Monday, September 15, 2014

Death By Chocolate - Part 1




Now THIS is a homework project!

I admit that, when Jack came out of school last week asking for a chocolate bar so he could take the wrapper to school for a project, I didn't whole heartedly believe him. He got the chocolate though, and the wrapper was dutifully sent to school. He has now come home with the official Creative Homework sheet and sure enough it is entitled "Death By Chocolate"!

At last.... something I reeeeaaalllly want to know about!

Jack has plumbed for his usual crafting, research, and writing. He wants to design and make his own chocolate box (including making his own chocolates although that's not on the sheet and I might have to speak to his teacher about if he would be allowed to take them to class), and learn/write about where chocolate comes from and how it's made.

We've only chatted about it a bit this evening (it's Beavers night too) but he is very excited about making his chocolate box and wants an undead death by chocolate theme. He helped to design this header! And with Halloween being just after this project ends I couldn't think of a better theme! Ideas he's come up with so far include a graveyard box, zombie head box, brain shaped chocolates - we have the mould we used for the jelly last Halloween - and all manner of other gruesome ideas.

This is going to be fun!



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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Contraceptive Nurse

Had my appointment with Rosie The Contraceptive Nurse this morning.

I've been thinking copper coil since I've about had it with hormonal contraceptives. I don't like the negative effect they have on my sex life, sex is SO much better without the pill, depo or implant! But now I'm not sure. I hadn't realised that fertilisation can still happen with the copper coil, and that those fertilised eggs are then prevented from developing. It's a bit close to regular forced miscarriage for my liking. Personal thing... Wouldn't think less of anyone else who uses one. It's just suddenly really really not for me. I've always felt that I love my babies from the moment I got my BFP and that they were my babies even just as a bunch of cells. But it also means that I would feel like I was aborting any fertilised eggs while I was using this copper coil. Sorry if that sounds dumb, unscientific, etc. I just can't do it. (Funny, I felt totally different about that before I had kids)

Which leaves the hormone tipped coil. The nurse assured me that the hormone level is much much lower because it's right there in the business area, as it were, and not pumping through my whole body. But it still does the same job as the pill end by preventing eggs from being released in the first place. Much happier with that side of things. But I don't want to suffer from dried up bits either...

I'm seriously considering getting sterilised instead. Not right away! But I think it's the right option. I'm not planning to have more babies. I have four fit healthy wonderful boys. I'm 35 and he's (almost) 43, I always said I'd stop at 35. Mum miscarried after this age. Realistically we cannot afford more kids even if we wanted them. I'm done. Buts it's proper surgery, full anaesthetic job, so no way it can happen while I'm feeding Freddie. So..... I'm thinking hormonal coil for a few years (think it's 5 unless I can wrangle it for less) and then snippy snippy time for me.



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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The next "big thing" in my life

Right... I have a new mission! I AM going to lose weight!!

I'm not having any more babies and I need something to obsess over, plus I always said I would worry about my weight once I wasn't planning on getting pregnant again.

I am already 2lb lighter than when I got my BFP, but I have been gaining a bit these last few weeks. I don't know how much, but those size 16 jeans I was so thrilled to get back into are already feeling a little snug. Big muffin tops! Not good!

Hubby is in on this too, all be it by proxy, because he's been ill lately (I think stress related) and the doc has told him to lose weight.

I've signed back up for Weight Watchers (online), I have weighed myself on the Wii Fit, and I am working out which Wii Fit things I can safely do with Freddie strapped to me in a sling. Georgie goes back to nursery tomorrow so I will have a couple of hours each morning through the week where I can at least get a bit of Step in.

Before I got pregnant I was doing really well with the WW, I went from 15st 8lb to 13st 12lb. Now I am 13st 10lb and I want to get to under 10 stone.... eventually. My first goal though is to hit 13 stone. Ideally that will be 5 weeks away but I'll give myself 6 weeks and see how I get on.

So I will no doubt mention it on here from time to time, but I have started a new mini-blog here: http://yummymummy-wannabe.blogspot.co.uk/



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