Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed have revealed they will be unreachable for the first month after their baby is born.
“We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves,” Twilight alum Reed revealed. “After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate.”
“Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, ‘How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?’ You don’t get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present,” she shared.
Reed also shared that they’re keeping the sex of the baby a surprise. “A close friend had a son and I remember thinking, ‘I hope I have a son one day.’ Then another friend had a girl and I thought, ‘How fun would it be to have a miniature version of yourself?’” Reed explained. “You can’t lose, no matter what. It’s the greatest and only true surprise of your life.”
Vampire Diaries star Somerhalder also expressed his anticipation and excitement for the baby’s arrival. “The second we were around each other, and not [dating] other people, we just knew,” he told Modern Luxury magazine. “Oh, I will one day have amazing children with my beautiful wife.”
To our friends, family, and rest of the world. In my 38 years on this earth I’ve never experienced anything more powerful and beautiful than this. I can’t think of anything more exciting than this next chapter and we wanted you to hear this from us first. This has been the most special time of our lives and we wanted to keep it between the three of us for as long as possible so we could enjoy this time with each other and our little one who is growing so fast…because that’s what they do, they grow so fast. Thank you for your kind energy. Love, Ian