Category: Pregnancy

Pregnancy Advice You Might Actually Want

Anyone who has been, or is currently pregnant will know. People will always give you advice. Whether you ask for it or not, whether it’s needed or not, people have always got something to say. The pregnancy, the labour, the birth, the newborn stage, and on it goes. And I’m pretty sure those of us who have been on the receiving end of such advice can attest for the fact that it’s not always welcome. It’s pretty safe to say that unless someone asks outright, they don’t really want it.

 

Having said that, amongst all the dodgy comments I thought there MUST be some gems that have helped people? So I reached out to my blogging buddies and asked them what advice they received that you might actually want to know!
There’s some real crackers in here! I particularly like no. 3, 6 and 22, but there’s lots of really useful words of wisdom from the blogging world we’d like to share with you.

 
1. “Be selfish. It’s ok to say ‘no’ (to people and housework). They grow up so fast.”

Http://lesbemums.com

 

 

2. “Someone told me to treat birth like a special occasion because you only do it a couple of times in your life. It gave me the push I needed to spend money on a birth pool and I’m so glad I did.”

www.watchingyougrow.co.uk

 

 

3. “Best advice I had was to ignore all the advice 😂

One of the midwives said to me that everyone will give me conflicting information, even them, and that I should just cherry pick the bits that I thought would work for me.”

http://asliceofmylifewales.com

 

 

4. “A colleague told me that labour is so called because of the work you have to put into it. But like all good things in life, you have work hard to get what you want”

 boorooandtiggertoo.com

 

 

5. “I found the white noise advice handy as it did help settle my boy in the eve :) “

http://www.meandbmaketea.com

 

 

6. “I appreciated hearing that it was okay not to feel the rush of love immediately after birth. Not everyone does and, if you don’t, don’t panic – it’ll come.”

Mentalparentals.com

 

 

7. “To stay active and keep doing all the things you usually do, like your usual exercise, walking the dog and so on. You are pregnant and not ill! You still need to be healthy and mobile.”

Https://Emmareed.net

 

 

8. ”He won’t die from crying” – when I was struggling this mantra from my mum really helped. Even though it sounds harsh, it was enough for me to take a step back, catch my breath & start again without loosing my patience or falling to pieces in those first few weeks”

www.theamphletts.com

 

 

9. “Go with the flow. It’ll take time to “get to know” your baby so as much as you can plan what you think you’ll do, you never can be sure.”
Twinderelmo.co.uk

 

 

10. “‘Don’t listen to everyone’s advice, just go with your own instinct and forget what others say.’”

https://monkeyandmouse.co.uk

 

 

11. “Do your pelvic floor exercises. It’s the one piece of advice I pass onto all my pregnant friends!! They’ll thank me when they’re at a trampoline park!!”

http://ballsymama.co.uk

 

 

12. “To go on a babymoon and get some sun and rest. It’s your last time alone as a couple and I’m so pleased we did it. I felt loads better from it and it’s great you don’t have to hold your tummy in at the pool! “

www.nomipalony.com

 

 

13. “Don’t feel guilty if you can’t or don’t want to breast feed. Your baby will be just as strong and develop normally…..dont listen to those ‘negative’ people. “

www.nelc3.com

 

 

14. “Babies are tough. Trust your gut. And stop looking at the clock at nighttime when they wake. “

Www.captainbobcat.com

 

 

15. “I had lots of people say rest in your last month. I worked until 2 weeks before my due date (which was the 4th Jan) and between working full-time and Christmas I was wrecked leading up to the birth of my son. I wish I’d heeded the advice and finished work sooner. “

http://battlemum.com

 

 

16. “Enjoy your time before baby comes, it might be the last time you are on your own.”

http://Www.mumatron.com

 

 

17. “When I was expecting my first baby I had no experience with babies at all … no younger siblings or nieces/nephews etc. I was so worried I wasn’t go to know what to do, or what he would need. My Mum assured me that instinct would kick in and it would all come naturally. And, of course it did. In saying that I would also stress to new mummy’s to – be, that it’s ok to ask for help if you aren’t sure about something too 😊 “

http://familytravelwithellie.com

 

 

18. “Two things my friend told me. Labour hurts like hell but its natural and will be over and worth it. All babies get rashes, if there are no other symptoms then wait three days before going to the doctor. (Glass test excluded of course!)”

www.teddybearsandcardigans.com

 

