And Reese Witherspoon obviously felt he was too young to make his entrance into the big wide world just yet.
The doting mother left her newborn wrapped up at home as she made her first appearance since giving birth.
First outing: Reese Witherspoon leaves newborn Tennessee James at home as she heads out and about in Santa Monica, California for the first time since giving birth
She was back in her jeans and a casual black top, perhaps relieved to have finally packed away her maternity wear.
The 36-year-old actress and her husband Jim Toth welcomed their first child together on September 27.
The Walk The Line star's representative confirmed the happy news to People magazine, saying they were 'thrilled'.
Precious alone time: Reese took a brief break from the demands of new motherhood
'Both mom and baby are healthy and the entire family is thrilled.'
It was a difficult pregnancy for Reese, who was briefly hospitalised during her pregnancy.
It is Reese's third child - she also has two other children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, 37, including daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, eight.
The former couple and Cruel Intentions co-stars split in 2006 after seven years of marriage.