Haleigh and Bryan Carvalho
Julie Mazziotta
September 07, 2016 12:15 PM

Big(ger) news from the stars of My Giant Life – Haleigh Hampton and husband Bryan Carvalho are expecting!

The happy couple shared their news exclusively with PEOPLE, after struggling to conceive.

“The baby was an absolute surprise,” Hampton tells PEOPLE. “We were told by five different doctors that we couldn’t conceive naturally.”

“We tried for a while but on our move out to Tennessee we decided that we were happy with where we were and enjoying married life, and the second we said we didn’t want to try anymore we got pregnant, figures right?”

While they have health concerns going forward, the couple is staying positive.

“I was really excited when I found out but also scared to death,” Hampton says. “Bryan and I were cautiously optimistic about the pregnancy, and as excited as we were we tried to prepare for the worst.”

Because of that, they’re just hoping for healthy baby, regardless of gender.

“As of now, we are not going to find out until the birth of the baby,” she says. “We feel like it’ll be a really fun surprise in the delivery room. Besides, we don’t care if it’s a boy or girl – we’re just stoked to have a baby.”

Bryan Carvalho and Haleigh Hampton
Haleigh and Bryan Carvalho

Hampton’s mom and dad, though, are on cloud nine.

“My mom and dad are really, really excited and can’t stop talking about the baby and how excited they are for another grandchild,” Hampton says. “They both cried when we told them we were having a baby. It was a day none of us ever thought we would see.”

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And Hampton and Carvalho are thrilled to start their brood.

“We are most excited about becoming the family we always dreamed of,” she says. “We dreamed of meeting the person we were supposed to spend the rest of our lives with and we’ve done that, we’ve dreamed of our wedding day, we’ve gone through that. We have dreamed of being parents as long as we can remember and it’s finally here.”

“We can’t wait to see who our child grows up to be. Parenthood for us has always been the ultimate goal.”

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