Pregnancy after baby loss

Our baby gender reveal

A black and white photograph of an iced vanilla cupcake sitting on a pretty floral plate _ with the title "Baking up a storm - our gender reveal video" _ Mrs H's favourite things

I am now 20 weeks pregnant.

I am not entirely sure how that happened.

I have been so anxious and worried about this pregnancy that the weeks since the last scan have passed in a blur.

I do feel like I am finally beginning to relax and enjoy this pregnancy. I have recently made a conscious decision that I need to treasure this amazing time in my life. This pregnancy was longed for. It would be a shame to wish it away because I am filled with doubts and fears.

A black and white photograph of an iced vanilla cupcake sitting on a pretty floral plate _ with the title "Baking up a storm - our gender reveal video" _ Mrs H's favourite things
Having the 20 week scan on Thursday helped me relax. It was a great milestone to reach and it was wonderful to see our baby fidgeting away.

I am always nervous before scans. I worry about the worst case scenario. And I sit in the waiting room sick from nerves and excitement.

Thankfully, the scan went well. Baby is healthy and everything looks as it should do.

And yes, we did find out the gender. Just as we did when I was pregnant with Little Miss H.

I believe that deciding to be told the gender of your baby or not is a very personal choice. Mr H and I were never in any doubt. We wanted to find out if we were going to have another little girl or if we would be welcoming a baby boy into our family.

Baking up a storm – our gender reveal video

So without further ado… here is our gender reveal video. Enjoy! (Please excuse our horrid kitchen).

Did you guess correctly? We are so excited. Eeeek!

Hugs

Lucy

xxxx

A black and white photograph of an iced vanilla cupcake sitting on a pretty floral plate _ with the title "Baking up a storm - our gender reveal video" _ Mrs H's favourite things

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65 Comments

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    Ruth Jayne
    May 27, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Aww congratulations and enjoy all the cuddles x

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      Mrs H
      June 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm

      Thanks so much. There is less than 7 weeks now until my due date. So hopefully I’ll get to have all those cuddles soon. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Secret Mumma!
    March 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Congratulations!!! You get a lot of love from a little boy! I love seeing my girl and boy together! She is like a mini mummy and adores him! Let the good times roll! Cupcakes look great too x

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      Mrs H
      March 23, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Thank you so much. I can’t wait to have cuddles with my baby boy. And I am excited to see him with Little Miss H. I think that she will be a brilliant big sister. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Stephanie
    March 10, 2016 at 8:59 pm

    Oh how exciting! Congratulations, I have 1 boy and 2 girls and I love having my little boy. He is so loving and cuddly.
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      Mrs H
      March 14, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you so much. We are so excited. We wrongly assumed that we couldn’t have boys. So it is such wonderful news. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Everything Mummy
    March 9, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    So exciting Lucy I love your video what a lovely way to announce xx

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      Mrs H
      March 10, 2016 at 7:16 am

      Thanks so much lovely. It is exciting! Squeal. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Julia @ Rainbeaubelle
    March 9, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    What a super cute video! I am so pleased for you lovely, one of each, just like me! I wonder if little Mr H will share a birthday with Flo?! xx #MarvMondays

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    Natalie Ray
    March 8, 2016 at 12:19 am

    That’s so lovely, huge congratulations to you all. I had to watch the video with the sound off because my husband is asleep so I’ll be back to watch it with the sound another day, couldn’t wait to find out your news!x

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      Mrs H
      March 8, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Ha ha! I love the fact that I am not the only person who watches videos on silent in bed at night. Thanks for your lovely comment and I hope that you actually enjoy the video again when you watch it with sound. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    laura dove
    March 7, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Aww congratulations!!! How lovely!! I completely understand your worry about scans, like you I have had miscarriages (fifteen of them) and my second son was stillborn at full term and so our experience of scans has been horrific to say the least. It’s lovely to have such a positive scan experience isn’t it? Congratulations again! #MarvMondays

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      Mrs H
      March 10, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Oh lovely, how terrible. I am so sorry to hear that. Scans can be such a nerve-wracking experience. I wish I could enjoy them as much as other people but I just don’t think that is possible. Thank you for your supportive comment and for your congratulations. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Katy (What Katy Said)
    March 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    Oh Lucy!!!!!! So exciting!! So glad it was a happy scan (even if Mr H missed most of it) and cannot wait to see a baby reveal in a few months!!! Argh!!!!!!!!! xxxx

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    March 7, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Yay!! A little baby boy. I literally couldn’t be more thrilled for you and your beautiful family. One of each is so perfect and I don’t know anyone who deserves this happiness more than you lovely Lucy xxx

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    Erin - Yorkshire Tots
    March 7, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Ohh.. very exciting! What a cute idea for a reveal. I found mine out too – I loved knowing but I understand why people would keep it a surprise as well.

