Nadia Lim has given birth to her second baby - a "very hungry bonny boy" named River.
River arrived on Monday evening, a week early, in an "impromptu but wonderful home birth", the smitten second-time mum announced on Facebook on Thursday.
In her Facebook post she said: "Whose tiny hand is that poking out? Introducing....River!! Born a week early on Monday evening in a somewhat impromptu, but wonderful home birth (all I can say is thank goodness for Carlos' back pack liner or the carpet would have been a write-off!😂). 8 pounds 6 ounces of happy (and very hungry) bonny boy💙
"We are feeling so incredibly blessed and loving being a family of four!"
The congratulations from well-wishers immediately poured in.
"Congratulations Nadia, that's a good size wee boy, it is a nice time of the season to have a baby coming into warmer weather," said one.
"Oh my, it was less than two weeks ago you were striding around on your gardening course and insisting that you didn't need a cushion to lean against! Impressive effort, well done and he is gorgeous," commented another.
Nadia announced her pregnancy in April with a cheeky Easter-themed Instagram post showing off her early baby bump. It read:
"I promise I haven't been eating too many Easter eggs or hot cross buns, but I can tell you that another type of bun is in the oven, and should be ready in October 😊 Was hard to keep it on the d-low this time as it popped out waaaaaay early this time around! Happy Easter everyone from New Caledonia!"
Nadia and husband Carlos Bagrie already have one son, Bodhi.
The celebrity chef has spoken out in the past imploring women and in particular mothers to not put so much pressure on themselves to be perfect.
In a story from Nadia magazine, Nadia said: "I think a lot of 'pressures' – to be the perfect parent and friend, and live a healthy lifestyle all the time – are fake pressures. I mean, who can actually maintain doing all those things all the time?"
She continued, "I believe it's important to be flexible and kind to yourself and not beat yourself up about things that don't really matter in the big picture. If only I could tell you how many times I've resorted to toast or takeaways for dinner for us and our son, Bodhi, because I've been too disorganised..."
She admitted that in the early days with Bodhi, "Some days I felt like I was doing super well just to have brushed my teeth, let alone get dressed. There were plenty of days when the plan to get out of the house turned to custard. I enjoyed not having the pressure to do things perfectly or have things go according to plan."
In another Nadia article she shared her top parenting tips with readers and said, "Those first few months of parenting are tough, but one thing that helped me to get through it was to remember, 'This is just temporary.'
"Everything with babies is just a temporary stage! When you're having to get up in the middle of the night (sometimes several times) to soothe or feed, try to think that there will be a time in the future when you will actually miss this.
"When I was so exhausted I would make myself think that one day, when it's just the two of us, I won't be able to cuddle newborn Bodhi in the middle of the night. So cherish those moments, even when you're exhausted."
No doubt she'll have these wise words in the back of her mind second time round with River.
Congratulations to the happy new family of four!
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