Australian swimmer Matt Welsh, 30, and his celebrity baby in her own right wife, Lauren Newton, 28, speak to Woman’s Day this week about Lauren’s pregnancy. Their first child — who they don’t know the sex of and are trying to not find out — is due on Lauren’s mother’s birthday, February 4th. Lauren is the daughter of TV personality Bert Newton.
The overall reaction to the pregnancy was excitement — Lauren’s mother is extremely desperate for a grandchild.
L: Matt cried when I told him the news.
M: I was sitting down in our bedroom, thank God, or I would have fallen over.
L: My parents are beside themselves. My mum is desperate for a grandchild; she’s one of those people who talks to mothers with babies on the street. She’s already buying a new car so that she can put a baby capsule in the back. Dad was in shock for a while. He’s obsessed with his little dog – it’s the light of his life – so we can’t wait to see how he is with a grandchild! And Matt’s parents are thrilled too!
Source: Woman’s Day, November 5th, 2007. p. 34-6.
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Lauren says that she is feeling great apart for being a little tired.
No morning sickness, no symptoms really, apart from feeling a bit tied at the start. As soon as I found out, I slowed down and made an effort to look after myself and I was fine. I’ve put on weight but you just do, straight away, although I still exercise three or four times a week. I’m always hungry, but no weird cravings. Just food! Matt looks after me so well and lets me boss him around. I hear other women complain about their partners and I think I’m so lucky.
They haven’t found out the sex — they want it to be a surprise.
We want it to be a surprise. There are so few surprises left in life, you have to make the most of them. Mind you, I am curious. I’d like to set up a nursery in the appropriate color. I want to know and don’t want to know at the same time.