 

19. “Dedicate a weekend or a few days to visitors after the birth, have an open house and let everyone meet the little one then. This saves the constant dribble of visitors for weeks on end that can be so draining. “

www.lifewithboys.co.uk

 

 

20. “A midwife told me to put a sign on the front door for the first few weeks that said when we were all asleep so that if people dropped by (or a salesperson etc.) they wouldn’t disturb us :)”

www.sophiesnursery.com

 

 

21. “Don’t have any visitors on days 3 and 4 after birth. These are you weepy “my precious” days when you just want to cry and hold your baby. You don’t need anyone else around for this. Hibernate! This is normal and ok! Also, don’t overheat them. Same number of layers as you!”
Mrs Hergerburger

https://makinglittlepeople.com

 

 

22. “There is no right way or wrong way to be a parent. Go with your heart and do what feels right to you”

https://www.mummytimestwo.com

 

 

 

What advice were you given (because you are sure to have had some!) that you’ve actually appreciated and though “yeah! I’ll remember that…and pass on to someone else who hasn’t asked for any” ;)

 

 

Mrs H xxx

Body Positivity – My Postpartum Truth

 

Near the end of my pregnancy I wrote about body positivity and rocking my bump. About how great pregnancy made me feel, and that I wanted to hang on to that post pregnancy, remember that my body had grown two beautiful humans and that was awesome no matter how my shape had changed.

 

Well I’m here to tell you I’ve failed. Miserably.

 

I do not feel like the awesome warrior I did. I do not feel remotely empowered or like I’m owning my body.

 

I feel tired. I feel lumpy. I feel achy. I feel drab.

 

I was “lucky” that not long after I’d given birth I was back to my pre pregnancy weight and back in my usual Jeggings. I was already over weight and hadn’t actually gained a huge amount so this wasn’t like the “spring back” you see from celebrities, but it was gone.

 

But then life happened.

 

Weight Gain –     I make bad food choices, I didn’t make good on my original plans to have delicious and healthy meals prepped and ready in the freezer. I snack on convenience food, fast food, chocolate bars. And when Christmas hit, well that was just another excuse (not that I needed one) to eat every single pig in blanket within sight! It was ok, I’d grown a person. And looking after two small humans gave me the need to consume so much sugar. Or carbs. Or preferably both. And my weight ballooned to being the heaviest I’ve been. Ever. Including during pregnancy.

I know that this diet is neither healthy or helpful. I’m getting the energy boost from a sugar hit, but I’m also getting the lows of the comedown. And then the tiredness hits harder and the cycle continues. I say it often but I really wish I drank coffee, at least a caffeine hit would be a bit better than an early morning sugar dose. I know this can’t continue.

 

 

Breastfeeding –     Occasionally I feel totally badass for breastfeeding. I’m fascinated by what I can produce to nourish my baby. And when I feel like it might not be enough, I take a look at my chunky little baby and am reassured, most of the time. However, there’s an aspect that I wasn’t really prepared for. Fashion.

I need to be accessible at all times. Accessible without flashing too much flesh. Vest tops layered with a bigger t shirt or jumper has become my new uniform. Which is great, it’s comfy and can take what this job throws at it. Or throws up on it. But I am constantly thinking about my tummy. Is the vest covering it? Is it riding up as the baby wriggles? Is anyone looking at my flabby belly!?

It’s like a constant reminder of the weight I’ve put on. Sat on the sofa, being held hostage by this adorable and hungry bundle, and avoiding eating a decent hot meal so I don’t risk spilling anything over him.

 

 

Hair Loss –     During pregnancy your hair pretty much stops falling out. Your hormones have got better things to do than to keep up with a normal cycle or hair loss and regrowth that is normal. So it kind of ‘stocks up’. Your hair seems thicker, healthier and you fell fab. I felt fab.

Then a few months after you’ve given birth, those pesky hormones panic. They’re trying to get back to normal. Essentially they panic, and it seems all the extra hair they’ve been clinging onto need to go. That instant. Next thing you know you’ve got enough hair to make a wig just from one brush.

For some unknown reason, this is happening more in the areas above my temples. I know that this is a common thing, for the hair to thin and regrow around the temples and hair line. But mine seems excessive. And there is nothing that makes me feel less confident than the bald patch on the left side of my head. It’s not a “thinning patch”. It is bald.

