Friday 22 September 2017

Jamie's happy news becomes a huge brag

Jamie Oliver's baby announcement last week was full of joy, says Sarah Caden, but it was also full of boast

OLIVER’S ARMY: Jools and Jamie Oliver leave the Portland Hospital in London with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy, and their older children (left to right) Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice and Poppy Honey Rose. Photo: John Stillwell/PA
OLIVER’S ARMY: Jools and Jamie Oliver leave the Portland Hospital in London with the newest addition to the Oliver family, a baby boy, and their older children (left to right) Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Buddy Bear Maurice and Poppy Honey Rose. Photo: John Stillwell/PA

Sarah Caden

Last Monday, Jamie Oliver and his wife, Jools, had their fifth baby, a boy. It was, of course, a happy occasion and being a public person with a lively presence online, Jamie went on both Instagram and Facebook to show a picture of the little swaddled boy and post a message about his arrival.

"And then this just happened guys!!" Oliver wrote. "IT'S A BABY BOY!! J Everyone in the Oliver family is very surprised and beyond happy. He arrived safely, mum [Jools] was really really amazing, unbelievably composed, natural birth and my two eldest Girls got to come in at the very end as the baby was born which was amazing to witness very very emotional."

Anyone who's ever given birth, been at a birth, been close to the emotion of a new arrival understands a lot of what drove that message. The joy, the relief, the adrenaline, the lack of sleep, the sense that the world has stopped moving around this bubble of baby-arrival. There's nothing to compare to it and Oliver was in the thick of it.

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