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Pregnant WAG Rachel Khawaja reveals she and husband Usman will be giving their baby an Islamic name


She’s due to give birth to her first child with cricket star husband Usman Khawaja any day now.  

And now WAG Rachel Khawaja has given fans an update on her pregnancy.

The 24-year-old told Daily Mail Australia that the couple are excited to become parents, before sweetly revealing they’re going to be giving their baby an Islamic name. 

'We can't wait to become parents': Pregnant cricket WAG Rachel Khawaja revealed this week that she and husband Usman will be giving their baby an Islamic name. She's now 39 weeks pregnant

‘We can’t wait to become parents’: Pregnant cricket WAG Rachel Khawaja revealed this week that she and husband Usman will be giving their baby an Islamic name. She’s now 39 weeks pregnant

‘We are both very excited about becoming parents, this is something we have wanted for quite a while now,’ Rachel said. 

‘I can’t wait to watch Uzzy become a dad. He is very loving and caring and I know he will be an incredible dad.’

The pair – who recently showed off their stunning gender-neutral nursery – are waiting until the birth to find out their baby’s gender. 

So sweet: 'I can't wait to watch Uzzy become a dad, he is very loving and caring and I know he will be an incredible dad,' Rachel said about her sports star husband

So sweet: ‘I can’t wait to watch Uzzy become a dad, he is very loving and caring and I know he will be an incredible dad,’ Rachel said about her sports star husband

But Rachel, who is currently 39 week pregnant, said they already have some special names lined up.

‘We haven’t really landed on baby names yet, we have just narrowed it down to a few different boy and girl names and we will decide once baby has arrived,’ she explained. 

‘We will definitely be picking Islamic names which has been a fun process for me, researching and learning the meaning of different names.’

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Rachel is due this month and said she is feeling ‘really great’ despite being in the final stage of pregnancy. 

Not long now! The pair - who recently showed off their stunning gender-neutral nursery (pictured) - are waiting until the birth to find out their baby's gender. She said they will add pops of colour once the baby is born

Not long now! The pair – who recently showed off their stunning gender-neutral nursery (pictured) – are waiting until the birth to find out their baby’s gender. She said they will add pops of colour once the baby is born

The brunette beauty explained that she’s been keeping fit and active throughout her pregnancy and believes that it’s helped. 

‘I honestly still feel like I’m in my 2nd trimester,’ she said. 

‘I find towards the end of the day I might get a little uncomfortable but nothing too bad. I think the fact that I am still sleeping really well at night and staying active during the days is making all the difference.’

Rachel said she’s been doing Pilates five to six days a week and going on walks with Usman and their adorable pet dog, Lebron. 

Keeping fit: Rachel - who is due this month - said she is feeling 'really great' despite being in the final stage of pregnancy. The brunette beauty said that she's been keeping fit and active throughout her pregnancy and believes that it's helped

Keeping fit: Rachel – who is due this month – said she is feeling ‘really great’ despite being in the final stage of pregnancy. The brunette beauty said that she’s been keeping fit and active throughout her pregnancy and believes that it’s helped

‘I have been so blessed during this pregnancy, I haven’t experienced too many of the bad pregnancy symptoms that some women have to go through,’ she said. 

‘For me I think it’s a combination of my age and the fact that I have stayed active throughout this entire pregnancy.’  

Rachel and Usman, 33, announced they were expecting back in February, when she shared a photo of her sonogram to Instagram.

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‘Uzzy and I are so excited to share the news that we are inshallah [God willing] expecting baby Khawajy in July 2020,’ she told her followers at the time.

She added: ‘Feeling so very blessed at the moment and can’t wait for this next chapter in our lives.’

Baby joy! Rachel and Usman, 33, announced they were expecting back in February

Baby joy! Rachel and Usman, 33, announced they were expecting back in February

The pair married in a stunning ceremony at Maleny Manor on the Sunshine Coast in April 2018. Rachel, who was a Catholic, converted to Islam shortly before the wedding.  

Looking back at their fairy tale romance, Rachel sweetly said that it ‘feels like just yesterday that we met.’

‘I feel so blessed to have met Uzzy and I can’t imagine my life without him,’ she said. 

‘I am so excited to experience parenthood with him, I think he will be an amazing dad.’

She finished: ‘He always knows how to make me laugh and he is so calm, collected and caring so I think he will be amazing.’

'I feel so blessed': Looking back at their fairy tale romance, Rachel sweetly said that it 'feels like just yesterday that we met'

‘I feel so blessed’: Looking back at their fairy tale romance, Rachel sweetly said that it ‘feels like just yesterday that we met’



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