 

 

I am a mess. I couldn’t feel further from the glowing, curvy woman I was just a few months ago. And it’s down to me to fix it. If all it took was for someone to tell me I was still beautiful, I wouldn’t have a problem. Mr H has told me daily, at the very least once a day, how beautiful I am to him. But unfortunately I don’t feel it.

 

 

So I know I need to take control. No one is going to deliver healthy meals to me, I need to organise them. No one cares what I look like when I’m feeding, if they see anything it’s the super cute baby and not my flabby tum. And if they do? Sod it! Hair grows. I’ve had to adjust my style to distract from The Patch, but at some point that hair will grow back (and no doubt I’ll be back to have a small whinge at the fluffy, sticky out regrowth, but I’ll forget about that for now).
I want that feeling loving my body and myself back.

 

 

Did you struggle with postpartum body issues? what is your best tip to overcome them?

 

 

Mrs H xxx

Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra – Review

I was given the opportunity to review a Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra near the end of my pregnancy, I was excited to receive a maternity bra that was comfy and stylish, and that I could wear for comfort after I’d had the baby.

But as I mentioned in my recent update (Adjusting to Our New Normal), I’d not expected breastfeeding to work so well, so I never looked at getting a decent nursing bra in case I didn’t need it. 


I had no idea that this item of clothing would become my best friend, and something I could love (almost) as much as I love my children! The only time I’ve opted for an alternative is when this one is in the wash. I’d held off on buying another, as I didn’t expect breastfeeding to work, but I’ll certainly be investing in another, I’m always waiting at the washing machine to see if it’s finished so I can have my bra back! 


This bra has seen me through the last 7 weeks, day and night, and withstood all the mammoth cluster feeding sessions. It’s been there for the days and trips out, but more importantly it’s also been comfy enough to sleep in too. An essential when you have to grab sleep when you can and don’t have time to waste on changing. 

The bra is soft and comfortable, as you’d expect from a maternity/nursing bra it has no wires, but the thick band around the bottom gives plenty of support. Pre pregnancy, and even during my first pregnancy, I can not wear an un wired bra. I find they don’t provide the support I’d need, but I’ve not felt like I’ve been missing that at all with the Bravado. 

Another thing I usually find with maternity/nursing bras, is that they have a thin material cup. In “normal” life I like a moulded cup, I prefer them to enhance my shape, not so much to alter my size, but just to smooth out etc. The Bravado has removable cups, so it’s given me the confidence of a “normal” bra, and made me feel a lot better about my clothing choices too. The cups are removable though, so if you’d prefer a bra without, this is still suitable and super comfy. 

The clasps are really easy to use, and can be unclipped with one hand. The strap is also attached to the bra when undone so it’s not going to slide away and disappear, no fumbling down your top once a public feed has finished. 

The other thing I’ve loved is the colour. I loved the burgundy colour when it arrived, a nice autumnal colour, season appropriate and just a nice treat. But it’s actually become a bit more important as my nursing wardrobe is incredibly limited. 

I’m still learning what I can and can’t feed in, especially when out and about. So I tend to stick to the same tried and tested outfits and vest tops for layering. The vest tops that I have don’t fit to cover the bra completely, but it’s not an issue, as the fabulous colour simply looks like another layer or top. The style and colour fits in with my outfits so well I’m not left feeling at all embarrassed or conscious that my bra is showing. 

I really didn’t think I could ever be this in love with an everyday essential, and I’ve tried hard to think of something I’m not so keen on to sound constructive, but honestly? This bra has been perfect for me, and an absolute lifesaver. I loved it as a maternity bra, but nursing has been a whole other level of love ;) 

Did you have a favourite maternity/post baby item? Do you love anything as much I’ve fallen for a bra?! 

Mrs H xxx




Disclosure- I was sent a Bravado Designs Body Silk Seamless Nursing Bra for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own

Introducing…Super Hero News!

A few of you will have seen that we have had a bit of news this week, but I thought it was about time that we announced our newest little superhero officially! 

We are pleased to announce the safe arrival of our beautiful son Blake! 

Our second little superhero arrived with a successful VBAC birth, a story that I’ll share in the future but not just now, weighing in at 9lb 5oz. 

We were lucky to go home just 2 days after he was born, and we’re learning to adjust to each other. G loves his little brother, and is really lovely and gentle around him, and comforts him when he cries “it otay baby bake, daddy got you!” Serious heart melting stuff! 

