Christine Lampard, 39, welcomes a baby girl with husband Frank, 40... as they pay tribute to his late mother with the sweet name Patricia Charlotte

  • The 39-year-old shared a sweet snap on Instagram on Friday to announce the news as she posed with her husband and their new daughter in her hospital bed 
  • Christine gave birth to her first child on Thursday  
  • The name Patricia Charlotte is a tribute to Frank's late mother Pat, who passed away in 2008 aged 58 after a battle with pneumonia
  • Christine and Frank met at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2009 and married in December 2015 after a four year engagement 
  • During the couple's wedding, the footballer paid tribute to his late mother in his wedding speech as he explained that she would have loved his wife
  • While their new bundle of joy is the couple's first, Frank shares daughters Luna, 13, and Isla, 11, with his former fiancée, model Elen Rivas, 43
Christine Lampard has given birth to her first child with ex-footballer husband Frank.
The TV presenter, 39, and the sports pundit, 40, welcomed a baby girl named Patricia Charlotte on Thursday, and have named their daughter after his late mother. Christine announced the happy news via her Instagram page on Friday morning.
Sharing a snap taken from her hospital bed, a joyous Christine was seen cradling her new daughter with a beaming grin on her face while Frank stood above her with a tender hand placed on her shoulder and a matching smile on his face.  
Happy news: Christine Lampard has given birth to her first child with ex-footballer husband Frank
Happy news: Christine Lampard has given birth to her first child with ex-footballer husband Frank
In her post, Christine added the caption: 'Let us introduce you to our little girl. Patricia Charlotte Lampard! We're so in love @franklampard'.
Shortly after she shared the news, Frank took to his own Instagram account to repost the image while she also shared the snap on her Twitter feed. 
Naturally fans were quick to congratulate the couple, as well as their famous friends with Michelle Keegan, Lizzie Cundy and Eddie Hearn.   
Friday's hosts on This Morning Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford sent their love to the show's regular, with Eamonn saying: 'Well it's all been happening overnight… there's news to announce!'
Ruth said, 'She looks glowing [in her instagram photo] I hope she wore her lipstick all the way through! Baby number one for Christine, how lovely!' 
While their new bundle of joy is the couple's first child together, Frank has daughters Luna, 13, and Isla, 11, with his former fiancée, Spanish model Elen Rivas, 43.  Â Happy days! The news came just three months after Christine opened up on how much she would love to have a baby with the former England and Chelsea star
Happy days! The news came just three months after Christine opened up on how much she would love to have a baby with the former England and Chelsea star
Picking it up: The day before the big announcement, Frank was seen heading out to grab supplies
Picking it up: The day before the big announcement, Frank was seen heading out to grab supplies
Christine announced her pregnancy on Instagram in May, sharing a family snap of the couple with Luna, Isla and their pet dog. 
Frank first posted the sweet shot to his page, alongside the caption: 'We have some exciting news we wanted to share with you. The Lampard family is growing! My gorgeous wife @christinelampard is pregnant and we all couldn't be happier!!!'   
A source told MailOnline at the time the couple were not finding out the sex of their baby, but were having fun trying to guess the gender and coming up with potential names with Luna and Isla. 
Speaking on Loose Women shortly after announcing her pregnancy, Christine said: 'I still don't want to know [the gender]. I think there are not enough surprises in the world anymore.'I'm totally old fashioned. We obviously don't care whether it's a boy or a girl so I think let's find out on the day.'
But the TV personality admitted Frank was keen to find out, adding: 'Mr planner, organiser Lampard, he needs to know everything. He loves knowing.' 
The news came just three months after Christine opened up on how much she would love to have a baby with the former England and Chelsea star.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror newspaper, she admitted it would be 'wonderful' to fall pregnant, but said she was more than happy being a step-mother to the former footballer's two daughters.
Overjoyed: Christine was over the moon as she marked the end of her spell of presenting on Lorraine with a baby shower last month 
Overjoyed: Christine was over the moon as she marked the end of her spell of presenting on Lorraine with a baby shower last month v

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