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365 ONE: day 288…Too Many Baby Names?

Day 288: October 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = various made up songs throughout the day as I held the little one and danced him to be quiet

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

Anything to Note =

My mum made a point today. She said the little one is not going to know his own name as I call him too many other names!

And it’s true…I have a few short names and nicknames and just Zoe-ism names that I am calling him throughout the day, every day….and since my mum mentioned it, I have noticed how many there are!

The list is long…

Alexandros (said the Greek way)

Alexandros (said the English way like Alexander)

Alexaki

Alexandre (Greek way but with a different ending as that is how you actually refer to someone when speaking to them directly…the Greek language is very complicated and difficult!)

Little One

Schmonkie

Little Monkey

Bub

BubBub (this is my new favorite one I call him – not to be confused with Bubba folks!)

Little JouJou

Bungy

Little Cherub

Cherubina

Agapi Mou (my love in Greek)

Moraki Mou (my baby in Greek)

Boo Boo

Little Pookini

I feel like I’m forgetting some now – cant think straight as he is crying right now next to me and am super exhausted.

I really have no idea where some of the above names came from…or any of the names really…they just came out in motherhood! Haha! I pick him up and they just come out of my mouth…out of nowhere!

It’s weird.


365 ONE: day 288…Too Many Baby Names?

Day 288: October 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = various made up songs throughout the day as I held the little one and danced him to be quiet

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

Anything to Note =

My mum made a point today. She said the little one is not going to know his own name as I call him too many other names!

And it’s true…I have a few short names and nicknames and just Zoe-ism names that I am calling him throughout the day, every day….and since my mum mentioned it, I have noticed how many there are!

The list is long…

Alexandros (said the Greek way)

Alexandros (said the English way like Alexander)

Alexaki

Alexandre (Greek way but with a different ending as that is how you actually refer to someone when speaking to them directly…the Greek language is very complicated and difficult!)

Little One

Schmonkie

Little Monkey

Bub

BubBub (this is my new favorite one I call him – not to be confused with Bubba folks!)

Little JouJou

Bungy

Little Cherub

Cherubina

Agapi Mou (my love in Greek)

Moraki Mou (my baby in Greek)

Boo Boo

Little Pookini

I feel like I’m forgetting some now – cant think straight as he is crying right now next to me and am super exhausted.

I really have no idea where some of the above names came from…or any of the names really…they just came out in motherhood! Haha! I pick him up and they just come out of my mouth…out of nowhere!

It’s weird.


365 ONE: day 288…Too Many Baby Names?

Day 288: October 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = various made up songs throughout the day as I held the little one and danced him to be quiet

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

Anything to Note =

My mum made a point today. She said the little one is not going to know his own name as I call him too many other names!

And it’s true…I have a few short names and nicknames and just Zoe-ism names that I am calling him throughout the day, every day….and since my mum mentioned it, I have noticed how many there are!

The list is long…

Alexandros (said the Greek way)

Alexandros (said the English way like Alexander)

Alexaki

Alexandre (Greek way but with a different ending as that is how you actually refer to someone when speaking to them directly…the Greek language is very complicated and difficult!)

Little One

Schmonkie

Little Monkey

Bub

BubBub (this is my new favorite one I call him – not to be confused with Bubba folks!)

Little JouJou

Bungy

Little Cherub

Cherubina

Agapi Mou (my love in Greek)

Moraki Mou (my baby in Greek)

Boo Boo

Little Pookini

I feel like I’m forgetting some now – cant think straight as he is crying right now next to me and am super exhausted.

I really have no idea where some of the above names came from…or any of the names really…they just came out in motherhood! Haha! I pick him up and they just come out of my mouth…out of nowhere!

It’s weird.


365 ONE: day 288…Too Many Baby Names?

Day 288: October 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = various made up songs throughout the day as I held the little one and danced him to be quiet

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

Anything to Note =

My mum made a point today. She said the little one is not going to know his own name as I call him too many other names!

And it’s true…I have a few short names and nicknames and just Zoe-ism names that I am calling him throughout the day, every day….and since my mum mentioned it, I have noticed how many there are!

The list is long…

Alexandros (said the Greek way)

Alexandros (said the English way like Alexander)

Alexaki

Alexandre (Greek way but with a different ending as that is how you actually refer to someone when speaking to them directly…the Greek language is very complicated and difficult!)

Little One

Schmonkie

Little Monkey

Bub

BubBub (this is my new favorite one I call him – not to be confused with Bubba folks!)

Little JouJou

Bungy

Little Cherub

Cherubina

Agapi Mou (my love in Greek)

Moraki Mou (my baby in Greek)

Boo Boo

Little Pookini

I feel like I’m forgetting some now – cant think straight as he is crying right now next to me and am super exhausted.

I really have no idea where some of the above names came from…or any of the names really…they just came out in motherhood! Haha! I pick him up and they just come out of my mouth…out of nowhere!

It’s weird.


