Bindi Irwin and her family shared a fun - yet adorable - Instagram post in aid of April Fools' Day showing baby Grace's "first croc encounter."
Just when we thought we couldn't love the Irwins any more! Read on to check out the cute snap...
Now, we all know Bindi Irwin as the daughter of the late Steve Irwin...
And fans of the Irwin family from all around the world have taken joy in the last decade seeing Bindi follow in her father's footsteps by working tirelessly at the family's Australia Zoo with her mom Terri and brother Robert.
And as you'd expect, this is where Bindi met her now-husband, Chandler Powell.
The pair met when Chandler, who's now twenty-four, was visiting the zoo while in Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition from the United States.
They have now been together for over 8 years...
And amazingly so, American-born Chandler exhibits the same passion for animals as the Irwin's and he now works with Bindi and her family at Australia Zoo.
Well, last year, the pair decided to take their commitment another a step further.
On March 25th, 2020, Bindi and Chandler finally said their "I do's" and became husband and wife.
It was a small and private ceremony...
"We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend. There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now. We've planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn't have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however, it's lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos," Bindi wrote on Instagram.
They got married in a secluded location where Steve used to regularly film and Bindi opened up about how she honored her late dad on her special day...
Speaking to PEOPLE, Bindi said:
"Where we got married was such a special place to dad. It's a beautiful little area where he had filmed for many years. It felt really wonderful and just meant to be. We had dad's picture with his dog Sui blown up on an easel, so mom and Robert were standing right next to dad as we exchanged vows. We had a candle-lighting ceremony for him, and it really felt like he was there with us. It was a lovely moment of peace and happiness."
And for another special touch, she even kept her surname as a legacy to her dad.
Speaking to ET, Bindi said: "I’ve kept Bindi Irwin. I think that for me personally, after dad [Steve Irwin] passed away it was really important for me to feel close to him, and having his last name means so much to me."
And just 5 months on from their wedding...
Bindi took to Instagram to share this adorable photo of her and Chandler holding up a miniature khaki shirt...
Alongside the caption: "Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we’re expecting! It’s an honor to share this special moment in our lives with you. Though I’m still in my first trimester, we really want you to be part of our journey from the beginning of this new life chapter."
"We couldn’t wait to share the news as this beautiful little being has become the most important part of our lives. Your support means the world to us. Please let me know your best advice and send good vibes & prayers to our little sweetheart. Love & light."
Her husband, Chandler, seconded her announcement.
We’re going to be parents!! We have a baby Wildlife Warrior on the way coming in 2021. Becoming a dad is the highli… https://t.co/XRr08azfz1— Chandler Powell (@Chandler Powell)1597140001.0
Bindi's mom, Terri, expressed her joy, also.
This is the best day ever! I am over the moon to announce that @BindiIrwin and @chandlerpowell9 are going to have a… https://t.co/ToHv2IO4e4— Terri Irwin (@Terri Irwin)1597140191.0
A few weeks later, Bindi shared the picture from her first sonogram.
"The animal joeys we care for are excited to meet our human joey. Baby Wildlife Warrior is about the size of a hummingbird now! We can’t wait to teach our little one about the importance of protecting our planet and the beauty of the wildlife and wild places we love so much. Thank you for your kindness and support on this magical journey."
And a few weeks after that, she then revealed that they were expecting a baby girl!
Posing with an up-to-date sonogram next to a huge tortoise munching on some pink flowers, Bindi wrote: "Baby girl, you are our world. Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a hatchling Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be. We can’t wait for her arrival next year."
Bindi also posted a video on Instagram from an ultrasound appointment...
The short video, filmed by her husband, shows Bindi waving to the camera before she says, "This is so exciting, look at our daughter! She's so beautiful. Oh my goodness."
The camera then pans to show the ultrasound image with Chandler saying, "Wow! You can see her heartbeat there."
Posting the video online, Bindi wrote: "Our beautiful daughter is the light of our lives. Beyond thankful that she chose us to be her parents. I can’t wait for her to be here next year."
And as for the bump?
Well, Bindi at first remained fairly private when it came to revealing her growing bump and she would only tease pictures that would show a slight silhouette.
But in the last few months of her pregnancy, she decided to start revealing her growing body to her fans...
And she even decided to stage the sweetest photoshoot that recreated a photo that Terri and Steve took when they were expecting Robert more than seventeen years ago.
Bindi wrote: "Recreating a very special moment. Third trimester love."
And it's honestly the cutest thing we've ever seen!
Bindi and Chandler were both glowing with happiness...
And it was clear that they were both super eager for the arrival of their daughter.
Well, their wait was finally over last week...
Because Bindi and Chandler welcomed their daughter into the world!
The news came in that Bindi delivered a healthy baby girl.
Taking to Instagram to announce the news, she wrote:
"March 25, 2021. Celebrating the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my sweetheart husband and day of birth to our beautiful daughter. Grace Warrior Irwin Powell. Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Grace is named after my great-grandmother, and relatives in Chandler's family dating back to the 1700s. Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my dad and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a kind soul just like her dad. There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel tremendously blessed."
Robert then took to Instagram to express his joy over being an uncle...
"Let the uncle adventures begin! Love you so much, Grace. This little one picked the 2 best parents in the entire world. The most incredible, caring, and strong Mum... and the funniest, coolest and kindest Dad. Love you 3 so much - I can't wait for this exciting journey ahead!" he wrote.
We can only imagine how amazing this last week has been for the new mom and dad...
And since baby Grace's birth, the pair have slowly been giving their first few updates as parents.
Bindi posted this gorgeous snap a few days ago, writing:
"Our perfect Grace Warrior is one week old. This week has been filled with sweet snuggles and infinite love."
Bindi and her family have decided to poke some fun for April Fools' Day by tricking her fans into thinking baby Grace has had her first "croc" encounter!
Posting on Robert's account, Bindi and her close family were all posing with Grace along with some khaki-green croc sandals...
With Rob writing, "Grace's first experience with crocs!!!"
So cute! Congrats, Bindi and Chandler!