Sound the alarms: Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds are expecting!
The actress announced the news subtly in a post this morning on her lifestyle website, Preserve, which sweetly (if somewhat confusingly) rambled on about family and new beginnings before getting to her own baby news.
The post reads:
Preserve, at its core, is about family. Family is the single word our founder, Blake, built this home on. We have something for men, for women, for the old, but we realized, we don’t have anything for the new. With family on our mind, we looked to the origin of it all—to the women in our lives who are right there, at that special moment; at the creation of family.
Today, we celebrate them. With food to fill their tummies (as if that needs more filling), presents to soothe their tired (and swollen) soles, toys to warm their babies' souls, projects to provoke them, and decorations to inspire creativity and merriment in all. We had too much fun with this. Because there’s so much to share, we break up our first ever Preserve Celebration into multiple parts. In the upcoming days, we will bring even more treats and fun. The entire next month will be sprinkled with highlights for women in this exciting chapter of their lives.
Congratulations to all the expecting mothers out there. And thank you for being a part of our Preserve family.
After the passage, the post displayed several photos of moms-to-be, including one incredibly gorgeous snapshot of Blake—who apparently already sports a pretty defined bump. (Where has she been hiding it?!)
While there's no news yet on exactly when the couple of two years will welcome their new baby, one thing's for sure—they are beyond excited about it. Blake and Ryan have each made many comments to the press about how important family and togetherness are, and having a whole brood of kids has definitely been on their radar for some time.
Back in September 2013, Blake said in an interview that she would have 30 kids if she could. (Watch out, Michelle Duggar.)
"I gotta get started," she told Marie Claire at the time. "If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would."
And just last August, she gushed to Vogue about Ryan's fatherly potential. "He's going to be a great father and patriarch—he's so meant to be all those things," she said.
As Ryan himself told Details, "We'd love to have a big family. We both come from big families—my parents did four. Blake's did five."
You can read Blake's full post over on Preserve, but be forewarned that it's been down most of the morning, due to everyone flooding the site, freaking out. (Present company included.)