9-5 job is hectic B&B is getting nicely booked up at weekends although we thankfully (so far) have a couple of free weekends coming up in June Husband is well after a long battle over winter with his Crohn's pains Antares going well Dogs are all well
I'm trying to get fitter but I just don't have the opportunity to do very much training
Very busy here with wedding and potential house move, but baby is more imminent! I'm 34 weeks now, had ante natal check yesterday and my BP is almost at the upper limit they have set me, taking in to account my existing medical condition. This is bad on two counts - 1, if it gets any higher I will be put on beta blockers, and 2, they will give me an epidural during labour as routine (as it's good for controlling BP in labour apparently) which I have discovered also means having a drip and a catheter. Yuck. Also baby is breech, so the above worry re epidural may be overtaken by the need for a c-section. I was not at all happy yesterday!!
However, baby is currently well and my pregnancy has been relatively easy so far, so I should be grateful. Even a c-sect is just a blip in the grand scheme of things. Yesterday I schooled Gazdag who was just a delight, doing lovely canter pirouette work and some nice flying changes, and today we had a great hack around the woods. I've been able to carry on riding much later than I thought I might, so even a few weeks off post op will be ok. I'm sure I'll cope with whatever and as long as baby arrives safe and well then that's all that matters.
Portia sorry to hear about camper, hope he's better soon. Leo sounds very exciting.
Jenny you've done amazingly well. I've had a csect both times now due to high bp. It's not the end of the world, the most important thing is that you and baby are safe and well. I was back in the saddle at week five. It's not long at all. Take care x x
Oh and my own news. Well baby is now three months. I'm riding when I can but I do struggle with child care so it's two or three times a week but have found a gym with a great creche so at least trying to get fitter alongside riding. New sharer working out good so far... Pilates is hard but enjoy it a lot. Baby is gorgeous, super etc etc. Eldest is at school and quite the little madam so all is good
Lovely to catch with your news, cookie. It's hard balancing children and horses and work/money, but enjoy it while it lasts. It'll all be over before you realise it.
Congratulations on still riding at 34 weeks, Jenny. C-sections: nothing to worry about, especially if you've already got an epidural in place. I've had 3, one under a general, two under epidural. I recommend the epidural, I recovered a lot faster afterwards, and it's lovely to be awake when baby is born. I think the pain is less than with a normal birth and more 'controlable'. I was in labour for 10 hours with my first before the c-section, so I had a taster of what labour is like.
Casper getting better, been offered a house that we can afford with garden, so me and OH can live on our own again (sharing with OH brother saving for wedding for last 8 months) so be moving again soon but hopefully more permenant so can set up home properly
Leo coming next Friday! Casper on the mend too and Fuzzy very happy with us