Dino Đulbić and his wife Bonnie welcomed their second child in February, and have named their daughter Charlie. Charlie joins big brother Esad, aged 2. Dino is originally from Bosnia, and has been playing football since 2001. He has has played for clubs in Australia, Germany, China, and the United Arab Emirates, and been selected for the Australian national squad. He has been with Perth Glory since 2014.
Danny Vukovic and his wife Kristy welcomed their first child last year and have named their son Harley [pictured]. Unfortunately, Harley has been very sick and needs a new liver, so we wish him a speedy recovery. Danny has been playing football since 2002, and has played for clubs in Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, and Japan. He signed with Melbourne Victory last year.
Equestrian champ Danielle Weymark, and her partner Matthew Johnson, welcomed twins named Oliver and Lara last month [pictured]. Danielle became disabled after surviving meningococcal meningitis as a baby, losing most of her left arm, right hand, and parts of both feet to the disease. She began riding horses at the age of 8, and has gone on to win many dressage competitions in both para-sport and open contests. Danielle hopes to represent Australia at the Paralympic Games.
Veteran surfer Taj Burrow, and his girlfriend, model Rebecca Jobson, welcomed their first child in October last year, and have named their daughter Arabella Rose. Taj began surfing at the age of 7, and at 18 was the youngest surfer ever to win a national title. He has had twelve ASP Tour wins, written a book on surfing, and produced his own series of surfing videos. Taj has just announced his retirement. Rebecca starred on Australia’s Next Top Model.
Retired netball star Liz Ellis, and her husband, former rugby union player Matthew Stocks, welcomed their second child on April 4 and have named their son Austin Ralph. Austin joins big sister Audrey, aged 4; Audrey’s birth was featured on the blog.
Sports reporter Roz Kelly, and her husband, South African cricketer Morné Morkel, welcomed their first child last September and have named their son Arias Flynn. Roz was a reporter for Channel Nine, and is now commentating the Big Bash League for Channel Ten.
Actor Brenton Thwaites, and his partner Chloe Pacey, welcomed their first child last month and have named their daughter Birdie. Brenton made his acting debut on teen drama series SLiDE, and was a regular on Home and Away. Since moving to Hollywood, Brenton has had film roles in Oculus and Maleficent, and starred in The Giver and Godsof Egypt. Chloe is an artist and naturopathy student.
Singer and actor Jaime Robbie Reyne, and his fiancee, model Louise van der Vorst, welcomed their first child last month and have named their son Roosevelt [pictured]. Jaime has been performing since 2003, and tours internationally and at music festivals. Jaime has appeared on several television shows, including a long stint as Taj Coppin on Neighbours. He is the son of rock star James Reyne from Australian Crawl. Louise is a fashion model who has her own clothing line.
Model and actress Tahyna Tozzi, and her husband, dancer Tristan McManus, welcomed their first child on April 5, and have named their daughter Echo Isolde. Tahyna has been modelling since she was 8 years old, and is best known for playing the role of Perri on Blue Water High. She has been in several films, most notably X-Men Origins: Wolverine. She is the sister of model Cheyenne Tozzi. Tristan is is an award-winning dancer from Ireland best known for his appearances on the US version of Dancing With the Stars, and Strictly Come Dancing in the UK.
Actress Kym Valentine, and her husband, former AFL footballer Trent Croad, welcomed their first child together on April 1 [pictured] and have named their son Phoenix Valentine. Kym has a daughter named Millana from her marriage to singer Fabio Tolli, and Trent has two daughters named Kiera and Sierra from his marriage to Tanya Stewart. Kym is best known for her long-running role as Libby Kennedy on soap opera Neighbours, and Trent played for Hawthorn for almost a decade before retiring in 2010.
Author Sofie Laguna, and her husband, artist Marc McBride, welcomed their sonMilo a year ago, a brother for Sonny. Sofie studied law, and worked as an actress before becoming an author and playwright. She has written numerous children’s books and picture books, several plays, and two highly-regarded adult novels: The Eye of the Sheep won the 2015 Miles Franklin Award. Marc is originally from Ireland, and moved to Australia to study design. An award-winning fantasy artist, he is best known for illustrating the Deltora Quest children’s book series.
Artists Vicki Lee and Ted O’Donnell welcomed their daughterYokie on March 6 last year. Vicki is an artist and designer with her own store, and Ted is a photographer. Vicki became well known to the public as a close friend of celebrity mum Lara Bingle, and gave birth shortly before her. Like her gal pal, Vicki has chosen an unusual name for her baby, which she says means “night rain” (I have seen Yoki translated as a Hopi name meaning “rain”, so perhaps this is the origin).
Fitness model Chontel Duncan, and her husband Sam, welcomed their first child on March 25 and have named their son Jeremiah Thomas, apparently nicknamed Miah. Chontel is a former Miss Universe finalist and fitness trainer who has become an online sensation since documenting her pregnancy on Instagram.
