She may have three Olympic gold medals in her display cabinet but no doubt this latest addition is Libby Trickett’s absolute pride and joy!
In a post on Instagram the swimmer shared, “Luke and I are so thrilled to announce that our little girl, Poppy Frances Trickett arrived into the world (a couple of weeks early!) on the 31st of August at 9.23pm!”
She added: “She weighed 2.98kg and was 51cm long. We can't believe how lucky and blessed we are to have this gorgeous little being in our lives! We are so in love and beyond happy! X”
The caption was paired with a breath-taking first photo of the new mum and daughter duo taken moments after little Poppy’s birth.
Luke and Libby announced their pregnancy in March this year, just months after it was revealed that the pair suffered a tragic miscarriage.
The 30-year-old confessed to The Sunday Telegraph at the time: “Luke dealt with it in a far more logical and reasonable way but it really knocked me around.”
Before continuing: “I was only eight weeks pregnant but you don’t realise how attached you become to the prospect of motherhood in that time.”
The former Dancing with the Stars contestant also told the paper that the feeling of becoming a mum is, “a thousand times greater than I felt for swimming.”
Despite her pregnancy being somewhat difficult the TV personality added, “even when I’m throwing up Luke reminds me it’s a good thing because it’s a sign I’m still pregnant.”
Luke and Libby meet through swimming and tied the knot during a stunning ceremony at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in 2007.
The couple, and their new bub, now reside in Brisbane.Congratulations Libby and Luke we could not be happier for you!