‘Christina on the Coast:’ Christina Anstead Talks About Pregnancy at 31 Weeks Gets A Sweet Birthday Message from Husband Ant

HGTV’s Christina Anstead from Christina on the Coast is chronicaling her pregnancy for her followers on Instagram. She recently posted a pic with some updates, after celebrating her 36th birthday this past week. The reality star has a lot to be happy about between her upcoming bundle of joy, hit reality show, and new husband who just posted a romantic birthday wish to her on Instagram.

HGTV’s Christina Anstead | Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

New husband, new baby, new show

Anstead and her husband Ant tied the knot in December. Anstead felt an immediate bond upon meeting the British host of Discovery’s Wheeler Dealers  in 2017. “It was immediate, that connection [with Ant]. I knew the second we drove to dinner together, we just had that spark, but [we’re] also so comfortable together. [We feel like] we’ve known each other forever,” she said according to Entertainment Tonight.

Anstead found out she was pregnant soon after their honeymoon. “[Having kids] wasn’t on our mind — if it happened, it happened. It definitely was not something where, ‘We want a baby right now…’ We got back from our honeymoon [and] found out I was pregnant… I felt off during the honeymoon and when I got home, I felt I should take a test, not thinking at all it was going to show positive. I was just like, ‘OK, this makes five — here we go!’”

In the midst of her personal life blossoming, plans for her new solo show were under way. Anstead recently talked about her motivation to launch a show of her own, recalling a conversation she had with HGTV president Allison Page. “I remember just saying, ‘I’m really excited to do something on my own and I’m known for design, so I think it would be awesome to be able to do a show where I just help people on the design element,'” Anstead said, according to Fox News, adding, “what’s really great about the new show is that it also focuses on my own personal life, so you follow me getting engaged, getting married, it’s just really exciting.”

31 weeks

Anstead just posted about “the joys” of being pregnant. Now in week 31 of her pregnancy with a baby boy, the reality star said she had a “great day filming” the HGTV show and would be on maternity leave in a few weeks.

“Finishing up the nursery over the weekend (I’ll post pics soon) — already feeling those nesting vibes which means not sleeping great,” she included in her caption, and gave an update on her growing physical changes. “Up 22 lbs so even my big gym pants are tight and maxi dresses are a must. Oh the joys 🤰🏼😂#31weekspregnant.”

According to People, Anstead just had her “boho baby shower of her dreams” at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, California. The gathering had 24 close friends and family members in attendance, including Christina’s 8½-year-old daughter Taylor, her mother, and sister. Ant made a surprise appearance as well.

“[Brayden’s] highlight was the blue donuts; he was constantly scoping the dessert bar,” Christina said of her 3½-year-old son. “Baby Anstead is so blessed to enter into such a loving family — we all can’t wait to meet him!”

A special birthday wish

Anstead also turned 36 this past week, prompting her husband to post a loving birthday message to her on Instagram. “You make everything seem so effortless, yet I know how incredibly hard you work! Funny, talented, loving, caring, sweet, cheeky, an unbelievable mummy to 4, and the world’s best wifey! You changed me in so many ways, I’m so blessed and so grateful to do this life with you! I love you!” Ant wrote in his message.

In his post, he included a promise to his wife for a lot of pampering on her special day. “Aside from this morning’s VERY early Tay and Bray wake up call (last pic! Coffee, flowers, smiles and bed hair) you have a day ahead of being spoiled, loved and pampered!”

The caption was partnered with a photo gallery of the couple, including them driving together in a vintage car, snuggling on a boat, and sticking their heads in a carnival cut-out. Ant also has two children from a previous marriage: Amelie, 15, and Archie, 12.

Anstead is due in September.