Virgin365: day two hundred and twenty-seven…Candy Cane Mouth

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


I would like the little one to emerge naturally, ideally. I wonder what else works… ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚


365 ONE: day 238…Book of Names

Day 238: September 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “If You Want My Body” from A Night At The Roxbury

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

Anything to Note =

So on the current theme I seem to be having of time running out as its September now, talk of the little schmonkie perhaps coming earlier than the due date, fear and being scared and the feeling of being unprepared….

I thought it appropriate to pick up the next book, that has been sitting next to the bed with a pen in it on page 8 for the last two months….

The book of baby names!

People do continue to ask, as they should now I guess since I am much closer to the date of arrival, what names I have in mind yet, if any….and I keep saying no, as I do not!

And I need to attempt to underline some names, something!

So….have began again from page 8 of the A's and you will be pleased to know that I have reached the beginning of L ๐Ÿ™‚

And you will also be pleased to know that I have marked dots next to some names that, when said out loud repeatedly, (as that is the only way I can do it – is read the names out loud to hear them! So I must look like a complete mongoid just saying names out loud to myself!), I do not "hate" as I seem to detest all names! Or have an association to every name! Or just find this quite difficult!

So I gave myself permission or rather forced myself to be more lenient and give some names that I didn't automatically refute a chance!

So we'll see!! I have not gone back to look at any I have marked! I will continue on until I finish and then go back and probably have a heart attack!!

I have also asked Stuart to write down any names he likes and then I guess we can present the lists to each other! Hopefully before the little schmonkie arrives!!

And in that vain…I must go and start the L chapter and keep on trucking!!!

Thank you Vessela for the book!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


365 ONE: day 237…Bubbles Month

Day 237: September, 1st 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Mickey and Sylvia” from Dirty Dancing

Improvise Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Peeping Tom”

Anything to Note =

Happy First Day of the Month!!

Happy September!

I can’t believe it.

As my dad said in his BBM messages this morning – September is Bubbles month!! And will bring us hopefully all luck and strength and all things good!!

Well, Mr. Bubbles, that is a lot of pressure on you down there in my belly! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope September is a good month. And will bring all that to my family.


September – me oh my!

Very surreal really. September means that I have three weeks to my due date and that’s just….makes me speechless actually.

I had a tough day yesterday after those two bad pains I got…it freaked me out a little so had a tough evening. And now it’s September! That’s not going to help my freak-o-meter…it hasn’t!


Do you know what would help??? A shot of tequila!!

Or FIFTY!!!!

365 ONE: day 198….Farewell Until September :(

Day 198: July 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking and Squats

Dance of the Day was = “Sure Feels Good” by Ultrabeat vs Darren Styles

Improvised Acting Video I upload to my other blog was = “Silent Head Bang”

Anything to Note =

Today was a hard day.

I left the UK for Greece to go see my family and help them out with the hard times and moving and packing and the crappo-ness for a few days before I cannot fly again.

And I have not seen my parents since the NYC wedding as have not been able to leave the country due to my green card process….sadly even when both of my parents fell ill at different times. That has been tough and sad and so of course could not wait to see them.


I also had to leave Stuart.

And I know Stuart goes back to NYC Thursday so leaving today is just two days before that but it was the cheapest flight when I booked and I had to get out here.


I had to say goodbye to him at the airport this morning as I will not be seeing him until after Fashion work, which is past September 15th at least.


That is so far away. It’s a little unbelievable but the emotions still set in a bit as I hugged him and kissed him bye for two months.

Two months.

That’s odd.

I did not want to leave. I did not want to go through security. I kept turning back to blow a kiss or say bye or wave. It was so hard.

So this part goes out to him….

I just want you to know Stuart that I love you.

So much.

I miss you already Stuart.

A lot.



365 ONE: day 138…Missing Cards and No Booze Criteria

Day 138: May 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “I Say A Little Prayer” by Dionne Warwick

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Thanks To My Sis!”

Anything to Note =

Do you know what I realized?

I am waiting for a bunch of “cards”…my Green Card, my new health insurance card, my new British Airways credit card – all with promises of arrival, all late, all missing!

Ha – just thought of another card – my mum sent me a birthday card last year that never got to me either – another card haha! Well let’s hope the other cards I’m waiting for now don’t follow that path!!


I finally got around to actually sitting down and looking at my calendar and my schedule as I had an earlier thought in an earlier blog entry about whether I had drunk any alcohol on my 365, or not.



I can’t believe it –ย my earlierย thought was true! I started 365 on January 9th with a week of detox of only fruit and veg, and then there was like three or four days, and then I found out I was pregnant!!

I looked at the calendar to see if there were anything in those three or four days but I was in rehearsals until past 10pm and busy, and nothing like a dinner or bar meeting or anything was scheduled, so it turns out I seriously have not had an ounce of booze in what now is 138 days!!

Which means now for real I need to consider this….

Do I add this officially to my 365? Do I make no alcohol the 12th criteria on my 365 Challenge? But then I would have to go all the way until January 8th, 2013!

Well, being pregnant, that would take me to September 22nd or thereabouts so that would already bring me to something like 250 days! So yeah that leaves like 100 plus days but if I am breastfeeding I am not supposed to be drinking anyway, so maybe it’s notย so unrealistic after all??

Or am I going to want that shot of tequila after I give birth?? Or if I stop breastfeeding before January 9th or something??

But I would have gone so far though already.

I need to think.

I won’t announce it until I think about this, or I guess I can even wait and see how I feel.

What do you guys think?

365 ONE: day 118…And Push And Tequila And Push…

Day 118: May 5th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was =ย “Start Me Up” by The Rolling Stones

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

Anything to Note =

It always amazes me when I explain the 365 criteria which one gets people, as it seems for each person it’s different and sometimes unexpectant.

The “No Sitting on Public Transportation” seems to get to a lot of people – that gets the most common “no way” responses.

The “Tip-Toes in Subway Tunnel” weirds people out in general!!!

But the other day at dinner with some friends, one of my friends was explaining my whole 365 shebang and what really seemed to be her “I could never do that for a whole year” and hardest criteria was the daily “Improvised Acting Video” – which I found surprising as that is the most creative one and she is a very creative person. Now, granted, it can be annoying – I’m not going to lie…when I know I have to get it done and I am at home or at the office, and have to search for something to do in a setting I feel I may have exhausted and is unoriginal as it’s the same ol’ setting…but then it pushes the limit so that’s I guess a good thing. It just threw me as I guess I never thought about that 365 criteria being the hardest of all.

I’m guessing for her, for everyone, it’s the whole commitment for a whole year thing, perhaps? maybe? you think? hmmmm???

It’s funny as it just hit me while talking about plans tonight and how I could drive as I am not drinking obviously, and thus can be the designated driver role for months to come!…but I actually started my 365 back in January with a detox. I did a just fruit and veg detox with no coffee or alcohol and THEN I found out I was pregnant……..so on my 365 I believe (and I will have to officially go back and check this) that I have had no coffee or alcohol at all! Which will mean that it will take me to at least September, so why not continue on for the whole challenge if it is indeed true????

Methinks I may want a drink and some coffee after the whole 9 months shenanigans and the whole friggin’ labour!!!!!!!!!!!! A shot of tequila to help with the birthing I think is only fair!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