Another Newton joins the brood – arriving seven weeks’ premature.
Lauren Newton and her husband, Matt Welsh, have welcomed their sixth child – a sixth grandchild for Bert and Patti Newton – and despite some complications, mum and bub are safe.
Taking to Instagram, Lauren, 40, shared a snap of husband Matt, former Olympic swimming champion, in his surgical mask holding their precious newborn baby boy and also revealed his name.
“Alby James Newton Welsh Born at 8:20 on 20/8/2020,” she penned in the caption.
“We are so grateful to the amazing @dr_stephencole and the wonderful team at @frances_perry_house. It has been a long journey and we are so thrilled to have gorgeous Alby here safely. He is 7 weeks early but doing really well.”
Alby is Lauren and Matt’s sixth child – the couple are also parents to son Sam, 11, daughters Eva, nine, and Lola, six, son Monty, two, and daughter Perla, one.
Lauren announced her pregnancy news back in April this year with a photo of then-youngest Perla holding a sonogram photo.
“Perla is thrilled she is going to be a big sister!!!” Lauren wrote in the caption.
Proud grandmother Patti also took to Instagram at the time writing: “Another beautiful baby to love. So lucky this baby is having No 6. In these sad and difficult times,wonderful to have such joy to look forward to. The best parents,and the most fabulous children, we miss you so much our love Nana and Poppy.”
However, the mum-of-six was separated from her children for five weeks due to pregnancy complications and posted an emotional tribute to her “gorgeous babies” in July.
“Missing my gorgeous babies. It’s been 5 weeks so far of not seeing them while I’m in hospital due to pregnancy complications. I miss them so much but Matt and Mum and Dad have done an incredible job. Also thanks to my beautiful friends for all the support,” she captioned a snap of her children at Perla’s christening.
Bert and Patti Newton have both expressed how much joy being grandparents brings to them with Patti telling The Morning Show “I think it’s the best thing we’ve ever done.”
Aussie TV legend Bert previously said of grandparenting: “They wouldn’t realise it at the moment, but they have made this one of the happiest times of my life.”
“There is that old saying, ‘The wonderful thing about being a grandfather, or grandparent, is that you give the kids back’. But in the case of Patti and myself, we don’t want to.”
This article originally appeared on our sister site, New Idea.