Blogger and author Constance Hall has just given birth to her fifth child – and he has a beautiful name – Raja.
Writing to her 300,000-strong army of devoted Queens, Constance wrote: “Love you so much Denzy The Cooke Trinity. We are blown away with support from you all.”
Born at 4.2kgs at 2:46pm on Monday, Raja was welcomed into the world via an elective c-section.
Choosing to have her son via an elective c-section, Hall has previously spoken of her anxieties that her son could arrive before his due date, meaning that she wouldn’t make it to her scheduled surgery at 39 weeks. Luckily this wasn’t the case.
However, with already six children between her and husband Denim Cooke, their morning didn’t exactly go 100 per cent to plan.
Documenting the lead up to her birth, Hall shared a video of her three-year-old twins – Snow and Rumi, throwing a tantrum, while ranting to her followers mid school drop off.
“That whole drama was about a balloon that they’ve been fighting over all morning, so I had a pen in my hand and naturally just popped it,” she said.
“Then they laid down like prisoners and started screaming.
“Now I’ve just dropped the kids off at school and left the twins with Denim, and honestly I don’t want to go back home, I just want to go straight to the hospital. But I’ve got to go home and get Denim and my bag.”
Fortunately, they made it to the hospital, with Hall most recently sharing her “last ever baby photo,” and very pregnant belly onto Instagram.
“Last ever baby bump photo!!!! If this doesn’t look like he’s trying to crawl out of the bag then I don’t know what does. I gotta drag him into theatre soon,” she wrote in the caption.
Hall met her father-of-two Cooke in February 2017 after ending her marriage with her ex-husband, and the father of her four children, Bill Mahon and this will be the seventh addition to their family.
In an interview with Mamamia earlier this year, Hall said while they hadn’t explicitly planned to have a baby so quickly after meeting and becoming engaged, they knew it was always something they wanted to do together.
“It felt like his ex partner… they shared something, and me and my ex partner shared something, and we were just so in love that there wouldn’t be any reason for us not to,” she told Mia Freedman on No Filter.
“We were sitting in a winery in Margs [Margaret River],” Hall recalls, “and I said, ‘when we’re 70, and we’re looking down at all of our kids, won’t we always wonder what ours together would’ve looked like?’
“And [Denim] was like, ‘when you put it that way, yeah, you’re right.’”
Listen to Mia Freedman’s full interview here: