The brilliant Missy Higgins has had her baby! It’s the second child for the much-loved singer and her husband, comedian/writer Dan Lee.
“Welcome to the world”
Just when you thought Missy Higgins’ baby bump couldn’t get any bigger, it didn’t! Missy’s baby girl has arrived (possibly yesterday?) and she took to Instagram to announce the exciting news.
Missy and Dan were already parents of a little boy named Sam. They’ve now added a daughter – Luna – to their gang and we’re sure everyone is feeling pretty freaking stoked!
“Welcome to the world little Luna,” Missy posted on Instagram alongside a peachy postpartum photo of herself snuggling with her wee newborn girl.
Congratulations, Missy, Dan and Sam!
Read more about Missy Higgins:
- Singer Missy Higgins on PND: “I knew it had come. I knew I had to ride it out.”
- “This little bump” Missy Higgins reveals she’s expecting her second child
- Missy Higgins shares a picture of her baby bump on Instagram
Last week an understandably weary Missy updated her Instagram with a shot of her absolute peak capacity bump.
“Good lord will you look at this thing?” she wrote. “Holy moly. This pregnancy has been hard I’m not gonna lie, but I am excited to meet the little bundle on the other side now… the count down is on!”
And on it was, because a couple of days later Luna had showed up and levelled the Higgins-Lee family up to an even four.
“I had to ride it out”
Missy’s been reassuringly frank about the triumphs and tricky bits of motherhood, last year revealing that she’d navigated postnatal depression after Sam’s birth
“I think when it happened I knew it had come and I knew I had to ride it out,” Missy told The Sydney Morning Herald in a 2017 interview. “I had a lot of support. My husband was very knowledgeable about what to expect as well so he just supported me through it. My hormones were all over the place.”
For families who are going through similar, it’s heartening to hear more about the experiences of other mums and dads. It’s also really helpful when high profile types share the less shiny bits of life, proof that everyone has to work through and triumph over tough stuff, household name or not. (And that talking about it, taking a breath and putting one foot slowly in front of another is a brilliant approach.)
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Today Dan and I finally got some proper photos of us taken on the Futon Couch! This is where it all began ☺️ Thanks @wilthomasmusic our wonderful friend and owner of said infamous couch… and thanks for the beautiful photos Michele Troop (@folklore_photography) we will cherish these forever! X Swipe ➡️ for more…
PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) says depression and anxiety affects around 1 in 10 women and 1 in 20 men during pregnancy. After the birth of a baby, the figures jump to 1 in 7 new mums and up to 1 in 10 new dads.
If you – or someone you know – are expecting a baby or have recently become a parent, and are finding things super-tough, please get in touch with the good folk at PANDA. They’re on standby, ready to support mums and dads through difficult times.