From Marvel to mommy! Teyonah Parris has just announced she and her husband, James, are expecting their first child together.
Teyonah shared the exciting news on her Instagram earlier today, in partnership with pregnancy test brand ClearBlue.
“We’re pregnant,” the marvels star wrote in her caption. “Whooooo chiiile!! I’m so excited to share that we have a baby on the way!”
“There have been so many feelings since we’ve learned that our dream of becoming parents is finally a reality. My husband, James, and I have felt a mix of shock, lots of nerves, but most of all so much excitement!”
Teyonah, who is currently five months pregnant, spoke with People about her pregnancy journey, and all the emotions that led to this day.
“I was definitely surprised and a bit shocked, Teyonah told People. “But I was only surprised because we’ve been trying for a while and had not had any success.”
Once Teyonah confirmed that she was pregnant, she made a special pregnancy-reveal gift for her husband, which included a box with the pregnancy test inside, “along with some other little first-time dad goodies.”
But don’t expect a gender reveal party from these two. Teyonah said she and James plan to wait until their baby’s born to find out the sex.
“My husband and I came to that decision because we feel like it’s one of the greatest gifts and surprises that God can give us.”
“I think it’s also helped to not have preconceived notions of our child and try not to dictate who this baby is before we even meet the baby,” Teyonah concluded. “And so that’s been really helpful.”
We couldn’t be happier for the parents-to-be! To learn more about Teyonah, check out her full interview with People.