Pregnancy & Birth

It's a girl! Sunrise’s Edwina Bartholomew and husband Neil Varcoe welcome first child

It's a girl!

By Erin Doyle
Sunrise star Edwina Bartholomew has welcomed her first child with husband Neil Varcoe, a baby girl.
The TV presenter gave birth to her daughter on Wednesday night, according to Seven News.
"Late like her mum, tall like her dad and already an early riser," the couple said "We are exhausted, elated and very grateful for all the lovely messages of support over the last few weeks."
The Channel Seven star announced she was pregnant live on-air on on Sunrise (WATCH IN THE PLAYER ABOVE) in June as well as taking to Instagram to share the segment with her followers.
"I have a bit of an announcement myself," Edwina told her colleagues David Koch, Sam Armytage and Natalie Barr live on air.
"The girls already know but Kochie surprise, surprise – we're having a baby."
Kochie was ecstatic about the news and gave Edwina a warm hug before asking: "When are you due?"
Edwina replied that she was expecting the new bundle of joy to arrive in December.
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Edwina announced her pregnancy live on Sunrise in June. Image: Channel Seven
"We're super stoked and our family is really excited. Mum has been bursting at the seams to tell everyone - so mum, you can tell everyone!" Edwina said.
While Kochie had been in the dark about the news, Edwina revealed the girls had discovered it beforehand.
"Sam knew early on and Nat guessed because I kept eating a lot of dried toast at three in the morning!" Edwina, who married Neil in April 2018, revealed.
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A few months later, Edwina appeared on The Morning Show to discuss her pregnancy and admitted to feeling "pregnancy guilt" when it comes to her diet.
"I am still drinking coffee for example, and every time I order one I think 'people look at me like I shouldn't be drinking this,'" she confessed.
The Channel Seven star flaunted her baby bump at the TV WEEK Logies in July. Image: @edwina_b/ Instagram
Edwina added that her pregnancy hadn't been as glamorous as she first imagined.
"I envisioned having this Meghan Markle pregnancy where I just have my hand on my bump and still being pre-natal yoga and all the rest of it. It hasn't quite turned out that way," she said, before joking: "I'm more on the Amy Schumer end of pregnancy where she kinda let it all hang out."
Congratulations Edwina and Neil on your little bundle of joy!
It is the first child for Edwina and Neil who tied the knot in April 2018. Image: @edwina_b/Instagram