Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin recently announced that they are expecting their fifth child after suffering two miscarriages. In a new interview with People, the yoga instructor and author shared that her 6-year-old Carmen knew she had a sibling on the way before her parents even shared the news.
“My daughter kept on asking. She’s like, ‘Mommy, your belly is getting big. I think you’re pregnant,'” Hilaria explained. “And I just kept changing the subject.”
The Baldwins started social distancing at their home in the Hamptons a few weeks ago and after being secluded for several days, she didn’t feel the need to hide her pregnancy from her very intuitive daughter. She decided to share the good news with Carmen and her brothers, Romeo Alejandro David, nearly 2, Leonardo Ángel Charles, 3, and Rafael Thomas, 4.
“Eventually when we’re in quarantine, I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ll tell you,'” she told People. “And I’m like, ‘You’re not going to go to school because there is no school right now and telling everybody.'”
“I didn’t want to tell her [Carmen] and then not feeling like it was the right moment to tell everybody else,” she clarified.
Hilaria shared a video with fans on Instagram of her using a Doppler ultrasound, purchased online. After the stay-at-home order was given in New York, visits to her doctor have been “very few.” However, the mom did travel to New York City after the order came down for an appointment with her doctor.
“I went with goggles on and a mask, my hair completely covered and gloves and shoe covers on,” she describes. “Going in for that doctor’s appointment was a really big decision because we have been staying home, but when your doctor’s telling you you have to go … I would have felt bad, so I’m just obeying his orders.”
She admits that she’s “very nervous” about being pregnant during this crisis. But, she says, “We are following rules and staying home. I don’t want to get myself into a position where I would lose this pregnancy, too.”
Hilaria says that she doesn’t have any plans on slowing down either.
Hilaria and Alec don’t know the sex of the baby, but the wellness guru hopes to give birth to a girl when she’s due in September. Her hope is to give her daughter Carmen a baby sister.
“After the last experience, I do really dream about giving her a sister at some point,” Hilaria says. “And who knows? Maybe this is going to be the last baby I have and maybe there will be another; I don’t really know at this point. I don’t really care to plan too much anymore. A healthy baby is such a blessing.”
Another!? Hilaria’s big-family goals are unstoppable! However, she notes that Carmen “is going to be fine with whatever,” in terms of the baby’s sex. “And I think the boys don’t actually care.”
Despite all that’s happening, Hilaria says she and her family are ‘happy.’
These are strange times and Hilaria is not discounting that fact. Despite the difficulties her family is facing, she admits, “We’re happy. We’re together in our little oasis. We’re lucky for so many different things.”
It’s slightly amazing that Hilaria, who is pregnant in the midst of a global pandemic and who has suffered multiple miscarriages over the past year, is so hopeful and positive. She’s already thinking about having another kid! This mother’s optimism is an inspiration. We’re very excited for the Baldwin family and we look forward to any Hilaria dispatches from the Hamptons.
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