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Bachelor couple Tim Robards and Anna Heinrich have welcomed their newborn girl, Elle Robards and it’s safe to say the new parents are absolutely smitten with their first child.
The couple who met on the first series of The Bachelor in 2013, announced the arrival of their first child on Instagram on November, 14 and ever since the couple have been proudly sharing beautiful photos and letting fans witness plenty of little Elle’s precious first moments, like her first bath and that often nervewracking but oh so exciting moment when you finally take your newborn home from hospital.
We’ve been gathering up the best of these adorable snapshots in the gallery below.
Elle’s birth did not go to plan
Elle Robards arrival into the world in November wasn’t exactly smooth sailing. In an exclusive interview with WHO magazine, Anna reveals her arrival was quite traumatic.
“I think going into the delivery you can definitely have a birth plan, but you’ve also got to be open to things going wrong or things not going the way you expected,” explains Heinrich, 34, who later found out the umbilical cord had wrapped around Elle’s neck twice.
“And I think that’s kind of the thing I’ve learned with being pregnant and becoming a mother is you’ve got to be open to letting go. You’re not going to know all the answers and sometimes you’ve just got to go with the flow.”
Anna suffered baby blues
Anna also opened up to WHO magazine about her experience with a case of the baby blues. A week after welcoming Elle, Anna says there was a time where she cried for two hours straight.
“I feel like all mums compare themselves against other mums and it’s certainly not easy,” she admits.
“There are definitely days where I’ve cried because I’ve just been exhausted, or I’ve sat down in the shower and I just want to sleep.
“Tim came back [from the gym] and was like, ‘What’s wrong?’ and I’m like, ‘I’m not happy, I’m not sad. I just need to get it all out,’” she recalls.
“Your emotions are all up and down, it’s like a roller-coaster. But from that moment, I just let go of everything I knew and tried to live more in the present. And I guess understanding that this is my world now, this is my new life and it’s just trying to work out how it’s all going to work.”
SWOON! Anna Heinrich’s nursery is the stuff dreams are made of!
While Anna’s sense of humour and authenticity on ‘the gram’ keep us coming back for more, it’s something a little more picture perfect that has our attention this time.
The 33y first time mum has given us a glimpse into Elle’s nursery and oh. my. god!
In a series of images shared to her Instagram account, Anna has let us into the pastel-hued, organisational masterpiece of our dreams.
“ELLE’S NURSERY is complete 🙌🏼” the Criminal Lawyer shared. “And it has become my favourite room thanks to my incredibly talented friend Elissa @theinteriorreport & Tims dad’s building company #KingstonBuilding”
Complete with a custom neon sign reading “Baby Robards”, Elle’s nursery is the kind of space we would never want to leave!
But it didn’t always look this good …
Anna shared a series of ‘before’ pics to her Instagram stories and let’s just say Elle is one lucky little lady to have so many clever and creative people in her life.
Wonder if they’d come and redo my bedroom?
Those new mum feeding time feels
With her breasts likely feel like they are about to explode from too much milk, Anna has sent a message to her 10-day-old daughter on Instagram, “Time to feed. Wake up Elle.”
It can take about six weeks until a mother’s milk supply adjusts to her baby’s needs.
Some breastfeeding mamas continue to make more milk than the baby requires, and this is known as ‘oversupply’.
Elle’s gift from Ramsay Street
Tim’s former cast and crew from Neighbours sent Elle the sweetest gift.
Taking to Instagram stories, Tim showed off a cute teddy bear before going on to explain this gift, “This is like a bunch of flowers but it’s of socks and wraps and all of that kind of stuff,” he says.
“Thanks so much guys. Very, very thoughtful.”
Anna simply captioned this pic, “DADDY’S GIRL” and can we all hear a collective, “Awwww.”
“I just wanted to say a huge thank you”
New dad, Tim Robards is counting his blessings as he settles into life at home with wife, Anna and baby Elle.
The Neighbours star has taken to Instagram to pay tribute to Anna’s obstetrician and the team who helped welcome Elle into the world..
“Now that I’ve been able to take a breath I just wanted to say a HUUUUGE thank you 🙏🏼 to Chris our OB and the midwives…” the 38yo shared alongside an image of himself and the obstetrician.
“Chris, you are just the nicest human, thank you for all the love and care throughout and for bringing our girl, Elle, into the world safely! 🙏🏼” he continued.
Tim also went on to thank the midwives who looked after Anna and Elle.
“To the midwives and everyone else involved, thanks so much for your love and support helping us to navigate the early stages of becoming parents! Lots of love 💕 back you you all! Thank you 🙏🏼 ☺️ From Anna and myself!”
All set for her first car ride
Elle looks snug as a bug in her car seat capsule.
That drive home from hospital with your precious cargo in the backseat is always a BIG moment for new parents.
Leaving hospital… with a baby!
“HOME TIME 👏 AS A FAMILY THREE 👨👩👧,” Anna, 33 captions this gorgeous pic.
Anna then gives a sweet shout-out to her amazing medical team.
“Bringing Elle into this world made easier thanks to our incredible obstetrician Chris & all the loving and experienced midwives @northshoreprivatematernity We are forever grateful 💗.”
First bath time..
Bathing a newborn can be tricky at first but it looks like mum and dad nailed it!
Elle looks pretty content with being bathed.
She’s loving it!
Anna’s convinced Tim’s “chiro hands” are what’s doing the trick to keep Elle happy as she’s bathed for the first time.
Aunty Andrea meets Elle
Anna’s sister, Andrea only has eyes for her new niece.
“In love with my gorgeous new niece Elle,” she writes.
“Congratulations to my superstar sister who gave birth to this angel, I’m so proud of you & Tim. Welcome to the family darling girl.”
What a little angel!
Only a couple of days old and little Elle is just so divine.
Daddy and daughter bonding time
Your chest is the best place for your baby to adjust to life in the outside world.
Tim, 37 and his baby girl enjoy some skin-to-skin bonding time.
“Hugs for Daddy 🤗 ,” writes Tim and then follows up with the following cheeky hashtags:
New dad, Tim gushes over his wife and baby girl
Sharing the arrival of his first child to Instagram, the former Neighbours star writes:
“I’ve fallen in love twice all over again with these two!!! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE 💕 our little Elle Robards 💗
How bloody amazing!!!! I never knew my wife was a superhero… What a woman!!”
The look of love
An outpouring of well wishes from fans and friends flooded both Tim and Anna’s baby announcements.
“Beautiful! Congrats guys. Best feeling in the world! Xx,” commented new mama, Jules Robinson.
“So beautiful. Congratulations to you guys. Enjoy those newborn baby cuddles 💖 ,” added mum-of-two, Megan Gale.
“So happy for you guys. Congrats ❤️” wrote radio host, Jackie O.
“Huge congratulations guys!!! ❤️❤️❤️” added Tim’s former Neighbours co-star, Jodi Gordon.
When two becomes three
There’s no doubt about it, Anna and Tim are completely and utterly in love with not only each other but their baby girl too.
She has arrived!
New mama, Anna takes to Instagram to proudly annouced the arrival of her baby girl.
“Introducing the newest addition to our family, ELLE ROBARDS,” she writes and ends with the hashtag, #purelove