Less than two weeks after giving birth to her second baby, TV star Allison Langdon has given the world a first look at her adorable daughter in a series of photos with her older brother.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the Weekend Today presenter shared a sweet collage of images featuring the newborn, named Scout Heather, with her big brother, two-year-old Mack.
“It’s taken a few days but Mack is enamoured with his new baby sister Scout Heather, he’s decided she can stay (for now!),” she captioned the photo.
According to a previous report by the Sydney Morning Herald, the TV star, who is also a reporter on 60 Minutes, gave birth on March 3.
Sadly, the exciting news came just two days after her husband Michael Willesee Jnr’s father Mike passed away at the age of 76 following a battle with throat cancer on the Friday before. Scout was his 13th grandchild.
Close family and friends gathered for his funeral last Friday to say a final farewell, with his son Mike delivering an emotional eulogy with Allison watching on.
Speaking on behalf of his family, the brave father-of-two stood before a crowd of hundreds at St Mary‘s Cathedral in Sydney, where he reminisced about the times spent with his beloved dad and the impact he had on his life.
For many Mike Snr – who was initially diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016 – will be remembered for his incredible journalistic skills, but for his children and grandchildren he’s remembered as a family man who was much more comfortable at home with them and away from the limelight.
Throughout the eulogy Willesee Jr gave an insight into his father’s day-to-day life, telling mourners about the things his father had taught his children throughout his life, noting how important family was to the legendary journalist.
“He taught us to value honesty, above all, to be honest,” his son explained. “He set our moral compasses. He taught us important things like how to body surf and how to cook a barbecue for a big family gathering and he really taught us the importance of family getting together for those gatherings.”
The journalist’s funeral was attended by a plethora of TV personalities including A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw, Today show presenter Richard Wilkins and his girlfriend Virginia Burmeister and veteran journalist George Negus.