The happy news was confirmed to the Australian Women’s Weekly in a touching statement, where the joyful parents revealed details of the birth, including the baby’s height, weight and his adorable name.
“We are happy to announce the arrival of a baby brother for Evelyn. Austin Ralph Stocks was born last night,” the sporting star told the publicationg.
“He weighs 4.37kg, is 52 cm and has a full head of hair."
The new arrival marks the second child for the couple, who have openly discussed their struggles to conceive in the past.
Speaking to The Weekly in January, the then mother-of-one opened up about three heartbreaking miscarriages she and Matthew suffered trying to conceive second child.
“For the first time, my age really hit home,” she said. “I was 40 at the time and, for the first time, I started to think maybe I’m not supposed to have another baby.”
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Liz and Matthew fell pregnant for the second time with the help of IVF, but sadly, fate had chosen as not-so-happy ending. Liz recalls this miscarriage as her "hardest."
“This miscarriage was the hardest one,” she explained to The Weekly. “It was the beginning of last year. I was 42 years old. My body was a mess of hormones. I was distraught and I went into a depression."
“And because making a baby has started to consume your every waking thought, you start reflecting on how stupid and careless you’ve been. We’d been married 16 years. Why didn’t we freeze embryos? Why didn’t we get started earlier?”
Three rounds of IVF later, they had just about given up when suddenly, it happened!
The expectant mama broke the news of her second pregnancy on channel Ten’s The Project in October last year.
“It’s been four long years, I’ve had five rounds of IVF and three miscarriages, but finally, I am pregnant,” she revealed through happy tears.
“We’ve got a beautiful little girl, Evelyn, who turned four a couple of weeks ago.”
“You learn a lot about yourself and your partner through this process. And it’s been a really long time coming and it’s really exciting.”
A huge congratulations to the new family of four!
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