Just this morning, the world-famous fitness trainer announced the birth of her precious baby girl, Arna Leia Pearce, who entered the world late last week weighing 3.2kg (7.04lbs) at 47cm.
“We are so excited for this chapter of our lives. Little Arna is an absolute blessing and we absolutely adore her,” Kayla said in a statement.
“We are really taking this time to enjoy these moments together and to be close as a family. It has been an amazing journey and we can’t believe she is finally in our arms!”
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🌸Welcome to the world – Arna Leia Pearce 💛 I just stared into Tobis eyes the whole time during delivery, nervously whispering “please let her be healthy, please be okay, please be okay” and Tobi kept repeating “I love you so much – she’s going to be healthy it’s okay just breathe it’s okay”. We both were crying. In that second, we heard her cry for the first time, the doctors and nurses examined her quickly, bought her over to us and said “she is absolutely perfect”. My doctor said “Look at that hair and those cheeks! Amazing!” I don’t even know how to describe how I felt in that moment. I looked over at Tobi who looked like the proudest Dad I’ve ever seen, with tears running down his face he gave me a kiss on the forehead and whispered “She’s so perfect, I love you”. She is perfect indeed! From the start, she knew exactly who we were and was instantly calm. Tobi went into ‘Dad mode’ straight away. From someone who made jokes the whole 9 months about not being able to change a diaper … to now not wanting to let ANYONE change her because he wants to help – has made me love him even MORE. Tobi wraps her up and cuddles her and she goes straight to sleep 💤 She’s a happy quiet bubba who LOVES her big greek family😍 As for me, I ended up having a cesarean, as recommended by the doctor. I was a little bit sore, but after a couple of days I was generally fine, just no lifting other than Arna. Now, I just need to rest, eat good food, drink lots of water and I’ll be okay! I feel so BLESSED right now. I AM blessed to have Tobi and my family be there every day. I am so thankful to have the most amazing doctor and midwives ever to help me. This experience has been amazing for me and I am proud to say that💛🌸. Thank you everyone for being SO amazing!! We are so in love and happy. Holding her for the first time in our arms was truly the best day of our life💕
“From someone who made jokes the whole 9 months about not being able to change a diaper… to now not wanting to let ANYONE change her because he wants to help—has made me love him even MORE,” she writes.
Kayla is taking some time for herself and enjoying these special moments with Arna as she recovers from giving birth via cesarean, as recommended by her doctor.
“I was a little bit sore, but after a couple of days, I was generally fine, just no lifting other than Arna. Now, I just need to rest, eat good food, drink lots of water and I’ll be okay!” she shared on her Instagram post.
“I feel so BLESSED right now,” Kayla goes on to say. “I AM blessed to have Tobi and my family be there every day. I am so thankful to have the most amazing doctor and midwives ever to help me.”
Kayla continues to work closely with her healthcare professional through her post-birth recovery and is focusing on self-care during this time.
Congratulations Kayla and Tobi!