TESTING 1…2…365: Lemon Fizzy Water 


TESTING 1…2…365: Homemade Bubbles


Virgin365: day one hundred and ninety-five…Cold Bubble Bath Face

Virgin365: day seventy-two…Bubble Face

365 ONE: day 237…Bubbles Month

Day 237: September, 1st 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Mickey and Sylvia” from Dirty Dancing

Improvise Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Peeping Tom”

Anything to Note =

Happy First Day of the Month!!

Happy September!

I can’t believe it.

As my dad said in his BBM messages this morning – September is Bubbles month!! And will bring us hopefully all luck and strength and all things good!!

Well, Mr. Bubbles, that is a lot of pressure on you down there in my belly! 🙂

I hope September is a good month. And will bring all that to my family.


September – me oh my!

Very surreal really. September means that I have three weeks to my due date and that’s just….makes me speechless actually.

I had a tough day yesterday after those two bad pains I got…it freaked me out a little so had a tough evening. And now it’s September! That’s not going to help my freak-o-meter…it hasn’t!


Do you know what would help??? A shot of tequila!!

Or FIFTY!!!!

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 🙂

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 🙂

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!! 🙂

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


365 ONE: day 192…Bottoms Up!

Day 192: July 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Cubetronix” by Cube Guys

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

Anything to Note =

Yesterday, and what feels like today already, I have been quite uncomfortable in my stomach. Especially up near my ribs when I am sitting up – which is practically all day then!

I don’t know.

The little schmonkey is just moving up there or putting his feet there or his hands there or his butt – last time I had a sonogram before I left NYC the woman doing the tests told me that his head was on my right side with his hands and his feet and legs on my left side, and his butt, his little bottom, were up near my ribs it sounded like!!!!!!

Great so his bottom is up near me!! Is it his little bottom that is causing me this discomfort in my ribs then???

Get your bottom down little monkey!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottoms in the air…clearly an Anastassiou 🙂

I am at 30 and a half weeks now – which is CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s weird now as the “bubbling” that’s going on is still constant but it sometimes feels super weird – weirder than normal – like the little schmonkey is moving – literally moving his whole self or something as it’s quite pronounced and bubbly-er!! Like sometimes there’s a bunch in a row!


Sometimes it makes me go “Whoah!!” out loud and freaks me out a bit!!!!! Or a lot!!!!!!

Let’s face it – it freaks me out A LOT!!

365 ONE: day 174…Baby Shower!

Day 174: June 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Breakeven” by The Script

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

Anything to Note =

Today was my baby shower!!

Thank you Paloma, Tess, Brianna and Elisabeth for hosting and throwing me a wonderful and amazing baby shower!!! You guys are amazing and the best, and too good to me!!

Thank you guys for also creating the Fat Jar! And taking some of my money!!! ARGH!!! I was warned this would exist at the baby shower – if I called myself Fat I would have to put a dollar into the Fat Jar! Well, I thought it was just the word Fat, but apparently it applied to any synonym of the word Fat…so when I called myself a Whale…twice apparently…I lost some money!

And I really had to catch myself since I wore a form-fitting, or rather bump-forming, dress today. I figured I had to actually show off the bump since the day was about the bump!! And celebrating the bump! So I couldn’t wear my usual hiding massive outfits!

So when I tried to lie down on the loungers to do some Zoe tanning, (although people came to get me out of the sun and not overheat the little schmonkey so that failed), and people were taking photos I called myself a Whale….and BOOM!! There went some money!

So it worked guys as I held back as much as I could after that!!!

It was a great day!! Even though the little schmonkey did not give Tess or Michelle what they wanted – a bubble!! The little schmonkey was probably mad at me for being in the heat, and on my feet all day, and eating all kinds of random food!

Tess tried very hard to get some sort of kick – she sang to the belly, she spoke to the belly, she blew raspberries into the belly! She even went through names to see if any of them would get a reaction! Sadly, he did not give Auntie Tess anything! Already a rebel, I see!

