‘Below Deck Med’: Hannah Ferrier Shares How Yachting Prepped Her for Motherhood
Hannah Ferrier from Below Deck Mediterranean shared another glowing pregnancy photo and thanked fans for sending well wishes. She also recently dished about how being a yachtie prepared her for the rigors of motherhood.
“Hi guys!!! I just wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all the warm wishes, comments and direct messages,” Ferrier shared on Instagram. “I am 5 months pregnant and due late October and literally keep bursting into tears sporadically from happiness!!!
“It’s something I have wanted since I was a little girl and I really feel like all my dreams are coming true at once,” she continued. “Thank you guys so much for the love and support. Below Deck Med has been an amazing journey for me and I got so much out of it – including all of you guys!! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart 💗💗💗.” She also revealed that she’s more than ready for motherhood too.
She’s had plenty of baby training practice
Ferrier told Bravo’s The Daily Dish that her mother used to own a childcare facility and she helped out when she was younger. “I changed many, many nappies. [My mom is] a Montessori early development childcare teacher, so I learned a lot from her,” she said. “They say it takes a village, and I’ve got my village ready.”
She already knows what kind of a baby shower she wants (or doesn’t want). Ferrier doesn’t want the traditional baby shower with just women. But rather she’d like to invite all of her friends.
“We’re just gonna have like a massive barbecue,” she dished. “I said to my girlfriend the other day, I’m like, ‘As long as there’s none of those games where you have to pin the penis on the donkey.’ She’s like, ‘Hannah, that’s a bachelorette party.’ Definitely don’t let me plan your baby shower, basically! No games, none of that sort of stuff. It’ll just be nice to get together.”
Yachting prepared her for motherhood
Ferrier said the endless hours of work on superyachts was the perfect way to prep for long sleepless nights. “People are like, ‘Oh, it’s the hardest thing, and you’ll be so sleep deprived.’ I’m like, I just cannot see it being any harder or any more sleep-deprived than a season of Below Deck Med, that’s for sure,” she shared.
“If you ever want training to be a mother, then you should probably go and work on a superyacht for a few years, because I think it’ll be a walk in the park compared to that,” Ferrier added.
She also hopes that motherhood won’t completely alter her lifestyle. “I lived in France for many, many years where they just incorporate their children into their social life, and I think it’s good for kids to get used to being out at restaurants and a social life and all that sort of stuff,” she said. “We’ve got a big backyard now, so I’m sure we’ll be doing lots of entertaining.”
But for now, she’s still fielding the neverending hormones (and emotions) from pregnancy. She dealt with morning sickness at first too. “I’m feeling a lot better now. I think adjusting to your hormones and the world being in a pandemic at the same time is a little interesting,” she shared.