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WigWamBam Sat 17-Feb-07 16:11:34

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suejonez Sat 17-Feb-07 16:40:26

well done Eeyore. First stone is always very encouraging.

Mine wasn't really a true loss as I've switched scales so next week will be more telling.

Dottydot Sat 17-Feb-07 16:43:42

Eeyore that's brilliant! I'm on a chocolate bender today - curse dp for buying me green and blacks for my birthday...

JackieNo Sat 17-Feb-07 17:04:49

Well done Eeyore.

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...

JackieNo Sat 17-Feb-07 17:06:00

WWB - it's so frustrating when you can't get access to the computer. I start to get quite panicky at first, then it eases off. But always relieved when it's all resolved.

JackieNo Sat 17-Feb-07 17:39:30

Mmmm....gin and tonic. But just a tiny bit of gin - it's mostly tonic (though full fat tonic).

Littlefish Sun 18-Feb-07 14:09:57

Just a quickie for Mrs JC!

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.

It was wonderful.

suejonez Sun 18-Feb-07 15:21:28

"Just a quickie for Mrs JC!"

Thats what got her into this predicament in the first place

JackieNo Sun 18-Feb-07 15:34:34

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?

suejonez Sun 18-Feb-07 15:59:59

sadly jackie am going back to work 3 days a week on 1 March then 4 days from 1 April. I'm quite looking forward to working just don;t want to leave D if you understand.

Yes my days do have some kind of routine now though I suspect that will all change wehn he starts at the childminder.

He is borderline between 1 nap and 2 at the moment which is driving me nuts as its so hard to plan anything! He's also just a few steps from walking - uh-oh!

JackieNo Sun 18-Feb-07 16:56:30

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.

EeyoreIsFab Sun 18-Feb-07 18:13:43

Hi All!

at being awarded with crown - one stone down & another 2 to go to reach pre-pg weight (then a couple more after that!)

I've been so busy this week (doing what I'm not sure) & haven't been able to catch up on last thread but hope you've all had a good week.

Sue - know what you mean about going back to work. My mat leave ends April 1 - unfortunately I haven't a job to go back to yet, but would like 2-3 days to start with.

suejonez Sun 18-Feb-07 18:23:31

Yes I have always worked 4 days a week in this job - took it on knowing I was adopting so wanted a 4 day week job

agalch Sun 18-Feb-07 18:30:57

Evening all

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.

have a good night xx

MrsJohnCusack Sun 18-Feb-07 22:22:15

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 )

JackieNo Mon 19-Feb-07 10:12:58

Oh no MrsJC - thank you for the link, but I'm welling up at work now. Don't worry about crying at the Antiques Roadshow - I'm a bit prone to that sort of thing myself. You are not alone...

suejonez Mon 19-Feb-07 13:40:17

Big girls blouses - MrsJC has hormones she has an excuse!

Littlefish Mon 19-Feb-07 13:53:11

Well I'm a big girl's blouse, and proud of it!

I've just blubbed too.

I'm busy trying to sort out dates in April and May because I really, really want to see you all again.

Have you decided where to meet yet, or is it dependent upon who is coming?

JackieNo Mon 19-Feb-07 13:53:31

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).

Littlefish Mon 19-Feb-07 13:54:44

I'm definitly more emotional since I had dd. Interestingly, so is dh.

JackieNo Mon 19-Feb-07 13:57:08

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...

WigWamBam Mon 19-Feb-07 14:00:39

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).

JackieNo Mon 19-Feb-07 14:02:03

I can't watch certain things on tv any more - some news stories, and there was an episode of Waking the Dead recently with flashbacks to a children's home, and I just had to leave the room.

WigWamBam Mon 19-Feb-07 14:11:08

Oh gosh, yes ... that kind of storyline makes you blub like a baby, doesn't it.

Or books with storylines involving awful things happening to children - can't read those anymore.

JackieNo Mon 19-Feb-07 14:19:48

I don't think I ever could really read those sorts of things. And certainly not the 'real life' ones. Although that was not particularly because I found them upsetting pre-children, just not my taste.

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