"He would've been a good, good grandpa. Yeah, he really would've been," Bindi expressed.
Bindi Irwin and her husband Chandler Powell are expecting their first child together, which means the Irwins are preparing to welcome a new member into the family. The 22-year-old mom-to-be is excited to embark on a new journey but she can't help but miss her dad and wish he was around. Steve Irwin died in 2006 after an accident while doing what he loved most. Now, the family is opening up about how they're waiting to see their baby girl, adding that the late Steve Irwin would have been "over the moon" to have his first granddaughter, according to Entertainment Tonight.
"He would've been a good, good grandpa. Yeah, he really would've been," Bindi expressed. "I don't think we would've ever seen our daughter. He would've just whisked her away into the zoo and it would've been perfect. But it is so nice that we'll be able to introduce her to her grandfather through all of the documentaries. It's really special." Mom Terri Irwin chimed in, saying, "He'd be over the moon," before adding, "I will say one thing for sure is you would never have to wonder what he would've worn during any of the milestones. He would've worn khaki to the wedding, khaki to everything."
Bindi and her husband first shared the news of them expecting a child back in August and a month later, they revealed they're expecting a baby girl. Brother Robert Irwin noted that his father would be "insanely excited" about their family's youngest member. "I think it's really special that as a family we get to remember him, honor him in absolutely everything that we do," Robert also reflected. "And make sure that that legacy never, ever dies no matter what. And now with a new little wildlife warrior taking on the charge, he would just be insanely excited. I can't even imagine. It'd be amazing!"
Robert is clearly overjoyed, sharing that he's going to spoil his niece when she arrives. "I am just so excited! I can't wait to just throw her in with absolutely everything. She is gonna be -- ah, I'm so excited!" he marveled. "She can have whatever she wants and do whatever she wants! It's gonna be awesome." They've even gotten the nursery ready, awaiting the arrival of their little one. Just a while ago, Bindi and Chandler re-created a rather iconic maternity photo of Terri and Steve when she was pregnant with Robert. "What nobody knows is that the original photograph was completely impromptu," Terri recalled.
"We're all walking through the zoo and Steve said, 'I don't know how that, it's like your tummy defies gravity.' So I pull my shirt up to show my tummy. And if you look at my face. I'm like, 'What are we doing?' And he kissed my tummy. It wasn't a photo shoot. It was just Steve marveling at the miracle, at the sheer size." However, for Bindi, it is one of her "favorite photos ever captured" of her parents she revealed, adding, "Dad and I were there kissing Mom's belly and it's always been one of my favorite family pictures." "When I found out I was pregnant, I was very patiently waiting until the third trimester for us to recreate that image because it made me so happy," she continued.
"It's so special for us getting ready for the next generation of wildlife warrior. I can remember the day that picture was taken so vividly because I was about five years old, just waiting for my sweet baby brother to be born. And I was so excited and happy and thrilled with this, this joy and anticipation to see what he would be like. And now I feel like this new wave of joy, waiting for her to be born and getting to see the world through her eyes is going to be such a blessing to see what her passions are in life." It's going to be a bittersweet moment for the family when they baby arrives, but Steve Irwin will be smiling at the family from up there!