Thank you to all that came up to the rooftop in Harlem to celebrate with us – especially to Michelle who traveled all the way from Maryland to be with us today!

I will miss you all when gone for the next six months!! 😦

SOOOOO weird!

No really….that’s SOOOO weird!

365 ONE: day 161…Bubbles

Day 161: June 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “White Rabbit” by Jefferson Airplane

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “To Do Lists”

Anything to Note =

So the poor little one in my belly is developing a nickname due to my denial!!

Every time there is a kick it feels like a bubble….and there are a lot of “bubbles”….and I announce them as bubbles still, as am avoiding reality!! Now everyone is starting to use the word Bubbles to refer to the little one! And it’s my fault!!

People keep saying:

“How is Bubbles?”


“Can’t wait to meet Bubbles”

My dad started referring to him as MR. Bubbles!! Which made my eyes pop out of my head! I immediately was like AHHHHH!!! I told him that “Bubbles” or even something like “Bubbalaki” (to make it Greek of course) was better than Mr. Bubbles! You see, my dad has always been in charge of coming up with the nicknames for the young’uns and now I fear that I may have backed the little one into a corner with this one!

But Bubbles just sounds soooooooo effeminate!! Doesn’t it?? I don’t know! Or as I would say = gayness!

The poor little Schmonkey!

Oooooh…sounds like as I write this that the little one may have a few crazy nicknames coming his way!!

So, names used so far have been…




Please forgive me little one!!!

365 ONE: day 153…Bubbles are Baby KICKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Day 153: June 9th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Canto Di Orfeo” by Espirito

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Pregnancy Belly Dance”

Anything to Note =

I had my doctors check up appointment yesterday where we discovered a few things….

1). I indeed have gained a lot of weight as I predicted and definitely need to stop reaching for carbs even though they make me feel less nauseous 😦 Have to figure out a way to deal with that as am a heffa!!!!!

2).  Stuart got to finally see the little schmonkey on the ultrasound as he has never been able to make any of my appointments to see that – he has only heard the heartbeat – so he finally got to see how active and naughty the little one is, with his constant moving around!! We couldn’t get a face photo, only profiles as he was again misbehaving!!

3). I found out that I can actually fly later internationally than I thought with a doctor’s note, so that gives us a little more time for the green card to arrive before my absolute deadline of flying. It will mean later than the already booked July 11th if the green card doesn’t arrive by then, but now I know what I am dealing with in terms of timeframe for how late my flights can be if I have to change them. It’s so much later than I thought – granted he said it will be uncomfortable for me but I will take it if it means being able to be in the UK with family and be on the NHS. I actually thought the airlines had rules with cut off dates but the doctor said that’s not true – you just need a doctor’s note. I mean they don’t want you to give birth on the plane of course, so thats why a note is required – but it sounds like the absolute deadline is at 8 months! Anyway, good to know.




4). The “bubbles” I am feeling in my belly are KICKS!! I mean I kind of gathered that but they feel like bubbles as the baby is not big enough to kick stronger or bigger and of course I am in denial!! But, when I have a moment to lie down, usually not until late at night as so busy, I can feel and see my belly bounce from the “bubbles”!! I made Stuart put his hand on there the other day and he could feel them and said they must be kicks but I was like – no, no, they are bubbles!! I am still calling them bubbles even though the doctor thought I was crazy yesterday – in denial!!! It’s weird if I think that it’s the baby that’s inside me kicking!!! That freaks me out!!!!

So anyway, now I have to come to terms with the fact that it’s not “bubbles” or it is but they are “baby bubbles” and not gas haha! I mean, I know it’s the baby….baby steps…mama needs baby steps to come face to face with reality!! Baby steps…or baby kicks haha!

I’ll get there.

I need the little one to get bigger and give me a big kick or two to knock some sense into me!!

As I just wrote that I got a little “bubble” haha!! 🙂