This week Peppercorn should be around 40cm and weighs approximately 1.3kg; about the weight of a cabbage. His kicks have been huge this week and I’m a little bit concerned about how big this baby is going to be!!! I’m hoping he hasn’t got the insanely tall male gene from my side of the family…!
I’m getting really excited about the birth now. I gobbled down Ina May Gaskin’s Guide to Childbirth book a few weeks ago, and have also just finished Mindful Hypnobirthing by Sophie Fletcher. I even used a few “pain” related hypnobirthing techniques at the dentist on Monday, which really helped me focus.
I had a Midwife appointment this week, which was slightly rushed as she was running super late… Nevertheless, I received my whooping cough vaccination (accompanied by a sore arm and red lump for two days – ouch!). Baby’s heartbeat was lovely and strong too. I’m measuring at 32cm, so two weeks ahead, which I thought was rather exciting! I don’t remember being measured when I was pregnant with Busby, so I’m fascinated! This also means that my bump has grown 5cm in 2-3 weeks, which would explain why I’ve been feeling so utterly exhausted (my bloods came back fine).
Nick and I are attending a Home Birth Support Group session on Monday night in our new village. It makes me so happy that they even have one of these groups where we’re moving to! We’ll also meet out Hypnobirthing teacher there (she runs it) and lots of other couples – yay! We should get the keys for the new house next Friday, and I can’t wait to get settled, meet the Midwives and start nesting.
Oh, and if you hadn’t noticed on Instagram, I’ve been all about the milk chocolate digestive biscuits this week!!!