"Not only is she incredible at what she does, this morning she made me macaroni and cheese because she heard me mention a wee craving yesterday".
Ms Ardern posted a photo of her and her midwife Libby holding her newborn daughter on Instagram, describing her as "one of the many special people we have been so grateful for over these past few months".
Ahh it's all so bloody nice.
The last leader to give birth while holding office was late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who in 1990 gave birth to Bakhtawar.
World leaders, celebrities and sports stars are excited about the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's first child. "Thank you so much for everything Libby!".
Ardern will take six weeks of parental leave before returning to work, at which point her partner Clarke Gayford, the host of a television show about fishing, will become a stay-at-home parent. "I am not the first woman to multitask", Adern said in an interview with Radio New Zealand earlier in the year. Bhutto, who would have turned 65, was assassinated in 2007. In the United States, several politicians have made headlines for their pregnancies in recent years, including Sarah Palin, who as governor of Alaska delivered a baby in 2008, and Sen. A spokeswoman for the prime minister said Thursday that Gayford had driven Ardern to the hospital in the couple's own auto.
The birth has dominated headlines, with New Zealand opposition leader Simon Bridges - while passing on his best wishes - noting that he was now in a "complete news vacuum".
"Can I extend very best wishes to all the family at this very happy time", Peters said in a statement.
Former Prime Minister Helen Clark said the birth and the way the country had greeted it would be seen as inspirational by advocates for gender equality and women's empowerment.
"But this is news that Jacinda wanted to share with New Zealand, and for it to be part of New Zealand, and I think her and Clarke have managed to do just that".
"This is a sign of our maturity as a country and its acceptance that combining career and family is a choice which women are free to make", Clark wrote in an email.