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Grace Mongey has been blessed with the arrival of her second child with partner Chris Gernon. 

The blogger announced the arrival of her son yesterday, after delivering at the Coombe hospital. 

The now mum-of-two got to return home today, and took to her story to give some details about her birth experience. 

'We are home. We're home the past hour or so, I've just been lying on the couch feeding.'

'He feeds a lot, like literally does not stop feeding. He was born  9lbs 7oz so quite a big hefty boy.'

'I'll go into labour another time, it was perfectly fine, everything was going great until the last hour.'

'It was very stressful, I was down for a section, didn't need a section in the end but it was quite a stressful time.'

'I can't believe we have a little boy. When he was born no one said anything and I was like "Chris what is it?2 and he was like "a boy," and he is absolutely delighted.

'He is absolutely perfect, I can't believe he's here.'

The now mum of two was induced in the Coombe on Saturday. 

She arrived to the hospital in the morning for her induction, before going home for a few hours due to long waiting times. 

She later returned that afternoon to have her waters broken. 

Grace announced the arrival of her little boy, Hayden James, via a sweet Instagram post, depicting the bundle of joy in his cot through a Polaroid photo. 

'And just like that, our world is complete,' she wrote.

'Our beautiful baby son entered this world at 11:31pm. Hayden James you are everything and more, they say your heart doubles in size, well mine just quadrupled!'

'He couldn’t be any more perfect.'

Hayden James is the blogger's second child, following the birth of her first daughter Sienna in September of 2016.

Grace made headlines at the time for documenting every aspect of her labour with Sienna live on Snapchat.

From experiencing contractions in the car to receiving an epidural, Grace left nothing out when it came to giving her followers an insight into the birth. 

Back in December, Grace then shared that she was pregnant for the second time. 

Getting creative with her announcement, she uploaded a series of snaps with her daughter Sienna, and captioned the post 'Christmas came early for Sienna this year,' as the tot opened the gift of a top which read 'big sister.'

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With her genuine approach to blogging, Grace Mongey has gained a following of more than 100k on Instagram. 

Since the birth of her baby daughter Sienna, the beauty, lifestyle and travel blogger has chosen to get real about motherhood and isn't afraid to share some of the struggles she's encountered along the way. 

As she is just back from her summer break in Marbella, we have asked the makeup artist about her food habits.  


Never been happier #Family #MyGirl #SiennaHarper 

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What is your typical weekday breakfast?  

I love to mix it up at breakfast time. My favourites would have to be a slim bagel, smoked salmon and a poached egg, or some fruit with Greek style yoghurt and maybe some muesli too.

A coffee is always a must on the side! 

What do you usually have for dinner?

I generally would mix up the type of dinners I make but all would consist of meat, vegetables and a small portion of carbs.

Carbs like sweet potatoes, quinoa or butternut squash are always a hit. 

Is it different at the weekend?

Yes it can be for sure, it's a lot easier I find to fall off the bandwagon at the weekends and get a takeaway or indulge a little bit more.

I try to be as healthy as possible but we're all allowed a treat! We will cook something nice like Mexican food, fajitas are always a winner! 

I love to nibble on things like crackers and cheese, meats and hummus. 


The most incredible lunch. Buckwheat Pancakes #Yum #London #Lunch

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Do you snack during the day?

Of course, I always try to include as much protein as possible. My trainer recommends that so I'd have a protein shake with a banana, almond butter and milk. It's so nice, it's like a peanut butter milkshake!

Otherwise I'd have Greek style yoghurt with berries or some nuts.

What would be your ideal food day?

Cheese! Anything with cheese and more cheese! With bacon or bread. All the good stuff! 

What is your favourite dessert? 

Ohhh definitely a warm chocolate brownie and ice cream!

What is your favourite meal of the day? 

I would have to say breakfast. There are so many different things you can have for breakfast. Having a big breakfast or going out for brunch, I love both. 

Your favourite restaurant in Dublin/Ireland/the world? 

That's a really tough question! I don't know if I have a favourite because I love to try new places all of the time.

A great brunch spot though would be Noah&Co. in Liffey Valley. The food is delish.

The best brunch place in Dublin?

We love HQ on Grand Canal, that's gorgeous!! 

Any “food pet peeves”?

Mine would have to be when people automatically say they don't like something when they haven't tried it!

I'm one to try before I decide whether or not I like it. 

What food would you not eat for the whole world?

I hate ginger! It makes me feel ill even thinking about it…

What can we always find in your fridge?

Cheese, milk, yoghurt, oh and eggs!

You have friends over for dinner, what do you cook for them?

I love to cook and I have a few favourites. 

I would go for spaghetti bolognese, I love spaghetti.A stir fry either, my Mam says they are the best! I do a really nice chicken satay as well. Any of those I'd say! 

Do you find it hard to eat a healthy diet on a daily basis?

If I stay in 'the zone' I am totally fine, keeping up with workouts and eating healthy each week but it's when I fall off the bandwagon like I would have on my holidays, I find it really hard to get back on track!

I'm an 80/20 kind of girl though, so I do my best to eat healthy and work out as much as possible but I love some treats or cheat meals too. 

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cheese! Any type, cheese boards with all the trimmings, olives, meats and grapes.

Cheese on top of cheese on top of cheese!!


Huge congratulations are in order as Grace Mongey aka blogger Faces By Grace has announced her engagement to long-term boyfriend Chris Gernon.

Her fiancé popped the question at her dad’s favourite spot along the pier.

Grace’s sister captured the monumental moment on camera, and the photos are just too cute.

The blogger looks completely shell-shocked in the moving snaps, “He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! Actually can’t believe it, still shaking!”

She gushed: “I’m the happiest girl right now and I love you so so much Chris. Thanks for making my dreams come through and for being so thoughtful.”

Grace’s dad passed away from cancer nine years ago so the spot Chris chose is extremely meaningful.

Their daughter Sienna was even there to witness the magical moment.

“I am yours forever and I can’t wait to be your wife! I still can’t quite believe it, you’ve made me happier than I’ve ever been! In such a happy buzz and can’t stop looking at my hand! Is this real?” she shared.


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Grace showed off her dazzling engagement on Instagram and it is absolutely gorgeous. “There she is in all her glory! The most beautiful ring I’ve ever seen and exactly what I would have picked!”

“I’m so overwhelmed and love it so much!” she added.

We are delighted for Grace. What an incredible time for her!