If you haven’t already done so, now’s a good time to collect your most celebratory emojis and send them Chrissy Teigen’s way. Because on Monday night, via Twitter and Instagram, Teigen announced that she and John Legend are expecting a baby. In terms of celebrity baby announcements and abounding excitement, this one ranks high because, for those of us who follow her, it kind of feels like we really know her, doesn’t it? She’s super open and honest and real on all of her social media platforms and, because of that, this announcement is giving me major feels.
Well, I suppose her openness isn’t the only reason why I’m gushing. It was her Instagram caption that really thawed my icy heart. She wrote,
John and I are so happy to announce that we are pregnant :) As many of you know, we've been trying to have a baby for a while now. It hasn't been easy, but we kept trying because we can't wait to bring our first child into the world and grow our family. We're so excited that it's finally happening. Thank you for all your love and well wishes. I look forward to all the belly touching! Xx.
I don't know about you, but I have absolutely no doubt that Teigen is going to be a fantastic mom. Here are 11 clear cut reasons why.
1. She's A Mean Cook
Is it normal to be jealous of a person who's not yet born?
2. She's FINALLY Learned How To Bake
Remember, I previously said cook, not baker. But thank goodness she's acquired this skill as well so she can make birthday cupcakes for her kid's whole class, when the time comes. You know, unless that's Legend's duty.
3. She's Protective
She played some hardcore offense to stick up for Puddy, like any mama wanting to shield their baby from vicious Internet trolls would.
4. She's All About Toys
If you can appreciate the wonders of an Easy Bake oven at age 29, you can also understand the mind of a child.
5. And She's Also All About Awkward Family Photos
Pretty sure annual, forced family pictures are in the mom handbook. Listen, I don't make the rules.
6. She's Nurturing
Three very happy pups right there, people.
7. She's Body Positive
No doubt that she'll pass on her mindset of self-love and acceptance to her kid.
8. She's Cultured
So much wisdom to pass down unto her little one. She can tell them about the golden years. (The 90's boy band years, that is.)
9. She Knows How To Indulge Every Once In A While
She def won't be one of those too-strict parents who won't let you eat junk food every once in awhile, when you've been especially good.
10. She's Already An Amazing Aunt
And isn't being an aunt like mom training camp, anyway?
11. She's Incredibly Family Oriented
Her close relationship with her parents and how she and Legend have incorporated them into their everyday lives is most definitely #familygoals. What a lucky kid to be surrounded by so much love.
Here's hoping she can also instill in her child her effortless of charm and snark. You know, to carry on the social media royalty legacy.