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Pamela: I'd have liked children at 30 but life didn't work out that way

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CALENDAR GIRL: Pamela Flood at the Coombe launch with Caoimhe Farrell and Tommy Murphy

CALENDAR GIRL: Pamela Flood at the Coombe launch with Caoimhe Farrell and Tommy Murphy

CALENDAR GIRL: Pamela Flood at the Coombe launch with Caoimhe Farrell and Tommy Murphy

Pamela Flood says she would have loved to have had children at 30 – but life didn't work out that way.

The 42-year-old presenter gave birth to her second child, daughter Elsie, last Thursday at the Coombe Hospital.

"I've had people say things like 'did you leave it late because you were a career person?'" she told the Herald.

"It was never my choice to leave it late. I never planned to be having my babies at this age.

"In an ideal world it would have been great having them in my early 30s but life didn't work out for me that way. I mean you do have to meet the right person and have things sorted first.

"You don't have a baby just because you've turned 32. It doesn't work that way.

"It would have been great to have them at a younger age – physically and everything but I'm delighted I've got them now."

Pamela and her husband, restaurateur Ronan Ryan, already have a two-year-old son, Harrison. And she said they were all delighted with the newest addition to the family.

"We're so bloody happy she's here we don't actually care about the tiredness," said Pamela. "It may be an age thing but I'm very much living in the moment.

"I'm not thinking about the future – I'm making no plans. I'm just living in the now.

"Even though the last week has gone in a heartbeat, it doesn't feel like a blur. I'm cherishing every moment."

CONFIDENCE

With her svelte physique, it's hard to believe the slim TV star was pregnant just days ago.

"She was all bump," Pamela said.

"Chasing after a two-year-old is also pretty good exercise and burns a few calories. I didn't deny myself anything during the pregnancy though, I never do."

Pamela admits she found the birth of Elsie easier.

She said: "I knew what to expect. You're going in blind the first time you give birth – you have no idea what the contractions will be like.

"But the second time you have a bit more confidence and are more reassured."

Pamela was talking at the launch of Friends of The Coombe 2014 charity calendar. She said: "It is an honour for me to be able to say thanks to the Coombe by supporting their charity calendar."

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