After dating for five years, my husband and I got married on July 15th, 2011. We felt this was the next step for our relationship and the first step in starting our family. We both want to have a big family so we tried to get pregnant for the 6 months after we got married. Honestly, by mid December, I resigned myself to the notion that it was not going to be easy for us. So, I decided that I had to just “let go”. I figured we would get home to LA (we were in Cincy at the time), get settled into our new home, I’d finish filming “Wipeout,” and THEN we could re-visit babyhood. To help us both relax and unwind, Nick and I decided that we’d go away on our first big Lachey family trip. We all decided on the Bahamas, somewhere warm, sunny and relaxing.
But, before we could relax and soak in the sun, I had to film a January 5th appearance on “Live with Kelly” and would meet everyone in the Bahamas the next day. I had an absolute blast filming the show, as always. Rob Lowe was Kelly’s co-host that day and I remember buying his book in the airport so I could study up! I even was up for the Zumba presentation, in my stilettos no less! The studio kept trying to give me sneakers to wear, and I thought … I can dance in these things! HA! That night I took my girlfriend out to dinner for her birthday. We went to ABC Kitchen, which I LOVE!!! That evening I remember that I wanted absolutely everything on the menu! I also remember NOT wanting my martini … After dinner something in my gut said, “Let’s go back to my hotel… and pick up a pregnancy test on the way!” Call it a mother’s intuition — IT WAS POSITIVE! I was in absolute shock !! I had taken a pregnancy test multiple times every month over the past 6 months, but this one (and the nine others I took that night) was positive. It was such a beautiful moment. The only thing missing was my husband, of course. But Nick was already in the Bahamas with the whole family waiting for me. I knew I had to wait to tell him in person. I wanted to look into his eyes when I said:”I’m pregnant.” I wanted to feel his hug when he grabbed me with excitement. I wanted to take in the surroundings so that I would always remember the exact moment I told him he was going to be a father.
That night was the longest night I can remember in awhile. The next day I got on a plane to the Bahamas, connected thru Miami, then drove to our house… this all seemed like an absolute eternity! Once I finally got there, I could barely contain myself. But I knew that I made it this far, I didn’t want to just blurt it out in front of everyone. Once I was settled, I changed into my beach clothes and asked Nick if he wanted to go for a walk on the beach. All I kept thinking about was this little life inside of me, that WE made. He was growing, and we were going to become a family. At that I moment everything in me felt so right. I was bursting with emotion and wanting to tell Nick the good news. I was also so nervous because I have thought about this moment my whole life. I took a deep breath, grabbed his hands, looked him in the eyes and told him “I’M PREGNANT!!!!” He looked at me and asked if I was serious. I said yes, we hugged, and then he said, “I think I have to sit down!” That was January 6th, 2012.
One year later to the exact day, Nick and I revisited the same place where I told him we were going to be a family. This time, we brought Camden. It was the perfect sunset, we took the stroller on the beach and walked down to the same exact spot. We will always have that memory together, and now, Cam will have one, too. I took this video that I will embarrass him with in the future, and I’m happy to share a piece of it with you. To everyone that has constantly shown my family love and support, I Thank You! And can’t wait to share some more of our adventures!
Lachey Family Beach Visit (short version)
I hope you all enjoyed hearing about this special day for Nick and our family. Did any of you do anything special to announce your pregnancy to your partner? I’d love to hear!