'Hello there': Moana Hope gushes over wife's baby bump

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Moana Hope and Isabella Carlstrom, pictured here celebrating their baby news.
Moana Hope and Isabella Carlstrom are expecting their first child in November. Images: Instagram

Moana Hope has shared a cute video of wife Isabella Carlstrom’s baby bump, showing off her excitement about becoming a mother for the first time.

The former AFLW star is expecting her first child with Carlstrom in November and has been flooding her social media channels with gushing posts.

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On Wednesday Hope posted a short video of Carlstrom showing off her bump, writing “that’s my baby”.

In the video Hope can be heard saying: “Hello there, hello in there”.

Hope and Carlstrom were married last year before announcing their pregnancy in May.

Hope, who competed on Australian Survivor last year, recently opened up about becoming a mother.

“My mornings used to start with coffee in bed, now they start with kissing this belly and giving mumma Bell’s tummy a rub down,” she wrote on Instagram.

“21 weeks and counting. I can’t wait to hold you in my hand.”

Carlstrom gives insight into pregnancy

As for Carlstrom, she gave fans an insight into being pregnant during the coronavirus crisis.

“In the light of everything that is happening I really struggled today,” she wrote recently.

“The first lockdown was a breeze for me as I was feeling so unwell I didn’t want to leave the house.

“Now that I’m feeling like myself again, I’ve really enjoyed being out and celebrating my pregnancy with my people and my community.

“It was something I always looked forward to. The love, support and kindness from even strangers have been so endearing and heart warming.

“As much as I’m going to miss that I am forever grateful for the life inside of me. This baby knows exactly when I need cheering up and makes me always look on the bright side.

“What a ride we have been through already but with my wife and my baby by my side I know we can get through anything.

“I felt like sharing today because I was hoping to share a little bit of the joy this pregnancy has given me with others.

“So here it is, my baby bump is well on the way and bubs are I are sending out all the love and happiness we can to everyone during this crazy time. Stay safe everyone.”

Moana Hope, pictured here celebrating a goal for North Melbourne in 2019.
Moana Hope celebrates a goal for North Melbourne in 2019. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media)

Hope was one of the biggest names in AFLW before deciding to step away from the game after the 2019 season.

She played 13 games for Collingwood across 2017 and 2018, before moving to North Melbourne for the 2019 season.

She kicked a total of 23 goals in 20 career games.