Instagram star Talia Oatway is married to Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers, and is mama to three children, Siennah, 8, Romeo, 1, and new baby Maddox, who’s about to turn three months old. She is also currently on MTV’s Geordie OGs and has filmed series 1,2,3 and 4. We caught up with Talia Oatway to find out how she’s getting on with her new baba, and what it’s like being a mother to three children.
What’s it like being a mama of three children?
I became a mum at such a young age. Siennah and Romeo have a big gap between them, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. However, I enjoyed a lot of time with her one on one, so, I do worry about balancing out my time around three kids.
There’s an age gap of around 8/9 years between your two oldest children? What are the advantages, disadvantages of having siblings so far apart?
I think the advantage is the fact that Siennah is like having another mum around the house, she absolutely adores Romeo. The disadvantages are that they are totally into different things. I know when Romeo gets a bit bigger and wants to go to soft play etc, Siennah will think it’s babyish.
How did your third pregnancy compare to your previous experiences?
I absolutely loved being pregnant. My last pregnancy was my calmest but also, I found I felt so tired, as I had Romeo and Siennah to care for. I think with Siennah, I was able to sleep so much and with Romeo I did too, but third time round that wasn’t possible!
How did you find pregnancy during lockdown?
I actually enjoyed pregnancy in lockdown, I could wear my PJs every day and not worry.
Do you change your skincare routine while pregnant?
I didn’t put anything on my skin when pregnant really, only because I have had pregnancy spots really bad with Romeo.
Why do you love your Stokke Xplory X and why would you recommend it as the ultimate stroller?
I think Stokke is such a lovely brand, I’ve used a few of their products, and I just think the quality of everything is amazing. I also think Stokke’s products are so beautiful looking. I absolutely love my pram; people always compliment it. Our first outing will be to the park or the beach as we love taking the kids there!
Do you have any other favourite Stokke products?
The Stokke Sleepi. It has wheels so I can pull it around from room to room and move it downstairs or up easily.
What’s your go-to style for a bump?
I absolutely loved wearing maternity leggings and Aaron’s T-shirts, LOL!
Tell us a bit about Maddox’s birth?
Maddox birth was the worst out of the 3. It was very traumatic, I had an emergency section and his heart dropped for 30mins. I honestly thought I was losing my baby.
How are you feeling mentally after the experience?
If I am totally honest it hit me hard. I wake up a lot at night checking he’s ok still and he’s 12 weeks.
What three pieces of wisdom will you hand down to your children?
To always be themselves, I want them to know they will be loved no matter what, for who they are.
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