‘Can’t wait to hold him!’ Patti Newton shares adorable photo of newborn Alby

Aug 23, 2020
Alby was born five weeks early on Thursday, August 20. Source: Instagram/Patti Newton.

There’s perhaps nothing more special than welcoming a new addition to the family, whether it’s a child of your own, a grandchild or even a great grandchild – and Bert and Patti Newton were lucky enough to become grandparents for the sixth time this week.

The showbiz veterans’ daughter Lauren Newton welcomed her sixth child – a beautiful baby boy – with husband Matt Welsh on Thursday, August 20, and Patti wasted no time in showing him off on social media.

The 75-year-old shared an adorable photo of baby Alby – named after grandfather Bert Newton, whose full name is Albert – on Instagram on Saturday evening, and revealed she hasn’t yet been able to meet him due to Covid-19 restrictions on hospitals.

“Little Alby James we have all fallen in love with you,” she wrote. “Congratulations Matt and Lauren can’t wait to hold him xx”

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Many people congratulated Patti on the happy news and shared their love for the new addition’s sweet moniker, with one writing: “Love the name! It was my Dad’s name – Albert James (but he was called Alby!) It would have been his Birthday on 5th Aug. Congratulations to you all.”

Another said: “I’m so so thrilled at the safe birth of Alby! Congrats to the whole family and welcome to this crazy world Alby.” While another commented: “Congratulations to Lauren and Matt and all members of the Newton/Welsh family on the safe and Happy arrival of little Alby. He is so beautiful. God bless you all.”

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It comes just days after Lauren announced her son’s arrival on social media, as she shared a photograph of baby Alby and dad Matt in hospital. The 40-year-old gave birth five weeks early and thanked the staff at Frances Perry House in a heartfelt post. Lauren and husband Matt Welsh, a former Olympic swimmer, are already parents to five children; Sam, 11, Eva, nine, Lola, six, Monty, two, and 15-month-old daughter Perla.

“Alby James Newton Welsh. Born at 8:20 on 20/8/2020,” Lauren wrote on social media on Friday. “We are so grateful to the amazing @dr_stephencole and the wonderful team at @frances_perry_house.

“It has been a long journey and we are so thrilled to have gorgeous Alby here safely. He is 7 weeks early but doing really well.”

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