There has of course been some tears (mostly from me), and I’m certain they won’t be the last. But mostly we’re enjoying getting used to each other and loving our newest little addition. Newborn cuddles are the best. 

We’re really excited to share our newest addition to The Herniman House with you all. Posts everywhere may be a little slower or random or uploaded at silly o’clock in the morning, but be warned, plenty of baby spam is coming! 

Blake <3
Mrs H xxx 

Body Positivity – #RockTheBump

 

Like so many others out there, I have suffered with a poor self image for so many years. Mostly revolving around weight. I’ve always felt like I was chubby and overweight and like that somehow made me feel less pretty or worth less than other girls my age.
The stupid thing of course is that I wish I was as fat now as I thought I was then!

I wasn’t fat. I was barely chubby. But a few insensitive comments made when I was younger really affected me. It’s completely ridiculous how much negative comments can deeply affect us, and no amount of positive ones can level that out. I’m not the only one like this surely?

And I know for a fact that if Mr H ever reads this he’ll be shaking his head and saying “I tell you this ALL THE TIME!” but we don’t listen to the ones we love right? Because they’re just being nice, glossing over our imperfections. But it’s because they don’t see them, they just see the great things about us!

18 Weeks

Bizarrely enough I am more body positive when I am at my biggest, most distended, and have the strangest things going on to my body. When I’m pregnant. I know not everyone can feel this way, so I feel incredibly lucky that I do.

Part of it is that I don’t have to feel like I’m holding in my belly. That may sound shallow or even greedy (I can eat all the cheese I want!!) but I find that I can embrace my belly rather than hide it under baggy tops. It’s supposed to be big and no one really cares. There is of course the unsolicitated comments that come with pregnancy (“are you having twins!?” “You’re only how many weeks? You’re huge!!”) But overall I feel less judged about my weight.

Uh…yes!!

My biggest concern for myself as this pregnancy gets close to ending, is that I’ll lose this love for my body and the confidence I have, just like I did the first time round.

22 weeks

 

It’s a thought that currently has no plan. But it’s something that I’m far more aware of this time round. For one thing a happy and positive parent can help create happy and positive children.

I’m already getting help from Secret Saviours a product  which can actually prevent stretch marks!

Secret Saviours kit

I already had stretch marks from my previous pregnancy and weight gains, but despite only using the Secret Saviours band and creams for a few short weeks, I haven’t developed many new stretch marks.

Now don’t get me wrong, let’s embrace the tiger stripes, our badge of Warrior, but it’s not always easy or wanted to ignore them. Sometimes we feel better about ourselves if we can prevent the obvious battle wounds.

Wearing the Secret Saviours bump band

As well as the specially formulated creams (day and night) you also get a belly band. This helps the cream really sink into your skin, but also provides an excellent extra support, especially helpful for those of us with large bumps or painful hips. The band has really provided a lot of support for myself lately, and I’ll be continuing to use it to aid recovery post birth too.
I’m going to concentrate on what an amazing thing my body has/is doing. Possibly clichéd, but seriously! I am growing a person. The second person it has grown. An actual human being. With a heart and brain and toes and arms…seriously!? It’s mind blowing stuff when you start to really think about it. Who cares if you’re flabbier than before when you have grown a person!
Secret Saviours just helps me with this, and feeling more confident in my own skin.

36 weeks – growing a person!!

As well as trying to keep thoughts about what my body is capable of positive, I’m aware that there are other factors that may need to help in keeping this positive attitude.

Finding items in my wardrobe that will accentuate the parts of me that I like more, but not simply hiding under baggy tops. I mean winter is going to come with comfy hoodies, but as long as I’m embracing them for the season and not hiding in them feeling sad and frumpy.
So here is stage one of my body positive plans. Telling you all that I’m going to have a plan!
If anyone has any advice or can offer ideas to support this, or if anyone wants to join in and we can pledge to be happier and more positive together, please let me know!
Mrs H xxx

Disclosure – I’ve been sent a Secret Saviours kit to review, all thoughts and opinions (and pledges to be body positive!) are honest and my own 

27 weeks and Time for an update!

I’ve not been a regular bump updater here. As many of you will be aware 2nd pregnancies don’t come with theluxury of time and relaxation, the kids that have come first are still selfishly needing to be fed, bathed and entertained. Little sods ;) 

I wasn’t as in to blogging while I was pregnant with G so I missed out on writing regular updates then too. It’s a shame because it would have been nice to reflect and look back on both pregnancies. 

