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Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 39 weeks pregnant

“What does it feel like to be 39 weeks pregnant?” a friend asked me this week. “Big.” was my reply, “Big, impatient and pretty uncomfortable.” So here we are at 39 weeks, and Peppercorn is approximately the weight of a mini-watermelon (3.4kg, which is around 7lb 5oz). I had my 39 week Midwife appointment on Wednesday, and she thinks that he’s a “good size” baby and will probably weigh into the 8lb range…! Eek! This has had me  ...

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Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 37 weeks pregnant

“I wouldn’t be surprised,” said the Midwife at my appointment on Monday “if this baby decides to come tonight. He’s ready.” Cue an excited bounce from me…! I spent the rest of the day feeling the period-pain-esque cramps ramp up, and by the time Busby went to bed I had a hot water bottle on my back and was sat on a mattress protector on the sofa. Baby did not arrive. After finally dropping off to sleep, my cramps calmed down and by Tuesday lunchtime  ...

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Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 36 weeks pregnant

The word of the week has to be “Emotional”. Nick has had me sobbing on him most evenings, usually about Busby and how quickly she’s growing up, but it’s felt pretty cathartic letting all the tears out, and I feel like this is a pretty normal thing to feel emotional about at this point in a second pregnancy? Everything seems to be moving so fast now, and I can’t quite believe we’ll have a little bundle of baby in our lives in what could only be a few  ...

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Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 35 weeks pregnant

It’s been a rather eventful week for Master Peppercorn… the start of the week began slowly, with nothing exciting to report other than sleepless nights (and let’s face it – they’re pretty dull), but as the week drew to an end it seemed as though Baby might be thinking about making an early entrance into the world. I saw the Community Midwife on Thursday, which you can read more about here, to book my Home Birth. To my surprise (and slight horror) she said  ...

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