poor you.
He sounds a good boy though, working and gigging and studying, he will do good while having fun I'm sure!
Bet he gets lots of girls swooning with him being in the band too grin
You've got it all going on with teenagers and bumps!
You really are a whirlwind aren't you!
Slow down and take it easy, you're only one wee woman!

Donnadoon Wed 20-Nov-13 18:54:42

All good here
Ds OK now grin
Ive slowed down a ted
Im 26 weeks and mahoosive

Donnadoon Wed 20-Nov-13 20:01:18

I'm back
Got interrupted by various children
Yes I've got a busy household and what with having a teenager is one of the reasons that I want more kids, because it goes so bloody fast!
I know it sounds corny but it really only seems 5 mins since I was taking him to nursery/first day of school and now he is in college!
I really don't want him to grow up and leave home, the thought fills me with dread, but I know it's natural
I'll be a nightmare when they are all gone, poor DH will have to put up with me, whining and crying for my empty nest
Ha ill probably be ready for the peace by then
Talk later

FrantasticO Sat 23-Nov-13 10:20:12

I know how you feel!

It does go by so fast, it feels like yesterday we were getting ready to party for the millennium!

Can you believe we are nearly a year off the cigs and you nearly have a new person?

Off to the outlaws today, could do with a chill day after working all week but hey ho!
Tired and a leetle hung over...rare night out with other half last night!
Mexican food and wine am feeling the effects now!grin

Enjoy the weekend
Oh, and slow down a bit!

Donnadoon Sat 23-Nov-13 12:23:15

I know, about the cigs
When I see people smoking outside the supermarket, what with that disgusting smell, oh I do a cats bum face!
Ha ha
Oh the outlaws! Smile and nod, and do a cats bum face, it's endearing! smile

FrantasticO Tue 26-Nov-13 19:34:41

Hi mrs bump!
Hope you are well.
Laughed at cat bums face, that seems to be my default lately so you made me smile.

Seen this and thought of you

baby tips

Donnadoon Wed 27-Nov-13 20:30:56

Ha the baby photos made me laugh, I especially liked the choosing a sitter one and changing the nappy one
Hope alls well with you
All good here, slowed down a tad this week
Am liking my bed very much, with lots of pillows
I'm not liking the heartburn/ indigestion
I'm liking 2 mince pies per day smile
But don't think my arse will thank me in February when I'm no longer pregnant grin
Oh well cross that bridge when I get there and all thatsmile

Donnadoon Sun 01-Dec-13 14:48:28

tchsmile I have back ache
I'm getting heavy
I'm taking it easy
Trying and failing to not eat so much
I loves being pregnant honest
How are you?

FrantasticO Mon 02-Dec-13 19:35:21

I'm fine donna, getting back into the swing of things after my pity party.
Have given myself a boot up the backside grin

You are not big
You are allowed to have some of what you fancy it's the law when preggers grin
You will be looking lovely

Take it easy
Feet up when you can and Xmas nicities at the ready!

What's your plans for christmas?
We are having folk to ours!
I do love christmas!

FrantasticO Thu 05-Dec-13 21:54:46

Hey hope you weren't swept off your feet with the winds today!
Roof still on so carry on!
Hope you are resting up, not long for you now. grin

FrantasticO Sat 07-Dec-13 14:50:23

Hi again
Hope you are ok and haven't had any problems with the flooding or gales.
Take it easy bumpy!

Donnadoon Sun 08-Dec-13 18:43:15

Hiya I'm here
Fat chance of me being swept away the winds grin
Not even a hurricane would budge me at the moment grin
Besides I always seem to be in bed
It's ridiculous at the moment I take dd age 14 months to bed with me at 7 pm with a view to watching some telly but I'm asleep within minutes
Then I'm awake half the night tossing and turning and going to the loo
Oh the joy!
29 weeks and counting down soon
I'm all ready for Xmas...til they see something else on the telly they want
It's all Christmas concerts and carol services for the next couple of weeks
I do love Christmas though smile
Hope alls well with you smile

FrantasticO Thu 12-Dec-13 12:19:52

Hiya sorry for the absence, it all going pete tong this end.
Family member really ill and I'm worried sick.

You take it easy mrs, I've not abandoned you I'm just on my last nerve and trying to keep it all together for the kids!

Glad you are spending some time resting, it's about time mrs hurricane!

