It’s a girl!
In an adorable post on Instagram, Teddi Mellencamp, her hubby Edwin Arroyave, and their kids Slate, 6, and Cruz, 5 revealed the gender of the newest member of their family.
“It’s a girl! Of course, we would have been equally excited either way, as @tedwinator, the kids and I are just blessed to have a healthy baby no matter the gender. Although I did promise Cruz he could help name her so not sure she’ll be too thrilled being called ”Catboy” Arroyave,” Teddi wrote.
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It’s a girl! Of course, we would have been equally excited either way, as @tedwinator, the kids and I are just blessed to have a healthy baby no matter the gender. Although I did promise Cruz he could help name her so not sure she’ll be too thrilled being called ”Catboy” Arroyave. ? Thank you to @ocballoonbar for the pop we needed, @204events for the rad background and @jorgebphoto for capturing this moment so perfectly. ?
Edwin also chimed in, commenting: “I was so convinced we were having a boy that it took me some time to realize the confetti was pink. Blessed and excited to be having another girl!”
When a fan asked why Edwin’s daughter and Teddi’s stepdaughter Isabella wasn’t at the gender reveal, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star explained, “we did a separate reveal for my amazing stepdaughter Isabella when she was with us.”
On September 11th, Teddi announced that she was 14 weeks pregnant with her third child.
“I’m in my second trimester, 14 weeks,” Teddi revealed to Us Weekly. “Everything’s good and I’m in the clear, so I’m just starting to get to that point where I’m sharing with everybody. Plus now I have a bump, so there’s not much more hiding I’ll be able to do!”
In the same interview, Teddi admitted that her kids were “so excited” about her pregnancy.
“They’ve been talking about it for a long time and actually it’s been my son who’s been like, ‘Mom, we need to have another baby,’ and I never wanted to get his hopes up. So when we told him, he was through the roof. So excited,” Teddi confessed.
She added, “They’re already calling it ‘their baby,’ and they have names picked for if it’s a boy or a girl — they’re ready!”
Just last week, Teddi showed off her growing baby bump in revealing photo on Instagram. In the same post, the RHOBH star talked body positivity and encouraged women to love their bodies at all stages.
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When it comes to our bodies, we have a choice: to criticize them or embrace them. I spent many years fixated on the stretch marks that run down my inner thighs or the loose skin on my arms I try to pose away in pics or how my face gets red and blotchy on days I am stressed or eat something that doesn’t agree with me. Well not today. Not now. I am loving the skin I am in and feeling damn proud about it. Proud to be unapologetically me; a woman who works hard and believes the best is always yet to come, for my mind, soul and yes, body. So I ask you to declare it: what’s your favorite thing or something you’re learning to embrace about yourself?
Fans will get to see Teddi’s pregnancy journey play out on season 10 of RHOBH.