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365 ONE: day 266…Happy One Year Anniversary Stuart!

Day 266: September 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = UP ALL NIGHT AGAIN WALKING NEWBIE

Dance of the Day was = Made Up Song for Little One that I Swayed To

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Home”

Anything to Note =

Home.

From Hospital.

Hallucinating.

They let me go with injections and oral antibiotics and pills and removed my drips.

Happy Anniversary, Stuart!

One year ago today we got married in NYC and today we entered home with a little addition to our family tree in our arms (or car seat).

And sadly too tired, as had no sleep again, too nauseous, and just too overwhelmed right now to enjoy it and to also celebrate this day with Stuart.

I am on an emotional roller coaster and today was that bad topple over.

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365 ONE: Day 265… Baby Gym

Day 265: September 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!

Cardio was = ALL NIGHT BABY MANAGEMENT

Dance of the Day was = Lullaby’s + Swaying

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Care Bear Stare”

Anything to Note =

Day 2 of hospital admittance.

Infection still. Rough night. What a work out. I thought it would be easier staying in the hospital, regardless that it is obligatory for me as thought midwives would help me with my lack of mobility from the C-section but turns out it’s all me overnight.

Stuart has to leave to go home and is writing this crouched in the corner hiding from the lockdown patrol as it’s end of visiting hours!

Sidenote – fitness criterias are being satisfied by horrible labour yesterday and nights work plus breast feeding today.

Who needs a gym when you have a baby gym!

Oh, and its only 100 days to go. πŸ™‚


365 ONE: Day 264… 33 Hours Later

Day 264: September 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = GIVING BIRTH AND CONTRACTIONS

Dance of the Day was = SINGING AND CRADLING BABY

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “33 Hours”

Anything to Note =

What a 33 hours….

Horrible labour. It was really bad.

Waters broke at 1am and leaked out all night which was confirmed at the hospital but then was sent home and told not to come back until 1am last night or my contractions were coming as three every ten minutes.

I was in agony.

My waters were broken but I was not contracting quick enough and they were really excruciating – the baby was rubbing my back.

I could not be given the epidural as I was not then dilating enough – had to reach 4cm and I was on like 2cm for hours.

I was given morphine but got super nauseous. So was given anti nausea medication. That didn’t work.

Then had gas pump for pain relief. Was so out of it. Got super nauseous sick again.

Finally was allowed epidural. Got super sick.

Vomiting.

Not enough dilation so had test after test done with drugs given to help induce.

In the end, if didn’t work and I was rushed to have an emergency c-section.

More vomiting.

Then got anxiety as couldn’t breathe.

But I heard him cry and it made me cry.

And even though I had major surgery and got an infection, which I have now and am still nauseous, and I am still in denial as so out of it, he is adorable.


365 ONE: day 263… In Case This Is It…

Day 263: September 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Bang Bang Bang Maria” by Gypsy Kings

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Symptoms”

Anything to Note =

Heading out the door to the hospital.

Had a bad night with weird symptoms so called the maternity helpline and then the hospital and they want me to come in and take a look….

So I don’t know if this is it but did my 365 overnight and early this morning as distraction in case it was and am writing this quickly now in case this is it.

And if not, then I will be updating you about it tomorrow I guess.

So we’ll see…


365 ONE: day 262…Sex Talk

Day 262: September 26th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Hot Stuff” by DJ Liakos feat. Craig David

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hooded Towel”

Anything to Note =

Its the 26th and the little monkey is still holding on! Four days late now!

My mum read the leaflet they gave us at the hospital yesterday about induction and the processes and everything and now it’s funny as she has flipped to the other side!

She is now encouraging me to do all kinds of things that she has been telling me off for or saying I have to be careful with…her new list of “must do’s” or “can do’s” are now…

– “go ahead and jump around as much as you can with your 365 dance”

– “do as much 365 as you want really!”

– “bounce up and down!”

– “yes, go, walk around, walk, walk, walk”

– “when you come home have a quickie” = now that was a good one!!

Sex seems to be the hot topic with her really in general as a means to start labor! Just now she called down on the internal phone line and asked what I was doing and then said:

“Finish your blog and start bonging!!” HAHAHA!!! (I did love the word bonging!! Haha!!)

I mean, all day she has been talking about it!! It didn’t help that my older brother called to check up and said that for all three pregnancies he would have an 8am quickie towards the end and avoided the induction date!!! That’s just great!

Sex is the stereotype to encouraging labor…I mean it is everywhere, but it is funny as my mum I think thought it was just a joke like what they say in the movies…but now she knows its real and
apparently effective she won’t stop!

And it IS everywhere – it’s mentioned all the time…on TV, movies…and it seemed to be mentioned on the exact programs she was watching today coincidentally!!!

I got an earful of info from Keeping up with the Kardashians show she watched…which mentioned how foreplay and making out stimulated labor….so then my mum started asking me about what gets me excited and all the different types of foreplay…and stimulation of the breasts…

HILARIOUS!!!

We don’t speak about that!!! And there’s a reason for that!!!!

Too much! Too much!

I quickly left to come down and finish my blog!!