Will hopefully be fully back in business and back to normal soon

Sorry matey x

Donnadoon Sat 14-Dec-13 08:50:30

Oh no !
Don't you worry about me!
Look after you and yours!
We will always pick up where we left off
I'm a big lazy sleeping warthog ATM
Nowt interesting going on here
Except the mayhem that is Christmas concerts, carol services, toddler group parties etc grin

FrantasticO Mon 16-Dec-13 10:44:13

Hey donna how you?
I am so glad we have had here this last year and have managed to stay off the cigs.
I have really felt like one the last few days, I know I don't want one and they stink blah, blah, but it would have been a great distraction at the hospital.
How easy would it be to get back into smoking, it's scary.
Well the sad news is that my wee relative has died, she was one of my best friends.
Life sucks at times.

Hope you and yours are all well.
Give them all a big hug and tell them your Internet friend says that they have to run after you and make sure you don't get too tired.

Take it easy x

Donnadoon Mon 16-Dec-13 20:01:36

flowers sad
Oh Fran I'm so sorry for your loss!
Life is shite sometimes
I bet she was far too young to die
How awful for all of you and her friends and family
I know what you mean about the cigs
I can categorically say I'm done with them, it's nearly been twelve months
But... In one or two of my hormonal preggo rages I could have killed for a puff or two

FrantasticO Wed 18-Dec-13 22:13:15

Thanks donna.
Funeral at end of week, will be back afterwards.
You try and rest up before the mania that is christmas x

FrantasticO Sat 21-Dec-13 09:24:06

Hope you are swell bet you've not heard that one recently grin
All crazy busy this end, which is good.
What have you been up to?

Donnadoon Sat 21-Dec-13 09:36:57

I'm good thanks
How are you and the family bearing up?
I've really cut down on what I've been eating this week, because I was fed up of the heartburn, I actually feel slim this morning, a slim pregnant woman [hmmm] ha!
Anyway yeah my lardy arse feels less wobbly an all sorts grin
I'm all shopped out, done and wrapped, just waiting for the big day now
I actually get butterflies of excitement to see the kids faces on Xmas morning!

FrantasticO Sat 21-Dec-13 16:35:40

We are all getting there thanks.
Kids are hyper!
Presents were already bought and wrapped, I'm so glad that's still not to be done.

Laughing at your lard arse description, however I am having none of it.
You are lovely and pregnant, not fat!
Repeat after me!!!

We have the panto coming up, am determined to try and laugh and be happy as that's the only way to get on.

Roll on the man in red!
I'm going to make soup tonight and freeze it!
Now the only decision is bacon and lentil(my fave), butternut squash and ginger or broccoli and Stilton?
Vote lentil!

Take it easy and hope the heart burn eases.
Are you glugging gaviscon???grin

Donnadoon Tue 24-Dec-13 08:10:51

Hope you enjoyed the panto !
And omg I love all those flavoured soup, I used to deprive myself of Stilton when pregnant but latest research is saying its safe so I've had a smidgen this Christmas.
I've never tried gaviscon is it any good? I chomp Rennie tablets, like peppermint chalk they are.
I'm so excited for tonight/ tomorrow morning, nothing beats seeing your children's faces on Christmas morning
Merry Christmas frantastico and family !!! Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow!!

FrantasticO Tue 24-Dec-13 19:15:11

Aww merry christmas Donnadoon my lovely t'internet friend! grin

I too am very excited about seeing the kids faces tomorrow, will report on the event tomorrow!

Gaviscon is your friend, so much better than rennies.
Not even comparable.
Prescribed by gp or buy over the counter and 100% safe!
Get thee a huge bottle to try ASAP!

Anyhoo have a lovely lovely christmas!
Tralalalala, la la la la!

Donnadoon Tue 24-Dec-13 20:25:50

Tralalalala, la la la la ! grin
I'm sooooo excited, kids in bed , DH says it's too early to get stuff down
He may be right
Go to sleep kids

FrantasticO Tue 24-Dec-13 23:22:08

Mission accomplished here!
Santa has delivered and door wrapped in Xmas paper so no sneaky small people can enter unattended!
Can't wait!!!


Enjoy every minute!
Merry christmas!

