If there's one thing that puts us all on a level playing field it's becoming a mum for the first time, everything else - work, sleep, sanity - goes out of the window. When I was handed our first daughter, Phoebe, I was terrified. This tiny bundle seemed so small and helpless and it was down to me and Vernon to take care of her every need when between us we couldn't change a nappy.
This book is the story of my journey into motherhood. From the shock and excitement of the positive pregnancy test to trying to look 'stylish' when I couldn't even see my feet, the overwhelming emotion of having our beautiful baby and the horror to come of not sleeping properly for over three years. And then deciding to do it all over again!
I do hope that by sharing my story you will have a better idea of what to expect, pick up a few tips and gain a little reassurance that even if the journey is rocky at times (as ours was!) we all become brilliant mums...eventually.
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Born in Stockport, Tess is the co-host of Strictly Come Dancing. She has worked on several successful TV shows from Singled Out to SMTV Live. Tess opened the Royal Variety Performance in 2008 and co-hosts Children in Need. In 2007 Tess and her husband Vernon Kay presented Just The Two of Us together. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Phoebe and Amber.