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CONGRATULATIONS! Fitness influencer Kayla Itsines welcomes gorgeous baby girl

The fitness guru has shared the exciting news with her fans and followers.

By Jess Pullar
Congratulations are in order for fitness influencer Kayla Itsines, who has just welcomed a gorgeous baby girl with her partner Tobi Pearce.
The new mum shared a beautiful picture of her bub snuggling with Tobi on Tuesday morning, along with a lengthy caption detailing her feelings about the birth, including her daughter's name.
Kayla shared this adorable photo of her partner Tobi and their brand new baby girl. (Image: Instagram @kayla_itsines)
So what has she named her new baby girl, you ask? Only what might be the sweetest name we've heard in a long time: Arna Leia Pearce - how perfect!
Following the big name reveal, Kayla didn't hold back from expressing the realities and emotions related to childbirth in her Instagram post.
After having a cesarean to deliver little Arna, the 27-year-old explained: "I just stared into Tobis eyes the whole time during delivery, nervously whispering "please let her be healthy, please be okay, please be okay".
She continued: "Tobi kept repeating "I love you so much - she's going to be healthy it's okay just breathe it's okay". We both were crying.⁣⁣"
Kayla then described the moment the doctors brought their new baby over to them, telling them she was "absolutely perfect".
"I don't even know how to describe how I felt in that moment. I looked over at Tobi who looked like the proudest Dad I've ever seen, with tears running down his face he gave me a kiss on the forehead and whispered "She's so perfect, I love you".⁣⁣"
Kayla and Tobi have been together for a number of years. (Image: Instagram @kayla_itsines)
Describing what Tobi is like as a dad, Kayla was surprised at how quickly he went into full father-mode.
"From someone who made jokes the whole 9 months about not being able to change a diaper ... to now not wanting to let ANYONE change her because he wants to help - has made me love him even MORE," she wrote of her partner.
"As for me, I ended up having a cesarean, as recommended by the doctor. I was a little bit sore, but after a couple of days I was generally fine, just no lifting other than Arna."
The fit mum has been candid about working out throughout her pregnancy. (Image: Instagram @kayla_itsines)
Kayla's Instagram post has garnered over 500,000 likes in less than an hour after the big announcement, with many writing their well wishes to the fitness guru, who has a following of over 11 million people.
"Awwww congratulations ❤️❤️," wrote friend and fellow influencer, Laura Henshaw.
Meanwhile, Aussie TV presenter Bec Judd also shared her well wishes: "Congratulations gorgeous girl. She's perfect x"
The Australian personal trainer rose to fame after creating a series of 'Bikini Body Guides' - designed to help women get in shape with a a range of workouts and eating plans.
In December, she announced her pregnancy to the world, saying at the time: "I've wanted kids ever since I met Tobi and it's something we have always talked about."
Kayla was candid in sharing her pregnancy fitness routines as well, detailing that she had reduced the amount of high-intensity exercise she did.
Understandably, we're sure Kayla will now be focused on raising her first baby with her doting partner for the foreseeable future - and we can't wait for more pictures!
WATCH: Kayla Itsines demonstrates how to do her trickiest moves:

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