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EXCLUSIVE: Laura Byrne spills on her and Matty J’s upcoming wedding plans – and reveals she’d love to have another baby!

"As soon as I had her, I was like ‘I’ll have another one!'”

By Erin Doyle
The Bachelor's golden couple Laura Byrne and Matty Johnson's world got a little bigger recently when they welcomed their first child, Marlie-Mae into the world.
And just three weeks after giving birth, Dyson ambassador Laura spoke candidly to Now To Love about how life has changed as a new mum, spilled all about her wedding plans and revealed how the couple's little bundle of joy has made her clucky for another child.
Laura and Matty welcomed little Marlie-Mae three weeks ago. Image: @ladyandacat/ Instagram

Laura on: How life changed in the weeks since giving birth

"The other day was actually three weeks since we had Marlie-Mae. It's been a hell of an adjustment going from super autonomous to being every decision being like 'How do we get out of the house with a baby?' or 'How do we do this?' I haven't really had much time to myself at all in the last three weeks, but it's been wonderful.
"Even when you're pregnant you can go and do whatever you want to, whenever you want to, but then as soon as you have a baby, you also have an identity shift where every decision you make in the morning has to be based around what you are going to do for the both of you. So that's the biggest thing that I've had to get my head around, that you're not thinking for yourself anymore, you're thinking for two people. It's definitely an identity shift."
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Laura on: The best thing about being a new mum

"Honestly, I could stare at her all day, she's amazing. She's the sweetest little thing. For all of the adjustments that need to be made … as soon as I had her, I was like 'I'll have another one!' But yeah, it's been really wonderful and she sleeps through the night really well and I think that everyone that has kids has very different newborn stories.
"I've been very lucky that I have still have been able to leave the house and do things and I don't feel too stressed so she's quite a calm and quiet baby. Earlier this week when we went into Dyson's new Beauty Lab, she slept the whole time I was there getting my hair done. She's just the dreamboat!"
Laura described Marlie-Mae as "the sweetest little thing" and a "dreamboat". Image: @ladyandacat/ Instagram

Laura on: What Matty J is like as a dad

"Matt has done all the nappies. He's on nappy duty. And he's been really good too. Our sleep is really broken at the moment because she has to feed at all hours. But he will get up in the morning, just after her 7am feed and he will take her into the lounge room so I get three or four hours extra to sleep in the morning. He's been amazing. Hopefully his very hands-on approach continues."
Matty J and Laura are couple goals at Dyson's Beauty Lab. Image: supplied

Laura on: Her and Matty J’s wedding plans

"We were actually just talking about it today. We put everything on hold, just while we were having Marlie and we wanted to enjoy having a newborn baby and didn't want to have the stress of trying to plan a wedding straight away, but we definitely know it's going to be next year and we're hoping it will be towards the end of next year, but before it gets too hot. It will be in Australia but probably away from Sydney. I'm actually so excited to plan it. There's been no time to plan a wedding, we've been too busy in our little love bubble with the baby.
"Marlie will be more than one so she'll be walking by then. So we'll definitely have her involved in the wedding in some way, but we have George and Millie as well which is Matt's nephew and niece and also we have my nephew, who is only one now, so we have quite a few babies in our family. So we have to try and include them all in some way. I haven't looked at wedding dresses yet. Honestly, I want to try and fit back into a wedding dress first!"
WATCH: Relive the moment Matty J and Laura met for the first time on The Bachelor. Story continues after video...

Laura on: Her hair and beauty routine

"In regards to my beauty routine, after being pregnant, I think it's really simplified. I don't really use anything that has any harsh chemical products in it anymore. I've been using a lot of Zoe Foster Blake's Go-To skincare brand. She was a big advocate of it during her pregnancy so for me, that's been really great for my skin as well.
"But in regards to hair, Matt actually bought me a Dyson for Christmas and that's how I got on the Dyson bandwagon. It was really quick and easy to use as opposed to my hair dryer, which used to dry the hell out of my hair. And I've been really lucky. Because when you're pregnant, you get really thick hair. So my hair has been the best it's ever been in the last nine months. That's the one upside when you're pregnant. Everything expands but your hair gets thick! It's really nice!"
Laura says her hair has gotten a lot thicker while pregnant. Image: Supplied