Ootastic: PCOS in pictures

October 8, 2015

Toddler weight

Filed under: parenting, PCOS, weight — ootastic @ 8:17 pm

I’ve always had dodgy skin, excess hair and been on the plump side but was only diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) when I had trouble getting pregnant.  You can see my previous experience with PCOS in pictures here.  I’ve successfully disembarked the fertility rollercoaster (I’m thankful for both the success and the disembarkation) but find parenthood leaves with very little spare time for cleansing, defuzzing and hitting the gym.  I’m embarrassed to admit that my so-called toddler weight is creeping up towards that of my pregnancy weight (see picture below) and I can’t even remember the last time I wore a dress!  It’s currently PCOS Awareness Week so now seems a good time to give myself a little TLC…

Tipping the balance


November 25, 2014

Spider fluff

Filed under: parenting, toddler — ootastic @ 8:43 pm

A common conversation with my toddler can be summarised as follows:

Spider fluff

November 2, 2014

Hand, foot and mouth disease

Filed under: parenting — ootastic @ 4:58 pm

The picture below shows what happens when you let your toddler give you sloppy kisses while hand, foot and mouth disease (HFM) is going round nursery.  Although my son escaped with a few spots, I developed the full-blown rash of painful spots and blisters – the skin on my feet is still peeling almost two months later.  As I hope I’ll never catch HFM again, I thought I’d record it for posterity – this was drawn at our weekly toddler group (after I’d stopped being infectious).

Hand, foot and mouth disease


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