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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 217…Destination Baby

Day 217: August 12th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by Bette Midler

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

Anything to Note =

I just spent hours….HOURS….literally trying to go online to do my 365 upload while watching the closing ceremony of the Olympics…so am irritated. The stupid wireless router downstairs where I am staying is just not working…..ahhhhhhhh!!!

So I apologize for any weird tones in this upload as am annoyed!!!!!!

Anyway…

I arrived in London late last night. Much cooler here so hopefully it will stay like that – although when I went out to do my walking and some grocery shopping earlier it was quite warm….but of course cooler than Greece!

So this is it then.

The final haul.

The final leg on the journey.

No more flying, now it’s…nesting time.

I knew I had NYC to get through until I left for London with Stuart to see his family and friends. And then I knew I had London with Stuart to go through. And while in London I knew I still had Greece ahead to see my family. And then with the extension of the Greece trip that helped stall the idea of flying back to London.

And now, it’s back to London…to have the baby!!

What the????!!!!!

That freaks me out! Now that I am here. On that final leg of the journey.

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Ahhhhhhhhhhhahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Super overwhelming!!!!

I still don’t know what is going on, despite my super uncomfortable flight from Athens to London last night – the little schmonkie was moving around a lot and I had a lot of pressure, and then nausea….not so great.

This little schmonkie is moving around a lot in general. A LOT!!!

Yeah, still in denial….but I do know that instead of going to bed last night after I arrived I went into work mode and wanted to unpack everything, and put all baby things away into the baby chest of drawers that I had left in the flat after I arrived from NYC, and set up things, and build the foldable stroller my mum had bought us, and read all the stroller instructions, and open the Moses basket and put the changing mat on top of the drawers, and put away all the clothes after folding them all and sorting them by size, and the baby bath tub, and the baby bath products, and the baby blankets, and the…..and the…..and…..

I was up until 4am doing all this!! Amid fighting tears and emotions that kept arising, then back to denial to push on and get it all done.

I eventually had to stop as my back was seizing.

I did too much as I am feeling the pain today in my feet, legs and back. I just had to do all I could for some reason…I get like that.

Maybe to get it out of the way in one go and not be overwhelmed multiple days, although I am overwhelmed every day, so hmmmmmm….

Okay, must post this before something with this Internet fails and I lose it!!


365 ONE: day 216…Last Day in Greece

Day 216: August 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Packing/Traveling to London/Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Sala Sala” by Despina Vandi

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Last Day in Greece”

Anything to Note =

I leave for London today, well tonight, actually in a few hours really I will have to leave for the airport. It’s weird as one month ago today, Stuart and I were leaving NYC for London in the late evening too to go visit his family…so the 11th seems to be the travel date to London!

Odd that I left a month ago tonight from NYC. It does not feel like a month since I have been so busy and doing so much between the UK and Greece. Moved houses as well. Plus I have also been still working from my blackberry while gone, so does not feel like I have been away, especially for a whole month!

Weird.

Finished my photos early this morning, and by early I mean I did not go to bed until after 4am!! Ugh. But I had to get it done before I left and I was awake so pushed through to have it all complete as still had to pack today and do other things.

It was funny though as came across some graphic, some nudey, beach topless party photos!! Ahhhh good times!! Haha!!

It was refreshing to come across some fun friends ones like that as had enough of all the ex photos. There are a few of some ex’s in the mix still as they are with others and some of those photos I just couldn’t throw away…but only a few. Otherwise, I have now successfully deleted as much as I can of the bad memories and the hurt among the photos and papers.

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Ugh.

Next would be to actually get more photo albums and insert the mass piles that I have kept that have no place right now….another time….at least I got through them all!

On a sidenote: I noticed on my supermarket travels, and again today, that there is a huge frozen yoghurt surge in Greece! They have opened frozen yoghurt places everywhere! I mean even on the small island of Spetses they opened two within the same town, with the town being like 5 minutes long!! One of them is Greek frozen yoghurt I think, or maybe both. Anyway, that’s crazy!! I guess they have just discovered the market and it’s become like the new craze!

Should I break it to them that it’s been around for ages already around the world??!!