Hayley Bateup and partner April Zekulich have welcomed their first child

FORMER Gold Coast ironwoman Hayley Bateup and her long-time partner April Zekulich have announced the birth of their first child.

Baxter Frankie Bateup was born at 12.53pm today and weighed a healthy 3.8kg.

The excited new mums announced the news on Hayley’s Instagram account about 8pm, showing off their bundle of joy.

“Baxter Frankie Bateup born today at 12.53pm 8lb 9oz we are in love xx,” the caption read.

The much-wanted baby was conceived on the couple’s second attempt with IVF and the pair announced April’s pregnancy in January.

Together for the past eight years, Hayley, 35, and April, 39, met at the Northcliffe Surf Club and have always wanted to have a child.

They have known the sex of the child all along but kept it a secret from everybody else.

The committed couple said earlier this year that they intend to divvy up the motherhood experience, with April saying Hayley will likely be the one dishing out discipline.

Source: Gold Coast Bulletin