Just eight months after welcoming her first child and gorgeous baby girl, Tullulah, with husband and AFL star Buddy Franklin, news broke Jesinta Franklin was already pregnant with her second child.
We were delighted when the model confirmed the speculation was true during an Instagram live session with Vida Glow founder Anna Lahey, revealing she was 18 weeks along.
"It was a very big surprise for us. Tullulah will be getting a sibling at the end of March next year so she will have just turned one," she explained.
''I'll have a 13-month and a newborn, which was very daunting at first."
Despite taking four years to fall pregnant with Tullulah, Jesinta admitted the second time around was much easier with the couple finding out they were expecting just a week after Buddy travelled up to Queensland to be in the AFL hub.
"It was very hard to conceive the first time with Tullulah, and for this [pregnancy] to be such an unplanned surprise is a blessing," she said.
"I had the moment that I wish for with Tullulah, where you pee on a stick and it's such a surprise and it's very exciting," she added, alluding to her past fertility struggles.
Opening up about motherhood recently, the 29-year-old told Body & Soul she was embracing the wild ride.
"The highs are high and the lows are low, but I just love being Tullulah's mum," she explained.
"Now that we've got the sleep under control, it's so much more enjoyable. It's changed my life. There was a point at its worst when I didn't know what day it was or if I'd had a shower. Also, we were living under AFL protocols for five months, so I didn't have any family support. Being a new mum is isolating enough without [the added pressure of] a pandemic," she added.
As we await the arrival of her second bub, we're rounding up her best bump photos (again).
And, in the process we've notice a very particular fashion trend on the model mum who's regularly donning flowy maxi dresses with balloon sleeves. Consider it our new summer aesthetic - pregnant or not.
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