Christmas has come early for former Married At First Sight star Carly Bowyer and her partner Neil Goldsmith, who have welcomed their first child together – a baby boy, three weeks ahead of his due date.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday evening, Carly shared the joyous news of her early arrival, writing: " Bailey 'Biscuit' Bowyer Goldsmith joined us 3 weeks early on 2/12/20. We are absolutely in awe of our beautiful little man. We can't believe we made something so perfect 💙 @neilfgoldsmith ."
Biscuit is of course the nickname the couple called their baby while he was in utero.
In the beautiful first family photo, Carly and Neil proudly hold their newborn son Bailey as he nuzzles into his mother's chest.
The Melbourne-based couple had only celebrated their baby shower two days prior to Bailey's arrival.
The reality star first announced her pregnancy when she shared a photo of herself with Neil holding an ultrasound of their unborn child.
"WE'RE HAVING A BABY!" Carly captioned the sweet image.
"In what's been a crazy 2020, we see a little baby light at the end of the tunnel. We're over the moon, and can't wait to meet our little Biscuit @neilfgoldsmith More baby goss on my podcast @findingaunicorn tomorrow!"
Having nicknamed their unborn bub "biscuit", Neil also took to Instagram to share the news.
"We've been busy in iso baking a 'Biscuit'!! 🍪👶🏼🍼😱" he cheekily captioned the post.
In September the couple confirmed they would be painting their nursery walls blue.
"It's a..... BOY! 💙 We're going to have a little baby Neil running around very soon! 🙈 (Send help!! Haha) We are so excited to meet our little Biscuit boy.. not long to go now 💙 " Carly shared via Instagram.
As Carly's due dated loomed closer, the MAFS star opened up about her pregnancy struggles, having developed PGP (pelvic girdle pain).
"Pictured here with dirty hair, no makeup to hide my melasma, wearing active wear, and smiling even though I sometimes don't want to! (Hello hormones!) I now have to wear a pelvic support band due to PGP, and can no longer walk without being in a lot of pain (or stand, or sit for long periods of time)" the mum-to-be shared in a candid post.
She then added: "Oh and did I mention that I wee 30 times a day, and am uncomfortable and exhausted 24/7?! and the list goes on 😆 I also haven't been able to see my family my entire pregnancy, because they're in SA (bloody Covid). Which has been the toughest part."
Carly is best known for her time on MAFS, where she was matched with ice-cream entrepreneur Justin Fischer.
It wasn't meant to be, but Carly soon fell for fellow groom Troy Delmege and continued a romance after the show.
She since found love with the father of her unborn child, Neil, who is an actor and model – and seems happier than ever.
"Life as a free man is over 😜 @carlybowyer," Neil said when going Instagram official with his relationship in August 2019.
We wish the happy couple and new parents all the best and biggest congratulations!