Nick and Vanessa Lachey got married on the beaches of Necker Island in 2011, after years of dating.
After they were married, the couple tried unsuccessfully for six months to get pregnant, and Vanessa was ready to call it quits. “Honestly, by mid-December, I resigned myself to the notion that it was not going to be easy for us,” she writes on her new website. “So, I decided that I had to just ‘let go.’”
But then, nature took it’s course anyway. So how did she tell Nick?
“I wanted to look into his eyes when I said, ‘I’m pregnant,’” she shares. “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.”
Following “the longest night I can remember,” Vanessa began the trek to the Bahamas — a journey that “seemed like an absolute eternity!” — to join Nick. Once she arrived, the expectant star quickly settled in and headed with her husband for a seaside stroll.
“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,” she says. “At that moment everything in me felt so right. I was bursting with emotion and wanting to tell Nick the good news.”
Vanessa was finally ready to break the news to the unknowing dad-to-be – a moment she will remember forever. “I took a deep breath, grabbed his hands, looked him in the eyes and told him, ‘I’M PREGNANT!” she writes.
“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 Jan. 6, 2012.”
Now the proud parents of sonCamden John, 4 months, the tight knit trio revisited the same spot where Nick and Vanessa shared the sweet moment exactly one year later, a special anniversary caught on tape.
“We will always have that memory together and now Cam will have one, too,” the new mom shares. ”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.”
Awww, they’re totally cute.