I 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.
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.
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…