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      Mrs H
      March 7, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Thank you so much. And I am really glad you liked the reveal. Finding out the gender is definitely a very personal decision. But I am so glad that I found out both times. It helps Mr H and I bound with this baby. And this time it is so helpful being able to tell Little Miss H that she is going to have a baby brother. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Tammymum
    March 7, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Oh how exciting congratulations! I’m with you we wanted to know on both our pregnancies too and we had a girl than boy. My girl loves her little brother, it’s so nice. All the best for the best of the pregnancy X #marvmondays

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      Mrs H
      March 7, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Thank you so much. I am so glad to hear that your little girl loves her baby brother. Little Miss H was determined that she wanted a baby sister. But she is slowly adjusting to the idea of a brother. And by finding out the gender, it does really help her to bond with the baby. Thanks for your lovely comment. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Katie LifeonVistaStreet Haydock
    March 6, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 😀 I am so excited!!!!!!!
    Massive congrats and good cooking Mummy xXx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Oh darling, this is the most excited and fab comment ever. It is wonderful news, isn’t it?! I guess that I am pretty good at baking after all. Hee hee. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sarah christie
    March 6, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Congratulations Lucy such wonderful news, I love having my wonderful boys x

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah. I can’t wait to be a mummy of a little baby boy. It is going to be so much fun to have both a boy and a girl. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Kim Carberry
    March 6, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Aww! What a sweet video! I am so pleased for you! Congrats 😀
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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Awwww, thanks so much. I am glad that you liked the video. We are thrilled. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Emma @sophieellaandme
    March 6, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Congratulations! How lovely to have one of each! I’m glad all is well and I hope you’ve had a lovely Mother’s Day x
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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      Happy Mother’s Day to you lovely. We are so excited that we will have one of each. Although, I am not entirely sure what I do with boys. But I am sure that I felt the same when Little Miss H was born. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Sammy
    March 6, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Aw congratulations a baby boy! How exciting! loved the video, such a sweet and unique way to do a gender reveal! xx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks so much lovely. I was very worried that the video was a little corny. But I am really glad you enjoyed it. We are beyond excited. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Honest mum
    March 6, 2016 at 6:02 pm

    Huge congrats darling, so happy for you x

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Thank you so much. We are thrilled. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mini Travellers/Mini Ventures
    March 6, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Love this video Lucy. It’s important to try and relax and enjoy now you’ve hit this wonderful milestone.

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 9:56 pm

      Thanks lovely. I am glad that you liked the video. Reaching this scan does feel like a huge milestone. And I am actually enjoying the pregnancy now and beginning to relax. I will feel even happier once I have passed 24 weeks and then 30 weeks. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    March 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    So thrilled for you Lucy! Lovely video too xx
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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you lovely. We are so excited and I am so thrilled that you like the video. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mandy
    March 6, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Yay! Congratulations guys – so happy for you X

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks gorgeous Mandy. You are so kind. We are thrilled. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Hannah Budding Smiles
    March 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Huge congratulations! So happy for you, they’re a lot of fun to raise!xd

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:16 pm

      Thanks Hannah. We are so excited but I am a little scared. I know what to do with girls. I don’t know how to look after boys. But I guess that I will find out in 20 weeks (hopefully). I hope that you had a lovely Mother’s Day and are feeling well. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Not A Frumpy Mum
    March 6, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Huge congratulations, such exciting news. Little boys are fantastic, so loving and affectionate and a little bit bonkers! xx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:18 pm

      Thank you so much gorgeous lady. I am so excited. I can’t wait to give our little baby boy cuddles. And they wouldn’t be my child if they weren’t a little bit bonkers. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Notmyyearoff
    March 6, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Aww what a lovely little video, such an amazing time. Congrats to you all once again. Hope you’re doing well cx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks so much lovely. I am so glad you liked the video. It is a little kitsch but I like it. We are so excited and I am sure July will be here before we know it. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Life as Mum
    March 6, 2016 at 10:28 am

    Eeeek. How exciting!! I am 20 weeks tomorrow and i am having a boy too! So many boys going to be born around the same time! Huge congratulations lovely.

