Kayla Itsines welcomes baby girl Arna

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Photo: Instagram/kaylaitsines
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Fitness queen Kayla Itsines and fiancé Tobi Pearce have officially welcomed a baby girl into the world.

Sharing a sweet image on her Instagram of proud dad Tobi holding their new bub, Kayla introduced her as Arna Leia Pearce⁣.

“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’,” Kayla wrote in the post.

Baby Arna

Kayla welcomed little Arna late last week via cesarean, weighing 3.2kg (7.04lbs) and 47cm.

“My doctor said ‘Look at that hair and those cheeks’,” Kayla wrote.

“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!”

Dad Tobi also shared the most adorable image to his own Instagram admitting he didn’t know what to expect from parenthood.

“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,” he wrote.

Pregnancy journey

Kayla has been sharing her pregnancy journey with her 11m followers online and sharing pregnancy safe modifications to her workouts.

Back in February Kayla met up with Yahoo Lifestyle to share a full-body pregnancy workout, that incorporates four bodyweight exercises to help maintain strength and fitness.

Happy announcement

The couple announced they are expecting their first baby together back in December with a sweet video and pregnancy shoot.

“I’ve wanted kids ever since I met Tobi and it’s something we have always talked about,” Kayla said at the time.

“It turns out that when we were ready it was just perfect timing. I think he will make the most perfect father, I’ve never seen him so excited about anything.”

The couple have been engaged since April 2018, after Tobi popped the question.

“I obviously said YES to spending the rest of my life with my very best friend,” she wrote when she shared the news.

According to the Young Rich list in 2017, Kayla and Tobi are worth a combined fortune of over $64 million.

Throughout her pregnancy and beyond, Kayla will continue to be a Sweat trainer and develop content.

She also says her BBG community will always remain one of her key focuses.

“I’m so blessed to have such a strong BBG community, including many BBG mums throughout the world. I’m so excited to relate to my BBG mums even more through my pregnancy journey,” Kayla said.

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