Curtis Rona and his wife Jacinta welcomed their daughterSapphire Anaya [pictured, from Instagram] in November last year. Curtis is originally from New Zealand, moving to Australia as a primary school student. He played for the North Queensland Cowboys in 2014, but since last season has been with the Canterbury Bulldogs.
Blake Ferguson, and his partner Bianca Menniti, welcomed their sonHarlo in October last year. Blake has played for the Cronulla Sharks and the Canberra Raiders, where he was their top try-scorer, and since last season has been with the Sydney Roosters. He has been selected for New South Wales in State of Origin, New South Wales Country, the Indigenous All-Stars, and the Prime Minister’s XIII. Blake is the cousin of boxer Anthony Mundine.
Jordan Kahu, and his partner Jess Kent, welcomed their daughterJayla Eve in September last year. Jordan is originally from New Zealand, moving to Australia as a high school student. He has played for the Brisbane Broncos since 2013, and has been selected for the New Zealand national squad, and for the World All Stars.
TV chef Adam Liaw, and his wife Asami, welcomed their daughterAnna in early February; Anna joins big brother Christopher, aged 2 [pictured]. Anna arrived earlier than expected, while Adam and his family were in Adelaide for Chinese New Year and the Fringe Festival. Adam was born in Malaysia and grew up in Adelaide; he worked as a lawyer and lived in Japan, where he met his wife. In 2010 he won the second season of MasterChef Australia, his victory the most-watched non-sporting TV event in Australian history. Since then he has written several cookbooks, and hosts the Destination Flavour TV series on SBS.
Former AFL player Gavin Wanganeen, and his wife Pippa, welcomed their daughterPosey Theadora on February 18. Posey joins sisters Kitty and Lulu, whose birthshave been featured on the blog, and Gavin has children named Tex and Mia from a previous marriage, who are Posey’s siblings. Gavin played for Essendon and Port Adelaide, and retired in 2006.
Shaun Burgoyne, and his wife Amy, welcomed their daughterNixie Blue last September. Nixie joined big sister Leni, and big brothers Ky and Percy. Shaun began his career at Port Adelaide in 2002, and signed with Hawthorn in 2015. He has also been chosen for the national team, the Indigenous All-Stars, and the Dream Team. Shaun is the younger brother of Peter Burgoyne, and the son of Peter Burgoyne Sr; both of them played for Port Adelaide.
Levi Casboult, and his wife Hayley, welcomed their sonLonnie Charles last August [pictured]. Levi has played for Carlton since 2012.
Former player Cameron Mooney, and his wife Seona, welcomed their daughterFrankie Lee on Valentine’s Day this year. Frankie joins big brother Jagger, and big sisters Billi and Stevie. Cameron retired from the Geelong Cats after the 2011 season, and was also chosen for the Dream Team. Since retiring, he has regularly made television appearances as a football commentator and panellist.
The Mayor of Camden, Lara Symkowiak, and her husband Andrew, welcomed their daughter Airlie Grace on December 29 last year, born 8:02 am at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital in Liverpool.
Later that morning Camden’s Deputy Mayor, Peter Sidgreaves, and his wife Amy, welcomed twin daughters Brielle and Zara. They were born at 11:43 am and 11:44 am at Liverpool Hospital, and are sisters for Lani and Kaiyah.
It is the first time that Camden council’s most senior elected officials have both welcomed babies while in office, let alone them arriving on the morning of the same day.
Councillor Sidgreaves wonders if this has ever happened to a mayor and deputy mayor before in history, but I’m not sure whether it can be confirmed or not. I welcome input from those more knowledgeable.
(From left to right, picture shows Amy and Peter with the twins, and Lara and Andrew with their daughter)
Journalist Lanai Scarr, and her husband James, welcomed their triplets on January 11 and have named them James Maxwell, Nathaniel Lucas, and Edith Olivia. The triplets have a big sister named Molly, aged 2.
Lanai is the national political reporter for the Sunday Telegraph, and documented her pregnancy week-by-week in Kidspot magazine, as well as writing numerous newspaper articles on having triplets.
Television presenter Deborah Knight, and her husband Lindsay Dunbar, welcomed their third child on January 30 and have named her Audrey Olive Joan. Audrey joins big brother Darcy, aged 7, and big sister Elsa, aged 5. She is a “surprise baby”, because both her siblings were conceived with the assistance of IVF, and they weren’t expecting to have another child.
Deborah began her journalism career on radio before joining Channel Ten as a news reporter and presenter. In 2011 she moved to Channel Nine, and is currently the co-host of Weekend Today, as well as a news presenter. Lindsay is a graphic artist and broadcast designer with the ABC.