Secret's out, Santa! Bachelor alum Sean Lowe posted several thoughts on Thursday, Dec. 10, about becoming a dad while expecting his first child with his wife, Catherine Giudici. Among them? That he's "secretly rooting for a boy."
"Thank you so much to everyone who wished us well on Tuesday when we announced our big news!" the Season 17 Bachelor, 32, wrote on his Patheos blog. "You have no idea how special you all made that day for us. Catherine and I consider ourselves so blessed to be able to share news of this magnitude with so many people who have been genuinely rooting for us and supporting us since the day we first met."
Lowe and Giudici announced via social media on Dec. 8 that they are expanding their family of two with cute photos of Giudici's burgeoning baby bump. "It's happening! I'm going to be a dad!" Lowe tweeted, while his wife added: "Hey baby."
In his latest blog post, Lowe shared "five random thoughts" that he's had about his future child — and first-time parenthood.
"1) I hope I’m half the father my dad is," Lowe shared. "My dad has shown me how to be a loving, fun, Godly father and now I have the responsibility of being the same kind of dad to my son or daughter."
Turning to his beautiful wife, who was his final pick on The Bachelor, Lowe said that he was looking forward to seeing Giudici as a mom. "I’ve never met anyone who loves harder than my wife," he wrote. "This baby is going to have a mother who will love her with every ounce of her heart."
Lowe admitted that he has a preference for the baby's gender. "Like most guys, I’m secretly rooting for a boy…" he continued. "But I know that if we have a girl, she will have me wrapped around her little finger from day one."
The couple, who share two puppies, said they are keeping the pets once the little one arrives. "Catherine and I can’t wait to see our dogs around the baby," he wrote. "We’re hoping they have that innate sense to protect the baby and love the baby. Catherine says she just wants to see our boxer Lola snort (which she does constantly) in the baby’s face."
Lowe is also excited for simple firsts. "I think the thing I’m looking forward to most is having the little boy or girl fall asleep on my chest for the first time," he concluded. "Sounds sweet right? Thanks again for all of your support and I’ll be back tomorrow to answer your questions."
Giudici and Lowe tied the knot in January 2014, and shared their exclusive honeymoon snaps with Us Weekly. They most recently had a stint on WE tv's Marriage Boot Camp.
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