Virgin365: day one hundred and twenty-nine…BBQ Vegan Ribs

365 ONE: day 233…Falling Apart List

Day 233: August 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Mia Nyxta Ston Paradeiso” by Nikos Koyrkoylhs

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded my other blog was = “Tunes in my Head”

Anything to Note =

I tried to speed walk yesterday and again today, but failed.

I did wear my maternity belt though for the first time in a long time while I walked as I keep forgetting. So yeah, one point for me there, but, in terms of trying to speed walk, I get a minus one. I just could not do it.


I tried to speed walk but my tendons were just so painful. They are so tight that there was no way to keep up my pace.


So now I can add that to my joyful pregnant “I’m falling apart” list…

– backache
– wrist pain
– right arm elbow joint pain that I had to modify my push-ups
– I can’t and don’t sleep
– swollen feet
– hands swollen so much that I am afraid to wear both rings now

And that list goes on and on…

…but I can now add…

– painful tendons in my legs 😦


Also…possibly also something to do with maybe Braxton Hicks contractions?? They say that you have these going on for a while but may not necessarily always feel them…I don’t know. I’ve got something going on that’s either that and/or pressure that causes pain – Weird!

There’s definitely some big shifting going on now “in my belly” (said in Austin Powers style)…soooo tired haha! But yeah, I can feel and see some stuff going on. It’s high up near my ribs and either from a head, hands or foot action. And it stays there for a while as a hard bulge! What is he doing in there???!!!

You little schmonkie you!! Thank you for my falling apart list!!

365 ONE: day 192…Bottoms Up!

Day 192: July 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Cubetronix” by Cube Guys

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

Anything to Note =

Yesterday, and what feels like today already, I have been quite uncomfortable in my stomach. Especially up near my ribs when I am sitting up – which is practically all day then!

I don’t know.

The little schmonkey is just moving up there or putting his feet there or his hands there or his butt – last time I had a sonogram before I left NYC the woman doing the tests told me that his head was on my right side with his hands and his feet and legs on my left side, and his butt, his little bottom, were up near my ribs it sounded like!!!!!!

Great so his bottom is up near me!! Is it his little bottom that is causing me this discomfort in my ribs then???

Get your bottom down little monkey!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottoms in the air…clearly an Anastassiou 🙂

I am at 30 and a half weeks now – which is CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!

It’s weird now as the “bubbling” that’s going on is still constant but it sometimes feels super weird – weirder than normal – like the little schmonkey is moving – literally moving his whole self or something as it’s quite pronounced and bubbly-er!! Like sometimes there’s a bunch in a row!


Sometimes it makes me go “Whoah!!” out loud and freaks me out a bit!!!!! Or a lot!!!!!!

Let’s face it – it freaks me out A LOT!!

365 ONE: day 178…No More Room To Grow Methinks!

Day 178: July 4th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Weekend” by Michael Gray

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

Anything to Note =

Happy 4th of July to Everyone!!!!!!!!

One week today until I leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWZA!!!!!!!!!

So much to do, so little time…crazy mode! And all I want to do is sit by the A/C all day and watch Netflix…a wish, oh how I can wish!

I am getting some weird discomfort in my stomach – happened yesterday evening and then again this morning – it’s like around my ribs and it’s making it hard to pick up things from the ground or bend over – I am thinking the little schmonkey is getting in all kinds of places inside my stomach with his constant moving!

My mum said that either I or my brother (can’t remember) was stuck up in her ribs for a long time towards the end of her pregnancy….let’s hope that doesn’t happen!!

The bubbles are not supposed to be aimed at my organs little schmonkey!!!

That’s just a bizarre concept isn’t it??? I mean the whole thing is!! A little mini human growing inside of you is CRAZY!!!! And that there is room for that is CRAZY!!! And that the organs move around to allow this nature work is FREAKY!!!!!!

I know I’m going to get bigger but I just don’t know how that’s possible!!! How is there any more room to do so!! I feel HUGE and sooooooooooo stretched and bloated already!!!

It’s making my eye twitch again just thinking about it!!! HAHA!!

It’s funny as your eye twitching feels like it’s so dramatic and a huge gesture like you can’t stop winking or something, when in reality it is barely noticeable! But if feels ridiculous – especially when you are trying to talk to someone and you are looking at them in the eyes and then the twitch happens! HAHA!!