Kate Ellis: 'There's nothing like going into labour surrounded by 50,000 screaming people.'

Kate Ellis has welcomed a second son in the most glorious fashion.

The labor front bencher tweeted a photo of little Charlie yesterday, writing: “Nothing like going into labour surrounded by 50,000 of your fellow friends & supporters. Welcome to the world Charlie!”

Yep, she went into labour surrounded by 50,000 screaming football fans.

Ellis and her husband, columnist David Penberthy, had to leave the Crows v Cats match during the third quarter on Friday night, when little Charlie couldn’t wait any longer to enter the world.

Penberthy told the Adelaide Advertiser Ellis actually started going into labour at the start of the match, but because they’re such die hard AFL fans, they tried to stick it out until the game was over.

“Kate was extremely valiant but early in the third quarter we thought it was time to get out of here and go to an actual hospital,” he said.

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Ellis gave birth to Charlie at Ashford Private Hospital in the early hours of Saturday morning and he weighed in at 4.07 kg.

“It was a pretty crazy night,” Penberthy said.

“I was passionately advocating we call him Richard Douglas Penberthy but we decided to go for something more traditional.”

Earlier this year Ellis announced she would be leaving politics to spend more time with her family, including Charlie’s older brother, two-year-old Sam.

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