The mother of three shared her exciting news of expecting baby number four to her 72,000 followers on Facebook and the post went viral, amassing 8.8k reactions and nearly 500 comments.
Mel put up a picture of her youngest child, Indie, crying in her cot with a note attached onto the photograph,
‘We’re sorry we lied, you aren’t our last baby. You have until June 2017 to get used to the idea.
‘Until then we’d appreciate it if you learnt to sleep through the night. I know this may come as a shock . Feel lucky you’re the first to know out of your siblings & everyone else. Though we think they’ll take it better.
‘Thanks for your understanding love and support.’
The news was received warmly by Mel’s fans who offered congratulations on the announcement of baby number four.
Despite the happy news, Mel has battled morning sickness.
In another post she shared, ‘It’s been a long few weeks. I feel like I can say morning sickness doesn’t get any better with the number of babies you have… What’s one more? We’re having number 4. The kids are pumped. [Her husband] Nolan and I are over the moon.’
Many mums have related to Mel’s posts about parenting. She started her blog The Modern Mumma in 2014 and has never been afraid to share how she’s feeling or the realities of being a mum.
She recently shared a deep post about her battle with postnatal depression (PND) after her third child, Indie was born. She was frank about the anxiety and fear she would feel about leaving the house.
The mum was able to get better through seeing a doctor and psychologist, as well as hypnosis to help her feel more in control.
In a recent post she encourages all mums who experience PND to seek help.
“Never ever give up. Life is worth so much more. Don’t be afraid to seek help. Don’t be scared to search for answers. Use hotlines, use the doctors. Do what you can. Even though right now you feel like nothing will ever work. If you try hard enough results will eventually show.
By sharing your story or even sharing this we can slowly break the stigma on perinatal anxiety & depression.”
For help and information about postnatal depression, please head to Panda.
All images sourced from The Modern Mumma Facebook page.