Earlier today, Vanessa Minillo’s and husband Nick Lachey announced via Twitter that they are expecting their second child together!
He shared a photo on the beach with “It’s a girl” written in the sand, and captioned the shot, “Can’t think of a better way to celebrate 3 years of marriage to my beautiful @VanessaLachey than this! #family.” The television personality, 33, gave birth to her first child, son Camden John, in September 2012 and wed Lachey, now 40, in July 2011.
Minillo was very open about her postpartum struggles with her son Camden, and even blogged about her experience:
“No matter how many books you read, NOTHING prepares you better than the real thing,” she wrote in March 2013 about her first experience with motherhood. “I felt lost, unloved, alone and at my wits end.”
“I didn’t feel like myself,” she continued. “Where was the super woman who always thought and knew she could do it all? Where was the organized Vanessa who had it all under control no matter what the obstacle? She was gone, and I thought… forever.”
I think it’s really admirable when women can open up about their postpartum struggles. It’s such a personal, emotional, and difficult thing to go through, and you really can feel incredibly isolated and alone. So when high profile figures can bring attention and awareness to these things- it can only help other women who are struggling and feeling alone.
Congrats to the family on their new little bun in the oven!
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