Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell couldn’t be happier to announce that they’re expecting a baby girl!
“Baby girl, you are our world❤️”
On Tuesday, the 22-year-old conservationist took to Instagram to announce that she and husband Chandler Powell are expecting a daughter. In what seems to be one of the most adorable gender reveals, the mom-to-be shared a photo of herself cuddled up to an Aldabra tortoise at her home in Australia Zoo in Queensland. While her hubby posed alongside a pink floral display, as he held up a photo of the sonogram showing their baby.
“Baby girl, you are our world. ❤️,” wrote Irwin. “Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a hatchling Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be. We can’t wait for her arrival next year.”
Bindi’s younger brother, Robert Irwin, commented on the post, “I can’t wait to meet my niece! 😊🎉❤️.”
Powell took to his own Instagram as well, writing, “Our little girl and my beautiful wife are my entire world. I’m so excited to meet our daughter when she’s born next year and to see the incredible person she will grow up to be ❤️.”
“We can’t wait to teach our little one about the importance of protecting our planet and the beauty of the wildlife”
The young couple tied the knot on March 25 in an intimate ceremony at their family-owned Australia Zoo. Five months later in August, they announced that they were expecting their first child together and have since been posting regular updates about their future “wildlife warrior.”
The couple recently shared their baby’s first sonogram with their followers on Instagram while cuddling a wallaby joey and koala at Australia Zoo.
‘The animal joeys we care for are excited to meet our human joey,’ Bindi began in her caption. ‘Baby Wildlife Warrior is about the size of a hummingbird now! We can’t wait to teach our little one about the importance of protecting our planet and the beauty of the wildlife and wild places we love so much,’ she wrote, before concluding. “Thank you for your kindness and support on this magical journey.”
“Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021”
Announcing her pregnancy last month, the TV personality and Steve Irwin’s daughter wrote, “Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021,” she captioned a photo of the couple sporting wide smiles as they held a tiny Australia Zoo uniform fitted for the baby on the way. “Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you.”
“Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter,” Bindi continued. “We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us,” she wrote at the time.
Powell lovingly commented on his wife’s post at the time, writing, “You’re going to be the best mother ❤️”
“I started crying tears of pure joy and told my sweetheart husband that my test was positive”
Several weeks later, Bindi shared the story of when the newlyweds first found out they would be parents.
“I took a test and ran into the kitchen where Chandler was making us tea,” recalled Irwin in an Instagram caption. “He didn’t hear me come in so I speechlessly watched him pouring the water into my most loved hedgehog mug. This news would change the course of our future in the best way,” she continued. “I started crying tears of pure joy and told my sweetheart husband that my test was positive. We were beaming while our adorable puppy Piggy sat on our feet wondering what was going on. It reminded me of just how perceptive animals are.”
“It is such a blessing knowing that this tiny person has chosen us as parents,” she continued. “Our baby Wildlife Warrior is going to be so very loved by our families and the entire Australia Zoo team. I can’t wait to find out what this amazing new soul loves in life, and experience the world all over again through their eyes,” Bindi wrote at the time.
Her husband once again chimed in on the comments section, writing, “And we already love our little Wildlife Warrior with all of our hearts❤️.”