Bindi Irwin Recalls the 'Life-Changing' Moment She Told Husband Chandler Powell She Was Pregnant
"Discovering that I was going to become a mother will forever be a moment where time stood still," Bindi Irwin wrote on Instagram Tuesday
On Tuesday, the Crikey! It's the Irwins star posted a photo to Instagram of herself and her husband with their dog Piggy, sharing that she was "reflecting on when we found out that we are going to be parents" and adding, "Discovering that I was going to become a mother will forever be a moment where time stood still."
"I took a test and ran into the kitchen where Chandler was making us tea," recalled Bindi, 22, in the accompanying caption. "He didn't hear me come in so I speechlessly watched him pouring the water into my most loved hedgehog mug. This news would change the course of our future in the best way. I started crying tears of pure joy and told my sweetheart husband that my test was positive. We were beaming while our adorable puppy Piggy sat on our feet wondering what was going on. It reminded me of just how perceptive animals are."
Bindi and Powell, 23, then "sat together with tea talking about the future and how we were going to share such wonderful, life-changing news with the people that we love," she said. "In that short span of time the gorgeous baby I'm carrying became the most important part of our lives."
"It is such a blessing knowing that this tiny person has chosen us as parents," continued the Dancing with the Stars season 21 champion. "Our baby Wildlife Warrior is going to be so very loved by our families and entire Australia Zoo team. I can't wait to find out what this amazing new soul loves in life, and experience the world all over again through their eyes."
Powell chimed in on the comments section, writing alongside a red heart emoji, "And we already love our little Wildlife Warrior with all of our hearts."
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"Baby Wildlife Warrior due 2021," the mom-to-be captioned the photo, which showed herself smiling alongside Powell, as they held a tiny Australia Zoo uniform fitted for the baby on the way. "Chandler and I are proud to announce that we're expecting! It's an honour 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," Bindi continued in part. "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."
The Florida native commented on his wife's post, writing, "You're going to be the best mother ❤️"
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In response to the couple's pregnancy announcement, Bindi's mom Terri Irwin tweeted, "This is the best day ever! I am over the moon to announce that @BindiIrwin and @chandlerpowell9 are going to have a baby! Words cannot express the love that is filling my heart."
Steve (perhaps better known as the Crocodile Hunter) was killed during a diving expedition off the coast of Australia in September 2006. He was 44.
On her wedding day, Bindi was sure to honor her late father in her ceremony. "Where we got married was such a special place to Dad," she previously told PEOPLE of the garden at the Australia Zoo. "It's a beautiful little area where he had filmed for many years. It felt really wonderful and just meant to be."