While the Grey’s Anatomy alum, 37, and her husband Josh Kelley are already parents to daughters Naleigh, 7, and Adalaide, 4, they are excited about the “totally unexpected but thrilling” news.
“Sooooo….the Kelley family received some very exciting news recently and I’ve been dying to share it with you all,” she writes. “We are expecting a third addition to our tribe! It was totally unexpected but thrilling nonetheless. Naleigh and Adalaide are over the moon and can not wait to spoil their new sibling rotten and of course Josh and I are full of high hopes and bubbling anticipation. The whole pregnancy thing is new to me but the thrill of having a baby is not. We’ve known for awhile that we wanted to add to our family and frankly didn’t really care how we chose to do that. We were considering adoption again, fostering, or pregnancy if possible. Seeing as I have never been pregnant and as my OB/GYN reminded me last year, I’m of advanced maternal age, I wasn’t sure pregnancy was even in the cards for us. Turns out it was very much in the cards!”
The State of Affairs actress went on to share some ultrasound images.
“I’m near sighted and without my glasses, which I forgot, I couldn’t see the little bugger on the wall mounted screen. Thankfully I had my prescription sunglasses with me!” she shares.
The Knocked Up Star continued to talk about her first pregnancy.
“I can’t wait to share my pregnancy experience with you here on Those Heavenly Days and hopefully get some advice from all you experienced gestaters (yes I made that word up),” she writes. “I’ve learned so much already and know there’s even more to learn as this baby grows. I’ve found some great tricks to combat pregnancy indigestion, apps that have not only kept me informed on the development of our baby but have offered reassurance and relief when I’m feeling nervous or afraid, and great blogs, and books on healthy pregnancy nutrition.”
She adds: “This is truly an amazingly blessed time, waiting for the child you’ve been dreaming of to make their appearance. Though I’ve never been a particularly patient person, my experience of waiting for Naleigh taught me a lot in that department. So I will wait and eagerly anticipate, hopefully with grace, gratitude and a good attitude (ummm pregnancy hormones are real people.) Maybe this time the waiting won’t be so hard because I’ll have all of you to share the laughter, tears and joys of my experience with. So stay tuned…XOXO, KT.”
Heigl and Kelley – who were wed in 2007 – adopted Naleigh from South Korea in September 2009 when she was 9 months old. And Adalaide was adopted domestically and joined the family in 2012.