I understand she wants me to avoid anything that’s not going to naturally encourage labor as that is ideal but what a day of sex talk!!

Ah, mum!

Never thought I would see the day when my mum would be telling me to have sex!!

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365 ONE: day 261…Induced Date Set If Nothing Happens

Day 261: September 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Rich Girl” by Gwen Stefani

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Super Size”

Anything to Note =

I had my hospital appointment this morning.

I had this scheduled in advance as an appointment for after the 40 weeks and due date had passed in case the little monkey had not come into this world. And being now three days late in I went.

I had a little chat and said that I was feeling a lot of pressure and pains so we naturally talked about first babies being stereotypically late and the concept of induction. They will wait ten days before they induce and so will give me another week for the little monkey to have a chance to come out naturally.

Of course the things you hear about in the movies – you see how educated I am from movies??!! – are true ways to encourage labor, which she mentioned that we have all heard:

Spicy Food

Long Walks

Sex

I would like the little one to emerge naturally, ideally. I wonder what else works… πŸ™‚

This morning they performed an internal “sweep” on me – which I will not go into detail about other than its an internal exam to naturally help start labor and check if I am on that forward route at all…turns out its quite painful despite being compared to period pains…..ummmmm, no! It was worse than that thank you very much!

And to make it worse I had it done TWICE as there were two in the room – the first girl I think was an intern or something as she performed it first and then said she would need help/confirmation/assistance or something…so the OB went in and did it again!!

Trust my luck that I get it done TWICE!!!

“Just relax and breathe” – oh ok, no problem!!!!!! Don’t you just love those words when you are in a compromising position!!! Oh vey 😦

It was painful TWICE and it made me think just how lovely this whole labor shindig is going to be!!!!!!! Great!! Epidural please!! Well, there was never any doubt to that, but hey πŸ™‚

Anyway, turns out I am dilated but only at 1cm so have a big stretch (hahaha my wit amuses me sometimes!!) to go before I am ready to give birth. So I am scheduled for another of these wonderful “sweeps” for this coming Friday and then if nothing still and the little monkey is still being stubborn (a good friend of mine yesterday pointed out like mother like son….thanks!!), then i am booked to go in to be induced for next Tuesday. Which if that happens will mean he will be another October baby!! Ahhhh the month of October is a popular one in my family! My brother, mother, two nephews, sister, brother-in-law, very good friend, and Stuart’s sister all have birthdays in October just to name a few!!

So, we are hoping for September to change it up!!

It made me think though back nine months to how all these people ended up in October…as well as possibly the little monkey….and it comes down to some hanky panky being obviously popular around Christmas/New Years time πŸ™‚

I also then thought back to me and being born in May and nine months prior to my birthday being August…and suddenly a click went off in my head!!!! My parents got married in May the year before I was born, or had their civil registry wedding then, and then they went to Greece to have their church wedding in September in Spetses….and it hit me!!!

I turned to my mum and asked her if she was in Spetses in August already, prior to her wedding, and the answer was….YES!!!!!!!

So yeah…..I was conceived in Spetses!!! Woo Hoo!!!! That is just perfect!! And makes total sense haha!!

Now THAT made my day πŸ™‚

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365 ONE: day 260…No Fun Fair…Just Rain!

Day 260: September 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Fiesta Caliente” by Happy Noche feat. Will

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Creepy Clown”

Anything to Note =

Firstly…the little monkey is still in the belly…so two days late now. He’s still in there fighting to get some elbow, knee, body, well, any kind of room!

I have a hospital appointment tomorrow morning that was scheduled if he didn’t arrive anyway by now, so let’s see…

I am still getting lots of pressure and pains, which makes me want to move around or shift positions or something…but this lovely UK rain just hinders me walking around the block.

I really wanted go out yesterday, although still trying to recover completely from this cold before the baby comes, but it was raining all day. And there is a fun fair on the green near us that me, my dad and Stuart went to on Friday and played some games….and lost! So I wanted to go back yesterday as it was the last day…but no, it was pouring all day 😦

Those stupid fun fair machines are so addictive and annoying! You know these ones…

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The coins are just hanging off the ledge waiting to be pushed off and make me rich!! And then they get you as there are bank notes just hanging there too…that appear to just need a slight nudge by me putting in one coin! Just one coin…or one more…or how about a few more….arghhhh now my pockets are empty!!!

Soooo annoying!! And I know I can’t get those notes but what if…I mean, WHAT IF, I can do it???!!!

I find these way more fun than slot machines …although my dad and I also like the claw machines that can grab a toy – sadly also annoying and hard! But strangely addictive! We’ve won a toy before but at this fun fair we all walked away with nothing!

So, I was hoping to go back and get something after I spent all those coins! I would feel better if we walked away with something! You know, and redeem ourselves!

But, no, the rain wouldn’t let me….so we missed out 😦 Which probably is best in the financial long run I guess!

And again it was raining out today – pouring this morning – but cleared enough to have a quick wander out in the late afternoon. However, with this pressure and pains it feels like the little monkey could come anytime so I have to be careful with how far I go. But tomorrow’s forecast is RAIN….surprise surprise!!