Edwina Bartholomew's 'marvellous' night away from baby Molly

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She welcomed her first child a year ago and now Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew is reflecting on 12 months of being mum to her gorgeous daughter, Molly.

The Channel Seven weather presenter opened up in an op-ed for The Daily Telegraph about the highs and lows of parenting during such an unprecedented year as 2020.

Edwina Bartholomew has opened up about her 'marvellous' night away from baby Molly. Photo: Instagram/edwina_b.
Edwina Bartholomew has opened up about her 'marvellous' night away from baby Molly. Photo: Instagram/edwina_b.

“We’ve ticked off a lot of firsts in 2020; first smile, first tooth, first word, first roll, first solids, first global pandemic,” Eddy wrote.

“In many ways it was the perfect time to have a baby,” she added.

She went on to explain that, without the mandatory COVID-19 lockdown that forced everyone to bunker down at home, her maternity leave would’ve been “rushed and over-committed.”

Instead, the new mum and her husband, Neil Varcoe, were able to slow down and make the most of that precious first year with their bub.

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Eddy also touched on the guilt that some parents feel about needing time out from the 24/7 demands of looking after a child.

“Being a parent can be suffocating sometimes, no time to yourself and the door to the loo always open,” she wrote.

But when she took the plunge and had a night without Molly, the world didn’t end — in fact, quite the opposite.

“I’ve had one night away from her this year and I’m not ashamed to say it was marvellous,” she revealed, adding that she did find herself scrolling through cute photos and videos of her little girl at the end of the evening.

Eddy and her husband, Neil Varcoe, with their one-year-old daughter, Molly. Photo: Instagram/edwina_b.
Eddy and her husband, Neil Varcoe, with their one-year-old daughter, Molly. Photo: Instagram/edwina_b.

Meet Molly

TV presenter Eddy and her husband Neil — who were married in April 2018 — welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on December 19, 2019.

The mum-to-be was impatiently awaiting the arrival of the third member of her family after revealing she was overdue on Instagram.

Eddy revealed she was expecting on Sunrise in April, leaving co-host David Kosh flabbergast and visibly moved.

It was a rough ride for Eddy in the months leading up to Molly’s birth when she found herself at the centre of a Twitter scandal after her tweet about Nine reporter Seb Costello triggered a flurry of legal talk back in September.

The matter has since been settled with Eddy paying a reported $20,000 in damages to the reporter which Nine later confirmed was actually paid to the Alannah and Madeline Foundation against online bullying.

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