365

Virgin365: day three hundred and thirty-nine…UB Toner


Virgin365: day three hundred and twenty-two…Tequila Lip Balm


Virgin365: day three hundred and six…Advent Calendar Thief


Virgin365: day three hundred and five…Chocolate Martini


Virgin365: day two hundred and ninety-six…Fake Fireplace


Virgin365: day two hundred and twenty-seven…Candy Cane Mouth


Operation 365 Poem: day 318…Christmas Countdown

Christmas Countdown

It’s
Count
Down
To
Christmas
Town

Constantly
Running
Around
Until
Presents
Found

Hopefully
Won’t
Drown
I’m
Pretty
Wound
From
Coffee
Mound
Inhaling
By
Pound
Keeping
Me
Sound
To
Bargain
Hound

Warning
May
Astound

This
Time
Round
Santa’s
A
Clown

No
One
Frown


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… πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

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365 ONE: day 251…Gift Planner-A-Header

Day 251: September 15th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Den Antexo” by Goin Through

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Face Twitches”

Anything to Note =

I don’t have time to blog much as I left it too late tonight as had a busy day – had a lovely lunch with my friends, who gave me some wonderful baby gifts – thank you guys…you shouldn’t have!!! Then my dad arrived so was spending some time with him πŸ™‚

We didn’t get to be with my dad for his birthday so we had a mini birthday celebration tonight and just gave him his presents – small things – but a couple of them I had for him for his Christmas presents and sadly we could not be together so I’ve had them for almost a year!

I’m the kind of person that has a “present box” under the bed (no looking anyone!!) and if I see something that is perfect for someone I will buy it no matter what time of year and store it away for their birthday or Christmas…depending of course if I have the funds on me at the time I see the perfect gift…and if not, I try and remember to write it down….yup, I’m a geek πŸ™‚

But it comes in handy, like my mum’s birthday is coming up in October, and I have some Christmas presents I had for her too in that box, so that makes up half of them already πŸ™‚

Only thing is I have to remember to look in the box! As a couple of times I have bought presents and then a few months later looked in the box and already had enough presents! Oh well, then I have to save them for the next event πŸ™‚

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It’s a day of traveling today…my dad arrives and Stuart right now is on his way to the airport!!! Crazy times!!!!

All soooooooo close to the doom day haha….and by that I mean the due date….which is only one week away!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

Anyway, have a safe flight POOKIE!!!! I will see you in the morning πŸ™‚


365 ONE: day 119…British Airways Needs a Name!

Day 119: May 6th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Stay Fly” by 8Ball/MJG/Three 6 Mafia/Young Buck

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Hair Do-n’t!”

Anything to Note =

I spent the day on the phone today with British Airways! With the lovely classical music over and over and over…

How lovely!!

Had to change my mum’s flight as she was supposed to be flying over to NYC tomorrow but now it’s not possible – so had to change her flight again, of course pretending to be her thanks to my acting skills πŸ™‚

So since the plan is now to have the baby in London and my mum was going to fly back over me with the baby, we had to choose a new date and after the Christmas and New Years holidays seemed to be the best bet since it would be so close to then anyway…and we need to squeeze in our UK wedding reception while over there too (will of course be updating you all with dates and details when we know that!!). So had to re-book her for January.

Then had to make sure I booked my flight to get on the same flight as my mum! So that is now set. July until January!! CRAZY!!! Just need the Green Card to secure that and calm my anxiety…

And then booked Stuart for his first out of three trips he will be making with me over in the UK, but we did his through a “secret carrier” as it was cheaper than BA since I had to be on BA to travel with my mum, but Stuart doesn’t have to. So we saved over $350 doing it this way when you book with a time slot and then after you book you find out the name of the airline – a little exciting but also nervy too!

So now Stuart and I are flying out on the same day in July, within like 20 minutes of each other with our departure and arrival times BUT I am on British Airways and Stuart is on Virgin! We thought maybe we would end up on BA together but oh well – we will drive to the airport together, say goodbye and then say hello in London the next day πŸ™‚

So after that was complete, I had to add an infant to my booking for my return leg, so again on the phone with BA, but then while on hold with the lovely theme music again, I realized I probably could not do this as I have no name!! NO NAME FOR THE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!

Stuart and I had quite the bus ride to brunch with Baby Names!! Lots of crazy names floating around – I don’t like any names!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!

I think on the 9th of May at my check up I can find out the sex of the baby…so we’ll see…..AHHHHHHHHHH!!!