Adelaide skipper Taylor Walker and partner Ellie Brown have announced they are expecting their first child before the 2019 season kicks off.

The couple shared the big news on Instagram on Monday night, stating their family of four (including their two dogs) was about to become five.

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When 4 becomes 5 👫🐶🐶👶🏼 Baby Walker due March 2019 Super excited @elsbrown

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Speaking to Roo and Ditts on Triple M on Tuesday morning, Walker said he couldn’t wait to become a dad.

“A range of emotions go through you initially but now that we’re through the (early stages) I’m pumped, I can’t wait,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to it, it’s going to be great fun.”

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The 28-year-old said Ellie was just under 15 weeks along and was doing well.

“She (Ellie) is really good… it’s very exciting for the both of us,” he said.

The announcement comes just 13 days after Walker’s best mate and former Crow Bernie Vince announced with wife Abbie that they were expecting with their first child.

“We’re a couple of weeks apart from Bernard and Abbie… that wasn’t planned either for us to be so close together,” Walker said.