New Arrival

To our friends, family and supporters;

We wanted you to be the first to have details of the birth of our son Clément. This will be a short post because Clément is generally a good and calm baby… as long as you do exactly what he wants you to do. That doesn’t leave us a lot of time for anything other than feeding, changing and cuddling!

Clément being warmed up in the intensive care unit after birth. Already on good form and smiling at daddy.

He was born quite a long way away from Rosières in Lyon, at a specialist at-risk pregnancy unit (many of you will be familiar with our history of recurrent pregnancy loss) and they were absolutely amazing. The labour was complicated and long and we were away from home for two weeks, but the staff at the hospital made sure we felt safe and well-informed at every stage. Not only were they incredibly professional and fast-acting in a crisis (of which there was more than one) but they were very kind. With limited French, and being separated from the baby (and Marc) for several hours while emergency procedures were carried out on both of them, Amy never felt lost or out of control as there was always somebody slowly and carefully explaining everything to her as it happened. We’ll never forget those faces and their kindness.

Resting in the hospital. Always looking around him!

We are now back home in Rosières and loving every moment with little Clément. He is delightfully alert and good natured and we’ve already been able to take him out on some little excursions up the mountain – well wrapped up of course!

Clément the Explorer

Clément is fully recovered from the birth but Amy is still struggling a little physically so we may be quiet online for a while. Rest assured we’re still here and actually looking forward to getting back into some of the renovation projects.

For now though we want to spend our time gazing and cooing at our gorgeous little miracle a while longer.

Now we are Three

129 thoughts on “New Arrival

  1. Congratulations to you both for the arrival of your amazing baby boy,remember to enjoy this period of your lives and yes things can wait till tomorrow xx

  2. Congratulations to you both on the arrival of your beautiful baby boy.Remember to enjoy this precious time and yes it can be put of till tomorrow big love 💕💕

  3. Wonderful news, take good care of yourselves and get strong. Best wishes from Australia. Unfortunately I could not view the photos.

      1. Huge congratulations on the arrival of baby Clement! Wishing Amy a full and speedy recovery.

  4. What an amazing couple you are. What a lovely happy healthy outcome with your little one. Thank you for sharing your progress and special moments.
    We love your renovations updates too.
    Love Bev and Paul, Manchester, Uk xx

  5. God bless you all! A very special moment in your lives! I feel your love and send you the very best wishes on your new adventure as a family! X

  6. He’s a little beauty!
    You deserve much happiness….and he’s there to supply it!
    Congratulations after your epic delivery!

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  7. blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } I know a baby, such a babyRound blue eyes and cheeks of pinkSuch an elbow furrowed with dimplesSuch a wrist where creases sink’Cuddle and love me, cuddle and love me’Crows the mouth of coral pinkOh, the bald head, and oh, the sweet lips,And, oh, the sleepy eyes that wink! Christina Rossetti  Congratulations and much joy to you and your family on the safe arrival of your beautiful son Clėment Best wishesLizzie Glasser (who? You don’t know me but I much enjoy reading about the restoration of your chateau. We are in the midst of our children having babies, your families must be thrilled, it is such joy)

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  8. Huge congratulations to you both on the safe and eventful arrival of your precious baby boy!
    Enjoy every moment and take time for you too. It goes so quickly.
    Love Jayne x💙x

  9. Huge congratulations to you both – our favourite couple on the chateau programme! Clement looks like both of you and, from what you say, it is obvious he has your temperament as well. And definitely Marc’s cheeky smile! We wish you all the best with Clement and Chateau Rosieres. Bon chance toujours. Allison and Michael, Teignmouth, UK.

  10. Congratulation!

    What a happy splendid news.

    As a parents of 3 (26, 23, 18).. you are at the beginning of the journey of your life –

    Enjoy every minute (:

    Lots of love

    Tami & Moti


  11. I am so pleased for you, well done sounds like you had a tough time x hello Clement x

    On Sun, 16 Feb 2020 at 16:17, Château de Rosières en Vivarais wrote:

    > chateaurosieres posted: ” To our friends, family and supporters; We wanted > you to be the first to have details of the birth of our son Clément. This > will be a short post because Clément is generally a good and calm baby… > as long as you do exactly what he wants you to do. Th” >

  12. Huge huge congratulations to all three of you for getting through this difficult physical (and emotional!) ordeal.
    Please just be careful to recover slowly, and look after each other! You guys are so lovely, and so is little Clément 💗

  13. Many many congratulations !! He is a beautiful baby and looks very much like his Daddy. Enjoy this time because they grow so quickly. Everything else can wait for now xx