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Boys that are being born in July are the best. It is so exciting for both of us. Eeeek! Roll on July. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Ally Mother Under Measure
    March 6, 2016 at 10:23 am

    I guessed wrong! Congratulations lovely xxx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      I guessed incorrectly too, lovely. So you are in good company. But it is so exciting. Eeeek! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Hayley @hayleyfromhome
    March 6, 2016 at 10:15 am

    I’m so pleased for you Lucy and what a sweet video, I hope the cakes were as yummy as they look!! I think boys are always more for their Mummy, mine are all very affectionate even if they are a handful at times. We found boys names so hard, especially with the twins each time we’ve picked out a few and waited until they arrived to choose one. I hope the rest of the pregnancy continues to go as well lovely xxx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

      Thanks for your gorgeous comment Hayley. You are so lovely. I am glad that you liked the video and those cakes were very yummy. Boys names are so hard. We had Little Miss H’s name picked out by 13 weeks. And this baby was going to be Lyra Kristen if they were a girl. But boys names we struggle with. Nothing really jumps out at us. I like your idea of having a few and then waiting until we meet our baby boy. I can’t wait for lots of scrummy baby cuddles with the littlest man in my life. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mummy and monkeys
    March 6, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Oh wow how exciting for you I’m so pleased 🙂 love the video! Xx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:56 pm

      Thanks lovely. We are thrilled and excited too. I am so glad you like the video. I had a blast making it and was pretty pleased with the result. Even if it is a little silly and corny in places. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    A Cornish Mum
    March 6, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I was right 😉 and so very happy for you gorgeous lady!!! You’ve made my eyes leak a bit 😉

    Stevie xxx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Ha ha! Well done for guessing correctly Stevie. I was not right at all. And I thought Little Miss H was going to be a boy. So I am just rubbish at guessing the sex of my own baby. We are so excited though. This little boy will complete our family. Sorry I made your eyes leak a little. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    becky
    March 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Lovely Lucy! I am so excited for you all <3 <3 Big hugs and lots of love XX

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Oh Becky, you are lovely. Thank you so much. It is pretty darn exciting. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Mummy Lala (Laura)
    March 6, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Yey, I actually guessed correctly for a change! That’s brilliant news. Looking forward to more updates and enjoy your shopping!

    Laura x

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comment. How come everyone guessed and I didn’t have a clue? Although, he does treat my tummy like a football, so that should have been a clue. We are so excited and I can’t wait to start shopping. I think I will wait until nearer the time before actually buying anything. But I already have my eye on a hugely cute sleepsuit for Little Mister H’s coming home outfit. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    EmilyandIndiana
    March 6, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Huge congratulations!! What a lovely video, and a wonderful Mother’s Day surprise 🙂 xx

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Awwww, thanks lovely. Happy Mother’s Day to you. I am glad that you liked the video. And we are so thrilled by our exciting news. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Amber
    March 6, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Oh, I was wrong!! I was sure that you would be having another pink one. Enormous congratulations, my lovely – wee boys are so wonderful.

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 11:07 pm

      Oh lovely Amber, I was so sure we were going to have another girl too. But a little boy is super exciting. It is like we have traded. I have the boy this time and you have the girls. I can’t wait for July. It is going to be so exciting. Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Donna
    March 6, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Huge congrats lovely! x

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Donna. We are so excited. Yippee! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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    Lisa (mummascribbles)
    March 6, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Yayyyyyyyyy a little boy! Congrats lovely 🙂 🙂

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      Mrs H
      March 6, 2016 at 11:08 pm

      Oh thanks lovely. It is so exciting. A baby boy. Yay! Hugs Lucy xxxx

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