Australian Idol contestant Chris Murphy and wife welcome baby Ella

03/06/2007 at 08:20 AM ET

Australian Idol 2006 contestant Chris Murphy and his wife, Sherri, welcomed their first child together last month. They have named the little girl Ella. Sherri already has two children from a previous relationship, Georgia, 9, and Josh, 8.

Continue reading for the highlights and more photos.

Source: Woman’s Day, March 12 2007, pg. 34-5.

Thanks to CBB reader Maddie.

Chris’ new take on fatherhood:

These three children and Sherri are the people I’m here to love and protect for the rest of my life, holding my new little girl is such an amazing feeling, like my whole reason for being on this planet was for this moment, now. Nothing else matters any more so long as she’s ok. And that’s the way it will be for the rest of her life.

Sherri on Chris with Ella:

Chris can’t take his eyes off Ella. Whenever I get up at night to feed her, Chris gets up too – just to sit beside me, stare at our baby and massage my feet.

What did they do to try and make a stubborn and overdue Ella arrive?

Ella was 11 days overdue so I’d been doing power walks through the sand dunes each day to try to hurry up the birth.

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kat on

oh my i have just died from a cuteness overload! what a gorgeous baby!

Judy on

Awwwww. What a gorgeous baby and a beautiful family.

kenny on

cute baby