Katherine Ryan welcomes second child weeks after announcing pregnancy

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Katherine Ryan and Bobby Kootstra have welcomed their first child together. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Virgin Voyages)
Katherine Ryan and Bobby Kootstra have welcomed their first child together. (Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Virgin Voyages)

Katherine Ryan has revealed that she's welcomed her second child. 

It comes just a few weeks after the comedian shared that she and partner Bobby Kootstra were expecting their first child together.

Posting a photo of herself in bed with the wrapped-up infant, the 37-year-old remarked on her Instagram story: "I have a really good reason why yesterday's podcast is late."

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Ryan suggested the tot was born just ahead of 8pm on Sunday, as she posted another snap of Kootstra holding the newborn while watching the Euros Netherlands vs Ukraine game. 

Watch: Katherine Ryan reveals she's pregnant with second child

"Eagerly arriving just before kickoff," she noted. 

Ryan did not state the gender or name of the baby. She's already a mother to daughter Violet, 11, from a previous relationship. 

Kootstra and Ryan were childhood sweethearts, both hailing from the same town in Canada. They entered into a civil partnership in 2019.

The mother-of-two shared that she was pregnant towards the end of last month, making the announcement during a live recording of her podcast Telling Everybody Everything.

Katherine Ryan posted a photo of herself with the newborn. (Instagram/Katherine Ryan)
Katherine Ryan posted a photo of herself with the newborn. (Instagram/Katherine Ryan)

Kootstra went on to post a photo of his wife and her bump to his Instagram page, writing: "Bringing new life."

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At the beginning of the year, Ryan opened up on suffering a miscarriage in early 2020 after Meghan Markle spoke publicly on her own experience of baby loss. 

"Once you experience a loss like that I don’t think you ever feel the same way with a pregnancy,” Ryan said. 

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