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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 258…Wedding Date…No, Baby Date…Monthly Belly Photos Journey

Day 258: September 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful Day” by U2

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

Anything to Note =

Today is the little monkey’s due date!!! It was supposed to be our Greek Spetses wedding today…which I am sorry for again everyone…and I will extend your free tequila shot coupons for next year, so don’t worry!

It is 10pm here in London however, and the little monkey is still crammed in my belly, and has yet to make his way into the world! Although I have a lot of pressure and a lot of pains, so technically it is probably better for him to appear for the both of us BUT it’s scary so ahhhhhhh!!

Well, two hours of the due date to go….hmmmm….

I took my final belly photo today so here is the long awaited nine months of belly shots…which is hilarious as there are two major jumps in bump whale-ness!! And, as you can see from today’s 40 weeks photo – I am HUUUUUUUGE!!

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365 ONE: day 257…Baby Brain

Day 257: September 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ironic” by Alanis Morrisette

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

Anything to Note =

I saw some of my good boarding school friends last night – they came over to say hello as it’s been ages for some of them – and for them all to meet Stuart as its crazy that they hadn’t yet!

So Stuart got a group of four girls, and me, all to himself haha!

Well actually it was five girls and a football game on in the background 🙂 We forced him to turn it on as he was being kind and a true gentleman but his team was playing and I felt bad that maybe the five of us reminiscing about school days and such would make him feel left out or lost or perhaps a little like WTF…so I encouraged him to watch and listen to us/join in at the same time 🙂

It was funny though to hear my friends speak about Wycombe Abbey, our boarding school, as I realized that I did not remember half of the things they were talking about!! And I pride myself on a good memory but perhaps I am wrong. I mean, I pride myself on having a good memory for things like memorization for acting, but I guess that is not the same as remembering memories from the past. It hasn’t been that long but I definitely did not have a clue on a lot of the stories, or if I did, it was like a faint recollection with them filling in the details that surprised me!

I want to say that last night was an anomaly! A pregnant anomaly! Because I have baby brain! Pregnancy makes you stupid!

It’s a real thing!!!! I swear!!!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2077788/Baby-brain-syndrome-IS-real-makes-better-mother.html

You see!! It’s a syndrome!!

I’m going to put it down to that – yup!

I guess I can test if that’s true once the little one arrives and I cannot use that excuse anymore…or does this theory reach beyond pregnancy and apply also to the first months of baby-ness??? Or first years?? Or can every mother now use this as an excuse forever???!!!

That would come in handy 🙂

Well, we’ll give it a test and see!

Tomorrow is the due date soooooooooo…..a little nervy right now. Got some bad pains today so perhaps we will be testing out the baby brain theory on time. Or will this little monkey continue to be a trooper and cling on!


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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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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 🙂


365 ONE: day 247…Worry…Much?

Day 247: September 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Three Kisses of Love” by Bee Gees

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Secret Ursus Stash”

Anything to Note =

I have now moved onto the next book that I have to complete in my final countdown…and this one is a big one!

It has come in handy when I can’t sleep and I am trying to pick it up as much as possible in between of course the more popular passion of mine….the TV and movies!! I am not a big reader so am quite proud of the books I have read and the reading I am doing!!

Anyway, enough of me patting myself on the back!

Last night I got to the chapter in the book that is about babies and their bodies and basically anything that can go wrong!! It’s a huge chapter about what to look out for and it is friggin’ endless!!!!

I mean I am nowhere near the end of this chapter and this is just for 0-3 months….I am super overwhelmed!

I mean, how can you not worry when there are pages and pages of illnesses or issues that can arise in these first few months….and then what to do or not to do…

I mean, I am good with memorization being an actor and all, but there is no way to learn all that and know all that!! Especially in the 11 days I have until my due date, or less if he decides to come early!!

It’s crazy! It makes you worry and the baby isn’t even here yet!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!

I don’t know….I put the book down last night and haven’t touched it today again…yet!

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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 🙂

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!!! 🙂

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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.

Wowza.

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!

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

Or FIFTY!!!!