News

Eddy tested world champ

ANDREA SPROXTON PHOTOGRAPHY

SLOGGING it out in one of Australia's toughest sporting events is nothing compared to giving birth, according to former ironwoman Kristy Ellis.

Eddy Ellis, the first child for the two-time world champion and husband Luke, arrived on March 26, weighing in at a healthy 3.1kg.

But the 12-hour labour was not as smooth sailing as Ellis would have hoped.

"My labour was short compared to some. I could not imagine going for another 12 hours," she joked.

Eddy was born at 7am, sporting a full head of brown hair, just as Ellis had expected.

"There is an old wives' tale that if you get a lot of heartburn when you are pregnant, then your child will be born with a lot of hair," she said.

"I had heartburn my whole pregnancy and so I guess it came true."

Three weeks after the birth, Ellis has already started light exercise.

"We are going out for walks and making lots of visits to friends and family," she said.

"Eddy really likes to get out, so I am really lucky in that respect."

She has even managed to get in eight hours sleep a night.

"We could not have asked for a more precious son and he is a good sleeper as well," she said.

"I have a new-found respect for mothers."

Topics:  birth


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Ready to fight fire ignorance

A past bushfire along Eumundi Rd fuelled by strong northerly winds.

Eumundi fire risk workshop

Beyond 30s giving hope

Life Beyond 30 founder Wendy Wilson - in need of a helping hand.

Noosa helper needs help

Latest deals and offers

High acclaim for Cooroy's Long Tan tribute

Cooroy's Long Tan tribute may go on road

Ready to fight fire ignorance

A past bushfire along Eumundi Rd fuelled by strong northerly winds.

Eumundi fire risk workshop

Beyond 30s giving hope

Life Beyond 30 founder Wendy Wilson - in need of a helping hand.

Noosa helper needs help

Skuse's surprise G-G medal

Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove makes a special award to Pam Skuse of Mision Mexico.

Former Noosa couple honoured

Celebrate craft beer on Saturday

The Noosa Craft Beer Festival is back tomorrow

73 live acts in festival teaser

Acts to play five venues over eight weeks

Diva's sister on soliciting charge

FILE - In this May 14, 2016 file photo, Mariah Carey attends the 27th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, in New York. Carey will appear on the Oct. 5 episode of the Fox series, \"Empire,\" the network confirmed Monday at a TV critics bi-annual press tour. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Mariah Carey's sister has been arrested on charges of prostitution.

Tom Cruise private jets his gym kit around the world

Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise charters private to take his gym kit around the world

Free clean-up offer for messy homes

A shot of one of the houses featured in the television show Hoarders.

Find out how to transform a hoarder haven into clean space

Pokemon Go guide for dummies

People play Pokemon Go on their mobile phones across the Coast.

If you want to learn the basics of Pokemon Go, read this

Could this be the Coast's oldest Pokemon trainer?

Robyn Oxenham ia a 65 year old local full time worker who finds Pokemon Go to be a fun addition to her exercise regime and something she can share with the younger people.

This self-declared "Pokemon Go lover" is hooked on the game

Movie behind Depp and Heard split to be released

Soon you'll be able to see the movie that ended the marriage

Don't fence us in: Boomers keep housing options open

White Picket Fence

No one-size-fits all solution for retiree housing, expert says

Why 93-year-old 'bachelor' Paul prefers to keep his pad

Paul Pariscos.  Photo: John McCutcheon / Sunshine Coast Daily

Paul Pariscos calls his unit at Maroochydore a bachelor pad

Is this the Coast's finest real estate?

These houses are nothing short of amazing.

Check out the photos of homes that few of us know anything about

Pat Rafter isn't the only star selling up

STAR: Pat Rafter.

Can you guess who else is going to the market in Noosa?

REVEALED: Pat Rafter's $18m Coast house on the market

Check out the photos of the Coast's most expensive property for sale

The "correction we had to have" in Gladstone's rentals

UPWARD MARCH: The rental vacancy rate in Gladstone has improved for the first time in more than a year, providing a confidence boost in the market.

Vacancy rates improve with signs that things are getting betterF