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


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 🙂


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!!


And I got to also jump in the sea again for two seconds!! So schmonkie had his second swim 🙂 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!”


“Have a good labour!”


“We hope you have a painless labour!”


“Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your baby!”

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


365 ONE: day 173…Rushing and Running!

Day 173: June 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Oye Como Va” by Santana

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “A/C Heaven”

Anything to Note =

Here we go with the crazy hot days ahead!

Actually yesterday when I had to walk across town from my office at Grand Central to show an apartment up near Lincoln Center I was dying of heat, and yesterday was supposed to be a “non-hot” day!! Non hot…my butt!!

I’m finding it very hard to walk let alone in this humid thick smog like air. For me there’s nothing worse than being too hot when you don’t feel so good. It is the worst for nausea – so it’s not helping how I feel 😦

Less than two weeks until I leave though!!!!!

I have so much to do there is no time to bask in the glory of an A/C for hours upon hours and do nothing! Oh how I wish I had that time to!!

I have a feeling I will be running and rushing right up until the plane takes off….as usual!

Although leaving the country won’t end the running and the rushing…

-I have to head straight to the NHS offices when I arrive to register

-drop off the million bags we’ll both be bringing over to the UK (much to Stuart’s dismay! He is probably cringing right about now as he hates it when I make us carry a million things! Which, I apparently do every time we fly no matter whether it’s a week or for 6 months haha!)

-then head to Redhill

-then the next day driving up to Loughborough to see my sister that I haven’t seen in ages to meet her three new additions (that’s how long its been sadly) as we overlap in the UK for two days only

-back to Redhill to stay and visit with Stuart’s family

-then I fly to Greece for only 5 days to help my parents and see more family before I am unable to fly again

-then back to the UK

-go to our amazing Olympic ticket events we got….and by “amazing” I mean…hmmmmmmm….We got tickets to Handball and Hockey!! Not to offend those sports or athletes at all, but again I say hmmmmmmmm


I’m hoping I’ll be able to get some rest after that and before I GIVE BIRTH!!!!!!!!!!!

What the???????????

I don’t know!!!!!!!!!! I am not sure the words “rest” or “relax” seem to ever apply to me 😦