Ed­i­tor’s let­ter

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - This Week -

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

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