Edwina Bartholomew shares adorable first photos of her baby girl

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor

Sunrise presenter Edwina Bartholomew has shared adorable photos of her baby girl and explained the meaning behind her name.

Yesterday, a Seven spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo Lifestyle that the journalist and her husband Neil Varcoe, had welcomed a baby girl, called Molly.

“Meet Molly Matilda Christie Varcoe. Late like her Mum and tall like her Dad,” Edwina wrote on her Instagram account.

Edwina Bartholomew in a hospital gown cradling her newborn baby girl Molly wrapped in a blanket
Edwina Bartholomew has shared an adorable first photo of her baby girl, Molly. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew
Edwina Bartholomew's daughter Molly Matilda Christie Varcoe wrapped in a hospital blanket
Molly Matilda Christie Varcoe made her entrance into the world on Wednesday. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew

“Molly ‘cause we like it. Matilda for Neil’s Great Grandmother. Christie was my Grandmother’s maiden name and my middle name too.”

The 36-year-old, went on to say they are both “elated” and “exhausted” and admitted that her husband, Neil, is “still in shock”.

Edwina also shared two black and white photos to her Instagram Stories of herself cradling her precious newborn.

“PS that really hurt. Lucky you are cute,” she wrote on one photo.

Edwina Bartholomew's daughter Molly up close
Edwina also posted black and white images of Molly to her Instagram account. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew
Edwina Bartholomew cradles newborn baby Molly in hospital photo
“PS that really hurt. Lucky you are cute,” she wrote on one photo. Photo: Instagram/Edwina Bartholomew

The presenter was impatiently awaiting the arrival of the third member of her family after revealing she was overdue to fans last week with an Instagram post.

“9 months and three days,” the very pregnant host wrote alongside a selfie of her and the bump while moving house.

Edwina went on maternity leave early from her gig on Sunrise in November, sharing her well wishes to fans, and confirming she will be back in 2020.

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The TV presenter, who married in April last year, revealed the happy news on Sunrise in April, saying she’s due at the end of the year.

The reporter made the surprise announcement during a live segment on the show, leaving co-host David Koch flabbergasted and visibly moved by the announcement.

Extra reporting by Penny Burfitt

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