Queensland sports reporter Sam Squiers welcomed her baby girl to the world eight weeks early after going into premature labour two days ago.
Imogen Grace Squiers arrived June 14, weighing just 1.3 kg.
Squiers, a first-time mum and her husband, Ben, shared the good news on Instagram from Squiers’ bed at Mater Private Hospital:
“That moment after two agonising days that you finally get to see and hold the most precious and fragile thing on earth!”
Added Squires: “You are our world little one.”
Squiers, who announced her pregnancy in February, was due in early August.
She cut back on her work at Channel 9 due to pregnancy complications. Indeed, according to The Courier-Mail, doctors told the couple to expect an early birth.
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Last February, Squiers revealed she miscarried shortly before becoming pregnant with Imogen.
“It was a shock but I’ve got to say there are a lot of people out there who have struggled more than we did so we are really lucky in that sense,” she told The Courier-Mail.
“It made us realise how fragile it (pregnancy) is and how special and lucky you are to experience it.”