Return of The Bump: 27 weeks

I spent my 27th week of pregnancy in Sicily.

return of the bump: 27 weeks~ Ghostwritermummy.co.uk

I would like to say that the week saw me breezing around the island in floaty little maternity numbers, and lazing by the pool with one hand resting lightly on my golden bump… but that would be just plain wrong. We had a super, super time- but man was it HOT. And by hot, I mean HOT. 37 degrees hot. Too hot for 27 weeks gestation.

So rather than glowing in the sunshine, I have to admit that I spent much of this week sweating in whatever shade I could find, being unable to squeeze my way out of crowded restaurants because my belly was too big, and nursing feet that looked like return of the bump: 27 weeks~ Ghostwritermummy.co.ukhunks of ham.That aside, Sicily is a beautifully breezy place and the stunning scenery more than makes up for my pregnant grumbles. We’re still finding it hard to get back into the swing of ‘normal’ life, especially knowing that it won’t be this normal for very long!

 

During this week, the poppyseed is the size of a cauliflower head! Nice. Baby is gaining in weight and can now apparently recognise my voice too. It’s hard to imagine all the work that is going on inside of me, but the kicks and wriggles are certainly strong enough now to convince me that baby is growing well. And rolling! The night before we flew, the baby turned completely over from one side to another and literally took my breath away! I’m not sure if the placenta has moved at all, but I guess we shall soon find out.

return of the bump: 27 weeks~ Ghostwritermummy.co.ukThe journey to Sicily was long but uncomplicated and relatively stress free. A 4 hour drive to Gatwick, followed by a couple of hours waiting and then a 2.5 hour flight- all in all, not too bad. No swelling to report, and no major complaints aside from the blast of heat as we stepped off the plane, and the hour’s drive to the villa we were staying in, in the smallest car in the world, ever. Once settled into the swing of holiday life, I suddenly felt very pregnant. More than once we were stopped by friendly locals or waiters in restaurants who counted up the three children they could see, and then the bump and widened their eyes in glee. Four! Slap on Dad’s back, a shake of the hand and a wry shake of the head before going on their way. I’m not sure what the average family size is in Italy but I’m guessing having 4 is not the norm!

So the week consisted of swimming, laughing, eating ice cream and driving up, down and round tiny, dusty roads. Being a family. Being happy. Enjoying this holiday as a family of five, before we expand again and become a six.

And the bump seemed to grow before our eyes!

return of the bump_ 27 weeks ~ Ghostwritermummy.co.uk

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  1. August 21, 2014 / 6:34 am

    I don’t function well after 35 degrees and I can imagine it must have been really scorching with a bump! Sicily sounds really nice and the back slapping and hand shaking made me chuckle 🙂
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:52 pm

      Ah Sicily is fab, we’d love to go back one day but I’m thinking Spring is a better time of year! x x

    • ghostwritermummy
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:51 pm

      Yep bump is way bigger now. Am feeling huge all over really! x

  2. August 21, 2014 / 7:51 am

    You look amazing Suzanne! I don’t think many people have bigger families nowadays do they?
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:51 pm

      Ah thanks Aly. I’m not sure on family size, I guess 4 is above average these days. I never think much to it as I’m one of 5 so always assumed we’d have a big family ourselves x x

  3. August 21, 2014 / 8:09 am

    Love they gave Paul a slap on the back! Glad you had a lovely time, I certainly don’t envy being in the heat at 27 weeks though. You’re looking gorgeous xxx
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:50 pm

      Yes I know! Definitely a male macho thing going on there for some reason! x x

    • ghostwritermummy
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:50 pm

      Ah thanks lovely. We had an amazing time really, and yes the bump is certainly growing!! x x

  4. August 21, 2014 / 8:26 am

    Wow that is super hot – cannot imagine being pregnant in it so well done for not having a meltdown (literally!)

    • ghostwritermummy
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      To be honest, any longer and I would’ve had a meltdown, for sure! x x

  5. August 21, 2014 / 3:17 pm

    You look beautiful! I would have thought their families were massive but maybe that’s an Italian myth? Perhaps it was more of a congratulations and welcome to the club 🙂 xx

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      August 23, 2014 / 5:48 pm

      Haha yes, maybe you’re right! x x

  6. August 21, 2014 / 10:57 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely time swollen ankles and all 😉 pregnancy does such wonderful things to the bodies doesn’t it!! Looks at them blue skies! x
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:47 pm

      Yes isn’t pregnancy wonderful?! Sicily was amazing- the scenery and the weather were both beautiful x x

  7. August 22, 2014 / 8:59 am

    I can relate to the swollen feet in the heat – mine did the same (although, weirdly it was just the one that went puffy!). Lovely photos – I’d love to go to Sicily and I imagine the scenery is beautiful. Hope you’re enjoying being in the cool again, even if it does mean an end to a wonderful holiday. xx
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:43 pm

      I am REALLY enjoying being in the cool again. Bliss! x x

  8. August 22, 2014 / 10:44 am

    Holidaying when pregnant is NOT easy. Looks like you had a great time and nice to do a trip before it becomes a little harder to go anywhere for a while x
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:42 pm

      It’s not easy is it?? Haha but it was worth it 🙂 x x

    • ghostwritermummy
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      August 23, 2014 / 5:42 pm

      The heat was intense. But at least we’re nice and cool again up north! x x

    • ghostwritermummy
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      August 24, 2014 / 11:25 am

      Haha we did. The heat was intense but the scenery more than made up for that! x x

  9. August 25, 2014 / 8:47 am

    It sounds like you had a lovely week even if it was too hot. Lovely to squeeze in a break before your new arrivals makes an appearance x
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      August 25, 2014 / 8:44 pm

      Yes, we timed it quite well in the end 🙂 x x

    • ghostwritermummy
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      August 27, 2014 / 8:29 am

      The heat was NOT fun. But we did have a super time- still recovering now though! x x x

    • ghostwritermummy
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      August 27, 2014 / 5:35 pm

      Ah thanks, we really enjoyed it 🙂
      x x x

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