How does she do it!? Jennifer Maguire was reunited with her 2fm co-hosts yesterday as she returned to work just TEN weeks after giving birth.
The new mum was back in the studio with Bernard O’Shea and Keith Walsh despite only welcoming daughter Florence Myra three months ago, and has admitted it wasn’t a totally smooth transition.
“It was weird and strange to be honest,” she told Evoke.ie. “It took a while to get back into it and for the first hour I was very conscious I was on the national broadcaster, but I eased back into it – although I literally forgot my own name and now understand what it is when people say ‘baby brain’.”
The Republic of Telly star added that she kept a stash of pictures of her little girl to help her adapt with getting back to the daily grind.
‘I had to refrain from showing the lads 100 baby pictures during the show, but I looked at them during all the ad breaks,” she laughed.
It seemed that Florence didn’t find the situation so funny though – “She was totally p****d off with me when I got home – she knew I was gone and was cranky,” Jennifer admitted.
Before she headed back to the studio, the radio host insisted she was too busy preparing everything to get emotional.
“I spent my time getting everything organised for Lau and pumping to make sure she was fed. I was actually awake most of the night before because I was so worried about the alarm going off and waking Florence up,” she said.
And Jennifer revealed how much of a help husband Lau Zamparelli is with their new tot, as he currently fills the role of stay-at-home dad while they figure out a routine.
Speaking about her freelance actor hubby, she said: “Last week Lau was shooting in Belgium and then he’s got something else in July, so I’ll be roping in my mum to help out.
“We’re used to it, but it’s hard when you’re self-employed and Lau never knows when he’ll be heading off next on a job.
“On the other side of the coin though, it’s amazing that he gets to spend quality time with her.”