  14. Congratulations to you all on the birth of your gorgeous son Clement, sorry the birth wasn’t so straight forward, but hopefully Amy will soon be fully recovered xx

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  15. Utterly delighted for you. Many blessings on the safe arrival of a handsome little son. Welcome to the world Clement. Cherish each other. x

  16. A massive congratulations to you both …he is absolutely perfect!!!! Sorry to here you had a difficult time Amy but he was sure worth it eh!!!! The hospital sounds fabulous ……please take it easy though ….you may start to feel you can do normal things ..but childbirth takes time to get over more so if it wasnt straight forward …..enjoy these special days as before you know it he will be starting school lol ….every day is precious……much love to you all xxxxx nik xxx

    1. Thanks Nikki! Yes I’m on enforced bed rest at the moment! Severe anaemia and a pretty huge episiotomy! Starting to feel better but it’s a slow process! More time for cuddles though! Xxx

  17. Clement is beautiful! Massive congratulations to you both. So sorry you had such a frantic time. You will never forget it but it will always be worth it. x

  18. Bienvenue petit Clément ! Sois gentil avec ta maman : elle le mérite. Bon rétablissement á vous. La rénovation peut attendre !

  19. Many congratulations to you both and your beautiful son (he’s gorgeous) Speedy recovery Amy and enjoy this magical time .

  20. Rest, rest and rest! Love every minute and do everything such that when you look back, you’ll say, we’re glad we did it that way. Be the family you’ve always wanted to be. And the best gifts will be those you can eat! He’s beautiful 😍😍

  21. Congratulations to you and your now larger family. Take good care of yourself Amy…I just know you and Marc will be the best parents you can be to baby Clement….and he will soon be chasing the animal menagerie along with you 😍😘

  22. Congratulations to you both of the birth of beautiful baby Clement. Enjoy this special time with your little boy. Renovations can wait till you feel fit again. xx

  23. How absolutely joyful, what a beautiful baby you have and now a lovely family. Best wishes to to both and congratulations Clement welcome to our world xxx

  24. What a beautiful baby, you must be so proud! Sorry that Amy had such a rough time of it though. But glad she is recovering well, looking forward to seeing all your new escapades in the coming months. Take care, and love to you all.

  25. Félicitations à tous les deux, je vous souhaite tout le bonheur que vous méritez tant après toutes ces épreuves. Votre petit Clément est magnifique! Prenez bien le temps de profiter de chaque instant avec votre petite merveille et prenez bien soin de vous trois.Cette grande nouvelle me remplit de joie pour vous!

  26. Congratulations and what a gorgeous name. You both deserve a proper rest now and time to enjoy your little miracle. I can’t wait to see photographs in the future, with little Clement and your menagerie!

  27. Such a lovely post. So pleased all is well now, after having what reads as having amazing care.
    Congratulations to you both, Clement looks so relaxed.
    Enjoy the time, it can go so quickly. 💕😘

  28. Amy and Marc

    Congratulation on the Birth of your perfect Little Boy. He sure is like his Daddy

    Amy, just look after yourself and heal your Body, I’m sorry you had a rough time. isn’t it strange our our Bodies go through all that pain, yet as soon as its over, we forget it

    Thank you for letting me know your good new

    Love to you all

    Regards Annie in Orlando Florida xxxx >

  29. Congratulations to you three! What a gorgeous wee boy. Delighted you are safe and recovering. Such a delightful wee family. 😊👏🏻 Xx

  30. thank you so much for sharing your wonderful news and photos. We have been waiting patiently and hoping and wishing all good wishes. So relieved you are all well and recovering nicely. Welcome, Clement, and how wonderful you are now three. Take time to enjoy yourselves and we look forward to seeing your lovely faces with the spring sunshine. All good wishes from stormy London. Amanda

  31. Congrats to you both….enjoy it all…time flies and no time he is looking for the keys of the car….. he is a little dote. Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

  32. definately my favourite couple on Escape… and now you are 3. Description of the birth etc brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations.

    1. Oh thank you Gillian! It’s a sleepless night so far due to a fever I’m fighting so this was such a nice thing to read! We’re back on the show in the week beginning 10th April!

      1. do get well soon….thinking of you. Thankyou for replying to me…and that brought tears to my eyes! My husband was mightly chuffed that you replied. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again on the Show.
        Best wishes from Vancouver Island, BC Canada.

      2. Oh Vancouver Island! One of my favourite places with some of my favourite people! Spent a glorious 3 weeks in the Comox Valley area a few years ago. Enjoy the rest of your day and say hi to your husband 😊

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