‘Welcome to our crazy little family’: Footy star George Burgess announces the birth of his baby daughter – and reveals her VERY unusual name
NRL star George Burgess and his wife Joanna welcomed their third child, daughter Blainey Ann Burgess, over the weekend.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs player, 27, announced the news via Instagram on Monday, sharing a photo of the family-of-five in hospital.
George wrote in the caption: ‘Blainey Ann Burgess. Welcome to our crazy little family, you beautiful little girl.’
Baby joy! George Burgess and his wife Joanna welcomed their third child, daughter Blainey Ann, on Sunday. Pictured in hospital with their eldest two children, Boston and Birdie
He added: ‘Joanna did another amazing job with the pregnancy and delivery and deserves a gold medal, I am forever grateful. What a moment bringing all the crew together for the first time yesterday.’
Joanna also shared a sweet photo to Instagram of Blainey sleeping, and confirmed that she had arrived on her due date: Sunday, July 28.
‘Blainey Ann Burgess, our precious girl entered the world on 28.7.19 (on her due date) So blessed, so in love!’ she wrote in the caption.
Perfectly on time! Joanna shared this sweet photo to Instagram of Blainey sleeping, and confirmed that she had arrived on her due date: Sunday, July 28
Joanna had confirmed her pregnancy in February, telling her Instagram followers that she and George were ‘beyond excited’ to be welcoming their third child.
At the time, she joked about her husband and two-year-old son Boston being ‘outnumbered’ by girls in the family.
‘George and Bossy will officially be outnumbered soon. We are beyond excited to have another mini Birdie join the four of us in July,’ she wrote, referring to her middle child, 11-month-old Birdie.
Family-of-five: Joanna (right) had confirmed her pregnancy in February, telling her Instagram followers that she and George (left) were ‘beyond excited’ to be welcoming their third child
Several weeks before the pregnancy announcement, The Daily Telegraph reported that Joanna had privately told friends she was expecting.
A source told the newspaper at the time: ‘I’ve heard she fell pregnant eight weeks after giving birth to her daughter [Birdie] in August.’
George is part of the Burgess family of rugby league players, who moved to Australia from the north of England. His brothers are: Sam, 30, Tom, 27, and Luke, 32.
Leaving Australia: George, who is serving a nine-match ban after being found guilty of eye-gouging earlier this month, recently signed a three-year deal with the Wigan Warriors
George, who is serving a nine-match ban after being found guilty of eye-gouging earlier this month, recently signed a three-year deal with English rugby league team Wigan Warriors.
It is unclear whether George’s family will be moving with him to the UK.
The prop, who has played 147 NRL games since his debut for the Rabbitohs in 2012, has also played 15 Tests for his country.
He won the NRL premiership with Souths in 2014, in a team that included his twin brother Tom and older brother Sam.
‘Although it’s a huge decision to leave the NRL and say goodbye to Souths, I’m excited as to what the future will hold at Wigan Warriors and the Super League,’ George said.
Growing family: George and Joanna are pictured earlier this year with their eldest two children, Boston and Birdie