Mike Tindall reveals how well-wishes are helping Mia love being a big sister

By Meaghan Wray

Every little girl longs to have a sister, and Mia Tindall’s dreams came true last month when little Lena was welcomed into their sporty family. Her dad, Mike Tindall, recently opened up about Mia’s foray into being a big sister, and how wonderful it’s been with the support from friends, family and well-wishers.

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At only two weeks old, he and Zara Tindall’s newborn baby girl is already settling into their family. Though Mia is over the moon to have a new sibling to play with, it can be hard for firstborn children to adjust to the new company. But thanks to thoughtful pals and fans, it’s been a breeze! “[Mia] is very happy to be a big sister, she is happy about that,” Mike shared with Hello!. “We are lucky that people that have sent Lena a present have also thought about Mia, so she is getting stuff to open as well.”

Zara and Mike Tindall welcomed their first baby, Mia, in 2014. Photo: © Getty Images

Mike, 39, and Zara, 37, also seem to be having a relatively smooth foray into being parents of two. “We’re doing alright at the moment. We’ve had a couple of bad nights with her but otherwise she has started off strong,” the former rugby player said. In fact, less than two weeks after welcoming Lena into the world, the two stepped out to attend the Celtic Manor Resort’s Celebrity Cup gold tournament with Mia, dusting off their best outfits for the dinner later that evening.

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The athletic duo, who said “I do” in 2011 and welcomed adorable Mia in 2014, chose a unique moniker for their second child, which is pronounced “Lay-na”. There was a bit of a delay in announcing her name, which can simply be chalked up to not having the perfect one picked out. “We put together a list of names that we liked and that’s why it took a little bit of time to get to one that we both agreed [on],” Mike explained.

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