Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, announced on Nov. 3, 2017, that they are expecting their fourth child together. The couple, who were married in 2012, broke the happy news via Instagram with a photo of them and their other three children. The yoga instructor posted that they would reveal the sex of their baby to the public the following day. The actor meanwhile, who is also a father to fashion model Ireland Baldwin, reposted the shot with the caption, “Here we go again.”
The announcement didn’t come as too much of a surprise as Hilaria Baldwin has stated in the past that they wanted more children. Something that is a bit surprising though are the names the expectant mother has vowed not to give their new baby. Here’s more on that and what else we know about baby No. 4.
It’s a boy!
As promised, the Baldwins revealed the sex of their baby via an Instagram video one day after announcing they were expecting again. However, the children may have been a little more excited about getting some cake than about whether they were going to have another brother or sister.
This pregnancy was planned
Hilaria Baldwin told People that she and Alec did plan this pregnancy.
“We were like, ‘Oh, should we have another kid?'” she said. “We were like, ‘You know what? Let’s try something different — let’s try. [With] the other ones, it’s not like we were like, ‘Oh my God, how did this happen?’ But this is the only one we [planned].”
The new baby is due in spring 2018.
Why they waited to tell their daughter Carmen
Baldwin explained that they decided to tell their daughter, Carmen, that she was going to be a big sister just a few days before they made their social media announcement. They knew if they told her any sooner she might have spilled the beans early.
She was like, “I can’t wait to tell everybody at school!” We’re walking out the door and she’s like, “There’s a baby in my mommy’s tummy!” I’m like, “Stop it! Not yet! We’re not telling yet!” That’s the reason I didn’t tell her before, because everybody would have known.
Baldwin will continue workouts while pregnant
Baldwin knows all about the benefits of exercise, so just like she did with her other three pregnancies, she’s continuing her workouts this time around too. Days after their big announcement, the fitness guru posted about going for a run on her Instagram stories.
“Keeping active! Running to @physique57 … see you soon @chadlevy,” she captioned a photo in which she was sporting a fitted tank and leggings.
Their son won’t be getting either of these names
When it comes to what to name their new baby, Baldwin stressed that there are two names off the table.
“We accidentally gave my boys Ninja Turtle names,” she said referencing the names of her other two boys, Rafael Thomas and Leonardo Ángel Charles. “I can promise you that Michelangelo and Donatello will not be coming out of me.”
However, many of her followers want the theme to continue and are hoping she considers Donatello.
They won’t reveal the child’s name until after he arrives
While we know what the Baldwins won’t be naming their newborn, we do not know what name the baby will be given. The couple already has a name in mind, but will not be revealing what it is until after the little guy is born.
Baby No. 5 might be in their future
Thank you all for your sweet comments about our new baby to be ! I️ have read a few comments about why we like having so many children that made me laugh…some say it must be a religious thing—it’s not. Some say it’s because I️ want all of Alec’s money—babies are expensive, so I️ don’t see how that makes any sense . Plus, like any married couple, it’s all “ours”. After nearly 7 years together, 5 plus years of marriage, and almost 4 kids: aren’t we over that yet ??? Here is why we like having babies: they are simply so lovely and bring so much joy. Plus, I️ feel like we need to populate this world with a whole next generation of really good people. My little Baldwinitos are such good souls and I️ hope they continue to grow and make this world a better place . My love goes out to the community of Sutherland Springs. I️ am so sorry you are suffering. My heart aches. May we find a solution to end this pattern of senseless violence.
Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin are not opposed to the idea of having another baby. The soon-to-be mother of four said they’re all for whatever is in the cards.
“I’ve had so many [kids] because I really like them and we have such fun times,” she explained. “I’m going to have four kids in a little over four years and it’s just one of those things where I’m going to let life lead me in that direction.”
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