Real­ity TV faves Polly and Waz welcome their first daugh­ter

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Del­i­cate and tiny she may be, but lit­tle Scot­land Jones is al­ready win­ning hearts.

The doll-like baby with a scrap of dark hair has com­pletely en­tranced her big brother Hud­son, who wasn’t so keen to share his mum, The Block’s Polly Jones, in the months lead­ing up to his sis­ter’s ar­rival.

“He was hit­ting me in the belly,” laughs Polly, who won the reno show in 2011 along­side hus­band Waz. “As soon as she ar­rived, Hud­son was hug­ging her and be­came very pro­tec­tive. He brought in a blan­ket for her in the hos­pi­tal and wanted to kiss and smother her with love. His kiss is a head­butt, but he can’t get enough of her.”

Polly, who suf­fered from post­par­tum de­pres­sion af­ter er Hud­son’s birth, says she’s a more re­laxed mum this time round, nd, but freely ad­mits she finds it “chaotic, haotic, re­lent­less and chal­leng­ing” ” – and hates breast­feed­ing!

“Of course, I love them both,” oth,” ex­plains Polly, who’s also jug­gling a move from Cen­tral ral Coast to Mit­tagong to al­low w her hubby Waz to learn how w to make fine fur­ni­ture – a life­time pas­sion.

“[But] I hate breast­feed­ing. I don’t find it this mag­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence it’s cracked up to be. When I had Hud­son, I felt like I’d lost con­trol of any­thing and ev­ery­thing. Later, I dis­cov­ered you get free­dom with a bot­tle.

“My new mantra is if it’s not right for mum, it’s not right for baby,” says Polly, 31, who wants other new moth­ers to know it’s OK not to fit the mould of the per­fect par­ent. “War­wick [Waz] is an amaz­ing sup­port, but as the mum there’s a lot of pres­sure.”

Waz, also 34, says while they both de­cided to wait un­til the C-sec­tion birth to find out their baby’s sex, the cou­ple felt it was a girl from early in the preg­nancy.

Like Hud­son, Waz fell un­der Scot­land’s spell im­me­di­ately. The dot­ing dad re­veals he cried tears of joy when he was handed her, and an in­stant dad­dy­daugh­ter pro­tec­tive bond kicked in. “I fell hope­lessly in love,” he says, smil­ing.

The pair won The Block in 2011.

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