Actor Alec Baldwin and his wife of seven years, Hilaria Baldwin, will be the parents of five children under the age of seven.
Five months after the yoga-instructor revealed that she had suffered a miscarriage, the happy couple is welcoming a rainbow baby into their growing family. The term rainbow baby is used to describe a child conceived shortly after experiencing a miscarriage. That child is the rainbow at the end of an emotional storm.
Along with a video recording of the unborn child’s heartbeat, Hilaria wrote on Instagram:
It is still very early…but we have learned that there is a little person inside of me. The sound of this strong heart makes me so happy—especially because of the loss we experienced in the spring. We want to share this news as we are excited and don’t want to hide the pregnancy. These first few months are tough with exhaustion and nausea…and I don’t want to have to pretend that I feel ok. My one request is that the media not send paparazzi to follow me or buy independent paparazzi photos, hence encouraging them. I want to remain peaceful during this very early time in my pregnancy and getting chased around by cameras is not in the doctor’s orders.
As Dearly previously reported, on April 4, Hilaria took to Instagram to reveal that she was most likely experiencing a miscarriage.
She explained, in part:
I want to share with you that I am most likely experiencing a miscarriage. I always promised myself that if I were to get pregnant again, I would share the news with you guys pretty early, even if that means suffering a public loss. I have always been so open with you all about my family, fitness, pregnancies…and I don’t want to keep this from you, just because it isn’t as positive and shiny as the rest. I think it’s important to show the truth…because my job is to help people by being real and open. Furthermore, I have no shame or embarrassment with this experience. I want to be a part of the effort to normalize miscarriage and remove the stigma from it. There is so much secrecy during the first trimester.
Several days later, the mother of four took to Instagram again, confirming that doctors couldn’t find a heartbeat during their latest scan.
Hilaria said alongside a photo of her family:
There was no heartbeat today at my scan…so it’s over…but I have some pretty strong and amazing heartbeats right here. I am surrounded by such love and I feel so fortunate. Thank you all for listening, for your support, and for sharing your own personal stories. We are stronger together…I hope this conversation continues to grow and that we stick together through both the beautiful and challenging moments in life. Much love and appreciation to all of you.
Shortly after announcing her pregnancy, the mom took to Instagram to also joke that after having so many children, she’s already showing.
When you’ve had so many babies, 6 minutes pregnant = looking like 6 months pregnant.
Congratulations to the Baldwin family.