365 ONE: day 288…Too Many Baby Names?

Day 288: October 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = various made up songs throughout the day as I held the little one and danced him to be quiet

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

Anything to Note =

My mum made a point today. She said the little one is not going to know his own name as I call him too many other names!

And it’s true…I have a few short names and nicknames and just Zoe-ism names that I am calling him throughout the day, every day….and since my mum mentioned it, I have noticed how many there are!

The list is long…

Alexandros (said the Greek way)

Alexandros (said the English way like Alexander)

Alexaki

Alexandre (Greek way but with a different ending as that is how you actually refer to someone when speaking to them directly…the Greek language is very complicated and difficult!)

Little One

Schmonkie

Little Monkey

Bub

BubBub (this is my new favorite one I call him – not to be confused with Bubba folks!)

Little JouJou

Bungy

Little Cherub

Cherubina

Agapi Mou (my love in Greek)

Moraki Mou (my baby in Greek)

Boo Boo

Little Pookini

I feel like I’m forgetting some now – cant think straight as he is crying right now next to me and am super exhausted.

I really have no idea where some of the above names came from…or any of the names really…they just came out in motherhood! Haha! I pick him up and they just come out of my mouth…out of nowhere!

It’s weird.


365 ONE: day 240…Garth Radar!!

Day 240: September 4th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Bath Time”

Anything to Note =

Had a nice day today…

– it was sunny

– I had lunch with Stuart’s father at Cafe Rouge on his lunch break. It turns out that his new job that just started is right around the corner, so that worked out well!

– Cafe Rouge is one of my favorite places as it has one of my favorite things to eat there…baguette poulet! Yummy! So had me one of those ๐Ÿ™‚

– I finished the baby name book woo hoo! So went back and tried to be as objective and non-attached as possible and put them in a list for when I’m ready to look at it properly. Or show it. Share it.

– I had some bites of some really good cheesecake!

– I had scones for dessert for dinner….which I love!!

And best of all…

And this is hilarious…

– I had mentioned to my mum that I had gone through the baby name book as she came in when I was copying down the names into a list and holding the book up…so essentially got caught and it then aroused her curiosity naturally! So she has been asking me all day to see the list! Anyway, she randomly comes up with names and just says them out loud – she has been doing that for a while – but today more so after seeing me do that, and we were watching something on TV about The Beatles and obviously music popped into her head as she threw out Simon and then Art. So I said No to Garfunkel to finish off her thought and she said how about Garth….which I of course said No to!

And then there was silence.

And suddenly my mum says…

Garth Radar.

And I looked at her about to say No, but she said – “you know, like that guy, Garth Radar”

And there was silence again as I looked at her to comprehend and said…

“Do you mean: Darth Vader??????”

And she nodded and burst into hysteric laughter!! And then I burst into laughter!!

That was amazing!! Garth Radar hahaha!!

My mum is obviously a true Star Wars fan hahaha!! That made my day!!

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365 ONE: day 238…Book of Names

Day 238: September 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “If You Want My Body” from A Night At The Roxbury

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

Anything to Note =

So on the current theme I seem to be having of time running out as its September now, talk of the little schmonkie perhaps coming earlier than the due date, fear and being scared and the feeling of being unprepared….

I thought it appropriate to pick up the next book, that has been sitting next to the bed with a pen in it on page 8 for the last two months….

The book of baby names!

People do continue to ask, as they should now I guess since I am much closer to the date of arrival, what names I have in mind yet, if any….and I keep saying no, as I do not!

And I need to attempt to underline some names, something!

So….have began again from page 8 of the A's and you will be pleased to know that I have reached the beginning of L ๐Ÿ™‚

And you will also be pleased to know that I have marked dots next to some names that, when said out loud repeatedly, (as that is the only way I can do it – is read the names out loud to hear them! So I must look like a complete mongoid just saying names out loud to myself!), I do not "hate" as I seem to detest all names! Or have an association to every name! Or just find this quite difficult!

So I gave myself permission or rather forced myself to be more lenient and give some names that I didn't automatically refute a chance!

So we'll see!! I have not gone back to look at any I have marked! I will continue on until I finish and then go back and probably have a heart attack!!

I have also asked Stuart to write down any names he likes and then I guess we can present the lists to each other! Hopefully before the little schmonkie arrives!!

And in that vain…I must go and start the L chapter and keep on trucking!!!

Thank you Vessela for the book!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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365 ONE: day 231…Boob Belly Shelf

Day 213: August 26th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Precious” by Depeche Mode

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Creepo In The Corner”

Anything to Note =

I had a boozy long lunch yesterday – well not me of course, my friends Clare, Emily and Laura did and did me proud by drinking for me and the little schmonkie ๐Ÿ™‚

It was also pouring out, I mean super pouring, so we got stuck, and even though the restaurant we went to was close to me, it was crazy sideways rain outside so we stayed. We all met for lunch and left 6 hours later in the prime of dinner time! I’m sure the wait staff must have loved us haha!

Anyway, the convo naturally would always come around to babies frequently. And with each bottle of wine all the fun questions came out!

