Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 31 weeks pregnant
31 weeks has been rather exhausting… Saturday night was my first full night of sleep for a week! I’m finding it so difficult to get comfortable now, and often end up sleeping on my back, which jolts my brain into a panicky “don’t sleep on your back, you’ll reduce blood flow to the placenta!” mode and so I wake up again, and try to get comfortable once more. Then I have to pee. Then Busby wakes up just as I’ve got myself into a good position… Then I have to pee again. Then once I finally get to sleep it’s 6am… I’ve been getting my best sleep between 6am-7am before Busby wakes up for the morning! So yes. My brain isn’t really present at the moment. Add completing on our new house to the mix, and I can’t compute much further than “Mama eat cake, yes?”
But, hey, did you read the last sentence? We’ve completed on our house!!! Which means we’re finally house owners!!! And I can finally get nesting!!! Hurrah! This weekend has been spent stripping an awful lot of wallpaper! We still have a long way to go, but the house is definitely getting there, and my desire to nest is certainly being sated. I need to contact the local midwifery team in our new county next week, to let them know we’ll be moving soonish and to inform them that I’d like a home birth. (You can read all about the first Home Birth Support Group meeting we attended this week here!)
This week Peppercorn is approximately the weight of a coconut (1.5kg) and is over 41cm long! He’s definitely growing, as is now big enough to change the shape of my bump whenever he moves. I’ve been playing guessing games with myself, trying to work out which part of his body is sticking out.
I’ve been all about the chocolate digestives again this week, as well as green juice and mangoes. I can’t seem to stomach anything with bananas in for some reason. I’ve been waking up with headaches, and feeling very dizzy around 10.30am and 4pm, so having to have regular snacks throughout the day; flapjacks have been amazing!
Not long to go now! I’m starting to feel rather nervous about having two children…!