Edwina Bartholomew shares adorable photos as she pens open letter to baby Molly

Mar 19, 2020
The Sunrise star treated fans to an update on baby Molly's progress. Source: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew.

Edwina Bartholomew offered up some light in the current darkness as she shared an adorable update about baby Molly’s progress to mark the cute bub’s three-month birthday.

The Sunrise presenter shared three sweet photos of her baby daughter on Instagram on Wednesday and said she hoped they brought as much joy to her followers as Molly gives her and husband Neil Varcoe. She said: “It’s a great reminder that in super strange times that life trickles on.”

Alongside the photos, which show Molly stretching and smiling up at her television star mum, Edwina penned a sentimental open letter to her daughter and documented the crazy things that are happening in the world right now, as well as the many ways she is changing and growing on a daily basis.

“What a time to be born. First the bushfires and now a global pandemic,” the new mum wrote. “It’s hard to know what life will look like for you in a week/month/decade so here instead is a little of what life looks like for you now. ⠀

“Our home is filled with joy (and poo and baby dribble and dirty clothes) but mostly joy. That’s all because of you. You wake up bright as a button. So bright, in fact, it’s hard to get you back to sleep. Memo to Molly – it’s ok to take a nap. I would like one too.”

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Hands up if you are three months old today? ⠀ ⠀ What a time to be born. First the bushfires and now a global pandemic.⠀ ⠀ It’s hard to know what life will look like for you in a week/month/decade so here instead is a little of what life looks like for you now. ⠀ ⠀ Our home is filled with joy (and poo and baby dribble and dirty clothes) but mostly joy. That’s all because of you. ⠀ ⠀ You wake up bright as a button. So bright, in fact, it’s hard to get you back to sleep. Memo to Molly – it’s ok to take a nap. I would like one too. ⠀ ⠀ Your Mum (that’s me) has discovered she only knows one line of every song ever written, except the entire Spice Girls back catalogue. Not terribly useful at bed time. Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is about as good as it gets. You love it on repeat. Your dad, not so much. ⠀ ⠀ Your big blue eyes are wide open to the world. Your face lights up when you hear your dad’s voice. Oh, and you also discovered your hands and feet this month. They are endlessly fascinating. ⠀ ⠀ I hope this little face gives you as much delight as it gives us. It’s a great reminder that in super strange times that life trickles on. ⠀ ⠀ My friend @sylviajeffreys put up a great post yesterday about new mums and I encourage you to give it a read. I was lucky to find a mother’s group before the community went into meltdown but lots of others missed out. Pregnant women are being told to isolate for weeks in what can already be a very isolating time. Reach out to your family, friends and neighbours.⠀ ⠀ We can never predict the future, all we can do is protect the present. So I’ll be right here smushing someone’s little cheeks for the foreseeable future xxx

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The X-year-old Channel Seven star went on to reveal that she has been soothing Molly by singing the Spice Girls or ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ on repeat, adding: “You love it on repeat. Your dad, not so much.”

Edwina added: “Your big blue eyes are wide open to the world. Your face lights up when you hear your dad’s voice. Oh, and you also discovered your hands and feet this month. They are endlessly fascinating … We can never predict the future, all we can do is protect the present. So I’ll be right here smushing someone’s little cheeks for the foreseeable future xxx”

The entertainment reporter then encouraged followers to read a post shared earlier this week by Channel Nine presenter Sylvia Jeffreys, who recently welcomed a baby boy with husband Peter Stefanovic.

On Tuesday Sylvia offered “love and virtual hugs” to other mums who were feeling isolated after being advised to avoid busy public places and isolate as much as possible due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus.

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