Gemma McCaw shares adorable first photo of husband Richie cuddling baby Charlotte

New Zealand sporting champions Gemma and Richie McCaw seem to be settling well into parenting life off the field, sharing an adorable photo of their little baby daughter.

Gemma's post is the first time the loved-up couple have shared a photo of young Charlotte Rose with the public, after she was born last month.

Charlotte can be seen snuggling up to her dad on his couch as the family take a moment on the couch, with Gemma snapping the photo.

"Happy New Year from our family to yours," Gemma wrote on Instagram.

"2018 was a very special year for us with the safe arrival of our beautiful baby girl. Wishing everyone an abundance of health and happiness for the year ahead."

The sweet photo comes not long after Gemma shared a loving birthday tribute for Richie, calling him "the most amazing husband and father".

Gemma is a former Blacks Sticks hockey star, while Richie is a former All Blacks captain.

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