Donnadoon Wed 25-Dec-13 10:59:09

Merry Christmas fsmile

FrantasticO Thu 26-Dec-13 10:20:15

Belated merry Xmas!
Hope you all had a lovely day.
Was great here, kids were so very pleased with their santa pressies!
Food and wine flowed all very relaxed!

How's you?
Bet you are tired after all the excitement.
Pregnancy tiredness rivals no other!
How many weeks now?

We can have a countdown til eviction grin

FrantasticO Thu 26-Dec-13 10:20:21

Belated merry Xmas!
Hope you all had a lovely day.
Was great here, kids were so very pleased with their santa pressies!
Food and wine flowed all very relaxed!

How's you?
Bet you are tired after all the excitement.
Pregnancy tiredness rivals no other!
How many weeks now?

We can have a countdown til eviction grin

Donnadoon Mon 30-Dec-13 13:40:34

Glad to be slowly returning to normality here
Trying to get my house back in order
Finding room for new stuff, getting rid of old
Itching to take the decorations down
Must hang on til new year at least
I'm 32 weeks now shock it's flown by hasn't it?
This is the first year in ages that I'm not hosting New Year's Eve party at mine, I think I can be forgiven for taking a year off, we are going down the road to our friends
What are you doing?

FrantasticO Mon 30-Dec-13 18:30:53

32 weeks!!
32 weeks!!
How did that happen? well we know how it happened, but 32 weeks!
Very exciting!

I am a saddo, have taken the Xmas tree down in one room as the demened dog kept knocking it!

Work for me again tomorrow, then panto and home for the bells and food with the family.
Am determined to try and put a smile on this sour puss!
I will be shattered I think, but loving it! grin

Happy Hogmanay for tomorrow!
Steakpie at the ready!

FrantasticO Thu 02-Jan-14 10:11:47

Hey how goes it?

All pied out to the max here!

Take it easy!

8week coundown is getting nearer 7!

Donnadoon Thu 02-Jan-14 14:02:13

Happy new year!
This must be the first Xmas since FOREVER that I'm not all pied out
Eating is a real chore at the mo
I get so full and uncomfortable after a big meal and heart burns a joke !!
So little bits here and there but not much of an appetite ATM
Oh and I managed to stay awake until 10.30 pm on nye blush ha ha

FrantasticO Sat 04-Jan-14 18:09:05

Honestly try the gaviscon, it helps!

I'm starting on the wagon on Monday, no more nicities!
Been a crab so exercise can only help!

7 weeks till ur baby now! Very exciting!

Against MN Internet ways I know, but I would like to get your baby a gift.
Only been a year of constant chat! grin
If you let me know your nearest town I could get it sent to nearest store?

That way your identity would still be protected promise I'm not a weirdo stalker

If you'd rather not no hasslegrin
We will just carry on as normal

Take it easy and try gaviscon!

Donnadoon Sun 05-Jan-14 16:27:36

Ah Fran god bless you
But if you really want to then yes ill pm you
All good here I've just come to bed after a bath now, I'm done in
Had a mad day cleaning yesterday, a must after the decs come down grin
I have busy days of cleaning cooking , running round after kids, then a day or two of resting when DH deals with it all.
Not looking forward to Tuesday when the kids go back, apparently the weather temp is going to drop like a stone, the car was frozen solid this morning.
I hate the de-icing malarkey , as if getting four kids up dressed and out for 8.15 isn't a mass operation already grin
And I have got the gaviscon bottle not tablets and it is much more effective than the Rennies, just gloopy to swallow isn't it? But much better, the Rennies weren't touching the sides in the end.
What's the weather been like where you are?
No floods here, we very lucky weather wise where we are
Are you back at excercise classes this week?

FrantasticO Sun 05-Jan-14 18:48:10

Of course I want to!
Very excited!
Gaviscon is gloop, and the aniseed is vile, but heartburn is a devil!

Weather ok here it's always wet so no real difference
Some of the coast hit bad, but I'm central so no direct effect on us.

God I need a ham slicer to take off the fat stores I've gained over Xmas
Exercise starts tomorrow with a vengeance

Feel that christmas was so looked forward to then, bam, death and funerals and trying to keep smiling. Was quite tiring.

However 2014 is going to be the best! grin
And you will meet your baby!

