365

Virgin365: day two hundred and forty-three…3 Year Old Wedding Cake


Virgin365: day two hundred and one…Pegged It


Virgin365: day one hundred and ninety-nine…Ice Bucket Challenge


365 ONE: day 258…Wedding Date…No, Baby Date…Monthly Belly Photos Journey

Day 258: September 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful Day” by U2

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

Anything to Note =

Today is the little monkey’s due date!!! It was supposed to be our Greek Spetses wedding today…which I am sorry for again everyone…and I will extend your free tequila shot coupons for next year, so don’t worry!

It is 10pm here in London however, and the little monkey is still crammed in my belly, and has yet to make his way into the world! Although I have a lot of pressure and a lot of pains, so technically it is probably better for him to appear for the both of us BUT it’s scary so ahhhhhhh!!

Well, two hours of the due date to go….hmmmm….

I took my final belly photo today so here is the long awaited nine months of belly shots…which is hilarious as there are two major jumps in bump whale-ness!! And, as you can see from today’s 40 weeks photo – I am HUUUUUUUGE!!

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365 ONE: day 201…NYC vs Greece

Day 201: July 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Lay Down Sally” by Rod Stewart

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Batty Dating Profile”

Anything to Note =

Stuart left for NYC yesterday. He is now back a million miles away, in our home.

It was weird and sad leaving him to come to Greece when he was in London – that in itself felt far away, but London vs Greece felt better than it does now with NYC vs Greece, being now 7 hours ahead….missing him for hours already and it’s only 8.30am there so can’t message him otherwise I will wake him.

And we have days and days of this ahead to get through.

Odd.

I know Stuart was also sad yesterday as he boarded that plane. And that made it even more sad for me knowing he was also sad….ahhhh good times!!! Ugh.

As he was flying yesterday I was at my little nephew’s birthday party, seeing some family and family friends and of course all they asked about was “Where’s Stuart?” or “Where’s your husband?”…..my what?????

I had a hard time dealing with that….my husband…..that still feels funny!!!!!

And then it’s onto the pregnancy bump and how far long am I and how am I feeling, amid all the babies and five year olds running around!!!

Since the last time I was in Greece, a little under a year ago, a lot has happened! I am now married with a little schmonkey almost here!!!!! CRAZY!!!!

Crazy especially as we were supposed to be having our Greek wedding so some people have not met Stuart yet or for only a brief second, and I kept having to explain that it will now have to be next year with the baptism due to the fact that the exact date of the wedding turned out to be the exact due date of the baby!

It’s all a little hmmmmmm.

They can’t believe I’m old enough and all grown up enough to be sporting a baby bump…..well hello????…..there’re telling me!!!! I can’t believe it!!!!!

Again, all I can say is….ahhhhh good times!!!

Haha!!!

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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.

But…

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.

But…

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.

And…

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.

😦

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365 ONE: day 168…A Little Gift From The USCIS Fairy…

Day 168: June 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Mini Golf

Dance of the Day was = “Be My Lover” by La Bouche

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Green Card Holder”

Anything to Note =

I just got back from being up at Lake Placid for a wedding.

So tired.

It’s so humid here.

So many things to do.

BUT….

I came home to something so wonderful waiting for me in the mail…

My GREEN CARD!! 🙂

 

YEAH!!!!!

So much for them telling me they were backlogged!!

So much for them telling me to be patient and that I may not get it for 6 months!!

Even the notice that came in the mail said it would take three weeks…but this was literally less than TEN DAYS!!!

Anyway, amazing!

I was fully expected to figure out how to get it to me after I had left the country, and writing a letter of authorization for Stuart to carry it on him etc…

And now there is no need for that 🙂

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!


365 ONE: day 167…Sugar Baby

Day 167: June 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Hiking/Wedding Dancing

Dance of the Day was = Wedding Dance Music

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

Anything to Note =

We are at Lake Placid for a wedding of a friend’s of ours – never been – lovely and gorgeous here and very European chalet-esque with its Olympic history and Olympic-ness. We will have to go to take photos and look around and the town tomorrow before we leave…and get me a shot glass of course!!

Makes me want to go back to skiing and get my “been there, done that” t-shirt at the Olympics…let’s do it!!!

I sadly could not sleep at all though in our Town and Country Motor Inn 😦 Despite the fact that it was a king size giant bed so had plenty of moving around room! And there was loud air conditioner noise which I need to sleep. And I was super tired – so all was in my favor….sad. It’s only probably going to get worse the further you are in the pregnancy and closer to the end, or so I hear…and then what about the next 18 years after that!!!!!!!!! I said that to Stuart and he looked at me funny…but its true! You have the baby years, then the toddler years, then the pre-teen years, and then the years worrying when he is out impregnating the world!!! HAHA!!

