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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 130…Slow Boat to China in Hectic-Ville!

Day 130: May 17th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “It’s Raining Men” by Weather Girls

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Umbrella Try-Outs”

anything to Note =

First day of Jose Rivera rehearsals today!! WOO HOO!!!

An exciting day in terms of it being the first day of an amazing opportunity but the day was just hectic to say the least.

It started out with a slow boat to China…the trains today were soooooooooo slow….and not just in the morning it turned out, it was ALL trains ALL day!! The train system was just out to get me when I had such a busy day! Had to go to work and then dash (or slow boat it) to rehearsal, then be on call with calls forwarded and my blackberry flashing on the table in front of me for five hours and dealing with that, and then dashing (slow boating) back to the office to deal with things and catch up….and still here!! Sooooo sad!!! I am guessing the train back home will be a slow boat too!! Boo 😦

(this guy looks peaceful at least though!!!)

And you know what slow boating meant….more friggin’ tip-toe time!!!! As if I need more of that, seriously!! And more standing time! Ugh.

Next up, the escalators didn’t work at Grand Central and they are loooooong! Now granted, I always walk up them but at least they are moving!! It makes such a difference, and you can’t stop to rest as you have to keep up with the crowd in front and behind or you’ll get schmooshed! I had a flashback to my stairs cardio at the office the other day – miserable!

One of those days….and it just continued and continued!

My boss is out of the country, my intern has finals for law school, the new employee is in the Bahamas getting her visa, and daytime rehearsals started today……….

So the best I could do was watch my blinking and flashing and call forwarding blackberry, and every break I got in rehearsal, (and some sneaky under the table moments),I checked and responded and dealt with office life that was still going on around! Which should normally be fine but this week has been CRAZY!! I mean, talk about drama – there is always drama around me, and with me, I know I know – I am a drama queen – but I fully accept and take responsibility for my OWN drama but I am not causing the office drama! Just bad timing week with everyone out but little me to fend off everything! Which is fine….just complaining…thank you blog 🙂

And thank you kind ears…or eyes…reading 🙂

I did have to change my cell phone voice message as the calls were being forwarded and I realized I couldn’t have them be ringing the office and then getting transferred to me singing “Za-Za-Zoe”!!! So have an odd professional message now…which I apologize for…BUT it will be back hopefully over the weekend, after another day tomorrow that will be exactly like this!

So don’t fear folks the singing message you all love so much will be back in no time!

Okay, need to get out of here as been working like a crazy woman for over 12 hours now!!!!!!!!!!!!!