Take it easy

Donnadoon Wed 08-Jan-14 20:34:06

How's you ?
Busy busy I expect
All good here
Got the kids back
So I'm nesting now, painted my bedroom yesterday
Well it was mouldy in the bay and I couldn't have the midwives seeing that when they come to check us grin
I'm going to give dds room a freshen up coat tomorrow (I'm terrible arnt I ? )
I can't keep still, no wonder my babies always come early blush
I've also got a hospital appointment tomorrow, they want me to have a cesarean section, I've had a mixture of natural births and sections before
I opt for the natural birth every time but it don't always work out that way unfortunately, Anyhoo so I'll let them book me in to keep them happy but if I go into labour before that date I will be trying for a VBAC because the recovery after a section is just hideous boring lying in bed for a couple of weeks grin
So we will see what happens
I'm getting mega excited now, getting prepared
Hubby suggested this will be our last one shock pfft

FrantasticO Wed 08-Jan-14 21:50:34

Hiya mrs!
Yip on being busy but not as busy as you!
Painting! Take it easy while you have the excuse!

Not long now till your baby is here ...eek!!

I have a new boss, jury out so far, I'm having to work extra on Saturday so not super happy, hey ho!

Kids all great here, hectic with clubs.
I'm back at classes and not not not eating cake!

I've pm d you about pressie.
Very excited grin

Donnadoon Thu 09-Jan-14 13:15:39

Boo hoo to working Saturdays
DH does til lunchtime
I used to, but too many sprogs now grin
Booked in for c section 13th February , 5 wks today, eek
If I get that far, if I go into labour before than I'm still hoping for a normal delivery
Chat again soon smile

FrantasticO Thu 09-Jan-14 19:53:58

5 weeks today!
Oohhh lovely! And your little one will always have cards around valentines day! Win, win!

I'm having a day of hormonal pmt rage.
All extended family are doing my head in.
Ever get that the more you do for some people the more they expect, and not a word of bloody thanks?
Then the golden child one who does sod all the rest of the year does something minute, but it's like.....WOW!!!

Rant over!

5 weeks
35 days

FrantasticO Fri 10-Jan-14 19:46:40

34 days or less!

Delivery to marks will be Monday after 12!

Tired, off to bed as working tomorrow. Boo.

Donnadoon Sun 12-Jan-14 19:22:15

How dee partner !
Had a fried breakfast this morning with everything for the first time in ages...'twas delish
Then a full roast Sunday dinner at 1:30
Not been able to eat a thing since...thank goodness for the gaviscon
It really is the business, gloop but compared to the Rennies sheesh it works
Can't believe a ciggie hasn't crossed my lips for a year nearly .??
Wish we could read over our old chat thread because I can't remember the exact date
Irrelevant now I guess because I never ever fancy one, hoping that remains the same when no longer with child grin
Anyhoo,I'm excited for tomorrow after 12 grin
I never get gifts...well DH bought me a bottle of perfume for Xmas
I always tell him not to bother, I'd rather it was all spent on the kids
Me and my sister don't buy for eachother anymore, just each others kids
Oh but my mum got me a vax floor steam cleaner, so that was good too
Waffling now, but forgot to ask if you got anything nice for Xmas?

FrantasticO Mon 13-Jan-14 17:28:52

Hi donna!
Hope you are not disappointed with your present wish I hadn't got baby bits now
Please feel free to swap, all the better if you see something that YOU would like for you!
Doh, you'd think another mum would know better! grin

I'm soo not feeling the love for January, blah!
I got gym gear and pjs for Xmas know which I'm preferring just now

Anyhow take care!


Donnadoon Mon 13-Jan-14 20:27:06

Omg first chance to post
Thankyou so much for present I love them
Noooo and I meant that in general I don't get given surprises like you have sent me ... A gift for the baby IS a gift for me because it's me who gets the pleasure of dressing up my little new born doll grin
Seriously ... I'm over the moon, it's a lovely gift set and my two other dds got tatty teddy pjs for Xmas so now all three will match grin hooray !!
Thankyou so much again flowers
And rest assured that there was no personal info on delivery note except your name and I shredded it anyway
Disappointed ??? Pffft it was lovely to receive such a thoughtful gift from my internet bestie
First new thing I've got for her...with 2 others she was always gonna be in hand me downs...bless her lol
I'm really chuffed and please believe I wasn't expecting you to send ME a what ? a maternity bra or some stretch mark cream ? Ha ha