Olympic rower Mahe Drysdale introduces his new baby boy

The bonny little lad joins daughter Bronte for Mahe and wife Juliette.

Olympic hero Mahé Drysdale and wife, bronze medallist Juliette, are thrilled to introduce their second child - bonny baby Boston.

Making a slightly early entrance into the world on January 9, weighing an impressive 10 pounds, seven ounces (4.7kg), the very laid-back Boston has already transformed his proud parents’ lives.

“He’s very cruisy!” Mahé tells the New Zealand Woman's Weekly.

“He’s definitely not high maintenance. As you can see, he sleeps a lot!”

Posing for exclusive photos at their rural home, the rowing legend, who only last month added an incredible sixth Halberg Award to his trophy cabinet, says while Boston’s birth didn’t quite go to plan, he’s proving to be an easy baby.

Plus, big sister Brontё is only too happy to help mum and dad out with looking after her baby brother.

“She’s really into nappy changing and bottles, so it was always going to go well,” says Juliette, laughing.

“Although, in the last few days, she’s been saying ‘Can we change her nappy?’ so she may think he’s a girl at this point. She hasn’t quite got the concept of gender yet!”

Now recovered from a gruelling second caesarean, Juliette admits the first few weeks with two little ones to look after was a bit daunting, but the family, who live on an idyllic farm in Cambridge alongside their two dogs, a sheep and a pig, have settled into a blissful routine since Boston’s arrival.

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