365

TESTING 1…2…365: Fake Tattoo on my Forehead 


TESTING 1…2…365: Salt as a Coffee Perker


Virgin365: day three hundred and forty-nine…Indoor Snowball Fight!!


Virgin365: day one hundred and seventy-nine…Frozen Seltzer Explosion


Virgin365: day one hundred and seventy-seven…Sugar Cube Test


Operation 365 Poem: day 244…Mother and An Ode from P

Mother and An Ode from P

I am a mother
Not only a mother
But to a one year old
Officially!

Very odd
Very strange
That I’m a mother
For eternity

My little boy
Turned one
At 9.33am
On the dot

Happy times
As I look over
At him sleeping
In his cot

I can’t believe
He’s mine to keep
Forever
And ever

Daunting really
Denial right?
Will I get it…?
Methinks. Never

But many peeps
Wrote to you
Today
To show their love

Happy birthday
My darling angel
My little winged
Beautiful dove

An ode to you
See above
(Or below)
(Mummy drinking??? NO!!)

Here is a birthday poem to my little prince
You are as cute as a peach or a plum or a quince
What a joyous occasion to be celebrating your first year
I wish I could join you in person, my dear
Your mom and dad are great at throwing parties– I know this first hand
With their jokes and their drinks, the room they command

You arrived to the world in the most dramatic of fashions
Like your mother, of course, who is full of vigor and passion
Your dad, most laid back, is your mom’s perfect foil
And you, their firstborn, are the rain to their soil

I can’t wait to hang when you’re back in the city
We’ll dance and we’ll bounce and I’ll sing you a ditty
Perhaps a song about lambs or stars that will twinkle
Let’s hang out ’til you’ve grown, ’til I’m covered in wrinkles

I also can’t wait to see what you’ll make of this world
I’m here for guidance and laughter and advice about girls
I love all the love you’ve brought to us all
When you’re older, we’ll dance on the Rendez Vous wall
By then you’ll be too cool for your old aunt Miss P
If you need to run away, you’ll always have a house to flee
In Brooklyn, not Greece, which ain’t far from Queens
On the G train and E train, the land of hipsters and dreams

Stick with me kid, I’ll show you all the life hacks
And how to play tavli and Twister and ‘Nanas and jacks
You’re already a jetsetter with passports near and far
By now you’ve traveled by plane, by boat, and by car

I’m still sad that I missed the day you were born
33 hours and 1 year later, our lives you adorn
It’s been a treat to see you grow from a peanut to boy
Larry Byrd, little bird, you have brought your (American) godmother much joy

I love you. Happy happy, Alexaki. Love Paloma xxx


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 244…Crammed In There Little Monkey?

Day 244: September 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “So Much Things To Say” by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Bear in the Dark”

Anything to Note =

Was up early today. And no sleep. Sleep is getting worse….I can feel movement and I am uncomfortable in every position, and feel like I’m cramming the little monkey in any position. And then I’m awake and have to pee….lovely cycle!! Every single night!

Anyway, I had to be up early because we had someone coming in to do some work on the flat I am staying in, something that was planned a while ago for when the flat will be rented out again, but also would be useful for us, so my mum wanted it to be done before the little monkey comes.

Ah the little monkey.

Poor little monkey.

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I am at 38 weeks now which apparently means that the little monkey is at almost 20 inches and there is just no room in there. Seriously. How can that length fit in my belly???? Seriously!

It must be crammed cabins in there. Tight quarters! And the little monkey is moving around A LOT!!! He is obviously not happy. He is fighting for some room in there.

I feel bad that there is no room in there.

So, little monkey, this is for you…

Sorry little monkey that I’m not sleeping well and not letting you sleep, or schmooshing you in my positions.

I’m sorry I’m short little monkey.

I’m sorry I’m eating and making less room in there for you little monkey.

I don’t know where you a fitting right now but I sense from all your movement and pressure you are giving me, that you’re crammed. I don’t blame you little monkey and I will put up with all that for you.

And if you want to come out earlier little monkey because you need more room, I won’t blame you either.

Eeeeeeeeek!!


365 ONE: day 242…MORE Movement!

Day 242: September 6th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Flower” by Moby

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

Anything to Note =

Sooooooo….

All the books I have been reading say that the kicking and movement in my pregnant whale bump belly should be less now and/or less pronounced – which makes sense as there is less room for the little one to move in at this stage.

But………

There has been no slowing down of movement. Or less kicking/bubbling.

There has been MORE!!!

It’s like a constant bubble show down there!

Seriously!

I’m constantly bulging at the top of my belly with his feet prodding out all over! Happening right now as I type! Happens ALL the time!

And these prods are BIG still, not minor like the books say.

Soooooo…..

Does that mean that the little one is going to be the next Hulk Hogan?

Or is he getting so fat from all that I’m eating that he is super uncomfortable in the lack of space and fighting to find some room?

Or is he kicking me to show me his rebellious and naughty side from now so that I can be prepared for what the next decadeSSS will be like ahead?

Or is he trying to push down to get out?

Or is he in a constant sugar shock? And freaking out? Like mother like son!!!! Haha!!

I guess we will have to see.

In the famous words of everyone around me: “it’s countdown time”!!!!!

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365 ONE: day 235…Hospital Prep

Day 235: August 30th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Girls” by Beastie Boys

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

Anything to Note =

The bump is seriously out there people!!

I am sporting a big ol’ bumpity bump! I will have to post some photos as its ridiculous! Although time is running out…..ahhhhh!!

Deep breath!!

I finished the whole of What To Expect When Expecting book! Which is quite the feat of someone who does not read! It’s a huge book of toooooo much info!!

So one book down, onto the next one ahhhhh! This is soooo not funny for a non-reader, so all of you who know me are surely laughing at me now!! You poops!!

Speaking of time running out though….went shopping for items for the hospital and my hospital bag!! That’s just weird and scary!! And crazy!! My mum is trying to be prepared in case the little schmonkie comes early, as my brother came 3 weeks early – granted he was my mum’s second child, and she was apparently doing a lot of things and over-doing it…but I’m apparently over-doing it and so she wants to make sure it’s packed and we have everything!

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I got overwhelmed and tired so sat down at the back of one of the baby stores, in hiding!! I sat down on one of those pretend back seats of the car on display, next to the baby booster for the car seat that was being shown as part of this setup – I probably was not supposed to be sitting on there! But no one said anything 🙂

I did get some weird looks from mothers pushing their strollers past me though!!!