BABY OF THE WEEK
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.