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365 ONE: day 259…The Little One will be a LIBRA

Day 259: September 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking Stairs

Dance of the Day was = “When Love Takes Over (radio edit)” by David Guetta feat. Kelly Rowland

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

Anything to Note =

Horrible out today in merry and sunny (not) ol’ England!

It has been raining ALL day long!!! ALL DAY LONG!!!

Grey.

Windy.

Cloudy.

Rain.

Cold.

Such a pleasant environment, hey!!!

It’s a perfect time to watch movies and do nothing under the covers…but I am not good at doing that when I have so much on my mind…and so much going on inside my belly!!!

The little monkey is still here with us….or rather, he is still crammed and crunched and putting a lot of pressure on me and pains but still from the inside!

However, a good friend of mine said that the little monkey should wait to come out until after the 23rd so that he would be past being on the cusp of two astrological signs…which I know nothing about! I mean, I know literally nothing about signs and what they represent, so would never consider that, but I think though that the little monkey was listening to his Auntie as he has remained from saying hello in this astrological cusp!

Astrological signs really do elude me. I feel quite out of it as everyone around me seems to really know things and take their signs seriously – or even consider someone’s signs when dating – or my favorite is when someone asks what sign you are and I would say “Taurus” and they go “Ohhhhhhhhhh!”

It appears I make sense to them after I have revealed to them what sign I am????!! What the??!! Still so foreign to me!!

I am not going to offend anyone as I know people really believe in it all…I just don’t. I mean, I don’t know enough about it….but I am a little hesitant with it all. Sorry believers!!

Do people who really believe in signs…do they plan their babies around it? Is that a real thing?

Well, as we reach the end of the 23rd of September today this therefore means no cusp now, and the little one will therefore be a Libra….is that a good thing or a bad thing? What does a Libra mean?

I guess I will have to read up šŸ™‚

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365 ONE: day 258…Wedding Date…No, Baby Date…Monthly Belly Photos Journey

Day 258: September 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful Day” by U2

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

Anything to Note =

Today is the little monkey’s due date!!! It was supposed to be our Greek Spetses wedding today…which I am sorry for again everyone…and I will extend your free tequila shot coupons for next year, so don’t worry!

It is 10pm here in London however, and the little monkey is still crammed in my belly, and has yet to make his way into the world! Although I have a lot of pressure and a lot of pains, so technically it is probably better for him to appear for the both of us BUT it’s scary so ahhhhhhh!!

Well, two hours of the due date to go….hmmmm….

I took my final belly photo today so here is the long awaited nine months of belly shots…which is hilarious as there are two major jumps in bump whale-ness!! And, as you can see from today’s 40 weeks photo – I am HUUUUUUUGE!!

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365 ONE: day 257…Baby Brain

Day 257: September 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ironic” by Alanis Morrisette

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

Anything to Note =

I saw some of my good boarding school friends last night – they came over to say hello as it’s been ages for some of them – and for them all to meet Stuart as its crazy that they hadn’t yet!

So Stuart got a group of four girls, and me, all to himself haha!

Well actually it was five girls and a football game on in the background šŸ™‚ We forced him to turn it on as he was being kind and a true gentleman but his team was playing and I felt bad that maybe the five of us reminiscing about school days and such would make him feel left out or lost or perhaps a little like WTF…so I encouraged him to watch and listen to us/join in at the same time šŸ™‚

It was funny though to hear my friends speak about Wycombe Abbey, our boarding school, as I realized that I did not remember half of the things they were talking about!! And I pride myself on a good memory but perhaps I am wrong. I mean, I pride myself on having a good memory for things like memorization for acting, but I guess that is not the same as remembering memories from the past. It hasn’t been that long but I definitely did not have a clue on a lot of the stories, or if I did, it was like a faint recollection with them filling in the details that surprised me!

I want to say that last night was an anomaly! A pregnant anomaly! Because I have baby brain! Pregnancy makes you stupid!

It’s a real thing!!!! I swear!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2077788/Baby-brain-syndrome-IS-real-makes-better-mother.html

You see!! It’s a syndrome!!

I’m going to put it down to that – yup!

I guess I can test if that’s true once the little one arrives and I cannot use that excuse anymore…or does this theory reach beyond pregnancy and apply also to the first months of baby-ness??? Or first years?? Or can every mother now use this as an excuse forever???!!!

That would come in handy šŸ™‚

Well, we’ll give it a test and see!

Tomorrow is the due date soooooooooo…..a little nervy right now. Got some bad pains today so perhaps we will be testing out the baby brain theory on time. Or will this little monkey continue to be a trooper and cling on!


365 ONE: day 256…Belly Bump Drop

Day 256: September 20th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “La Tortura” by Shakira

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

Anything to Note =

I thankfully had no repeat 4am pain wake up last night!

I was kinda scared to go to sleep at all last night in case it happened again but thankfully it was just an uncomfortable night sleep, so the usual, and nothing crazy like that 4am scare.

