Brooke Burke on bed rest, baby showers, and finally having her boy

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Actress, model, and TV host Brooke Burke, 36, and her fiancé David Charvet, 35, confirmed earlier today that they are expecting a son in mid-March. In her latest blog, Brooke writes about her excitement over having a boy after three girls, and her baby shower, which she celebrated last Sunday. Unfortunately, the mood was tempered by news that Brooke must go on bed rest to avoid an early delivery, as happened with each of her daughters (Neriah was 5 weeks early, Sierra 3, and Brooke was induced with Rain at 38 weeks due to complications).

Hi,I am so sorry that I have not written for so long.  I am officially on bed rest now and climbing the walls!!! I went to my doctor last week and learned I was two centimeters dilated with a thin cervix.  I have been down that road before with Neriah.  I delivered her 5 weeks early and she was only 4 ½ lbs. So the doctor put me on house arrest, no sex, and told me not to carry Rain.

I am not sure how I will get through this, but it is such an important time, so I am doing the best I can.  It is nearly impossible to stay off my feet with three kids and David.  I am trying and thank God I have made it through this past week.  I am 35 weeks now, and hoping to make it to the end of the month.

My baby shower was Sunday; Stride Rite threw it for me.  All my girls have been wearing their shoes since they could walk.  I had so much fun with my girlfriends and family.  I hardly needed anything since it is my fourth time around, but it was great to celebrate with everyone. We ate, drank, and laughed a lot.  Hpnotiq created a "Bubbles n’ Blue" signature cocktail.

I am having a SON!!!!! We are thrilled beyond imagination.  David has always desperately wanted a boy and I have been wishing for a son as well, all my life.  Our home has been an estrogen pool, and full of pink, girly things. It is exciting to see all the blue stuff.  None of us are quite sure what to do with a boy, but we are so happy and totally blessed.  David is often complaining about needing some male energy, so now his wish will come true!

We’ll be having quite a bit of Brooke coverage in the coming days: Thursday, a peek at the baby shower gear and gifts; Friday, In Touch‘s photospread and interview from inside the shower; and next Tuesday, look for our exclusive interview with Brooke, where she answers your questions.


Baboosh Baby, Brooke Burke’s new line of post-partum belly wraps, stretch-mark oils, organic t-shirts and recycled diaper bags, is named after the French term of endearment and is also Rain’s nickname. For more info, check out BabooshBaby.com.

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