But an unexplained bleed has me laying in a hospital bed for the night to be monitored (all seems fine and baby “Bob” is still dancing around happily) but I’ve found myself with a lot of quiet time, so it’s the perfect time for a bump update!

This is the last week of my second trimester, and I’m happy and relieved to say I have been so lucky to enjoy it as much as I did first time round. I do not take for granted just how much I enjoy pregnancy as I know many others don’t.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s tiring! So much more tiring than the first time. But I’ve been incredibly lucky that I’ve not had any excessive sickness, the heartburn has gone for now and generally I’m in good health (hospital aside!)

I’m usually very body conscious, worried about being over weight and how I look in clothes. But as my problem area is my stomach, being pregnant makes me so much happier and confident in how I look and what I’ll wear. I’m really going miss my bump when it’s goes! I’d still like to get rid of the extra chin I have and reduce the arm flab a little, but generally being pregnant is when I’m most happy with my body. Which is good really considering the wonderful things it’s doing (and it’s impressive size – comparison to a small house I’d say!!)

We’ve not really got anything ready for the baby other than left over stuff from G, and wasn’t in any rush to get stuff as there’s still potentially 13 weeks to go. But this little hospital stay has triggered me into thinking more seriously about what needs to be sorted and what we need to get ready. 

I’m also a bit of a last minute Larry, time flies by and despite my best efforts (endless lists!) it always ends in a last minute rush, so starting to pick things up here and there and get stuff ready couldn’t hurt. 

We’ve already moved G into his new big boys room, which after a rocky start seems to be improving fingers crossed! So the nursery is now mostly free to use as a storage room for things. We’re keeping it the same yellow colour and using the same furniture so in that sense the room is ready, but that’s not really helpful seeing as she won’t be using it for a few months! 
Sorting out a crib etc will need to be pretty high up on the list.
It would also be useful to start picking up things here and there to spread the cost. Buying an extra pack of pants, or even some breast pads whilst doing the usual shop won’t make much of a difference and will mean things get bought as we go. I’ll make sure I have a check list to tick off of course! 
We’re you nice and organised when having your children? Was there anything big that you forgot about? 

Mrs H xxx

Our Superhero Sidekick…Costume Change Needed

A few weeks ago you may have seen our announcement regarding the newest Herniman superhero due to arrive in the Autumn. 

Well it turns it that our little superhero was hiding a surprise from us!

I mentioned in my 27 week update post that I’d had to go into hospital for some unexplained bleeding. Thankfully everything is fine, but it did mean an extra scan whilst I was in, to check everything out.

During the ultrasound the technician announced that he was fairly sure he could spot some ‘extras’ that you wouldn’t find on a little wonder woman! He couldn’t be too sure as Baby Herniman 2 was being pretty modest and keeping their legs pretty close together, but it was possible that it wasn’t just the umbilical cord he could see. 

This threw a spanner in the works! We’re pretty gender neutral and believe that clothes are clothes so we hadn’t bought anything excessively or gone and repainted the nursery in pink (it’s staying the lovely yellow colour we’d chosen for G regardless of whether the baby was a boy or girl) but of course we’d started to think of names etc. And I couldn’t bare the thought of waiting another 13 or so weeks before we could be sure. Nor could I stand having all of our family and friends in that suspense either.

So a very swift appointment was arranged somewhere local that offers 4D scans. And though of course they can never be 100% guaranteed, it’s a lot easier to figure things out from those scans. And it turns out…this baby has got bits!! G is getting a little superman as his sidekick, and we’re really excited to be having two boys!

I won’t pretend it wasn’t a shock, or that I spent a little while having a mini panic attack, because when you’re used to something like that and it changes it isn’t a small feeling. However more than anything we just want a happy and healthy little baby, and I know that G is going to adore his little brother! And at least I (sort of) know what to do with a boy, in theory anyway!

The only problem….deciding on names! We always found boys names harder to agree on, but I’m sure we’ll have a lot of fun over the coming weeks deciding what to name our precious little superman! 

Has anyone else ever had one when expecting the other? Has anyone actually given birth and got a “different” one?

Mrs H xxx

27 weeks and Time for an update!

