Travel and ‘van life’ star Elise Cook announces the birth of her baby boy – and reveals his very unique name
- Elise Cook and husband Domenic Polumbo have welcomed their second child
- Bobby Banjo, was born on November 9, with Elise electing to give birth at home
- The couple named him after Elise’ grandad and have known his name for years
Wine makers Elise Cook, 31, and Domenic Polumbo, 32, have announced the birth of their second child, Bobby Banjo, who was born at home last week.
The van life couple, who gained a huge social media following after traveling around Australia in a Combi, said they have known their son would be Bobby for years.
Elise explained, in a touching Facebook post, that the youngster was named after her grandfather, Bobby and was chosen a long time ago.
Elise Cook has revealed her son’s name over Instagram. Bobby Banjo was born on November 9
The baby was named after Elise’ grandpa, Bobby, pictured here the moment they met – her grandmother and husband are also pictured
Elise and her partner Dominic became popular after traveling around Australia in this van
‘Just like with Pippa, we’ve known we would call our son Bobby for years.
‘And after Pip was born we would talk about “When Bobby’s here too” and now he is here,’ she said.
But not everything was planned quite so far ahead – the 31-year-old mum only decided to have her birth at home two weeks before Bobby arrived.
‘Once I did I felt so calm about this birth,’ she said.
She added that her contractions started just after ‘the full moon’, which was an eclipse, ‘set’.
‘At the very end Pip joined us and watched him come into the world. I didn’t actually know that I wanted her there until the day (actually the moment that he was on his way out),’ she wrote on Instagram.
‘Having her witness and experience the absolute euphoria in the room as I pulled him onto my chest was beyond special,’ she said.
The couple have continued to shar major details of their lives online since those early days
The couple share daughter Pippa, pictured here with Bobby, and let her be present for the last few moments of the birth
They said they have been referencing Bobby by name for years. “When Bobby is here”
The couple haven’t explained their son’s middle name, Banjo, as yet.
Elise’ post was inundated with comments from fans wishing Bobby a happy birthday and welcoming him to the family.
‘So wonderful to hear you had a dream birth with all your loved ones,’ one fan wrote.
‘What an incredible arrival into your world and how beautiful having Pip part of it! Enjoy soaking up all that newborn goodness,’ said another.
Elise chose to have a home birth two weeks before her son arrived
The couple posted about their son seven days after his birth
Elise said she suffered after birth pains, which made her certain having her daughter at the birth was the right move as she wasn’t able to be herself for a few days.
‘And mama those after pains are literally worse than labour. I found warming foods, sipping on broth and homeopathics helped a lot. But I’m guessing you’re on the other side now,’ one woman said.
More than 55k people liked the most within 24 hours. Elise has 353k followers online, with many sharing every moment from her travels, to building a winery and having her children.