I woke up at 7am and thought about jumping in the pool outside our window but looked and it was grey, and then saw the sign that it wasn’t open until 9am, so that option was out. Boo! So then spent an hour looking up places nearby to have breakfast on the off-and-on reception of my blackberry, jealously while Stuart slept!!

We finally made a move, had some Diner food – apparently my glucose level is a little elevated – heard from my doctor yesterday, so now I have to be a little more mindful of my sugar intake…it’s funny though because if I crave anything it’s always savoury versus sweet. I will gladly take french fries over any sweet thing, any day. But the nausea has made me eat more carbs and sugar to get rid of the funny tastes…but not bad sugar which would indicate high glucose like white rice, juices and pasta – which were all examples from the doctor…so that means it must be from the chocolate or something…

It’s not very high but something to be mindful of I guess.

It did make me pay more attention at breakfast – no sugar in my tea. Bought dark chocolate and organic and low sugar snacks later, after our downpour hike. Yeah, we went on a hike – which felt like at first an intrusion on people’s property….literally! Even the website said you will feel like you are intruding on people’s property. The hike path is near the lake so at the bottom of people’s giant amazing houses – we got some curious looks! Then, it heads up and inland.

And then it rained! And then poured!! We actually had one umbrella in our bag and just huddled under it for a moment when it was really coming down, deciding which way to go, and funnily enough the others appeared on the path to our left haha! It was a good thing we went in though as when we got in the car it then started hailing!!!!!

Of course later on, it cleared! Typical.

And that brings us to now. About to go get ready for the wedding, so over and out!


365 ONE: day 166…Sweaty Medal Today!

Day 166: June 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Quindon Tarver

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

Anything to Note =

Today takes the sweat medal!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it was supposed to actually die down today, but nope!

I had to be up early as driving to Lake Placid today for our friend’s wedding tomorrow, and had to go to work first, so of course the 365 had to be done early. I was so hot so I took a shower this morning as I was also so tired so thought it would be a good wake-up. It was so hot here that the electricity was going in and out all, night. Our crappy air conditioner would be on and then you could hear it fade down and pumping lower, then surge suddenly back up! And this air conditioner already has trouble cooling down the room the poor little old thing!

Anyway, that was annoying so naturally didn’t get much sleep – but do I ever???? Ugh.

So I was super hot when I got up and took a cold shower – which was nice while it lasted! But then I had to rub belly oil on and moisturizer so my half hour 365 walk after to the subway this morning was disgusting!!

I was talking to my dad as I walked and when I pulled the phone away there was a thick layer of white on my screen from where the moisturizer had rubbed off my face!! Nasty!!

Hopefully up at Lake Placid its cooler…..please!!

This summer is just soooooo hot! Thank god my Green Card got approved (got the approval notices in the mail last night so its official!!!!) so I can hopefully be in a less hot and less friggin’ humid environment. The UK seems to fit that bill – although trust my luck and they have a super hot and humid summer or something this year!!!

This here is NOT preggo weather!

I’ve been offered a seat a few times on the subway now – preggo alert! Especially in this hot weather where I also can’t wear my usual layers to cover the bubbling bump 🙂 And as much as I would love to sit down I can’t, or rather I’m not allowed. But I’m starting to feel bad actually. I say

“No, thank you.”

And I see their faces look at me as if I’m crazy or mad or something, as most of them repeat with,

“Are you sure??”

And then I feel guilty as I feel like they are thinking I’m being a bad mother by not resting!!!

😦

UGH!


365 ONE: day 146…Baby Names Instead of Wedding Talk!

Day 146: June 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Step Jumping/Side Running/Side Grabbing

Dance of the Day was = “By The Way” by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Rain Hike or Read”

Anything to Note =

Up in Arlington Vermont for Sarah’s wedding and the rehearsal bbq dinner was last night so we rocked up a little after it started as we hit traffic getting out of NYC sadly, and we didn’t know if it was sit down or formal or casual so we were a little unsure when entering, making our entrance…we were a mixture in the end of casual and a little dressed up 🙂

Anyway…

Of course me being pregnant came up and then it REALLY came up…

Meaning, we were at a wedding and should be talking about Sarah and Jeff and the wedding but noooooooooo the conversation FOR HOURS turned to baby name suggestions!!!

Names that came up…

Nigel

Martin

Nigel Martin

Nigel Stamos

Snuffelupigos

Miles

Niles

Harry Potter

Hagrid

All characters from Harry Potter

Qarl

Star Trek characters

Famous Footballers

And many many more……..!!!!

And then the discussion of double barrel last name came up and which order it should go for us, so is it…

Anastassiou-Burgess

or

Burgess-Anastassiou

And which one would get dropped, as I am convinced the last name of the double barrel would remain but Stuart is convinced it is the other way round….????

Anyway, this seemed a defense mechanism for Jeff, the groom to be, to take his mind off getting married the next day!! And it was a way for the others to have a conversation to chat with the wedding family and not be awkward!

So I essentially I took one for the team!