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"I can’t give birth yet": Charli Robinson shares what happened the day she had her baby.

Television personality Charli Robinson gave birth to her daughter in December last year, and this week, she’s revealed it didn’t go exactly according to plan. Not just because of the 15 hour labour – but because little Kensington Claire Talbot was determined to arrive four weeks early.

It was certainly a move from the baby which Robinson, 37, and Kensington’s dad, racing car driver Liam Talbot, 36, didn’t expect.

The Gold Coast couple, who began dating in February 2016, have been planning a family since 2017, when the Getaway presenter unexpectedly fell pregnant with twins, and soon after, experienced a miscarriage. Last year, Robinson discovered she was pregnant again, and due on Australia Day.

But it seems Kensington had other plans.

On Boxing Day, Robinson woke at 2am to discover her waters had broken. Speaking to The Courier Mail, Robinson explained chaos ensued as the pair rushed to Greenslopes Private Hospital, and Robinson’s parents raced from Port Stephens to join them.

“I was half way through a Hypnobirthing Australia course… I said to Liam ‘I can’t give birth yet I haven’t finished the course’,” Robinson said.

After a 15 hour labour, during which Talbot felt “helpless” until asked to hold one of his partner’s legs, Kensington was finally ready to meet the world.

Robinson described the first moment she saw her daughter with Talbot as “pure love.”

“She wrapped her hand around Liam’s finger it was so unbelievable. It pure love,” she told The Courier Mail. As for Talbot, he was overwhelmed, humbled, and grateful that everything had gone well.

“To know she was healthy and Charli was healthy reduced me to tears,” he said.

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Robinson added that Talbot had been a very engaged father during the pregnancy, showering her bump with kisses and talking to their unborn baby. For that reason, the new mum believes Kensington was able to recognise her dad’s sounds after she was born.

The pair decided to honour Talbot’s father, Ken Talbot, who had died in a plane crash in 2010, by using his name for their daughter. Robinson explained that they liked the nickname, “Kensy” and the name just seemed right.

We think that deserves an, ahem, high five to the happy little trio!

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