I’ve not been a regular bump updated here. As many of you will be aware 2nd pregnancies don’t come with theluxury of time and relaxation, the kids that have come first are still selfishly needing to be fed, bathed and entertained. Little sods ;) 

I wasn’t as in to blogging while I was pregnant with G so I missed out on writing regular updates then too. It’s a shame because it would have been nice to reflect and look back on both pregnancies. 

But an unexplained bleed has me laying in a hospital bed for the night to be monitored (all seems fine and baby “Bob” is still dancing around happily) but I’ve found myself with a lot of quiet time, so it’s the perfect time for a bump update!

This is the last week of my second trimester, and I’m happy and relieved to say I have been so lucky to enjoy it as much as I did first time round. I do not take for granted just how much I enjoy pregnancy as I know many others don’t.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s tiring! So much more tiring than the first time. But I’ve been incredibly lucky that I’ve not had any excessive sickness, the heartburn has gone for now and generally I’m in good health (hospital aside!)

I’m usually very body conscious, worried about being over weight and how I look in clothes. But as my problem area is my stomach, being pregnant makes me so much happier and confident in how I look and what I’ll wear. I’m really going miss my bump when it’s goes! I’d still like to get rid of the extra chin I have and reduce the arm flab a little, but generally being pregnant is when I’m most happy with my body. Which is good really considering the wonderful things it’s doing (and it’s impressive size – comparison to a small house I’d say!!)

We’ve not really got anything ready for the baby other than left over stuff from G, and wasn’t in any rush to get stuff as there’s still potentially 13 weeks to go. But this little hospital stay has triggered me into thinking more seriously about what needs to be sorted and what we need to get ready. 

I’m also a bit of a last minute Larry, time flies by and despite my best efforts (endless lists!) it always ends in a last minute rush, so starting to pick things up here and there and get stuff ready couldn’t hurt. 

We’ve already moved G into his new big boys room, which after a rocky start seems to be improving fingers crossed! So the nursery is now mostly free to use as a storage room for things. We’re keeping it the same yellow colour and using the same furniture so in that sense the room is ready, but that’s not really helpful seeing as she won’t be using it for a few months! 
Sorting out a crib etc will need to be pretty high up on the list.
It would also be useful to start picking up things here and there to spread the cost. Buying an extra pack of pants, or even some breast pads whilst doing the usual shop won’t make much of a difference and will mean things get bought as we go. I’ll make sure I have a check list to tick off of course! 
We’re you nice and organised when having your children? Was there anything big that you forgot about? 

Mrs H xxx

20 Weeks – Going for The Scan 

 

Team #WonderWoman or #Superman
  

Today is our 20 week scan! I can’t quite believe half of my pregnancy has gone already. Especially as the first trimester felt so long. But 20 weeks have gone and i’m sure the next 20 weeks will fly by just as fast.
 

The last few weeks we’ve been asking G whether he thinks the baby will be a girl or a boy. His answer is always the same. A baby girl. Named Bob! My nephew is equally convinced that it’s a boy, and that it’s called Rosie! I think the pair have them may have got their wires crossed somewhere.
 

In order to put them both (and us) out of suspense we’re going to find out whether SuperBaby #2 is going to be a little Superman or WonderWoman.
 

We found out with G at 20 weeks what sex he was. We are not the most patient of people anyway, so the idea of waiting until the baby arrived was not one we were keen on, and this time round we feel no different. Also the numbers of boys v girls in the family, mostly on Mr H’s side, has a very low ‘girl count’ so i don’t think any of us could wait that long to find out!
 
So fingers crossed, by this afternoon, and assuming that our little superhero and sidekick cooperates, we’ll be letting you all know #Superman or #WonderWoman!

Last night Mr H and I had a good laugh testing out the old wives tales. With G it was pretty 50/50 (as these things are!) but the Chinese calendar and the ring test were right…this time they say opposite things! It’s was funny remembering them from last time and trying then again. 
They reckon the most reliable is a Mum’s gut feeling…I was sure G was a girl! And this time I just don’t have one which is strange. I’ve always said I just see boys in our future though. 

fun guessing with #babyherniman2
Either way all we really want is a happy and healthy baby of course, boy or girl doesn’t matter. It’s just been fun guessing :) 
Leave your guesses in the comments, or on the Instagram pics and hopefully by the end of today you’ll find out if you were right!

Mrs H xxx