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Oh, what a cutie as TV3's Anna unveils her bundle of joy

TV3's Anna Daly is proud as punch as she shows off her newborn baby James.

The Ireland AM presenter introduced her son James Scott Ward to the public by posing for this exclusive picture shortly after his arrival.

Anna (33) looks radiant and relaxed as she cradles her bundle of joy, affectionately holding his tiny hand.

The presenter gave birth on Monday night at 9.20pm at Holles Street Hospital.

The beautiful boy -- who weighed in at a healthy 7lbs 5oz -- is already sporting a full head of dark hair.

Sources close to Anna and husband Ben Ward have said the mum and son are doing really well and that everything went smoothly during the birth.

Hard-working Anna was busy on the morning show right up until her final few weeks and maintained her stunning figure with regular exercises and yoga classes -- which she insists brings "zen" to her life.

She also took part in this year's Flora Women's mini marathon.

Throughout her pregnancy, the mum said she considered herself over-prepared for the task ahead of her.

"I may have read too much. I'm going to suggest that there's a strong argument around ignorance being bliss," she said.

"I have to admit, sometimes if I'm concerned about something and I research it, I end up even more perturbed."

Since giving birth the bubbly blonde has been inundated with well-wishing messages from friends and colleagues at TV3.



GORGEOUS

"It's such great news and I'm delighted for her," Aisling O'Loughlin said. The 33-year-old is one of many of the station's stars adding the role of motherhood to their career list lately, so there will be plenty of stories swapped.

Anna's Ireland AM producer Victoria O'Brien is due to give birth in three months time, while Xpose's Aisling announced her pregnancy news several weeks ago, and pal Andrea Hayes became a mother to a gorgeous girl Brooke last month.

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