Actress Emily Symons, and her partner Paul Jackson, welcomed their son Henry Richard Francis on August 3 [pictured]. Henry was conceived with the help of IVF, and was brought home from hospital on Emily’s birthday, August 10. Emily has been a favourite on soap opera Home and Away for many years, first playing the role of Marilyn Chambers in 1989. She was on British soap Emmerdale during the 2000s, but is now permanently back in Australia, and back in Summer Bay as sweet bubbly Marilyn. Paul is the program director for DMG radio Australia, and has three children from a previous relationship.

Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse, and his wife Hoda, welcomed their son William on August 28, a little brother for their daughter Rose, aged 2 (Rose’s birth was featured on the blog).

Reality TV contestant Amber Nichols, and her husband Pete, welcomed their daughter Olive Eva in early September, a little sister for their son Charlie, aged 1. Amber was a contestant on The Voice, and continued singing even while heavily pregnant. She was eliminated a few weeks ago.