THE first time Hannah Hope gave birth she lost more than a litre of blood and was feeling the effects for weeks.

Thankfully things went more smoothly this time around when she gave birth to her new son Elias on Tuesday at the Gladstone Mater Hospital.

"I'm a lot healthier than last time which is good because I can spend time with my boys now," Hannah said.

But the pregnancy wasn't entirely easy with frequent morning sickness and having to deal with the double whammy of carrying a big baby around while chasing after a toddler.

Although the name Elias was carefully chosen, both Hannah and Cameron made the decision late.

"We don't talk about names because we can't come to a decision," Hannah said.

"And we like to wait and see what the baby looks like."

Hannah said she had wanted to call her new boy Colin but managed to come to a compromise with Cameron.

"We go by meanings," she said.

"(But) we will call Elias EJ for short."

Elias means Yahweh is my god while her 22-month-old son Micah's name means "who is like god".

Although during her pregnancy Hannah was told her baby was going to be big, after 18 hours at the hospital Elias bundled out at a relatively normal 3.7kg.

Hannah had wanted to have a girl but was overjoyed that Micah would now have a little baby brother.

"Micah was excited to see him," she said.



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