Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 31 weeks pregnant

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!)
31 weeks pregnant 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.
31 weeks pregnant 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…!

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  1. 27th April 2015 / 2:00 pm

    Oh I can really sympathise about the whole sleeping thing, I can only get comfy on my back but I only read about the placenta thing today so need to try to find another position now. Yay to your new home. Hope the renovating all goes well and you’re able to nest full whack 😀

    • Hannah
      28th April 2015 / 7:39 am

      Thank you! Yup the sleeping thing is so annoying! xx

  2. 27th April 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Loving your description of your sleep (or lack of it) that rings so many bells and I feel for you as the tiredness can be such a killer! Yay to completing on the house! We moved into our house 3 weeks before Monkey appeared and moving while pregnant is certainly different! I was on crutches at the time and very much unable to do much other than direct people where to go! Exciting times ahead for you and lovely to be in the house when baby arrives 🙂 Lovely bump shot and loving that dress! Thanks for linking with #MaternityMondays xx

    • Hannah
      28th April 2015 / 7:40 am

      Oh gosh! Why do we always move before having a baby??? xx

  3. 28th April 2015 / 6:09 pm

    Congratulations on your house! How exciting. Hope you manage some sleep soon x

  4. 29th April 2015 / 8:18 pm

    Congratulations on the house! Woohoo! And I hope you get some better sleep too. You have my sympathies on that one for sure!!

    Thanks for linking to #MaternityMatters x x

  5. 14th September 2015 / 12:59 pm

    Me and my husband moved to our new house when I was 30 weeks pregnant and it wasn’t the the best move I’ve had, but thankfully with no problems. I was so glad (and I do still) we don’t have too much stuff, so packing and then unpacking didn’t take too much time and also we have the greatest helping friends ever. I had great problems with sleeping because of the heartburn (the last five weeks of my pregnancy I even slept sitting ) , so I totally understand, and in the new place I needed a week to make comfortable. Pregnant and moving is a tough stuff.

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