Inspirational burns survivor Turia Pitt has given birth to a baby boy.
Revealing the news with her fans via her weekly newsletter, Turia and her fiance Michael Hoskin shared their joy.
‘Michael and I want to introduce you to someone….’ Turia started her newsletter.
Meet Hakavai Hoskin.
‘We’ll be in this little newborn bubble for a few weeks but we wanted to pop our heads out for a moment to share the news directly with you.
‘We are totally in love, and just so stoked!’ the inspirational Australian concluded her post.
Just last week, Turia took to her blog saying that lots of people had been asking her how she was feeling about the birth.
‘“Are you nervous?” they’ll ask me,’ she said.
‘Yeah, of course, with any big change approaching, there’s a certain element of uncertainty.
‘And when you know that you’re going to experience pain, that can be pretty scary,’ she added.
But Turia went on to insist she’s not looking at it that way.
I’m re-framing it,’ she said. ‘It’s the same technique I use before every major surgery I have.
‘I write a list of all the bad things that could happen – it’s going to hurt, I don’t know if I can do it, what if I can’t handle the pain.
‘Then I write a list of all the good things – how grateful I am to still be here, to have a beautiful partner like Michael, and to get to experience this.
'How cool it will be to meet my son. That one day I’ll be able to watch him surfing, diving and hanging with Michael.
‘Then I’ve got a choice how I look at it.
'I could look at it in the negative way, or the empowering way.
'If I look at it in the empowering way, I feel better – so that’s the way I choose,' Turia concluded.
Huge congratulations to Turia and Michael on their adorable new addition to the family.
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This article originally appeared on New Idea.