Moana Hope and Isabella Carlstrom reveal newborn son’s name, a touching nod to former AFLW star’s Māori heritage

It is a boy!

Former AFLW Star Moana Hoop and wife Isabella Carlstrom announced the arrival of their second child on Sundaywith Hope, 34, who wrote at the time: “Oh, how wonderful life is now that you are in the world. We are so in love.”

Meanwhile, Carlstrom wrote, “Thank you for choosing us. I love you, my love.”

Last night, the couple announced the gender and name of their child, three days after his birth – welcome to the world Ahi Joseph Carlstrom.

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Baby Ahi was born on June 24, 2022, delivered by Hope with her wife by her side.

†[Hope] you are unbelievable i am so unbelievably proud of you” wrote Carlstrom Instagram

“You went to hell and back to get our beautiful boy safe with us. I have no words to describe what it feels like to share this experience with you and understand each other on such a deep level,” the model, That bore and gave birth to their first child Svea in 2020, continued

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“You are so strong and I love you very much,” Carlstrome wrote publicly to her wife. “You are so natural and Svea and Ahi are so lucky to have you as their mother. Ahi we all love you so much and you are shining a little brighter now that you are on the earth side.”

Hope revealed that she had endured nearly 24 hours of labor, and Ahi, when he was born, weighed almost four kilograms.

“We are proud parents of this beautiful boy”, Hope continued Instagram

The former athlete said giving birth was “the hardest and most challenging thing” she had “ever done” in her life, emotionally and physically, but “it brought us to the most beautiful little boy. “

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Former AFLW star Moana Hope welcomes second child with model wife Isabella Carlstrom.
Former AFLW star Moana Hope and model woman Isabella Carlstrom are now parents to a baby boy, Ahi (pictured), and a girl, Svea. (Instagram)

“You, my little man, are perfect and your mothers love you. 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦🌈♾️❤️,” she said.

Hope and Carlstrom are already parents to daughter Svea Hope Carlstrom, who was born in November 2020.

The sweet snaps announcing the arrival of their second bundle of joy shows Carlstrom feeding both Svea and Ahi, and the family of four was photographed in a hospital bed shortly after Ahi’s birth.

Ahi is a Māori name meaning fire, a nod to Hope’s heritage. Svea, meanwhile, is a Swedish name meaning ‘of the Swedes’, a nod to Carlstrom’s heritage.

both children were conceived through IVFwith the same sperm donor, according to Hope’s fertility specialist at Monash IVF Dr Gareth Weston

Weston said in a statement: “It was our privilege at Monash IVF to guide and support Moana and her wife Isabella on their fertility journeys, including helping them choose a suitable sperm donor for them, helping them fulfill their family dreams. Seeing them now with their two beautiful children is so heartwarming.”

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