Honest mum praised after admitting she's scared she won't love second child as much as first

we love 10/01/2019

Popular Youtuber and mum Louise Pentland (SprinkleOfGlitter) has been praised around the world for her recent honesty. 

Louise is now a mum of two. A seven year old named Darcy and an 11 month old named Pearl. And as her youngest daughter's first birthday fast approached, Louise took some time on Instagram to open up about her stresses and get a big confession off of her chest.

Louise wrote: "I'm thinking a lot about this time last year at the moment. Pearl was due Jan 1st so every day was potentially my last as the 'Mummy & Darcy Team'.

"I was really anxious that I wouldn't be able to love Pearl the same way I love Darcy, who feels just so so special to me."

She continued: "I didn't want to talk about that much because I felt pregnant women were supposed to instantly gush with love for their growing babe and I was still fearful. Anyone else felt that?

"Pearl was cosy in there and didn't pop out until the 14th and mine and Darcy's team got a brand new member.

"Thankfully, a mother's heart is pretty cool because it doesn't half with a new child but doubles instead.

"Essentially, and I hope you don't mind the bluntness here - it's OK to be scared s***less that you might be a crap mum, your heart will surprise you."

Louise's followers praised her for being so open, with comments including: "Such an important sentiment to share!" and: "You're doing a fantastic job and it's great you've had the courage to speak about it."

The post also led others to speak about similar feelings they'd experienced.

One mother wrote: "I hated my pregnancy, I felt no bond with my baby and I was terrified to say it out loud.