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The truth about having a second child

March 30, 2018

The truth about having a second child

Katie shares with us her story on what it's really like to have a second child.

Mummy blogger and fashion lover Katie Rose Decoeli from a small village in Nova Scotia began writing as a passion which then turned into a lifestyle blog covering everything a young mum loves. Now a mum of two, here she tells us her experiences of having a second child.  

You hear transitioning to two children is hard. Everyone says it. You go from loving on one little human and getting to still have half of your life, to splitting your time up between two still needy human beings. But nothing great comes easy, right?  

After the birth of our daughter Poppy, four months ago, life yes for sure has been hectic and hard, but after hearing how life changing the second is, I don't find it has been so negative. Maybe I psyched my self out for the worst? But, the only thing that does suffer is my relationship to my husband. The thing is though, these days are numbered and Rob and I have a lifetime together. So to take a step back from each other to put our kids first for these next few years means we will in return be so much stronger.  

Another thing that surprised me after Poppy is how much the same I am doing things this time around. I am much more relaxed with her and in return, she has become such a chill baby. But, I still do things with her that I swore I would never do because they didn't work for Aubrey. I co-sleep, I let her fall asleep feeding, I haven't done near enough tummy time, and she does end up staying in her car seat for those good long naps. Does that make me a bad Mom? No.  

The thing is, have a second creates an everlasting best friend for their sibling. That is something you can never take away from them. The bond that my two kids share at only four months in, is nothing that I could imagine. Poppy's eyes are glued on Aubrey and his on her. They cuddle, they kiss, they laugh at each other and the soon will play. So, yeah! Two can be really hard when you start off but it is totally worth it. 

Read more and follow Katie's blog at wildrosebuds.com

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Size Guide Clothing


Unsure what size to buy? Mayarya offers an array of style solutions to suit your changing shape. From cleverly designed maternity friendly but not maternity only dresses with discreet nursing access to maternity pants with stretchy elasticated waistbands that can adjust to your post-partum shape too.

Find out what styles work for your stage of pregnancy and beyond!

How does Mayarya sizing work?

Mayarya follows international sizing standard. We take every effort to keep our sizing true and consistent and we want you to be able to wear the same size across all garment types in Mayarya. However, there will be occasional variations in the fit of some products depending on the style and fabric.

How does the size guide work?

The first step to determine which size to buy is by measuring your body size. Before you start measuring, remember to use non-stretchable tape and to keep the tape close to your body without depressing it. We aligned our products to the body measurements of the International Sizing Chart.

  • For Tops and Dresses, please measure your bust. Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your chest (at nipple level).
  • For Bottoms, please measure your under belly or under hip. Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your hips and just below your bump.

Please see our 'Mayarya Clothing Size Guide' below for more details:

  • CM
  • INCH

Please Note:

  • Our measurements indicate the maximum size within a range. For example, if your bust measurement is 89cm (35 inch), and under belly measurement is 95cm (37 1/2 inch), then you would wear a size S
  • Our model's average measurements during pregnancy: Waist (98cm / 38.5 inch) - Bust (90cm / 35.4 inch) - Hip (95cm / 37.4 inch) - Height (175cm / 5'8 inch)
  • Our model's average measurements not pregnant: Waist (68cm / 26.8 inch) - Bust (90cm / 35.4 inch) - Hip (95cm / 37.4 inch) - Height (175cm / 5'8 inch)
  • Our model wears size S for tops, dresses and bottoms



Bottoms are one of the first items you realize your belly started growing! At Mayarya, we have under belly and over belly styles to accommodate your style and comfort needs.

Under Belly Pants, Treggings and Leggings

They sit below your growing bump and are particularly great during warmer seasons as it means less layers for your bump. A great solution for women with very sensitive skin as it does not cover your belly. Mayarya's under the belly pants look much like regular pants with stretchy, elasticized waistband so you can continue wearing them post-pregnancy too!

Over Belly Pants and Leggings

They are particularly great if you want some support around your belly. We choose breathable and stretchy fabric so it will not restrict the growth of your baby. You can fold them down during the early stage of pregnancy, roll up during 2nd and 3rd trimesters and roll/fold them down post-pregnancy.

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Over Belly Treggings
Front Twisted Maternity and Nursing Dress



Our dresses and tops are designed for both pregnant and non-pregnant women in mind so you can wear them seamlessly post-pregnancy.

You can select your size according to your pre-pregnancy size since our clothes are designed to fit from your first trimester to your third trimester. 

Our smart design allows more room around your belly during pregnancy but falls down nicely on your body after pregnancy.

If you have gained more than the average pregnancy weight according to your doctor, you could go one size up from your pre-pregnancy size. If you are between two sizes, we recommend you pick the larger of two sizes.

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