Newshub's Samantha Hayes welcomes daughter Amaya

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A big congratulations to Newshb's Samantha Hayes! 

The 6pm news reader has welcomed her daughter Amaya Violet Blaauw into the world, and it looks like the little bundle of joy is already the apple of her big brother Marlow's eye.

Writing on Instagram Sam said: "The newest edition to our family, Amaya Violet Blaauw, arrived last Friday 17.9.21 weighing 3.21kg. Where has the past week gone?! Jay and I think she’s just beautiful and her big brother Marlow adores her. We’re at home now relearning all the intricacies of caring for a newborn with the added bonus of an energetic toddler “helping” too. It’s super cute and also tough at times, particularly at level 4, but my heart is bursting with love."

"A huge thank you to the staff at Auckland’s maternity ward (Barbara you are amazing)" she continued. "And Birthcare too for helping us through those first few full on days. To Nicholas Walker at Origins for ensuring Amaya’s safe arrival and answering my never ending questions throughout the pregnancy and our midwife Libby Cain @libbyandco_nz who is back with us for a second innings."

"Lastly, to super dad Jay who changes endless nappies, never gives up trying to settle Amaya, all while keeping Marlow happy and looking after me, I love you."

All the best with your newest little love, Sam & Jay!