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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 145…Stuart’s Birthday Today!!!

Day 145: June 1st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Bulletproof” by La Roux

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

Anything to Note =

It’s Stuart’s Birthday today woooo hooooo!!!

We leave today for our friend’s wedding up in Vermont so had to get all this done early before our 1pm departure and deal with tenant drama, office drama, crapporama…so once again no sleep and early rise! UGH!

What I would give for sleep!!!! And Netflix!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t believe its June!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although last day of May was annoying – between the office drama (that’s still ongoing), to picking something to wear to this wedding tomorrow and everything looking like I ate a whole cow, to losing pregnancy clothes in the laundry that I wanted to pack with me. Schmleh!!!!

You know, really the whole of May was annoying!

Every month has been annoying!!!

Can we tell I just need a break!!!!?????!!!!

I guess the fact that I am still standing is a token of success and a miracle!!

Let’s just focus on Stuart – HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!


365 ONE: day 139…Who Has A Moo-Moo?

Day 139: May 26th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Give It 2 Me” by Madonna

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

Anything to Note =

It’s one of those days…you have a shower and then boom you’re drenched again it’s so hot, and you haven’t even left the house yet!! I have to carry props today too of course in this heat mania! It’s the humidity that’s going to kill me – and its only May!!

Holy Crappo!!

That’s part of the reason I hope to get out and have the baby in London as this will be horrendous here if I have to stay as its going to be such a hot summer at the rate it’s going! UGH! It’s going to be miserable pregnant here!!

AHHHHHH!! Please Green Card come before I can no longer fly!!!

I’m also in that in between phase too where I feel like I do still need to cover the bump, which is there, because I still feel like I’m in the “unsure if she’s pregnant or just fat” area! And still in denial, I know I know!

I have lots of baggy clothes so that’s not the issue, although you can still see the bump, but I need to wear layers too under as in my office and in rehearsal it gets cold – so I can’t win in this dire heat!! All the baggy clothes that are the lightest for this heat are super huge too so I look even bigger, but frankly I don’t care in this heat!

It’s just too hot!!


365 ONE: day 120…A Chance To Have Coffee With Jose Rivera!

Day 120: May 7th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Right Now Na Na Na” by Akon

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Subway Jump?”

Anything to Note =

Well…I have a lot on my plate that I would like to share with you….

I would like to spread the word about a project I am co-producing that is coming up at the end of the month. It is a workshop production of Jose Rivera’s “Brainpeople” that is to be directed by none other than the amazing Jose River himself!

Jose Rivera is an incredibly famous playwright who is best known for his oscar nominated film “The Motorcycle Diaries”. We are able to bring him and his workshop production to The New School for Drama in order to give him a creative platform for him to develop his work for the future but also to promote the school in doing so.

I was fortunate enough to be able to audition for one of the open roles that was to be offered to a New School for Drama alum and honored that he wanted me to be in the room, even though he went with the other role, by offering me the role of the understudy to one of the celebrity roles!

So obviously I am trying to make this opportunity happen!

Below is the link to a fundraising campaign we have started on Indiegogo in order to make this amazing opportunity a reality. And there are cool perks to those that contribute – including even the chance to have coffee with the man of the hour, Jose Rivera himself!! How cool is that??!!

But we would appreciate anything you are able to contribute seriously. If you want. If you can.

The link to the Indiegogo fundraising campaign is here if you feel so inclined to even just check it out:

http://www.indiegogo.com/project/widget/104108?a=597380

I know this is a plug within my blog, but honestly, the producing side to this is what is on my mind these days and trying to help make this happen so I get the chance to understudy along side Jose Rivera…so that’s why it is in my “Anything To Note” section today 🙂

Thank you to all that continuously support my work – without you guys, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Seriously!

Big schmoochies from me!!

(and from the schmonkoid in my belly haha!!)


365 ONE: day 114…May Day!

Day 114: May 1st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Kylar’s Guitar (Club Mix)” by VooDoo & Serano

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Eye Twitching NOT”

Anything to Note =

Kalo Mina! (Happy First Day of the Month in Greek)

May is my month, well and Stuart’s: tomorrow is my birthday, on the 15th of May is when we got engaged, and on the 19th of May was when we first met and will be celebrating four years! A month of celebrations!

It was a good start to the month – it was predicted to be thunderstorming all day but cleared up and stopped raining, and the sun came out!

Another good thing was that everyone in the cast of my presentation I had today at The Actors Studio didn’t know I was pregnant! They all said they couldn’t tell and would not have known 🙂 So, I guess the bump is not as BOOMING as it is and feels like to me! OR….they all think that I am fat instead!! Great!!

Went back to the maternity shop today as it was on my walk to the subway. They had one of those 7 month predictor belly belts in the dressing room that you can try on with the clothing. I put it on to see what it would look like and freaked out!!!!! It made me look and feel like…

Stuart came to pick me up from there to go to a pre-birthday dinner.

What do you get when you put Stuart in a maternity shop full of preggos = UNCOMFORTABLE! And silent 🙂 Hahaha!

Well…

Farewell age 30!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!