how do you ladies de stress?
Aug 2, 2010 5:26PM
i could do with some tips please
Aug 2, 2010 3:53PM
lol I was made fun of at xmas for telling everyone my destressing plan but ill let you in on it if you promise not to laugh!! lol
Right so...IF I have time I will iron my bedsheets...have you ever noticed you get a great sleep in a hotel always? - its cause they press the sheets!!!
Iron PJs and put them on radiator to get nice and toasty.
Put hot water bottle in bed
Run a bath with lovely bubble bath
Lie in bath till prune-like
exfoliate moisturise/tan, do eyebrows and paint nails
Have a hot chocolate and watch a tv programme from start to finish with no interruptions
This is also my xmas eve tradition although last year I kinda went into labour at a minute past midnight on xmas morning lol so I missed out!
Aug 2, 2010 3:56PM
oh princess you know I have a funny feeling we had a thread going during pregnancy re ironing pjs around christmas time as this is my wee christmas routine (close to it) too lol
Aug 2, 2010 4:05PM
Oh Princess that sounds like bliss! I do de-stress (as much as i can! lol) by going for a bath and reading a good light reading book
Think i will need to do those other bits now! Although i think that will work better on cold, dark, rainy nights
Aug 2, 2010 4:08PM
ah thats right moonbeam! werent you the lady who gave your children a present from santa to open on xmas eve and that was their new pjs?
that thread was done on the last de-stressing before bubs came lol oh how long ago haha
Ladybird youre right it does work better on cold rainy nights...I did do it a few weeks back though and it was relaxing...until I was up and down the stairs as bubs was crying and oh was at work! Not so much 'no interruption' now eh! x
Aug 2, 2010 4:11PM
Moonbean I remember that thread, the pyjama ironing thing is very familiar. I love a freshly made bed but when I made ours this week and was commenting on said love dh turned round and said a freshly made bed is all "jaggy" - it's all sharp apparently and he doesnt like it. Freak.
I eat chocolate, stress about how eating chocolate will not make me lose baby weight, eat more chocolate to combat baby weight stress....
Aug 2, 2010 4:12PM
I destress by unwinding with a glass of wine and spending time on here. Also by doing all the things I enjoy but never get time to do such as baking, cooking or reading. x
Hope you are ok piggypops x
Aug 2, 2010 4:18PM
Mrs Calopa im with you, wine, wine and wine!!!
Aug 2, 2010 4:24PM
Warm bath, mood lighting (candles), glass of vino and a bloody good book!
Aug 2, 2010 4:33PM
Princess - I'm not laughing but ironing the bed sheets - I couldn't think of anything worse. Each to their own I suppose. Hope you don't think I'm rude, just being honest xx
De-stress for me - nice bath although I'd be happy with a 15 minute soak/pamper. Read a magazine, book or catch up on some crap TV. Of course wine and chocolate certainly makes me feel better too. xx
Aug 2, 2010 4:37PM
well i'm currently eating betty crocker chocolate fudge butter icing out of the tub and laughing at OH on mariokart if that counts? lol
Aug 2, 2010 4:39PM
I want chocolate fudge icing - the best I have in the house is a weetabix cereal bar...pants!
Aug 2, 2010 4:39PM
Artysmammy - i mis-read yours at first as 'a good bloody bonk'!!!
There is always that i suppose!!
Aug 2, 2010 4:47PM
ironing sheets mmm worth a go is suppose,
we are just having a bad time, LO being really clingy so i'm not getting a minute to myself, and i just feel buzzed in an evening when LO goes to bed, feel like i've been on 10 redbulls and not in a good way
Aug 2, 2010 4:50PM
I totally agree with freshly ironed bed sheets, feels so fab!
I destress every evening with a bar of chocolate and a glass of wine (well spritzer seems the same, feel less guilty). Ds in bed, bottles done, half an hour with the match made in heaven, bit of tv and BE x
Aug 2, 2010 5:14PM
Ha...shezakeza. I can't stop laughing at that! xxx
Aug 2, 2010 5:26PM
I love the idea of freshly ironed sheets - if only I could coerce my husband in to doing the ironing! I *may* treat us by taking the sheets in to the drycleaners to get them professionally laundered (that will make them wonder what on earth we've been up to!) and thereby escape the work involved.
My current de-stress technique is an oldy but a goody - sending my husband out of the room for an hour and a half, 2 glasses of sauvignon blanc, and 3 episodes of Friends on E4! Coincidentally, tonight's episodes featured Rachel going in to labour and having Emma - oh what a contrast to my experience!
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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