Aw. The Bachelor’s Osher Günsberg is now a dad, welcoming his first child with wife Audrey Griffen.
Baby Wolfie arrived late last week and he’s a beautiful little guy, already much adored by his parents and teenage big sister (from Audrey’s previous relationship).
It’s fair to say that the new baby true love has hit Osher right in the feels. Sharing a lovely update to Instagram, he admits that he’s fully under his tiny boy’s spell and it’s obviously the start of a very special daddy-kiddo relationship.
“Getting skin to skin with our boy Wolfie about ninety minutes after he was born,” Osher captioned the photo.
“I was whispering my first words to him, welcoming him to the world and making some promises to him. To say that the smell of him seeped into my brain and started to rewire things is an incredible understatement.”
We feel you, Osher!
Noting that he’s starting to find those new dad feet now that the first week with wee Wolfie is about to tick over, Osher says that his baby gives some pretty life-affirming snuggles.
“We are now a few days in, and between feeds and nappy changes – whenever I can I’m whipping off my shirt and charging up on this little guy like he’s an induction stove.”
“I don’t know how long he’ll let me do it – but holy moly I feel the gears shifting between my ears when we cuddle like this.”
Admitting that breastfeeding is a little out of his reach (he’s leaving that to Audrey!) he notes that he’s still able to settle his newborn with a bit of skin-to-skin time.
“I’ll take that feeling for as long as I can get it,” Osher writes.
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Getting skin to skin with our boy Wolfie about ninety minutes after he was born. On the advice of superdad @kurtfearnleyinsta, I was whispering my first words to him, welcoming him to the world and making some promises to him. To say that the smell of him seeped into my brain and started to rewire things is an incredible understatement. We are now a few days in, and between feeds & nappy changes – whenever I can I'm whipping off my shirt and charging up on this little guy like he's an induction stove. I don't know how long he'll let me do it – but holy moly I feel the gears shifting between my ears when we cuddle like this. I can't nurse him like @audreygriffen can – yet when he's grisly but then settles when he's on me? I'll take that feeling for as long as I can get it. xx
“The love hormone is flowing”
Osher’s followers were full of encouragement and congratulations.
“What a lucky little boy to have a Dad so enamoured!” one follower wrote. “My hubby is the same. It melts a mum’s heart to see.”
“Aww so sweet – such a lovely post – these are the times to cherish,” someone else commented.
“How divine, yes your brain is rewiring, bonding is happening at a chemical level for you both – oxytocin the love hormone is flowing between you both, you are wiring his tiny brain too,” author and parenting educator Pinky McKay wrote under Osher’s update.
“It’s love in action, so absolutely beautiful – melt and enjoy, this connection will last a lifetime.”
Naw. So well said!
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Please meet Georgia’s youngest brother, Wolfgang. We call him Wolfie for short. He and @Audreygriffen did so well on Friday when he was born perfectly formed with ten fingers and toes, healthy and happy at 3.97kg. (Though between the delivery bed and the scale he did do a massive poop – and the doc agreed that if he hadn’t he would have topped 4kg easily.) I am in complete awe of my wife. What I witnessed her do, the power I saw her summon from within her to bring this boy into the world was utterly astonishing. As he came closer and closer, her body began to unleash an incredible energy that was absolutely not going to be held back. Yet Audrey was able to harness it, guide it, and use it to transcend the extraordinary pain she was feeling and channel it all towards an energy that brought this boy alive and well into the world. That I’ve known Audrey for over five years, and yet had no idea that within her this whole time was an almighty divine force capable of bringing life into the world like this blows my mind and was astonishing to witness. I can’t think of any single thing a man does in his life that physically equates to what I saw Audrey do. For me – any marathon or endurance event I’ve ever raced is essentially a wander to the kitchen compared to what I saw Audrey do on Friday. Wolfie’s big sister Georgia was in the room with us via the most perfect playlist that she made especially for the occasion – and this boy came into the world to the sounds of Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce and Khalid. Less than an hour after he was born, Wolfie met G for real – and she’s the best big sister he could have ever hoped for. We are in love and drowning in gratitude, oxytocin and new baby smell.