Frances Loch, the daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has given birth to a baby boy.
Her husband Sam Loch announced the birth of their first child together – Ernest Loch who was born on Sunday, July 11.
‘Ernest Loch – Born on his due date, July 11. Tipping the scales at an even 9lb [4kg]. Brought into existence by his mum with nothing but breathing, coconut water and heart,’ Sam wrote on Instagram.
He accompanied the caption with an intimate picture of the 30-year-old mum who was all smiles as she cradled their newborn son in hospital.
The exciting baby news comes just months after the yoga instructor revealed the couple were keeping the sex of their baby a ‘surprise’.
Frances Loch, daughter of former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, has given birth to a baby boy – Ernest Loch (pictured)
Her husband Sam Loch announced the birth of their first child together (pictured together on their wedding day)
Frances (pictured) shared a rare picture of her blossoming baby bump at 33 weeks
Earlier this year, Frances announced her pregnancy on Instagram, saying: ‘Big little baby Loch. Joining the party Summer ’21.’
The pair have been enjoying living a quiet life after moving from Sydney to the US.
The couple tied the knot in a surprise wedding ceremony on Valentine’s Day 2018 just three months after she met the bodybuilder in November 2017 – and got engaged two weeks later.
‘Two weeks was all it took to know that forever with you was a mighty fine idea,’ she wrote in an Instagram post at the time of their shock engagement.
Frances said the proposal happened in the kitchen when Sam, a former Olympic rower, popped the question as she was putting peas in the freezer.
Earlier this year, Frances shared a candid picture of herself cradling her burgeoning bump
Frances tied the knot in a surprise wedding with Sam on Valentine’s Day 2018 – three months after they met (pictured showing off their wedding bands after getting married)
Frances with her dad, former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
During the proposal, Sam had a bottle of champagne in his hands and cleverly convinced her to ask him why.
When she obliged, he replied that he brought it to drink after he asked her to marry him.
That was two weeks after they first met, and the couple waited another two weeks before telling the world about their whirlwind romance.
Former PM Tony Abbott also congratulated the couple at the time, tweeting: ‘Really thrilled at the news of Francie and Sam’s engagement. We are very proud of her and the Abbotts are looking forward to welcoming Sam into the family.’
Despite concerns the couple were moving too fast, Frances previously revealed her family, including her dad, were very supportive of their engagement.
‘I think meeting Tones [Tony] can be quite intimidating for anyone, but that’s what I love about Sam,’ Frances said.
‘He’s so grounded, and so settled in his own skin, it felt totally natural. There was no change in voice, no sitting upright. Dad liked him.’
The couple moved from Sydney to the US to start a new life together after getting married
Frances met Sam, an ex-Olympic rower, in November 2017 – and got engaged two weeks later
Frances said Sam asked her to marry him as she was putting peas into the freezer
As for her mother Margie, she was just as surprised as everyone when her middle daughter told her of Sam’s proposal.
‘Mum was like, “Frances, you are quite impulsive”,’ Frances recalled.
The pair were legally married at a registry in February 2018 – but waited to celebrate with their nearest and dearest at Sydney’s exclusive Palm Beach in April.
‘The celebratory component isn’t for a couple of months, but we made it official in the eyes of the law,’ Sam wrote on Instagram, alongside a picture of the pair showing off their wedding bands.
‘We’re the motherf***ing Mighty Morphin Power Rangers of love.’