The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - INSIDER -

Born Fe­bru­ary 27, 2017

Weight 2.98kg

Hos­pi­tal Manly

WITH an older brother Jerome, 10, and big sis­ter Monique, 7, baby Chelsea’s ar­rival added a new level to busy­ness at the Panetta house­hold.

“With two chil­dren at school, morn­ings and af­ter­noons are es­pe­cially hec­tic,” says mum Erika. The ad­van­tage for Chelsea is her ador­ing sib­lings, es­pe­cially Monique, who is smit­ten with her own “liv­ing doll”.

Chelsea was named af­ter dad Sam’s favourite English foot­ball team, while her sec­ond name was mum’s choice. Af­ter an un­event­ful preg­nancy, Chelsea was de­liv­ered three weeks early in an emer­gency cae­sarean when Erika de­vel­oped pre­ma­ture con­trac­tions. Although early, Chelsea had no ill-ef­fects.

Af­ter wak­ing ev­ery two hours for feeds for her first two months, Erika says Chelsea is now sleep­ing much bet­ter. Although tir­ing with a third child, Erika ad­vises moth­ers to “fol­low their in­stincts”, and rec­om­mends feed­ing on de­mand.

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