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Virgin365: day three hundred and sixty-three…Junior’s Cheesecake


365 ONE: day 235…Hospital Prep

Day 235: August 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Girls” by Beastie Boys

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

Anything to Note =

The bump is seriously out there people!!

I am sporting a big ol’ bumpity bump! I will have to post some photos as its ridiculous! Although time is running out…..ahhhhh!!

Deep breath!!

I finished the whole of What To Expect When Expecting book! Which is quite the feat of someone who does not read! It’s a huge book of toooooo much info!!

So one book down, onto the next one ahhhhh! This is soooo not funny for a non-reader, so all of you who know me are surely laughing at me now!! You poops!!

Speaking of time running out though….went shopping for items for the hospital and my hospital bag!! That’s just weird and scary!! And crazy!! My mum is trying to be prepared in case the little schmonkie comes early, as my brother came 3 weeks early – granted he was my mum’s second child, and she was apparently doing a lot of things and over-doing it…but I’m apparently over-doing it and so she wants to make sure it’s packed and we have everything!

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I got overwhelmed and tired so sat down at the back of one of the baby stores, in hiding!! I sat down on one of those pretend back seats of the car on display, next to the baby booster for the car seat that was being shown as part of this setup – I probably was not supposed to be sitting on there! But no one said anything πŸ™‚

I did get some weird looks from mothers pushing their strollers past me though!!!


365 ONE: day 226…Until I Give Birth Then??!!

Day 226: August 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “I’m Waiting For The Day” by The Beach Boys

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

Anything to Note =

First….Happy 25th Birthday to my cute little brother!!!!

I can’t believe he is 25!! Crazy!!

Today I had another hospital appointment this morning. Everything is fine from all the tests I did, including the glucose tests that I had to re-do. So they don’t consider me to have gestational diabetes over here…so that’s good news!!

I got the synopsis lowdown from the midwife about labour and delivery and meds and the procedure and steps to follow when the BIG IT happens!!!! It was all a little overwhelming and scary!! But I came over so late and have been unable to join any classes that’s supposed to explain all this as they are full! So she was nice enough to do a brief point by point in case I can’t go to any classes and have the good ol’ YouTube to rely on!

And then she was like, make two appointments to see your GP at 37 and 39 weeks, and go out front and book to come back to the hospital for 41 weeks now in case I have not had the baby by then….so I booked an appointment for September 25th on my way out!!!

That was strange.

Soooooooo….I said bye to the hospital for now – and a “see you when I am giving birth!”

AHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Weird!!

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On the weird note….

Last night I think the little schmonkie had the hiccups! Seriously!! I was lying down and I could feel a repetitive little beat for a long time! It went on for a while and was so consistent so it had to be that!!

I got worried actually as it really did go on for a long time!! But it did eventually stop so that was good!

So I gave the little one the hiccups with whatever I ate! Great!!


365 ONE: day 210…Bye Bye Spetses :(

Day 210: August 5th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” by Seamus Haji

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

Anything to Note =

Again with the Spetses hours!!

I went to bed at 6am this morning….again!!!

It’s funny though as I felt like crap when going to bed so late as I was so tired – it felt like I was drunk!!! And then getting up after such few hours also felt crap, like I was hungover!! So great….I get the effects of drinking all night and I don’t get any alcohol!!!! Not fair!!!

It’s just too hard to go to bed any earlier when trying to see people. And I was really dying this morning from the Spetses hours yesterday at the bar. But I wanted to see people so had to stay out. And I went down there to see Thanassi but with him working and such I felt guilty that I did not spend more time with him.

I got to also spend time with my older brother too though – we also just drove back together from Spetses as I got a ride back with him to Athens since he has work tomorrow. So that was nice. But I was soooo busy over the day and a half I was there I have no clue if I left something behind or what as I was literally running until the ferry boat!!!!

I could have stayed more but I needed to come back to be with my parents and continue to help with the unpacking crazy mode here before I leave in 6 days and can’t help them anymore. And of course to be around while all this stress is going on and they are not so well.

But it’s always hard leaving Spetses.

It is truly where I call home and where I feel the most connected to, so leaving is just an icky feeling.

I did get to have my waffles and ice cream today for breakfast/lunch!!

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And I got to also jump in the sea again for two seconds!! So schmonkie had his second swim πŸ™‚ But then had to do things like clean up, get some things for Thanassi, do some of his laundry – wanted to help out with as much as I could since he started work straight away when he arrived in Spetses.

I know I couldn’t do everything. And I couldn’t see everyone. So I am sorry to those who I did not get to see but I was running around and tried!!!

The next time I see the peeps on Spetses I will have a baby in tow which is CRAZY!!!!! So I got a million wishes like…

“Good Luck!”

And…

“Have a good labour!”

Or…

“We hope you have a painless labour!”

And…

“Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby!”

What the??????!!!!!!!!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!


365 ONE: day 113…Oh Heimlich…Yoo-Hoo!!

Day 113: April 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Like Glue” by Sean Paul

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “In My Face”

Anything to Note =

You can always tell what day it will be when you almost choke on your breakfast!

Granted…it was pretty dry toast with peanut butter and I was walking fast down the subway platform while stuffing my face when it happened!

But, in the midst of choking, I was thinking…how do you give yourself “The Maneuver” with no chair or something to lean against? On the Subway platform? And when pregnant??!! I don’t know….relying on the folks that were nearby may have been a flop I tell you! (Sidenote: I can’t think of the Heimlich Maneuver without thinking of Eddie Izzard – too funny!)

Thankfully all good after a major coughing attack!

Oh Monday, Monday!

And yes it continued to be that kind of Monday after I choked on my toast….it’s an uphill battle after that πŸ™‚

BUT…amid the Monday blues I get a text from my older brother announcing the birth of their new son little Phillipos!! I get to be Auntie to another cutie pie that I can’t wait to meet πŸ™‚ So that makes SIX boys and ONE girl from my sister and brother combined! We got ourselves a whole football team and one cheerleader πŸ™‚

I wonder if my addition will make it toΒ SEVEN or TWO??!!