Terri Irwin celebrates the birth of a granddaughter as Robert shares his excitement about becoming an uncle

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Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler Powell announced the birth of their daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell on Friday.

And now Bindi’s mom Terri and her younger brother Robert have shared touching tribute messages welcoming the newest member of their family.

On Friday, the 56-year-old Irwin matriarch shared her joy at becoming a grandmother on Twitter, saying her late husband Steve Irwin would have been “ extremely proud. ”

'Steve would be more than proud': On Friday, Terri Irwin celebrated the birth of her granddaughter Grace Warrior after her daughter Bindi and husband Chandler Powell welcomed their first child

‘Steve would be more than proud’: On Friday, Terri Irwin celebrated the birth of her granddaughter Grace Warrior after her daughter Bindi and husband Chandler Powell welcomed their first child

Terri wrote, “Love is not a big enough word. My heart is so incredibly happy. And I know Steve would be more than proud. ‘

“Grace is the next generation to continue its mission and message of conservation.”

She chose her parents wisely. Bindi and Chandler are already the best parents ever, ”she added.

Terri also congratulated her daughter and son-in-law on their first wedding anniversary.

'Love isn't big enough': The Irwin matriarch, 56, tweeted about her joy at becoming a grandmother

'Love isn't big enough': The Irwin matriarch, 56, tweeted about her joy at becoming a grandmother

‘Love isn’t big enough’: The Irwin matriarch, 56, tweeted about her joy at becoming a grandmother

“I can’t wait for the next great chapter in your life!” Terri also congratulated her daughter and son-in-law on their first wedding anniversary

Happy first birthday @BindiIrwin and @ chandlerpowell9! I can’t wait for the next great chapter in your life! she wrote in a previous Twitter post.

Meanwhile, Robert took to his Instagram to share a photo of himself cradling his newborn niece.

In the photo, he admired his sister’s bundle of joy as she slept peacefully in his arms.

The 17-year-old wrote in the caption: ‘Let the uncle adventures begin! I love you so much, Grace. ‘

“Let the uncle adventures begin!” Meanwhile, Robert took to his Instagram to share a photo of himself rocking his niece. In the photo, he admired his sister’s bundle of joy as she slept peacefully in his arms

This little one picked out the two best parents in the world. The most incredible, caring, and strong mom … and the funniest, coolest, and kindest dad.

“I love you three so much – can’t wait for this exciting journey ahead!” he added.

Bindi and her husband Chandler announced the birth of their daughter Grace Warrior Irwin Powell on Friday.

Grace was born on their first wedding anniversary.

Baby Joy: Bindi Irwin, 22, and husband Chandler Powell, 24, welcomed their first child together on Friday, a daughter named Grace (pictured together)

Baby Joy: Bindi Irwin, 22, and husband Chandler Powell, 24, welcomed their first child together on Friday, a daughter named Grace (pictured together)

Baby Joy: Bindi Irwin, 22, and husband Chandler Powell, 24, welcomed their first child together on Friday, a daughter named Grace (pictured together)

In her lengthy Instagram post, the new mom explained that the baby’s two middle names were inspired by her late father, Wildlife Warrior Steve Irwin.

She wrote: ‘March 25, 2021. I celebrate the two loves of my life. Happy first wedding anniversary to my beloved husband and birthday to our beautiful daughter, ”Bindi wrote.

‘Our graceful warrior is the most beautiful light. Grace is named after my great-grandmother and relatives in Chandler’s family dating back to the 1700s, ”she continued.

Adorable: 'There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,' wrote Bindi, after sharing an image of the bub's face.

Adorable: 'There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,' wrote Bindi, after sharing an image of the bub's face.

Adorable: ‘There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl,’ wrote Bindi, after sharing an image of the bub’s face.

Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my father and his legacy as the most incredible Wildlife Warrior. Her last name is Powell and she already has such a nice soul, just like her father. ‘

She accompanied the caption with a sweet image of herself and Chandler cradling newborn Grace in a baby blanket.

There are no words to describe the infinite amount of love in our hearts for our sweet baby girl. She chose the perfect day to be born and we feel so blessed, ”Bindi added.

'Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my father and his legacy': Bindi paid tribute to her late father Steve by referring to him in Grace's middle names

'Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my father and his legacy': Bindi paid tribute to her late father Steve by referring to him in Grace's middle names

‘Her middle names, Warrior Irwin, are a tribute to my father and his legacy’: Bindi paid tribute to her late father Steve by referring to him in Grace’s middle names

She also posted an image of Grace’s first onesie, which had an Australian koala printed on the chest.

Steve, known to millions of people around the world as ‘the crocodile hunter’, was filming a documentary when he was fatally stabbed in the heart by a stingray on September 4, 2006 in Batt Reef, Queensland. He was 44 years old.

Bindi first met Chandler in 2013, when the American former wakeboarder took a tour of Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Flashback: A young Bindi is pictured with her mother Terri and late father Steve in 2002

Flashback: A young Bindi is pictured with her mother Terri and late father Steve in 2002

Flashback: A young Bindi is pictured with her mother Terri and late father Steve in 2002

Coincidental encounter: Bindi first met Chandler in 2013, when the American former wakeboarder was on a tour of Australia Zoo in Queensland

Coincidental encounter: Bindi first met Chandler in 2013, when the American former wakeboarder was on a tour of Australia Zoo in Queensland

Coincidental encounter: Bindi first met Chandler in 2013, when the American former wakeboarder was on a tour of Australia Zoo in Queensland

After their chance meeting, Chandler wrote to Terri asking for her permission to contact Bindi before starting a long-distance relationship.

He eventually moved to Australia from his Florida home and now works at the family’s zoo.

In July 2019, Bindi and Chandler announced their engagement.

Happily ever after: Chandler proposed to Bindi on her 21st birthday, got down on one knee and presented her with a beautiful diamond ring

Happily ever after: Chandler proposed to Bindi on her 21st birthday, got down on one knee and presented her with a beautiful diamond ring

Happily ever after: Chandler proposed to Bindi on her 21st birthday, got down on one knee and presented her with a beautiful diamond ring

July 24, 2019. On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and’ forever ‘to the love of my life,’ she announced on Instagram at the time

Chandler proposed to Bindi on her 21st birthday, got down on one knee and presented her with a beautiful diamond ring.

July 24, 2019. On my birthday, I said ‘yes’ and’ forever ‘to the love of my life,’ she announced on Instagram at the time.

‘I’m so looking forward to spending us together as your wife forever. This is a life of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. Let’s get married now! ‘

New addition: they announced that they were expecting their first child together in August last year.  Baby Wildlife Warrior expected in 2021, she wrote

New addition: they announced that they were expecting their first child together in August last year.  Baby Wildlife Warrior expected in 2021, she wrote

New addition: they announced that they were expecting their first child together in August last year. Baby Wildlife Warrior expected in 2021, she wrote

Bindi married Chandler last March at a surprise ceremony at Australia Zoo, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

She said the coronavirus pandemic had meant she and Chandler had to “ change our entire wedding. ”

She added: ‘We changed our wedding date the night before we got married, but we were determined to let love win.’

They announced that they were expecting their first child together in August last year.

In September, Bindi revealed she had a girl and shared a photo of herself and Chandler with one of Australia Zoo’s turtles surrounded by pink flowers.

Baby girl, you are our world. Our beautiful daughter is now about the same size as a newly hatched Aldabra tortoise and is as healthy as can be. We can’t wait for her to arrive next year, ‘she wrote at the time.

“Baby Wildlife Warrior expected in 2021. Chandler and I are proud to announce that we are expecting!” she wrote on Instagram at the time