Virgin365: day one hundred and thirty…Costco Freezer

Virgin365: day one hundred and twenty-one…Garage Rail

Virgin365: day one hundred and twenty…Shopping Bumper Car

Virgin365: day one hundred and six…Oral Care Aisle

Virgin365: day eighty-nine…Mall Windowsill Dancing

Virgin365: day seventy-one…Shopping Cart Baby

365 ONE: day 248…Belly Business

Day 248: September 12th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Campus” by Vampire Weekend

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Sainsbury’s Shop For Tea”

Anything to Note =

I had another doctor appointment this morning – am supposed to schedule a visit to the local clinic and see an antenatal GP once every week now until the big bang happens!

So, off I went this morning. With my list of things to ask – or rather my mum’s list of things to ask!!

I especially wanted to know whether there had been any update in the “out of five scale” to how far the head was down as that is an indication of how close apparently you are to giving birth. I have been getting a lot of pressure and pains – which are probably contractions or the little monkey pushing down – and so was curious to what she would say.

Sadly though this check-up was with another doctor I had not seen before, as they alternate, and this one today was unfriendly and on auto-pilot!

It was an in-and-out and “Next!” scenario!

Sit down, check my urine sample, check my blood pressure, lie on the bed (without even bothering to put any sheet down!), belly out, measure baby, press for head down, listen to heartbeat, belly in and DONE!

No hello. No goodbye.

Just business. Belly business!

I mean, all of the checks she did came back fine but there was no place for questions or answers or any sort of environment to do so anyway…certainly not like with the other nicer woman!

She may have been having a bad day this doctor, or rushed for something, or who knows…but it left my mum speechless and she is NEVER speechless! She didn’t want to ask anything! I think she was thrown off by her robotic appointment to say anything! And it whisked straight past her!


So now I don’t have any clue if the head has moved down further than last week, which was a 5 of 5 then, so who knows if birth is imminent or not! I assume she would have said something if so, but I guess we will see if it is!

Anyway, my next appointment is made for next Wednesday and thankfully it’s with the other doctor who I have seen twice already and who is lovely…so until then I guess…unless the little schmonkie decides he wants to make a preview appearance! It sometimes feels like he will!

How about you wait until your daddy (that is sooooooooooo strange to say!!!!!) arrives on Sunday…at least, little one!!! Deal?

365 ONE: day 236…A Little Scare

Day 236: August 31st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Tell Her About It” by Billy Joel

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Pregnant Juggling”

Anything to Note =

I had a little scare today.

I was at home doing online product research again for things like electric breast pumps and breast milk storage bags….like you do!

Anyway, I was about to head out to do some shopping and meet my mum and I got a sudden sharp pain.

Sharpest pain I have had to date.

And it lasted for longer than I have had before.

And then I got another one.

And it freaked me out. Big time. I thought for a second that this was it. The beginning to something I am NOT READY for. And really scared about.

It really took my breath away. And I was home alone. And I got scared. Especially when there was a second pain so close to that first one.

I don’t know.

Bottom line is I got scared.

I haven’t had another one like that since but I’m still a little icky.

I mean, I’m a little icky at everything going on down there, in there…all the bubbles and bulges and pressure and well, anything really!

The little one inside me moves around a lot. A LOT! Doing so right now.

I don’t know.

Just all a bit scary really.


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!


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!!!

365 ONE: day 229….Baby Room

Day 229: August 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Grocery Carrying/Building Ikea Furniture/Doing Baby Room

Dance of the Day was = “Turn Me On” by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj

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

Anything to Note =

It was baby room day today.

We turned the spare small room that my mum had created for the bottom flat into the baby room. Out went the single bed and in came our Ikea purchases, and last two weeks of shopping, and items my mum had from me and my brother, and what I had brought over, and gifts.

Building things and re-arranging things.

It’s not done but at the end of the day today the room looks like a little baby room! Or at least it’s coming together!! I will show photos or do my video upload when it’s completely done 🙂

It hasn’t hit me yet though. At all.

My mum asked if it had now sunk in looking at the baby room and creating it.

Nope. It’s still surreal.

But I do know that I noticed myself quite defensive and touchy and tense as I spoke and acted today. I especially noticed it towards my mum as we worked on the room. She is an interior designer so I could feel myself a bit tight-throated as I tried to express myself and make suggestions but I could feel them come out as strong and a little attacking. And I could not control it. I just noticed myself change while in work mode.

So obviously something is going on inside me with this last month to go.

Even if it doesn’t feel like anything has sunk in at all.

Oh vey.