Funny how I will gladly take on an uncomfortable night! Well, anything would be better than those 4am couple of hours, and I imagine the actual labor haha! So give me uncomfortable.

I shouldn’t say that really!!!!

Now I’ve said that I’m sure I’ve shot myself in the foot!

I am pretty uncomfortable all day now. The little monkey has dropped down further, as I am definitely feeling a lot of pressure….more of it and more often.

People keep saying that my belly bump has dropped down since they had seen me last so I guess it makes sense. Although when I sit down it still feels all bunched and crunched! But I guess if the little monkey has dropped, which is confirmed by the doctor yesterday giving me a 3 out of 5 for how far down he is now, then my bump would drop lower with his weight as he drops.

His feet are still up in my ribs though and he is definitely getting antsy…well who wouldn’t when hanging upside down!!!

I can’t believe he is upside down and for so long….bizarre!

Although its bizarre that he’s also in a sack of water, isn’t it???

And that he’s a little alien monkey??!! That grew from a peanut into the size of a mini watermelon (according to My Pregnancy app current sizing haha!)

The facts of life and baby making are bizarre in general!!

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365 ONE: day 255…Thought The Little Monkey Was Coming at 4am

Day 255: September 19th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Sweet Little Sixteen” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “4am Scare”

Anything to Note =

I had a big scare this morning.

At 4am I got up with some pains and went to the bathroom….and got stuck in there until after 7am!

I suddenly got pain and cramps and it would not go away for a couple of hours.

I tried to lie down again and make the pain stop….nope. I tried to deduce if the symptoms I was feeling were real and not symptoms of fake labour so grabbed one of the books but….nope…what I was feeling was exactly what was being described as the first stage of labour. So I almost called the maternity helpline, as I am supposed to call when the pain is regular, but I was just hesitant a bit in case it would pass…

I should have woken my mum up, or Stuart, but I didn’t because….I don’t know really…I got scared and just kept reading to make sure…and I couldn’t move from the bathroom.

But I was convinced.

I even shaved my legs to distract myself between the cramps/contractions/pains as I had been meaning to rid me of the wooly mammoth legs before I went into hospital and just haven’t.

I kept saying – this is it….and just started thinking of how I wasn’t ready….

No name…

No hospital bag fully ready…well, I am sure my mum has but I hadn’t looked at it…

No, I hadn’t finished all the books yet…

No, I haven’t watched all the videos online about labour and delivery…

No, I am NOT MENTALLY READY!!!!

JUST NOT READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I mean, the list went on as I sat there, and I thought what can I control right now and so I went for the shaving of my legs! It sounds ridiculous but that was my first step between the pains, then it was going to be a shower, then hospital bag, then wake everyone up, then call, then go to the hospital….

And I thought why now…and then I thought back and last night I really burned my fingers badly taking the garlic bread out of the oven and I felt a reaction in my body, a feeling of holding it in until I could get the oven tray to the top without dropping, and my stomach spasmed…so I was like, that reaction may have set it off…

At that moment, my burned fingers were not killing me anymore in comparison!

I was just convinced this was it…

And then suddenly the pain dulled a bit…and…it’s been a dull pain ever since really…

I had a doctors appointment this morning anyway so told her all about it and she said it could be the beginning or not be still for a little bit…she said the little monkey had dropped down to level 3 out of 5…so now I’m just stuck with dull pain, a lot of pressure, a lot of movement, and fear!

Fear.

Real FEAR!

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365 ONE: day 254…Burn

Day 254: September 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Thelo Na Xoriso” by Giannis Parios

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

Anything to Note =

Burned my fingers pulling out garlic bread from the oven. Boo. Although my fault as I used a dish cloth that was not thick enough and didn’t see the proper one next to it.

Of course, I had to save the garlic bread!

Ugh.

Pretty bad pain. Pretty bad burn.

And still sick…

And still pregnant…

Thank you Stuart for typing.

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365 ONE: day 253…And…I Got Sick…Boo!

Day 253: September 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Littlest Things” by Lily Allen

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “SICK :(”

Anything to Note =

So it happened…

I got sick šŸ˜¦

I had such a sore throat and then last night it just blew up and of course I had such a bad night because of it.

So now I have a sore throat…

A blocked nose…

Sniffles…

Sneezes…

Head pressure…

Feeling sick…

Super tired…

AND

AM 39 WEEKS PREGNANT!!!

Super time for me – woo hoo!

I am just hoping that this does not affect anything to do with labor and delivery….in particular drugs!! That is all I need – that they can’t give me an epidural or anything because I am sick!!

I really hope not.

The weather has been changing so I guess that is why this happened…or I have had it coming with the lack of sleep I have had…or it’s just an “of course” moment because of course I would get sick 6 days before my due date!!!!

Ahhh, me and my luck. Boo Hoo šŸ˜¦