Bert and Patti Newton’s daughter Lauren shares a picture of newborn son Alby in hospital

Lauren Newton welcomed her sixth child, a baby boy named Alby, into the world on Thursday. 

And now the daughter of Bert and Patti Newton has shared a picture of her tiny tot in hospital, thanking everyone for their well wishes and messages. 

The 40-year-old, who welcomed Alby seven weeks early, posted on her Instagram story on Friday saying that she and champion swimmer husband Matt Welsh ‘are thrilled to have our beautiful boy here safely.’

‘Thrilled to have our beautiful boy here safely’: Bert and Patti Newton’s daughter Lauren shared a picture of newborn son Alby in hospital on Friday – after he was born seven weeks early

‘Thank you for all the lovely messages,’ Lauren wrote in the post. 

She added: ‘We are so thrilled to have our beautiful boy here safely.’  

Lauren announced Alby’s birth on Friday, sharing a photo to Instagram of her husband, champion swimmer Matt, holding their newborn son.

New addition! Lauren Newtown welcomed her sixth child, a baby boy named Alby, into the world on Thursday. She's pictured with her mother Patti

New addition! Lauren Newtown welcomed her sixth child, a baby boy named Alby, into the world on Thursday. She’s pictured with her mother Patti

The couple have named their son Alby James Newton Welsh.

Lauren revealed that Alby was born seven weeks early, but was ‘doing well’.

She told her Instagram followers: ‘Alby James Newton Welsh. Born at 8:20 on 20/8/2020.’

She went on to thank the doctors and nurses at the hospital who helped with the birth, before giving an update on how her son was doing.

So sweet: Lauren announced Alby's birth on Friday, sharing a photo to Instagram of her husband, champion swimmer Matt, holding their newborn son

So sweet: Lauren announced Alby’s birth on Friday, sharing a photo to Instagram of her husband, champion swimmer Matt, holding their newborn son

‘It has been a long journey and we are so thrilled to have gorgeous Alby here safely. He is seven weeks early but doing really well,’ she wrote. 

Alby’s early arrival comes after Lauren revealed she had been separated from her young children for weeks due to complications with her pregnancy.

In July, she shared a photo to Instagram of her five young children, Sam, 11, Eva, nine, Lola, six, Monty, two, and Perla, 19 months, alongside a heartfelt message.

Siblings: Alby's early arrival comes after Lauren revealed in July she had been separated from her young children for weeks due to complications with her pregnancy. Pictured: Lauren's children, Sam, 11, Eva, nine, Lola, six, Monty, two, and Perla, 19 months

Siblings: Alby’s early arrival comes after Lauren revealed in July she had been separated from her young children for weeks due to complications with her pregnancy. Pictured: Lauren’s children, Sam, 11, Eva, nine, Lola, six, Monty, two, and Perla, 19 months

Family: Lauren shares her six children with former Olympic swimmer Matt Welsh, 43. Pictured: Bert and Patti Newton with their daughter, Lauren, her husband, Matt, and their three eldest children back in 2015

Family: Lauren shares her six children with former Olympic swimmer Matt Welsh, 43. Pictured: Bert and Patti Newton with their daughter, Lauren, her husband, Matt, and their three eldest children back in 2015

‘Missing my gorgeous babies. It’s been five weeks so far of not seeing them while I’m in hospital due to pregnancy complications,’ she wrote. 

Lauren added that she was relieved to know her five children were in good hands.

‘I miss them so much but Matt and mum and dad [Bert and Patti] have done an incredible job,’ she said.

Lauren had announced she was pregnant with her sixth child in May by sharing a sweet picture to social media of her youngest daughter holding a sonogram photo.

‘Perla is thrilled she is going to be a big sister!’ she wrote, along with the hashtag #babynumbersix.

'Baby number six!' Lauren had announced she was pregnant with her sixth child in May by sharing a sweet picture to social media of her youngest daughter holding a sonogram photo

‘Baby number six!’ Lauren had announced she was pregnant with her sixth child in May by sharing a sweet picture to social media of her youngest daughter holding a sonogram photo

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