Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin, shared a heartwarming video on Instagram last week of the latest ultrasound of her baby girl.
“Our beautiful daughter is the light of our lives,” she wrote. “Beyond thankful that she chose us to be her parents. I can’t wait for her to be here next year.”
In the video, Irwin waves to the camera, held by husband Chandler Powell. “This is so exciting,” she said. “Look at our daughter — she’s so beautiful.” She points to the ultrasound and the camera pans over.
“Wow,” says Powell. “You can see her heartbeat there. Oh my goodness. She is beautiful.”
Irwin, a 22-year-old wildlife conservationist, is just over 20 weeks along in her pregnancy. They dubbed their daughter “Baby Wildlife Warrior” in their pregnancy announcement, and in September, Powell wrote on Instagram, “Being a dad is already the highlight of my life.” Irwin has been chronicling the pregnancy on Instagram ever since. In update posts, she has compared the size of her growing baby to the sizes of animals, including an Aldabra tortoise hatchling, a mountain pygmy-possum, and a hummingbird.
“Halfway there! 20 weeks pregnant and our baby girl is about the same size as a recently hatched emu chick,” she wrote in an Instagram photo in Mid-November featuring emu. “The love I have for my sweetheart husband and our beautiful daughter is boundless.”
Powell, 23, shared the same photo on his Instagram account and wrote: “We are halfway to meeting her. Can’t wait to be a dad!”
The couple married amid the pandemic in March with just three guests — her mother, brother, and father’s best friend — rather than the 200 guests they had originally planned to have in attendance. They met in 2013 as teens, and Powell, who is from Florida, was visiting Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition. They began a five-year long-distance relationship and in 2018, Powell left his career as a professional athlete and moved to Australia to join the family business working at the Australia Zoo.
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