After marrying on TV as complete strangers just two years ago, Jules and Cam Merchant – who met on the 2019 season of Married at First Sight and are now a real-life married couple – can’t believe they’re finally holding their longed-for first child, Oliver Chase Merchant.
Their baby boy was born at Sydney’s Northern Beaches Hospital at 12.19 am on September 29, weighing in at 2.83kg and measuring 52cm tall. “He’s already taller than me,” quips proud new dad Cam, 36.
But Oliver’s arrival and first days haven’t been without drama, with Jules hospitalised twice during her pregnancy. Little Oliver also had to undergo a procedure shortly after birth to help him feed.
“It’s been an incredibly emotional time,” Jules, 38, exclusively tells WHO. Here, the smitten couple introduce their adorable boy and open up about his arrival and adjusting to parenthood. “We’re so in love,” adds Jules.
Firstly, a huge congratulations to you both. How are you feeling?
JULES We’re on such a high right now and both feeling good, too. We’re adapting well to having this little man in our lives and tag-teaming the jobs between us, but he’s such a good baby – so far. He’s very calm; all he does is eat, sleep, poo and repeat!
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October 19, 2020