YOU COMPETE ME 365: ‎Don’t Forget The Lyrics

365 ONE: day 218….Nappies and Diapers

Day 218: August 13th, 2012= COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Rock With You” by Michael Jackson

Uploaded Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Banana Phone”

Anything to Note =

Today I purchased my first nappies….or as you call them in America….diapers!!

I signed up for the Boots parenting club, which is a pharmacy here in London that gives coupons and points and such with their loyalty card. Anyway, they are offering or have been offering this special deal to join the parenting club and you get a free bag and offers and points on baby products and all that jazz.

Well, I had signed up for it but not been in London to complete registration or use any coupons and such as they were here and I wanted to wait for my mum to be with me too, but it had to be in store.

So we went today. In the baby section. Surrounded my nappies/diapers. Which they don’t make easy or it’s just hard to figure out as the sizes of the newborn nappies/diapers are based off weight but who knows how much my baby will weigh!!!! It’s still in my belly!!! I have no clue!!

So we were there for longer than I wanted. I wanted to be in and out, but no, then we had to debate. As we had to get a pack to register and qualify for the free bag and….

So I bought my first pack….two actually as there was also a deal on getting second pack half price 🙂 But it was weird!!!


Going to the hospital tomorrow morning too for my appointment….the hospital where I guess I will deliver….will it sink in then do you think???

Let’s see!!

I’ve been trying to catch up on What To Expect When Expecting book as had left it here – almost at the end of 5 months….so trying to catch up!!! I’m getting there!!! Haha!!!

365 ONE: day 140…Mind Tricks

Day 140: May 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Leave Me Alone” by Michael Jackson

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

Anything to Note =

Do you know what I find interesting? The tricks your mind plays on you when you only see certain things, or a glimpse of something. For example while on the subway, and you only see something on a person from the corner of your eye and you assume one thing about the person standing next to you and then you later look and realize that’s totally not who you thought was there!

I saw a guy next to me who was wearing a Mets shirt and I could see in my short glimpse out of the corner of my eye that he had a belly, so I thought a middle-aged man was standing next to me who was a Mets baseball fan. I could completely picture who this middle-aged man was, or at least my mind filled in the blanks based off those few facts I had caught a glimpse of.

But then I looked around later to get out the way of the opening subway doors and I had to double take! This middle-aged Mets fan was in fact a teenager/young scrawny guy with nerdy glasses on and the Mets shirt he was wearing was huge on him so it looked like he had a belly I guess in the corner of my eye when it billowed out as the train moved.

It was weird as it was a totally different guy to who I thought I was riding next to for almost all of my journey! It threw me because it had been a comfortable fact that I knew who was next to me and then realizing my expectations were wrong took me a moment to take in.

This happens a lot to me – since I am constantly tired and that doesn’t help – and not just with people but everything, especially mis-reading things around me.

Like yesterday I was walking down the street and of course in my usual rush, this time pulling a suitcase full of props and late to rehearsal, or trying to not be late I should say, and I had not only to double take but also to stop as I got caught off guard. I thought the awning to the building ahead read:

“The Menopause”

when it actually read:

“The Millenium”

HAHA!! Not even close!!

Perhaps I need more sleep as that was two events yesterday so hmmmm….

And I found out I have to be the prompter for the show I am working on so I really need to be able to focus on the script to read out their lines when prompted!!! I can’t screw that up!

365 ONE: day 135…Snail Walk

Day 135: May 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ain’t She Sweet” by The Beatles

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

Anything to Note =

It still amazes me that people don’t know I’m pregnant at all! As I feel HUGE!! How can they not see how HUGE I am?? Or my bump that now is there for sure?? I know I wear baggy clothes as Zoe but now I feel even those can’t hide the bump! But just today, my director and fellow actor on our lunch break in rehearsal found out, and they said they had no idea!  They even said I don’t look pregnant!! That’s just like WHAT??!!

It also amazes me that I can’t walk fast! I’m on a crazy schedule these days with having to go to work early, then dashing to rehearsal downtown and across town, then back to the office after, so a lot of walking (which is good to accomplish my daily 365 criteria), but a lot of rushing with this time schedule….where my usual fast NYC walker Zoe would come in handy…I just can’t seem to walk anywhere near that pace!!

I am on a time restraint constantly – I am always rushing – but I can normally cut it close as I can rely on my fast walking, but now am cutting it close and just can’t seem to pick up any pace! I can feel the “uncomfortableness” in my stomach which then forces me to slow down but also my calves and tendons in my legs are so tight and inflexible that they just won’t push past a certain point anyway. I need to obviously do some serious stretching and more of my foam roller exercises to ease that up a bit.

Stupid skiing injury!!!!

I had an incident when I was racing for my boarding school, my first year actually, where it was super cloudy out and we were training on the mountain, and it was just white everywhere. Anyway, hit an unseen bump and literally touched my nose on my skiis in front without my boots being released since they need to be tight in race mode, but it stretched my calf tendons to the max and never recovered properly.

Like the Michael Jackson move haha!!

If only it was that graceful!!!

I was in France and they had no clue what to do, and I did not go straight into physical therapy or anything – instead adapted and tip-toed everywhere and raced for my school as I didn’t want to let my team down. And so since then I suffer when I walk a lot – I can feel it with shoes that don’t support me well or if I walk too fast or too much, especially uphill.

I must look hilarious when I walk!

I am working so hard – sweating and pushing forward with my upper body when the rest of me won’t follow, with my big heavy backpack on! I must look like a hunchback bent over, going on what feels like a snail’s pace!


365 ONE: day 66…hospital prank?

Day 66: March 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Black or White” by Michael Jackson

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Apartment 1”

Anything to Note =

I had a screening at the hospital today so was up at St. Luke’s Roosevelt near Columbus Circle and as these things go your appointment time kind of means nothing or you should add an hour to the time they give you. So, as predicted I was in the waiting room for a very looooooong time! With super pregnant people left right and center! And babies. And pregnant women. And babies!

So, as everyone around me kept being called it crossed my mind that I should maybe try to record a sneaky video upload somehow. Every time I was about to turn on my ipod someone else came in or the nurse came in to call a name out. It was just soooooo busy! And this idea didn’t cross my mind until about an hour had passed already and I had won solitaire on my phone twice! So I was afraid of going somewhere to sneak a video in case they called my name.


My adrenalin was pumping but…..just couldn’t! Boo! I felt like I shouldn’t. I needed a Jackass TV crew to do something for me or something!

Good thing is I have a few more appointments to go up there so maybe I will have to dare myself to do something! 🙂

I should have, now that I think about it, recorded the crazy “mis-behaving” of the thing inside me I was watching on the screen above during my ultrasound screening! The baby would not stay still for them to take measurements!!

Surreal watching it move around like that!!!!!!!