Kayla Itsines and partner Tobi Pearce have welcomed their first child – a baby girl named Arna Leia Pearce.

“Welcome to the world – ⁣⁣ Arna Leia Pearce,” Kayla wrote on Instagram.

“I just stared into Tobis eyes the whole time during delivery, nervously whispering ‘please let her be healthy, please be okay, please be okay’ and 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.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In that second, we heard her cry for the first time, the doctors and nurses examined her quickly, bought her over to us and said ‘she is absolutely perfect’. My doctor said ‘Look at that hair and those cheeks! Amazing!'”

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🌸Welcome to the world – ⁣⁣ Arna Leia Pearce ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 💛 I just stared into Tobis eyes the whole time during delivery, nervously whispering “please let her be healthy, please be okay, please be okay” and 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.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ In that second, we heard her cry for the first time, the doctors and nurses examined her quickly, bought her over to us and said “she is absolutely perfect”. My doctor said “Look at that hair and those cheeks! Amazing!”⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 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”.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ She is perfect indeed! From the start, she knew exactly who we were and was instantly calm. Tobi went into ‘Dad mode’ straight away. 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. Tobi wraps her up and cuddles her and she goes straight to sleep 💤 She’s a happy quiet bubba who LOVES her big greek family😍⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 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. Now, I just need to rest, eat good food, drink lots of water and I’ll be okay!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I feel so BLESSED right now. I AM blessed to have Tobi and my family be there every day. I am so thankful to have the most amazing doctor and midwives ever to help me. This experience has been amazing for me and I am proud to say that💛🌸.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣Thank you everyone for being SO amazing!! We are so in love and happy. Holding her for the first time in our arms was truly the best day of our life💕 @tobi_pearce

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“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’.⁣⁣

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“She is perfect indeed! From the start, she knew exactly who we were and was instantly calm. Tobi went into ‘Dad mode’ straight away. 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.

“Tobi wraps her up and cuddles her and she goes straight to sleep. She’s a happy quiet bubba who LOVES her big greek family.⁣⁣ 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. Now, I just need to rest, eat good food, drink lots of water and I’ll be okay!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I feel so BLESSED right now.”

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Recently, my world got so much brighter when this little angel entered the world. Everyone, please meet Arna Leia Pearce. To be honest, I don’t think any to be mum or dad knows what to expect when entering parenthood for the first time. I expected so many great things, and an abundance of learnings, but I couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised with how great this is already. I’ve never felt so connected. For every couple that goes on the pregnancy journey together, I am sure you can all relate to just how incredible it is, but also how it is hard work and requires a lot of teamwork. Throughout that journey, almost daily I was reminded just how strong and caring Kayla is and I couldn’t be more proud, I just know she is going to be such a great mum. For the big day, her birth, everything went so well, Mum (@kayla_itsines) is doing great and recovering very well. Baby Arna is most importantly healthy, happy and so, so beautiful and peaceful. I can’t wait to go on this journey together as a family, here we go! Kayla (Cherub) and Arna (Muffin), I love you both so much.

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“I AM blessed to have Tobi and my family be there every day. I am so thankful to have the most amazing doctor and midwives ever to help me.

“This experience has been amazing for me and I am proud to say that. ⁣⁣Thank you everyone for being SO amazing!! We are so in love and happy. Holding her for the first time in our arms was truly the best day of our life.”

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The couple has been dating for six years, and announced their pregnancy in late December 2018.

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