Olympic snowboarder Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin’s widow gives birth to their child – who was conceived after his death – as she admits to feeling ‘busy and tired’ in first photos
- Chumpy Pullin’s widow Ellidy has announced the birth of the couple’s first child
- The former Olympian tragically drowned while spearfishing in July last year
- His widow shared the exciting news in a post on Instagram on Wednesday
- Ellidy, who fell pregnant via IVF after his death, is yet to reveal the bub’s name
Chumpy Pullin’s widow Ellidy has given birth to their first child who was conceived after the former Olympian tragically drowned while spearfishing off the Gold Coast last year.
The new mum announced the exciting news over her Instagram account on Thursday, posting a video of her sleeping newborn in her story.
‘I had a baby!’ she says excitedly, before the clip shows the bub wrapped up in a blue blanket on a table beside her.
‘And we have been a lil busy and tired,’ super imposed text reads, as she pans the camera to her weary eyes and takes a bite of a sandwich.
The delighted first-time mother is yet to reveal the name or gender of her baby.
Ellidy Pullin has announced she has given birth to her and late husband Chumpy Pullin’s first child in a post on Instagram (pictured)
Another video posted to her page shows the Pullins dog Rummi excitedly running around the house after the baby was brought home.
Ellidy Pullin spoke to close friend Chloe Fisher on her Darling, Shine! podcast about her IVF treatment using Chumpy’s sperm which was taken posthumously.
My grief is for Chump, he’s missing out on being a dad, I see dads with their babies knowing how good he would have been,’ Ellidy said previously.
Chumpy, 32, is believed to have died from a shallow water drowning, which occurs when someone hyperventilates and expels large amounts of CO2 before a breath-hold dive.
It’s believed Chumpy incorrectly performed the dive, leading to the beloved husband and snowboarder to black out and drown.
His death in July 2020 shocked the community given the experience of the former Olympian and extreme sports expert.
He left behind Ellidy, 29, who decided to use his sperm for IVF treatment to ensure her husband would be a father and could continue his legacy.
She revealed to Ms Fisher that seeing other young fathers was a constant reminder of what Chumpy was missing out on.
‘Every day I go to the beach and I see guys walking along the beach with their chicks and the guy is carrying the baby in the carrier on his chest and the girl’s got the dog,’ she told the podcast.
‘When I see a dad with a baby it f***ing kills me, and I am so happy for that person, it’s not a pity party here.’
She said the fact she was able to have a child with her late husband is ‘the most beautiful thing ever’ but admitted it will be a bittersweet moment.
Chumpy Pullin’s widow has opened up about the pain it causes her seeing other fathers carrying their children, saying her late husband is ‘missing out on being a dad’
Ellidy, 29, decided to use his sperm for IVF treatment to ensure her husband would be a father and could continue his legacy.
‘I’m having a baby which is going to be the most beautiful thing ever and bittersweet in that it’s almost going to create more trauma here and there,’ Ellidy said.
‘It’s really hard to swallow the fact that he’s missing this, he deserves this time, he wanted this, he would have been the best dad.’
More to come.