Bindi Irwin, the only daughter of the late Steve Irwin, updated fans on the progression of her pregnancy and excitedly shared that her little "warrior" had grown to the size of a "hummingbird."
Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler Powell didn't waste any time in starting a human family of their own after tying the knot earlier this year. And the lovebirds are ready for the "magical" journey ahead.
The pair had been helping out Bindi's mom at the Australian Zoo amid the pandemic, and with a baby on the way, they have put their honeymoon on hold for the time being.
Chandler Powell Bindi Irwin attend the Steve Irwin Gala Dinner 2018 on May 5, 2018, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images.
THEIR ANIMALS COME FIRST
On March 25, Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell said their vows to each other during a small ceremony held at their home - the Australia Zoo. However, the lovebirds cut their honeymoon short when their home needed help.
Bindi's mom struggled to make ends meet at the zoo. Ongoing running costs and no income due to social distancing regulations amid the pandemic put a heavy financial strain on the zoo, and the lovebirds went to help care for all their animals.
THE PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
But with the hard times also came joy. And so five months after they married, Chandler and Bindi announced that they are expecting their first child together. Alongside an adorable picture of a tiny little Australia Zoo uniform, Bindi wrote:
"Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we're expecting! It's an honor to share this special moment in our lives with you."
THE ADORABLE UPDATE
Over the weekend, the 22-year-old excitedly shared a photo taken of everything baby. From Bindi's sonogram images to holding a baby kangaroo and koala, and she elaborated in the caption:
"The animal joeys we care for are excited to meet our human joey. ❤️ Baby Wildlife Warrior is about about the size of a hummingbird now!"
TOUGH TIMES AT THE ZOO
The couple can't wait to share the beauty of nature with their bundle of joy, but for now, the couple is helping her mother, Terri, and brother Robert maintaining the zoo and their beloved animals.
During a promotional clip of an upcoming episode of "Crikey! It's the Irwins," Terri shared that the financial weight of the zoo had become heavy during the pandemic.
With ongoing weekly wages of $400,000 and $78,914 spent on animal food, Terri was forced to cut expenses by only working with a skeleton crew of employees until the situation turns around.
A SAD ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH
September 4 marked fourteen years since Steve Irwin tragically died. A stingray's barb pierced his chest during a dive, but his family continues to keep his memory alive.
In memory of the day she lost her father, Bindi took to social media with a throwback picture taken with the late Steve Irwin and shared that he will always be in her heart.