Bachelor Baby: Matty J And Laura Are Pregnant!
Matty J and Laura Byrne have announced they're expecting their first child. 10 daily spoke to the expectant parents about baby names, the bub's gender and life after their miscarriage.
The Bachelor favourites shared the good news on Instagram this morning with some extremely cute photos featuring Baby J sonograms.
"WE ARE HAVING A BABY," Byrne excitedly wrote.
"Old mate @matthewdavidjohnson and I are beyond excited to finally be able to share that I'm cooking an orange-sized baby Johnson-Byrne."
If you look carefully at the photos, she noted, you can even see a little hand wave coming from their growing bub. "Happy doesn't even come close," Byrne said.
The couple told 10 daily that they found out about the good news while they were hanging at home in Bondi -- when Byrne was feeling a little under the weather.
"I said, 'We should probably go and get a pregnancy test', even though we weren't expecting anything," Johnson recalled.
The couple were overjoyed to find out that Baby J is on its way and told their closest family members who have been keeping the secret under wraps.
"Mum is like a vault," Johnson said. "But she's a schoolteacher so she couldn't wait to tell the girls at school," he laughed.
Johnson said he was definitely the kid who opened his Christmas presents secretly before December 25 so he's just itching to find out if they're having a boy or a girl.
"I'm extremely impatient," he said but explained that they'd probably wait until the big day to find out the gender of their child.
The couple has been pondering a few names -- but there's one that Laura has already vetoed.
"He told me he liked the name Percy!" said Laura. "And I said 'Absolutely not'," she laughed.
"And then he said it was his grandfather's name..." she said, telling him kindly that *maybe* it could sneak in as a middle name. But probably not.
The couple also told 10 daily that although Laura previously experienced a miscarriage -- it hasn't changed their pregnancy news in any way.
"We're probably equally as excited as we would have been if I hadn't [miscarried]," said Laura.
"When I found out, I thought it was incredibly uncommon. And then I learnt that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriages," said Byrne. "But nobody talks about it."
So for Laura, it was important to share her story and raise a bit of awareness about how many women miscarry -- but she doesn't feel like this is a 'joy after tragedy' kind of story.
Johnson and Byrne said they're expecting the baby will arrive mid-June, and we couldn't be happier for them.
Congrats guys! Christmas has truly come early.
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