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Below Deck Med Alum Anastasia Surmava Welcomes Her First Child (PHOTO)

The Below Deck Mediterranean alum is overjoyed to be a mother. 

By Jenny Berg
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During her time on Below Deck Mediterranean, Anastasia Surmava had stints as a stew and a temporary chef. These days, she’s still tending to someone’s every need and feeding them well. But frankly, that someone is cuter than any charter guest could ever be: Anastasia just welcomed a beautiful baby girl! 

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The Below Deck Med alum shared the big news (or should we say the little bundle of news) in a March 13 Instagram post. Posting a photo of her unbelievably cute baby, the new mom wrote a heartfelt caption that summed up her wonder and joy. 

“The most precious gift you’ve ever given me [Will Higginson],” she wrote in a sweet shout-out to her husband, whom she married in July. “Welcome to the world Miss. Arabella A. Higginson. I can’t wait to see you thrive in this world my little fish.”

The pastry chef continued: “I am in absolute awe of my body, my mind, and my supportive family. Her birth was THE most difficult thing I have ever done. I never knew such strength existed deep inside of me, inside of every woman. I had to go to the most buried primal warrior within to get this gift. My body is healing with the love and support of my gorgeous husband, parents, and tribe of friends. To all the other mamas out there… I see you.”

Anastasia assured her followers that she would share her birth story in more detail in the coming days. And then, referring back to her “little fish,” she wrote, “DON’T YOU JUST WANNA EAT HER!?!?!?” Where can we sign up? 

In a March 1 Instagram video, the then-pregnant yachtie revealed it was her baby’s due date. In a separate post three days later, she pleaded, “Get out of me baby A so we can smother you in kisses!” She also whiled away her pregnancy by preparing baby A’s nursery. 

On January 16, Anastasia documented the process of putting together the baby’s crib. Later, she shared a full look inside the nursery, noting that it was shaping up to be “freaking cute.” One wall of the room is covered with Nestig’s green “Flutter Wallpaper,” which features white flocks of birds flying in different patterns. 

The room is also decorated with a wooden crib, a sweet mobile, a fluffy white rug, photos, and a white changing table. Showing a close-up of the crib area, Anastasia once again declared that the room is “so cute.”

But now that we’ve seen baby Arabella, it’s clear that nothing is cuter than she is. Welcome to the world, baby A! 

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