The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

SA­MUEL THOMAS EURELL Born De­cem­ber 15, 2016 Weight 1.466kg Hospi­tal Royal Prince Al­fred

AS he waited for his sib­ling to ar­rive, four-year-old Char­lie Eurell in­sisted his new brother or sis­ter would be called Tommy.

So when Claire and Naa­mon Eurell’s sec­ond son ar­rived, six weeks early, dad Naa­mon in­sisted on giv­ing Sa­muel the sec­ond name Thomas.

“When we told Char­lie, he told us he had changed his mind and didn’t like the name Tommy any­more,” Claire says.

Both Sa­muel and Char­lie were born six weeks early when Claire de­vel­oped pre-eclamp­sia, in­hibit­ing the ba­bies’ growth and forc­ing an early Cae­sar­ian de­liv­ery, so “there won’t be any more,” she says. Both were born small, but oth­er­wise healthy.

Sa­muel spent four weeks in neona­tal spe­cial care at RPA hospi­tal, but has thrived since go­ing home to Ash­bury, where he en­joys sit­ting in his chair “gur­gling away watch­ing his big brother Char­lie play in the gar­den”.

Aside from some at­ten­tion­seek­ing, in­clud­ing tantrums and sud­den, mys­te­ri­ous ill­nesses, Claire says Char­lie quickly fell in love with his baby brother.

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