Cue the drum roll for Baby Stag! Pregnant Season 4 Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas Stagliano announced last month that she and husband Stephen Stagliano were expecting their first child, and we’ve been stoked to find out its sex ever since!
At the time, DeAnna said she was hoping to keep the gender a surprise, but Stephen wanted to be “prepared.” The baby is due on February 8, which is four days after Stephen’s own birthday. And guess what? It seems that Stephen may have won this battle.
DeAnna tweeted on Thursday, September 12: "Today is the day! Lets hope #BabyStag is cooperating!! #boy or #girl." Ooh, fun! Now is the time to play Guess That Sex, which is our favorite game, since we have a 50/50 chance of being right!
Bachelor Nation is pretty evenly split with little boys and girls so far, so we’ll be happy to gaze on the many baby pics we’re sure will pour out as soon as Baby Stag comes.
Season 1 Bachelorette couple Trista and Ryan Sutter have one of each, as do Jason and Molly Mesnick, who welcomed their daughter earlier this year to join Jason’s son from his first marriage.
Melissa Rycroft Strickland, Jason’s original Bachelor Season 13 choice, has a little girl named Ava who we cannot stop gazing at. Producers Cassie Lambert and Peter Scalettar recently welcomed a baby girl as well.
Season 3 Bachelor Andrew Firestone and his wife are currently expecting their third child, and so far they have one of each. Season 3 Bachelorette Jen Schefft Waterman has two daughters. Season 8 Bachelorette Emily Maynard has a daughter, but one of her Season 8 bachelors, Charlie Grogan, is currently expecting a baby boy. And of course upcoming Bachelor Juan Pablo Galavis also has a little girl.
That’s just a sampling, but if we have to guess (and we don’t, but why not), we’ll say Baby Stag will be … a girl! And maybe she can grow up to marry Prince William and Kate Middleton’s little man, Prince George.
Either way — boy, girl, or rose, we suppose — we just hope Baby Stag arrives healthy and happy!
What do you think DeAnna and Stephen are having —a boy or a girl? Tell us your best guess.
UPDATE (9/13/13): DeAnna broke the big news on lucky Friday the 13th: "We couldn't wait...so we scheduled another ultra sound this afternoon......and we saw a........GIRL!!!! #BabyStag" Yes! We knew it! Now little Miss Stag can be best friends with Riley Mesnick, then marry Prince Georgie and have adventures and save the kingdom, etc., etc. Are you excited?