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…
Hannah

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17 Comments

  1. 13th April 2015 / 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

    • 13th April 2015 / 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. 13th April 2015 / 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

    • 13th April 2015 / 4:03 pm

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

  3. 13th April 2015 / 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!

    • 13th April 2015 / 4:03 pm

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

  4. 13th April 2015 / 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

    • 13th April 2015 / 4:02 pm

      Thanks lovey 🙂 It’s very yummy! xx

  5. 13th April 2015 / 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

    • 13th April 2015 / 4:02 pm

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

  6. 13th April 2015 / 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!

    • 13th April 2015 / 4:01 pm

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

  7. 13th April 2015 / 7:21 pm

    Oh bless you, you look fab and I really like the look of the rose lemonade. I love rose. #MaternityMondays

  8. 13th April 2015 / 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

  9. 18th April 2015 / 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

  10. 20th April 2015 / 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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