Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 29 weeks pregnant

29 weeks pregnantI feel like I’ve swallowed a bowling ball this week; my Bump has definitely increased in size again and looks rounder than previous weeks! I’m carrying Peppercorn so differently to Busby – he’s all in front and I’m feeling very full of baby already.
29 weeks pregnant Peppercorn should be around 39cm now, and weighs about the same as a butternut squash or small cabbage. He’s taking around 250mg of calcium from me per day, which would explain why I’ve been having very sudden, intense milkshake cravings this week!

I’ve been suffering from extreme exhaustion again – there have been mornings when I’ve found it hard to move as my limbs feel so heavy and tired. I don’t remember feeling this exhausted when I was pregnant with Busby this early on in the third trimester, but I suppose I didn’t have a Toddler to deal with and could have a nap pretty much whenever I needed to. I’m definitely slowing down – we had to make quite a few pit stops in Brighton on Wednesday as I was just too tired to keep going at the pace I’m used to.

I had the most amazing pregnancy massage from the wonderful Lucy of Lucy’s Holistics in Brighton on Wednesday. She has truly magical hands, and would recommend anyone and everyone to go and see her for massages! I wish she was based in Yorkshire… I’d be seeing her weekly!

Other than milkshakes, I’ve been enjoying red meat again this week. I’ve also just discovered a gorgeous Rose Lemonade from Fentimans, which has now become my non-alcoholic picnic alternative until Baby arrives.
fentimans rose lemonade The predicted hot weather for the next few months has me wondering whether a water birth in a paddling pool in the garden might be a good idea! My Mum suggested adding a gazebo for extra privacy…!!! It got me thinking though – do you know anyone who gave birth in the garden?? Not sure I fancy our new neighbours popping their heads over the fence to see whether we’ve acquired a cow and instead getting a face full of lady garden…

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  1. Emilyandindiana

    13th April 2015 at 7:15 am

    Haha the last bit made me giggle! I’d love a home birth but I doubt my neighbours would appreciate it haha xx
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    1. Hannah

      13th April 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Luckily we’re semi-detached so only one lot of neighbours might be aware that something is occurring… we have a twitten at the back of the house though – so slightly concerned that heads might poke over to see what’s going on if in garden!!! xxx

  2. Franki ~ Little Luca & Me

    13th April 2015 at 7:35 am

    I carried Luca all at the front, maybe it’s a boy thing! It’s such an amazing time though and when you say about the little things that baby is doing, like stealing all your calcium it reminds you that you don’t just get “fat” for a few months, they literally drain you don’t they? This may make me sound awfully odd but if you could ensure privacy I think an outdoor paddling pool birth in the midst of summer would be amazing. I’m sure lots of people must have birthed outdoors although like you say the neighbours popping their heads over the fence to take a peek wouldn’t be ideal. Xx
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    1. Hannah

      13th April 2015 at 4:03 pm

      Completely drain you! I’ve just woken up from a 2 hour nap! xxx

  3. Kate @ Family Fever

    13th April 2015 at 7:59 am

    Giving birth in the garden sounds amazing, especially if it’s hot! Not sure I would be allowed to set up a theatre for a C section out there though, sadly. I am loving the look of the Rose lemonade!
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    1. Hannah

      13th April 2015 at 4:03 pm

      You probably wouldn’t want to set up theatre in the garden… not very hygienic 😉 xx

  4. Becca Bunting

    13th April 2015 at 8:31 am

    Looking gorgeous! All these beautiful bumps pics are certainly making me broody again!

    I craved milk like nobody’s business when pregnant too!

    Gonna try out that rose lemonade too – my favourite at the moment is the Belvoirs Raspberry lemonade!

    X Becca
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    1. Hannah

      13th April 2015 at 4:02 pm

      Thanks lovey 🙂 It’s very yummy! xx

  5. Helen Gandy

    13th April 2015 at 8:51 am

    Oh I have felt knackered this pregnancy, having a crazy toddler doesn’t help though. I love reading about people’s experience’s 2nd time around 🙂

    Helen – #maternitymonday
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    1. Hannah

      13th April 2015 at 4:02 pm

      I know what you mean – the crazy toddlers really don’t help 😉 xx

  6. Pippa Ainsworth

    13th April 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I have heard of a couple of people who have given birth in their garden, and a couple more who did so in the conservatory or with the patio doors open! I think I read about them in one of the parenting magazines. It will be Yorkshire though so you might need some shelter, the last thing you want is a rainstorm mid contraction!
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    1. Hannah

      13th April 2015 at 4:01 pm

      Patio doors open would definitely work! The rainstorm might be a welcome weather change in that situation? xx

  7. Farmerswifeandmummy

    13th April 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Oh bless you, you look fab and I really like the look of the rose lemonade. I love rose. #MaternityMondays
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  8. Katie R-M

    13th April 2015 at 8:50 pm

    You look fabulous! Brilliant idea to have a garden birth 😉 I am so blinking hot already, I dread to think what I’ll be like in July… I’m going to give your lemonade a try as so bored of lime and soda xx
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  9. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops

    18th April 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Gorgeous bump!!
    Oh I do love that Rose Lemonade, I discovered it recently too and it’s very yummy!
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  10. Confessions of a New Mummy

    18th April 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Pregnancy suits you – you’re glowing! I remember feeling completely exhausted throughout my second pregnancy, it is SO much harder with a toddler in tow. Hope you manage to get plenty of rest.. somehow! x
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  11. ghostwritermummy

    20th April 2015 at 12:45 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that rose lemonade! And bowling ball or not, you look fab! Not long to go now, how exciting! Thanks once more for linking up to #MaternityMatters x x
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