For young mum Shilpa, being a mum-of-two is much easier than being a mum-of-one. She shared her experience with us.
Here are the highlights from Shilpa’s vlog about being a mum-of-two:
“It was really scary at first because having my first one I was so not ready, I didn’t know what to do…”
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Read Shilpa’s story:
My name is Shilpa and I became a mum at the age of 19. I have two children and I had both of them before I turned 21.
It was really scary at first because having my first one I was so not ready. I didn’t know what to do and I was so young. I had so much other stuff going on, like my housing, my uni life, my personal life was falling apart, my social life was down the drain. It was just so hectic. So, by the time I was pregnant with my second child, my son was probably seven or eight months at the time. When I found out I was pregnant and it was only before he turned two that I had my daughter. Once I had her it was easy, things sort of fell into place and I was calm.
I knew what to expect because I had already had the first one. But every baby is different and thus when everything else. I just had a different motivation in life because I had two babies. I just needed to be more stronger for both of them, whereas when I had the first one I was a lot more scared. When I had the second one I felt much more stronger, much more willing to get things done.