Congratulations are in order for Season 4 Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas and husband Stephen Stagliano, as the two just announced that they’re expecting their first child! DeAnna shared her very first baby bump pic on Twitter shortly after People broke the news.
The happy couple, who married in October of 2011, tells People that they’re super pumped about prepping for their little one. “We are so very excited!” says DeAnna. “We had been trying for almost a year; we wanted this so badly.”
DeAnna and Stephen met through The Bachelor — though not on the show. Stephen’s twin is Season 5 Bachelorette contestant Michael Stagliano. When things didn’t work out for DeAnna and Season 4 winner Jesse Csincsak, Michael set her up with his brother. They got engaged in August 2010 and married in Georgia the following year.
They don’t know yet whether they’re expecting a little bachelor or bachelorette, but they plan to find out sooner than later. “I kind of wanted it to be a surprise, but Stephen wants to be prepared.”
So, just when is the little one coming? “The baby is due Feb. 8 and Stephen’s birthday is Feb. 4. I told him all he’s getting for his birthday this year is a baby!” DeAnna jokes about the upcoming occasion. Her first trimester has been a little rough, DeAnna admits, with tons of nausea, but it looks like things are getting better.
Stephen’s brother Michael is currently planning a wedding to fiancée Emily Tuchscherer, so we’d say there is definitely a lot to celebrate this year for the Stagliano family.