Weddings and babies. I’ve worked in magazines for donkey’s years, but these are the gorgeous stories that will always be my faves. And this week we have a doozy of a baby story in Woman’s Day (page 8).
Lovely Nadia Lim is an earth mother if ever there was one, but even she was surprised by her baby River choosing to arrive at home on the bedroom floor! Her birth story is amazing. But just look at photos of the beautiful boy and you can tell he knows exactly where he wants to be – in his mother’s arms, nesting at home. He’s absolutely delicious. Congrats on the new arrival, guys!
In the past few years as my kids grow up, I’ve been seriously missing having newborns around. However, much to my delight, this has just changed in our whanau! My nine-year-old has loved being the youngest of 13 cousins on his dad’s side of the family, so the look of surprise on his face when he heard his uncle was expecting a baby was priceless! But he soon warmed to the idea that there would be a cousin who would look up to him and last week he finally got to meet sweet baby Jade. As I kissed her head, and oohed, cooed and aahed, my son stayed completely silent, transfixed by the sight of this tiny cherub. And now, like me, he loves babies to bits.
In the Woman’sDay family, we have a new baby added to our fold. Our Picture Director Amalia Osborne (pictured below) has welcomed baby Maximus into the world, weighing an impressive 4.5kg. When his big brother Jack finally lets him go, I’m hoping Amalia will bring him into the office for a cuddle very soon. We can’t wait to meet him.
This week, my thoughts are also with our beloved columnist Sarah-Kate Lynch. She has doted on her fur baby Ted for the past 11 years – and his passing last week has left her absolutely bereft. She pays tribute to her lost loyal canine companion on page 78. Warning – tissues are necessary.
SIDO KITCHIN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, WOMAN’S DAY