AFL Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield’s and his wife Mardi have welcomed their first child.
Dangerfield shared the news on his new fishing podcast, Reel Adventures.
Mardi gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday evening and the couple have named their new son George.
The announcement confirms the torrent of social media comments that suspected the pair had spent the last day celebrating their new addition.
Mardi is “very, very healthy”, Dangerfield said on the podcast.
“We had a wonderful night. He weighs in at 7 pounds and 12 ounces,” he added.
The Cats player said he and his wife went to hospital on Monday night so Mardi could be induced.
“Then the next morning at about 4.30am Mardi went into the birthing suite and went into labour and about 12 hours later little George was born," he said.
“All of a sudden the head came out and the baby is born and Michael Shembrey (the couple's obstetrician) was very quick to put the baby onto Mardi, skin to skin. And I won’t lie to you - and I’ve said all along that the sex doesn’t matter - but when I saw that little willy I couldn’t have been happier.
“In all seriousness it was a wonderful, wonderful night."
He may only be a few days old, but little George has already dodged a bullet, as Dangerfield recently professed that he would like to name the bub after his favourite movie character.
“I love Indiana Jones and I want it to be called Indiana," he said on a video for Unscriptd last week. "And, my father’s name is John, so imagine if you had a baby’s name that was Indiana John Dangerfield.”
Perhaps unsurprisingly, his wife wasn't in favour.