YOU COMPETE ME 365: Spell Name Backwards in One Breath

TESTING 1…2…365: Toothbrush on the Go…into the light! ‎

TESTING 1…2…365: Backward Alphabet Virginity

TESTING 1…2…365: Bottle Slingshot

TESTING 1…2…365: Blow Out Fake Candle

Virgin365: day two hundred and six…Mykonos

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!!!


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 219…Baby-Ness Overload…Strange!

Day 219: August 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Desaparecido” by Manu Chao

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog = “Tottenham & London 2012 Baby Wear”

Anything to Note =

Today I had my Queen Charlotte’s hospital appointment early and then after went baby shopping – a lot of baby shopping – or rather window shopping really. Regardless…it was too much!!

It was an overflow of baby-ness!!

And sooooo tired now! Feet are soooo painful 😦 Probably not the best thing when my feet are already swollen and I am carrying my whale-ness on my small high arched feet!!!!

I was up super early for the appointment and then on my feet all day at the mall going from one baby store to another with my mum. Literally a baby store overload!! And we have more, so much more, to do and get and look at and….and…..and….

It’s another one of my overwhelmed “and….and….and…” moments haha!!!


The hospital seemed to go well this morning. I wont know until all tests are in though. I have to go back again tomorrow for my glucose gestational diabetes testing – already did this in NYC but they want to do their own testing….so fasting again tonight and then another 3 hour testing with a gross glucose drink and set of three blood tests ahead 😦 And then have another hospital appointment next week. I assume they are rushing things along as I am already past 34 weeks!

It didn’t hit me that that was the hospital I will be giving birth in….strange!!! So strange.

All strange.


Did I mention, strange???!!! Haha!!

Sidenote: had to do the non-sitting on all four buses I took today as per my 365 challenge of not sitting on public transportation. It was annoying. I found it quite hard actually today as its been a while since I had to be on a bus or train! My mum could not understand why I could not sit down!

Ummmmm…..because its my 365…….and I am stupid!!!!

I could have stopped this 365 at day 9 when I found out I was pregnant….but nope….I am STUPID!!!!

365 ONE: day 188…Over Half Way!!!!!

Day 188: July 14th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio = Walking

Dance of the Day was = Mark Nash’s 40th Birthday Party Dancing

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

Anything to Note =


I am obviously stupid and retarded and schmongo…

Because I am over half way through my 365 and didn’t even notice!!!!!!!!! HAHA!!

Day 183 was the official half way point and yup, let it slip by with no big deal!

YEAH!!!! Over half way!!!

That’s what I say!! Half way is pretty good, right???

BUT…have another half to go AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Now that is a little depressing or crazy. UGH 😦

What’s funny is that half of the 365 will be in America and the other half will be in the UK – that worked out coincidentally!!

365 ONE: day 129…Pregnancy Makes You…

Day 129: May 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles

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

Anything to Note =

I was going to leave my cardio for the stairs again today but after yesterday and dying I decided against it! No way!! I only did 12 flights at the office yesterday (thank god!!) so said I would try to do the full 18 the next day, meaning today, but I had said that as I was walking down and not on my way back up huffing and puffing!

12 flights was insane enough! Holy Moly! I couldn’t breathe – my heartbeat was pounding in my neck and head, no matter how slow I went – and I had a hard time before I was pregnant, or 5 months pregnant – so what is it about stairs???

Friggin’ stairs!! Why so friggin’ hard??

You’d think that stairs would be easy as we have to walk up and down so many of them daily as New Yorkers travelling the subway. I was told though that you get out of breath more when pregnant – it was worrisome as I get out of breath just walking and speaking on the phone, across town, across flat roads, but they said not to think you are out of shape as it’s not that – good to know! As I was like – wow, I must really be out of shape, I mean REALLY out of shape! (Or they told me that to make me feel better!)

So far then I have learned that pregnancy makes you out of breath. And earlier in my blogs I had heard that pregnancy makes you stupid (still sticking to that one!!). It does! It does!!!!

Today, after dissing the stairs idea, I decided then to walk, and decided for the first time on 365 to walk to work in the morning instead of my usual from work. It was a nice wake up but I was dripping! It was humid out but not that humid! I must be generating more heat, and the over-the-top belly thing on pregnancy trousers makes me hot hot hot! I actually don’t like the over-the-top belly thing – its annoying especially while I am seated at the office – it also messes with my belly button piercing (yup, still have that in!!)

I also had a shower in the morning and put on all my creams and belly oil before leaving so I’m sure that didn’t help as I walked. I generated so much steam and sweat I fogged up my glasses haha!

So far then I’ve learned that pregnancy makes you…


Out of Breath,