Bindi Irwin is officially a mom!
Friday on Instagram, the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin announced that she and husband Chandler Powell welcomed their first child — a baby girl named Grace Warrior Irwin Powell — the previous day.
Coincidentally, baby Grace’s birth date lies on the same day as Bindi and Chandler’s wedding anniversary!
“March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter,” the conservationist captioned an adorable photo of her and Powell embracing their bundle of joy.
In her note, Irwin revealed that Grace is named after her and Powell’s family members, including her late father Steve.
“Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s. Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior,” she explained. “Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad.”
She concluded, “There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed.”
Irwin and Powell announced their pregnancy last August when they posted a photo of themselves holding up a toddler-sized Australia Zoo uniform.
“Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honour to share this special moment in our lives with you,” the “Crikey! It’s the Irwins” star wrote at the time.
The two tied the knot March 25 in an intimate ceremony at the Australia Zoo. Sadly, because of the coronavirus pandemic, they were unable to invite guests.
Despite this, Irwin’s mother Terri helped her get ready, and her brother Robert walked her down the aisle.
During the ceremony, they all lit a candle in honor of Steve’s memory.
“We shared tears and smiles and love. Thankfully, since we all live at Australia Zoo as a family, we could be there for each other,” she wrote at the time.
Congratulations to Bindi and Chandler on your baby news!