Brisbane Lions midfielder Lachie Neale has revealed he’s anticipating his first baby with spouse Julie.
The couple broke the information on social media on Tuesday, importing a picture to Instagram of Lachie kissing his spouse’s abdomen.
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“Can’t wait to fulfill you child lady,” Lachie captioned the image.
Lions teammate Archie Smith commented: “Congrats you two.”
Julie posted an emotional message to her personal Instagram: “We’ve dreamt about assembly you for a very long time now toddler. The highway to you was lengthy and making an attempt however I wouldn’t change it for the world.
“It has modified me, The journey to you has made me realise I’m stronger than I ever thought I may very well be and I can do something together with your dad’s help.
“You had been positively definitely worth the wait and I’m so prepared to carry you in my arms and be your mumma child lady.”
Julie additionally shared a video to her Instagram Story of a child costume with the caption: “My coronary heart can’t cope with this stage of cuteness.”
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Lachie and Julie tied the knot in November 2018 earlier than the couple moved to Brisbane forward of the 2019 AFL premiership.
Neale gained the Brownlow Medal final 12 months — awarded to the AFL’s finest and fairest participant — and paid tribute to his spouse in the course of the acceptance speech.
“She needed to promote (her hairdressing enterprise) to come back over right here and comply with my desires,” Neale stated in his speech.
“She was doing very nicely for herself over there, however she at all times places me forward of herself when she shouldn’t must.
“She’s probably the most selfless particular person I do know and my largest help so thanks very a lot Jules. I like you.”
Brisbane will tackle the Collingwood Magpies at Marvel Stadium on Thursday night.
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