As well as the baby naming game!! Which I had to shut down haha!!

I know, I know – I have to deal with that soon – trying to finish this one book first and then will move on back to the baby name book!

Names game then moved to feeling Bubbles game ๐Ÿ™‚

I loved how everyone wants to feel the little monkey move – and despite the little one being naughty and usually not bubbling when you want him to, they actually managed to feel him! I think me sitting for 6 hours schmooshed him enough for him to have to shift about! Sorry Tess – I know you waited for ages at my NYC baby shower to feel a kick/bubble and got nothing but that doesn’t mean the little schmonkie doesn’t love you!!!

Anyway, one of the best questions asked yesterday was – do my boobs rest on my belly now?? And I had never really thought about it to be honest or noticed that as something hilarious, as it is, as they do rest there!! Haha!! When I sit down – like right now writing this blog – its like a perfect perch!

I guess I never imagined that the pregnant belly would sit out and from so high up – although that’s the stereotype for carrying a boy – but I also don’t have small boobs. I looked down as I was about to type and yup, they are sitting on their belly shelf haha!!

I could hide things under there! Or lose things!! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve been watching those Border Patrol shows on TV…so this could be a good smuggling tactic haha!!

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365 ONE: day 202…Olympics from the TV

Day 202: July 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Unpacking

Dance of the Day was = “Back to Life” by Soul to Soul

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

Anything to Note =

I watched the official start to the London Olympics last night until 3am!!! With the time difference it meant that the opening ceremony didn’t start here in Greece until 11pm and it lasted four hours so it was not over until 3am…..and I of course felt obligated to watch it all despite how tired I was.

I actually missed the start of it, that had Kenneth Brannaugh in it and what looked like an explanation of the pilgrimage and history or something. I was on the phone and so kept peeking in to see but I couldn’t quite figure it out.

But I only missed a little bit so then I was in it for the long haul….with my one eye open at the end, watching the 200 something countries enter with all their athletes that took ages, determined to stay awake though until the end. Nothing some late night snacks couldn’t fix!!

Of course it was supposed to be a family event but both of my parents fell asleep before the ceremony even started! We are in crazy moving and packing mode here so they are both exhausted poor things. My mum went up to wait until it started and fell asleep and my dad sat near me but was out and then kept waking up now and then but immediately dropping off again!!

It felt a little sad actually as the Olympics were going to be a family event. I worked hard to get some tickets for us all to at least be a part of it all together and now I am not sure any of us will get to see anything now live.

Granted the tickets Stuart and I got in the second round were not great – handball and hockey. But I picked those as they are events that are in the Olympic village and were cheap and were available, and so we could at least go in and see everything that you need a ticket to see. But Stuart is back in NYC so he won’t see them. And my mum and I will probably extend our flights to be in Greece a little longer than this Monday – which is when we have booked to fly back to the UK – but we have to be out of the house by tomorrow which we could not anticipate and we are not ready and we just can’t leave on Monday. So tomorrow I will have to change our flights.

Also now there’s talk of whether I should even be going while pregnant with all the crowds and the talk of security issues and that it will be hot and….I would have still liked to go though, but hmmmm….

Regardless, I do have to get back to London soon as my deadline to not fly approaches, plus I just feel, yes in denial, and not in reality, but very….what’s the word…not ready…UNPREPARED…that’s the word!!!!! Seriously. I have no clue what’s going on, but also what hospital, what doctor, what is going on with me and the NHS. Nothing!!! So I can’t extend too long.

Will have to figure out travel plans tomorrow amid the move!

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365 ONE: day 146…Baby Names Instead of Wedding Talk!

Day 146: June 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Step Jumping/Side Running/Side Grabbing

Dance of the Day was = “By The Way” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

Anything to Note =

Up in Arlington Vermont for Sarah’s wedding and the rehearsal bbq dinner was last night so we rocked up a little after it started as we hit traffic getting out of NYC sadly, and we didn’t know if it was sit down or formal or casual so we were a little unsure when entering, making our entrance…we were a mixture in the end of casual and a little dressed up ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway…

Of course me being pregnant came up and then it REALLY came up…

Meaning, we were at a wedding and should be talking about Sarah and Jeff and the wedding but noooooooooo the conversation FOR HOURS turned to baby name suggestions!!!

Names that came up…

Nigel

Martin

Nigel Martin

Nigel Stamos

Snuffelupigos

Miles

Niles

Harry Potter

Hagrid

All characters from Harry Potter

Qarl

Star Trek characters

Famous Footballers

And many manyย more……..!!!!

And then the discussion of double barrel last name came up and which order it should go for us, so is it…

Anastassiou-Burgess

or

Burgess-Anastassiou

And which one would get dropped, as I am convinced the last name of the double barrel would remain but Stuart is convinced it is the other way round….????

Anyway, this seemed a defense mechanism for Jeff, the groom to be, to take his mind off getting married the next day!! And it was a way for the others to have a conversation to chat with the wedding family and not be awkward!

So I essentially I took one for the team!