Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 34 weeks pregnant

34 weeks pregnant At 34 weeks I’m really starting to slow down, which is pretty rubbish when you have a house to renovate and a Toddler to run after. I don’t often wish I was Kate Middleton, but I’m fairly certain she wasn’t up a stepladder with a paint brush in hand, whilst simultaneously shouting “don’t you dare touch that paint!” at George, when she was 8 months pregnant… I’m sure she was in confinement, accompanied by scones laden with jam and the finest clotted cream. Perhaps in a warm swimming pool where she could just float in water all day. I’m drifting off into my own little pregnant fantasy there… Mmm scones and weightlessness.

This week Peppercorn is approximately 2.2kg and measures around 45cm from head to toe. He weighs about the same as a cantaloupe melon or a pineapple, and judging by the jabs I’ve been on the receiving end of this week, he’s as spiky as a pineapple too…

I’ve been craving Costa’s peach iced tea this week – I think this is due to the combination of sugar, a teeny hit of caffeine and the copious amounts of ice they use to make it. I’ve had one almost everyday; thank goodness for my Costa loyalty points! I’ve also been fairly desperate for fruity flapjacks, nectarines and MarsBars. After numerous attempts at eating it, I’ve come to the conclusion that bacon gives me pretty awful heartburn, which is rather sad – fingers crossed that doesn’t continue postpartum!

34 weeks pregnant

I confirmed our pool for the home birth this week, and have another Home Birth Support Meeting next week, which I’m really looking forward to! I’m still to write my birth plan, but I’m hoping that once we’ve moved house I’ll be able to put some time aside one evening to plan how I might like it all to go…

I haven’t been sleeping particularly well due to Peppercorn getting himself into some awkward positions in the middle of the night, but I’m trying not to complain too much as I know it’s not for much longer, and I’m trying my hardest to appreciate everything about these last few weeks – however uncomfortable! I’ve also been getting some burning pain at the top of my Bump, but after consulting Dr Google it sounds like it’s just Peppercorn’s little feet bruising me internally, so fun times.

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  1. Notmyyearoff

    18th May 2015 at 8:36 am

    Ooh you know you now have me wondering about peach iced tea!! I definitely agree about Kate, I bet she had a billowy white blouse on too and loved Netflix :). Hope you manage to get some more sleep. Xx
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  2. Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

    18th May 2015 at 8:41 am

    Aw I love reading pregnancy updates!! Getting super close now!! Lots of luck with the move!!
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  3. Franki ~ Little Luca & Me

    18th May 2015 at 9:17 am

    Ooh internal bruising, delightful! Not long to go now chicken, then you’ll have some really nice internal bruising 😉 If you want a hand with anything or even a costa delivery you know where I am x
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  4. Katie Heels & Hooves

    18th May 2015 at 12:59 pm

    It’s not easy to slow down as a normal civilian, is it? It does sound as though you are super busy though lovely, be careful with yourself! BTW – I really want scones now! 😉 xxx
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  5. Kate @ Family Fever

    18th May 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Almost there! I can’t get enough of anything icy at the moment – Calippos are my favourite, but I am quite partial to a Costa Cooler too.
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  6. Farmerswifeandmummy

    18th May 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Mm the peach iced tea sounds lovely. I hope you can try and relax a bit more. Either that or get sent to confinement with that clotted cream 🙂 every time I read your blog I crave ,pay self. I’m still searching for the rose water lemonade he he
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  7. Danielle

    18th May 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Ouch that bump pain is the worst-had it bad with Alex especially! Hope you are well otherwise-I haven’t blog read for ages so catching up! 🙂 x
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  8. EmilyandIndiana

    19th May 2015 at 11:27 am

    Mmm now all I want is a snack and a Costa haha :). So exciting you’ve sorted out you homebirth plans! xx
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  9. Kate ✚

    19th May 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Mmm… love peach iced tea! Hope you get a better nights sleep soon x
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  10. Amy @ The Tide That Left

    22nd May 2015 at 8:28 am

    When I was 34 weeks with my son, I was practically dead on my feet and I’ve always wondered how I would cope with a second child. I guess you just do!
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  11. Ghostwriter mummy

    1st June 2015 at 8:23 pm

    Oh I remember that burning feeling! I’d do anything to go back therr though! Yes you make the most of the last few weeks, such exciting times ahead! Thanks for linking up to #MatenrityMatters x x x
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