Dottydot - it's difficult to resist when it's there, isn't it? DH bought some dark chocolate Lindor on Valentine's day, and MIL, who stayed with us last night, brought a bar of G&B mint choc with her - both of them are gnawing at the back of my mind, calling me.
I was just emptying the kitchen bin, and thought to myself 'I could really do with a gin and tonic' then immediately thought 'No - it's just empty calories'. Is that sad or admirable? I might still have one...
I had a waterbirth with dd. When the time came to get in the pool, I just stripped off and jumped (ok staggered) in. The water made me feel very safe and cocooned, and not naked at all. I think a t-shirt or anything else would just have annoyed me, by floating up in to my face. Also, it meant that dd could go straight onto my skin as soon as she was born.
Norty, Sue. How's D doing? Are you feeling as if you're settling down into some sort of, dare I say it, routine (obviously not a routine routine, just some sort of pattern to your days). And how long do you have before you go back to work? Will they extend your maternity leave given that you spent much more of it in Kaz than you expected?
I do understand completely - will it be 4 days a week forever (well, you know what I mean), or will it go up to 5? It'a nice to be able to do both the working and the being at home with them. I did 4 days a week from when I went back to work after having DD, but stopped when she started school, to accommodate doing school hours.
I can't believe D's almost walking. It seems like only 5 minutes ago you posted the picture on your blog of him doing his first unsupported sit.
Well done Eeyore on losing your 1st st.First of many i bet!!
I started work again after my 6 months mat leave.I am a childminder so i am at home with the girls which is great but minding other lo's does bring it's own challenges and the parents do too on occasion.Money is usually the problem unfortunatly but no problems with new mum so far(phew).I cannot afford to be taking people to court when every spare penny is for our wedding atm.
Am having a glass of wine(or 2/3) tonight as i have been good since Thursday and i bloody deserve it lol.
Off to have my healthy Scottish Slimmers version of Tikka Masala and my wine.
oh thanks Littlefish!
we'll see what happens - last time I was still practically dressed by the time DD arrived, bra, tshirt - think the midwives probably had to prise my trousers off. Was thinking tshirt might float up in the water though. Just hope there is a pool room free when this finally all kicks off (audition is tomorrow so baby can feel free to arrive any time after that. Am determined NO INDUCTION this time)
Sue I have just read your 'At Home' update on your website and it's beautiful. more tears...suggest everyone here goes and has a look if they haven't already
(I also cried at the Antiques Roadshow the other night )
We've all got hormones, sue, one way or another (am reading a book on them atm, and it's interesting, if a bit over my head in places). I'm not sure if it's since having kids, or just getting older that does it (the crying thing, that is).
I can really see that I'm turning into my mum, too, as she cries a lot at the drop of a hat. And until I started doing it I found her doing it a bit and slightly amusing, so am extremely to find myself acting the same way. Just singing a hymn or some songs can set me off...
Oh yes ... definitely more hormonal since I had dd.
Actually, thinking about it I don't know whether it's hormones or just the fact that you see things in a different way once you have children - your mindset completely changes. I tend to have dd in my mind when I read stuff like Sue's blog or things in the newspaper, and it tends to make it feel more personal - thinking of these things happening to dd make it more so. These days I could give Alice in Wonderland a run for her money in the pool-making stakes whereas before I wasn't as emotional about them - could look at things with a little more detachment (whilst still seeing the sadness about them, of course).