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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… 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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365 ONE: day 215….Supermarket Field Trips

Day 215: August 10th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Carrying Grocery Shopping

Dance of the Day was = “Turn Up The Radio” by Madonna

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Dad’s Boxes”

Anything to Note =

Leaving for London tomorrow so today was a day of running around. My mum is coming with me tomorrow, even though the house is nowhere near complete, but we’ve worked hard to do a lot so she can come with me tomorrow, and then she will probably have to come back and forth, I don’t know. There is time since my due date is September 22nd, but I’m not sure what her schedule will be. We’ll see.

But my dad has to stay in Greece sadly, for now, so I was assigned the grocery shopping list to get supplies for him and the house for when we are gone.

Which I thought would be easy….I was wrong!!

I went to one supermarket and picked up what had to picked up there. Took me a while, but found everything in the end. Then went to another supermarket for the rest of the list, but annoyingly they didn’t have everything, which I searched and searched for!!! I guess it’s Friday and also August so people are away for the weekend and for holidays, so they just have not stocked up with a lot.

Ugh.

So back to another supermarket. If only I knew that those items would not be available at the second supermarket….but I guess there was no way to know.

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Anyway, in the end I got everything but it took way longer and way more effort on my poor cut up swollen feet!

So what better way to reward myself after all the grocery trips….with a SOUVLAKI!!!! My dad brought back souvlakis on his way home as the last one before I leave 🙂 And he also got desserts too!!! Now I can’t breathe I’m so full, but sooooo worth it!!

Perhaps the baby name we should be considering is Souvlaki!! Haha!!


365 ONE: day 205….Mosquito Mania

Day 205: July 31st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Down on my Knees” by Ayo

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

Anything to Note =

Last day of July today.

Wow.

I can’t believe it’s August tomorrow!!!!! What the ???

But I really can’t believe anything right….so naturally why would I believe it’s August tomorrow!

I don’t believe I’m pregnant let alone over 32 weeks pregnant!!! What the ???

I’ve said it before that I don’t even believe I’m married. That I’m 31 years old and married with a little schmonkey on the way!!! What the ???

I just know I’ve turned into a whale! A super slow whale!!

I was supposed to be up early this morning to help my dad and do some Internet things as could steal the Internet still down there….but the whale here could not get up when that alarm went off this morning. Granted I had a really bad sleep…..AGAIN….but I had such a bad headache when that alarm went off that I was like, no way. Ugh. This whale wasn’t going anywhere!!

But I do feel super guilty now though about not getting up.

I think there was a mosquito in my room last night too. I kept itching throughout the night but I wasn’t sure if that was the old bites or new ones. However, when I got up this morning, finally, I could see some new red dots on my neck and hands so there must have been one in my room as I do not remember those from yesterday.

I’m getting bitten alive out here! I’ve never had such itchy mosquito bites ever! My parents told me that there are these little things called Schnippers that bite and are I guess a type of mosquito but make super itchy bites. I had heard my dad complain about them for years but never truly experienced it until now. They are indeed super super itchy bites!! It’s crazy! The itchiest bites I have ever experienced are still bed bugs….but these are the closest things to that definitely! So friggin’ annoying!!

I guess I’m the new blood in town as I keep getting attacked, more so than my parents – great!! so I bet they are happy to have me around to fend off being bitten!!!

Come on Schnippers, don’t pick on the new blood!!! Don’t pick on the newbie!!!! Boo 😦

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