Sarah-Jane Crawford revealed she is pregnant with her second child. She and her football manager partner Brian Barry-Murphy, 42, will be welcoming their second baby in the autumn.
Just days before she turned 40, she exclusively revealed to HELLO! That she is having another baby.
“It’s one of those things that’s a little bit surreal.
“I never thought I’d have one baby, let alone two.”
Sarah-Jane and her boyfriend already have a daughter named Summer, who will turn one in August.
Before Crawford got pregnant with her daughter, she suffered a miscarriage and was advised she may need IVF to have children. Luckily, she didn’t have to go through and was able to conceive safely.
Sarah-Jane’s children will only be 16-month apart, but she is up for the challenge of having two youngsters so close together in age.
“People say, ‘Oh, brilliant, our kids grew up together, they’re best friends. So I think there are many practical reasons and emotional reasons, in terms of siblings, why it’s good.
“But I don’t think I’ve necessarily had the luxury to think, ‘You know what, I’ll space them out a bit’.”
“We find it hard to accept that we have evolved as a human race in so many ways – women are now more educated than ever before, we have impressive careers.
“But ultimately, what hasn’t changed is that there will come a day, on average, in your 40s, where you can’t have any more children. And that’s just the fact of the matter.”
Moreover, Sarah, a vegan, mentioned that she had been craving meat during her pregnancy. However, she is determined not to give in.
“The worst thing is, sometimes people will go, ‘Oh, listen to your body. You obviously need the meat if you’re craving it.”
“But I know it would make me so ill to just suddenly start eating meat. I haven’t touched meat in six years!”
Sarah and her boyfriend are all excited to introduce their little one to big sister Summer. She also shared the news of joy on her Instagram handle.
Meanwhile, Sarah-Jane's partner Brian also has a daughter from his past relationship.