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The truth about going from one child to two: ‘relentless, magical, repetitive, exhausting’


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by Dominique McMullan
08th Dec 2021

Read time: 6 mins

Dominique McMullan on going from being a mother of 1 to a mother of 2

In this honest, tender (and funny) piece, Dominique McMullan writes about reality of going from being a mum-of-one to a mum-of-two

Just over two months ago I had my second son, Freddie. He was born by C-Section in late August. He sits here beside me now, or is rather propped up on a pillow that I have to keep sliding to the right as he lists towards me. He is cooing, panting and playing fistycuffs with the air. He is 9 weeks earthside (or at least he was when I started to write this a month...

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