Journalists Ben Fordham and Jodie Speers welcomed their second child on October 1 (their wedding anniversary) and named their daughter Pearl Nellie [pictured]. Pearl is a little sister for Freddy, nearly 2; Freddy’s birth was covered on the blog.

News presenter Alison Ariotti, and her husband Gerry, welcomed their second child early this year and named their daughter Louisa; Louisa joins big sister Mila, aged 3. Alison is the weekend news presenter on Nine News Queensland. Gerry is an anaesthetist.