Wednesday 28 September 2016

Karen Koster 'taking a break' from being pregnant after baby number two

Published 14/03/2016 | 07:49

Karen Koster spotted with her new baby boy Finn and mother Brenda at Today FM, Dublin
Karen Koster spotted with her new baby boy Finn and mother Brenda at Today FM, Dublin
Karen Koster at the TVNow Awards in 2008
Karen Koster and John McGuire
Pantoland: Karen Koster is heading to the panto

Karen Koster has showed off her adorable new baby as he made his television debut on Saturday AM.

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The Xpose presenter gave birth to John James, her second baby with John Maguire, two weeks ago but is already back on the small screen.

Described as "our youngest guest to date", the tiny baby looked perfectly at ease on set.

He was held by presenter Simon Delaney as Koster told Anna Daly about two-time motherhood.

Karen Koster shared an intimate snap of her family as she prepared to welcome a second child Instagram @KKoster
Karen Koster shared an intimate snap of her family as she prepared to welcome a second child Instagram @KKoster

The 34-year-old Dubliner said that she's going to take a break from being pregnant for a while, after having two babies in quick succession.

Koster announced that she was expecting again last October, shortly after returning to the popular showbiz programme from her maternity leave.

"I've been pregnant for two years. I'm taking a break," she said.

Koster already has a baby boy named Finn, who's 14 months old. She said that he was adjusting well to the new addition to the family but that she's had to monitor his over-enthusiastic patting of the baby.

Pantoland: Karen Koster is heading to the panto
Pantoland: Karen Koster is heading to the panto

Having been through it all before has also made it easier to adjust to having a new-born in the house, she added. "The second time is so different. I'm so relaxed. The fear factor is gone," she said.

"It's so different to having Finn 14 months ago. So far, so good. He's a great little boy."

Koster and Maguire welcomed baby John on February 29 last.

She went on to say how the labour was even easier as she knew what to expect.

Karen Koster and John McGuire
Karen Koster and John McGuire

"It's familiar territory," she said. "I can even feel myself getting back to my old self quicker."

She also confirmed that she expects to be back on Xpose in September, as she plans to take nearly seven months maternity leave.

Koster said that she loves watching Xpose when she's off as it makes her feel like she's "still in the loop" during her leave.

"I never feel that cut off from work," she said.

She added that she and her fellow Xpose pals have a WhatsApp group so she can see what everyone's up to and it's easier to stay in touch.

Meanwhile, Saturday AM presenter Simon Delaney revealed he is expecting his fourth child in May - and that he and wife Lisa were having a little boy.

As he snuggled up to baby James, admiring the cute tot, Delaney remarked how you "forget how small they are".

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