It wasn’t Snez’s first baby, but we wanted to know how the mum to 12-year-old Eve was coping with a newborn and what she noticed had changed in the time since she’d been putting on nappies.
The mum-of-two told us everything she remembered, the couple of things she forgot, and how Sam and Eve are adjusting to their new roles.
It’s been 12 years since you had Eve. How are you finding having a baby the second time around?
Having another baby is fantastic and I feel I’m a lot more confident and relaxed the second time around. The challenge is that being a fair bit older I need to stay on top of my nutrition and exercise more closely in order to keep my energy levels up so I can run around after both girls on little sleep.
I also have two kids now not one. Having realistic expectations and not over-committing are my rules. Sam is a brilliant help too that I never had before.
Is there anything you forgot about mothering newborns?
Most things came flooding back to me that very first night we had little Willow beside us, a night of sleeplessness. However, what I did forget was how long it takes to duck into the supermarket with a baby. What once took five minute now takes an hour. Eeeek.