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 122…Blue or Pink…I NOW KNOW!!!

Day 122: May 9th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Gender Results In!”

Anything to Note =

I had my 20 weeks scan at the hospital today. It was a check-up with all kinds of measurements but you had to inform them if you wanted to know or didn’t want to know the sex of your baby.

And I know I have brought it up along the way in my blogs, but I decided I had to know.

Stuart wanted it to be surprise, and I love surprises and also wanted that, BUT, I feel so disconnected and in denial and completely out of it with what’s going on!!! I really have no clue what’s going on! I mean, I see my belly growing, and me turning into a heffa but I still don’t believe it really. I mean, I’ve seen the sonograms and pictures of the baby from the scans, and heard the heartbeat….but I still don’t believe it’s true!! The shock has thrown me into denial or something and I hope, I just hope that when I give birth to the little schmonkoid that reality hits!! I am sure it will…hopefully…haha!! Or maybe even when I can feel it kicking and moving around as this is all CRAZY to me still!!!!!

Anyway, amidst the crazy I have been thinking that I should maybe know the sex of the baby really and for it to not be a surprise as a hope that perhaps this will also help me with reality. I kept saying to people “I think I gotta know as I don’t know what’s going on” and really have been putting every thing off by using this whole disconnection/denial thing I’m pulling here. Soooooo I knew at the 20 weeks scan I had to make a decision to whether I really did want to know or not, and…I did want to know.

And now I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And, I still don’t believe it because it still doesn’t seem real or hit me at all! But I’m still hoping that once it sinks in it will hit me and the planning, like names for example, can perhaps jolt me into reality as I have no excuse now!!!


Is it blue or pink????

Does the baby make the 7th addition to the boys or the 2nd to the girls in terms of Anastassiou grandchildren????

I was actually afraid we wouldn’t be able to tell today if the baby was again misbehaving, but we did!!

Results are in….

(insert drumroll here!!)


IT’S A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Another Anastassiou terror running around to come! AHHHHHH!!!!

I knew it – it was moving around too much and was super active AND being naughty!!! I know everyone thought it would be a girl, because there are so many boys in the family that they all wanted a girl, so I’m sorry guys but you’re getting a little boy that I will be throwing your way to look after so get ready!! 🙂

It’s dictated by Stuart’s sperm anyway – so you can blame him!!!! 🙂

Now, let’s see if this reality will help my reality!

365 ONE: day 94…a Midwife, an open-to-front-gown, and a Stuart…

Day 94: April 11th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Waterloo” by ABBA

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Guitar Solo Hero”

Anything to Note =

I had my one month check-up today at the doctors – odd that it had already been a whole month since I had gone in for that first appointment. Stuart was able to finally come with me for the first time and boy did he get the royal treatment today!!

My doctor was actually on vacation so we were transferred over to be seen by a midwife while he was away, and of course I brought Stuart in with me into the examination room. I wasn’t sure if they would be doing a sonogram or anything and Stuart had missed all my appointments so far so if we did I wanted him to be there. But also, Stuart is super excited so wanted him to be included too in the process and what I am going through as it has felt a little separate.

There was a little section in the corner where there is a seat and a pull-around curtain where you can technically change, so I put him there. He wouldn’t take off his coat and looked all cute and nervous in the corner! They had to take blood and I looked over and saw Stuart making a face as they did – nice and comforting that was! Once the nurse left and we waited for the midwife I thought it would be a great idea to take my video upload of the day of Stuart in the corner but he wouldn’t let me! Literally, I went for it in my bag in my open-to-the-front nudey gown on and he held my bag closed and refused to let me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I even offered for him to video me with my open-in-front stupid gown!!

Nope, he wouldn’t have it!

So, I’m sorry folks – one day I will get him and hopefully in a gown too!!

He did get to see some boob shots and also a down-there examination so I’m sure that made him uncomfortable haha!! We did actually get the royal treatment today by accident as they thought I was a transfer to the midwives from the doctor, until about half way through the thorough in-depth check-up when a nurse came in to say I wasn’t a transfer and was just being seen by a midwife since my doctor was on vacation! I felt bad that she had and then continued to give up her time thinking I was a new transfer patient but it was lucky for us as Stuart and I got a lot of information and frankly we needed it being first-timers!!

And Stuart got to hear the heartbeat for the first time 🙂

The baby was moving around a lot, mis-behaving once again – well what do you expect coming from parents like us!!!!! :Haha!!

It was good to know that everything was ok though, as I keep expecting the worst, and after that sharp pain…but, seems like it’s all good right now 🙂

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!!!!!!!