Pregnant with a Peppercorn // 33 weeks pregnant

33 weeks pregnant33 weeks has been one of more decorating, rather painful Braxton Hicks, and accidental naps! Oops! The house is coming along nicely – we’re hoping to move our things over next weekend once the new carpets are in, and I can’t wait to get my sewing machine out to make bunting for Peppercorn’s Nursery! It will make a change from the paint brush that hasn’t left my side for most of the week…

This week Peppercorn weighs about 2kg (the same as a pineapple or honeydew melon) and should measure approximately 44cm from head to toe. I can feel him growing daily at the moment, and have been able to make out a little bottom sticking out of my bump!

33 weeks pregnant

I had my “Booking Appointment” with the East Yorkshire Midwifery Team on Thursday, which involved a longer-than-it-should-have-been trek to the community hospital from the train station… I arrived looking hot, bothered and with high blood pressure! Oops! I was on time, however, which was a miracle considering the amount of times I had to keep stopping due to Braxton Hicks contractions. At one point I thought I might be in labour… and kept plodding along with the mentality of “at least I’ll be in the hospital if I am about to have this baby”. I received a small scolding from the Midwife when I arrived, and was told to take a taxi back to the station… I got the bus! 

Nevertheless, the appointment was worthwhile – all is looking good for a Home Birth, I just need the Midwifery Team in our new village to come and check out the house (another reason we need to get everything finished soon!). Baby was head down, head-butting my bladder… Joyful. I’ve got a feeling he will be making an early arrival, but fingers crossed not before 37 weeks as I will have to birth in hospital prior to this.

I suffered from awful Braxton Hicks contractions for most of Thursday night/Friday morning, and could not get comfortable in bed. Once again I was wondering whether this might be the start of something, and they continued on through Friday morning… I was feeling utterly shattered by this point, so decided to rest my head after lunch before tackling more DIY, but ended up falling asleep for about three hours instead… Oops! The Braxton Hicks stopped after I’d rested – so silver linings and all that jazz!

33 weeks pregnant
The digestive shelf in our larder!

I’ve had particularly sweet cravings this week, including MarsBars, milk chocolate digestives (yup, again), mango, and pineapple juice. I’ve also just discovered Costa’s peach iced tea which is delicious, and I’m quite desperate for some as I write this!

I really need to get some birthmin done next week, such as confirming the pool for our home birth, writing a birth “plan” and packing a hospital bag – just in case he does decide to make an early entrance.

Nominations for the MAD Blog Awards are now open, and I would love a cheeky vote in the Best Pregnancy Blog category (pretty please)! Just click the button below to nominate, and I shall repay your kindness and generosity in adorable newborn photos once Peppercorn has arrived!

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  1. 11th May 2015 / 8:43 am

    I don’t know how you have the energy to decorate, look after a toddler as well as carrying that beautiful bump! Super mummy indeed – you enjoy those choccy biscuits haha xx

  2. 11th May 2015 / 10:07 am

    Oooh I have had so many Costa coolers this pregnancy. And Calippos. Baby likes ice. I want a chocolate digestive shelf! Your bump is looking gorgeous, not long now!

  3. 11th May 2015 / 1:35 pm

    Sounds like you need to take it easy hon! Busy busy lady – ooh I bet that 3 hr nap was bloomin lovely wasn;t it? I could do with one of those! glad all is going well with the house and fingers crossed he stays put so you can have the home birth you want! Thanks for linking with #MaternityMondays

  4. 11th May 2015 / 2:47 pm

    How exciting that every thing is all go for your home birth. Dont worry too much about the state of the house – as long as you can get your pool up and the midwives have room to get to you from all sides, then that’s fine. And take it easy – I swear Wee Bun came 2 weeks early because I was running about non stop!

  5. 11th May 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Yay to chocolate biscuits, naps and peach tea. Don’t work too hard on that house Mrs, you need some rest time too 🙂 xx

  6. 11th May 2015 / 6:37 pm

    How exciting! Good luck with your home birth, hope baby arrives after 37 weeks for you. I loved my home birth, it was an amazing experience, hope you have as great a birth day! 🙂 xx

  7. 12th May 2015 / 7:28 am

    How exciting, a home birth! Hope all goes well for you. Put your feet up when you get chance 🙂 x

  8. 28th May 2015 / 6:15 pm

    Ohhh It really isn’t long now! I’m madly trying to catch up so SORRY for the late comments. The bump is looking amazing and I can’t wait to virtually meet baby! x x x

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