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Nadia Lim welcomes baby boy

It is the first baby for the popular foodie.

Keen to start a family in the next couple of years, Nadia says, right now, she has too much on her plate. / Photo: Caren Davis

Kiwi chef Nadia Lim and her husband Carlos Bagrie have welcomed a baby boy.

The MasterChef winner and My Food Bag creator welcomed her first child, Bodhi Bagrie, at 2.55pm on Tuesday, April 12.

Nadia, 30, shared the news on social media, writing: “Hey guys, I’d love to introduce you to someone … this is Bodhi! Barely 24 hours old, he was born yesterday afternoon in the water, weighing in at 9 pounds 3 ounces.

“He’s super chilled out and (as you’d expect) LOVES his food! Bodhi, mummy and daddy are doing great!”

Husband Carlos said his son’s first name comes from the Sanskrit language.

“The closest to an English translation would be ‘awakening’ or ‘enlightenment’,” he told Fiarfax.

“It’s a name that we both loved.”

Carlos said Nadia was doing well, after delivering Bodhi in a water birth.

“Nadia did an absolutely incredible job with a natural delivery, she is in good health also,” he said.

Earlier this year, Nadia told Woman’s Day she already felt “very connected” to their baby and couldn’t wait for him to make his appearance.

“I’m always giving my bump a little pat and I talk to him every day,” she told the magazine.

“It’s going to be so good to get to that moment when we’ll finally meet him. I can’t wait.”

Nadia and Carlos.

This is the first child for Nadia and Carlos, who met while at university and currently work together as co-founders of the popular food delivery company My Food Bag.

The couple tied the knot at Karikari Peninsula in 2012.

Nadia and Carlos had previously spoken to the Weekly about the importance of family.

“No matter how busy things get, I would never let my work overtake family,” Nadia said. “You have to draw a line in the sand and say, ‘This is far more important for the future.’ Even if I have a deadline, but I haven’t seen my family for a week, I’ll go and see them for a catch-up – no matter what.”

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