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State of the Sprocket
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jinty From: jinty Date: February 23rd, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Uhuru sells Floradix and it does taste slightly less of watery blood as far as I recall - but then it's been a while since I had it (I took multivitamins designed specially for pregnancy & therefore inevitably pink, the buggers).

Go you on getting the house in order! Don't worry too much about the toddler-proof-ing as you have a fair amount of time before you need all that in place - ours is massively un-toddler-proofed still. Even a cot is not crucial at first unless you mean a space for a cot in your room.

When I went back for my KIT days I was pleasantly surprised to find that my brain did indeed still work properly as before, and I could remember what I had been doing before!

PS work's payroll had this helpful suggestion - I don't know whether it applies to all companies but it might do - that if you're planning on doing a couple of KIT days in a short space of time you should try to do them in the same week. This is because the payroll calculation goes:
* daily rate x number of days worked as KIT
* SMP rate for the week(s) in which you had a KIT day.

So if you have two KIT days in the same week you get one lot of SMP deducted, but if you have two KIT days in consecutive weeks you get two lots of SMP deducted.
j4 From: j4 Date: February 24th, 2011 08:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Gosh, I didn't realise the KIT days were so complicated. Thanks for the tip!

I know we've got lots of time for toddler-proofing but I'm guessing it's going to be much harder to do when only one of us can use our hands at any one time (and when we have no money). Hence trying to get the big bits of work done now (we really should have started this last summer of course, but too late for that now!).
jinty From: jinty Date: February 24th, 2011 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
We're just starting to find now that A can be left to her own devices slightly more: she will accept sitting in her chair for five or ten minutes at a time, and she naps for maybe as much as nearly two hours at a time. There's also parental baby-sitting possibilities. But it's true that the larger tasks are better off being done in advance if you can, without overdoing it...
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