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Thursday 21 August 2014

I won't try to be perfect mum - Carly

CARLY Cole said she will not try to be "the perfect mum" second time round after giving birth to son Harrison.

The wife of Liverpool footballer Joe Cole gave birth last month and said she loves being a mum to two-and-a-half-year-old Ruby and the new arrival -- already known as Harry.

She told Hello! Magazine: "Sometimes I wake up and I still can't quite believe it, that I have these two beautiful children."

She added: "Joe said when he was born, he took one look at him and thought, 'You're going to be able to take care of yourself just fine'. He's so strong, as soon as he came out he was trying to lift his little head.

Cole admitted to hiring a sleep expert to help after a string of sleepless nights with Ruby, saying: "With Ruby, I was so desperate to be the perfect mum, I ended up getting so stressed and slipping into bad habits and that wasn't good for any of us."

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