Fitness guru and Big Brother alum Christmas Abbott and her partner, Benjamin Bunn, are expecting their first child together

By Jen Juneau
March 06, 2018 01:35 PM

Christmas Abbott is pregnant!

The Big Brother star and fitness guru is expecting her first child with partner Benjamin Bunn. She announced her pregnancy on Instagram Monday, sharing a series of photos of the couple and one of their baby’s sonogram.

“Well, I’ve always expected the unexpected in my life and this year is no different! In January I discovered I am actually EXPECTING and a whole new life would be laid out before me,” wrote Abbott, 36. “After a challenging 2017 year it is turning out that 2018 is the best year of my life to date.”

“I have my health, family, friends, passion, and a new addition to my tribe,” she continued. “Ben and I couldn’t be happier with this news and are over the moon excited about this wild, new journey.”

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Christmas Abbott’s ultrasound
| Credit: Crhistmas Abbott/Instagram

The CrossFit athlete and former NASCAR pit-crew member — who placed third in Big Brother‘s most recent 19th season — shared that she is nine weeks along.

“Our #babybunny has a very active heartbeat!” she wrote. “We were so relieved to see the baby healthy and strong. After I saw the heart beating I couldn’t stop crying for most of the remaining day. It was intense. I’m excited to share my experience in this process as much as I feel comfortable.”

The mom-to-be then added a slew of hilariously candid hashtags like “#whatthehellishappeningtomybody,” “#icryalot,” “#hormonesareabitch” and “#gimmeallthecarbs.”

Bunn shared a set of the same snaps to his own Instagram account, writing a lengthy caption about how much the couple’s lives have changed since they learned they were expecting.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be having a baby with @christmasabbott,” he raved. “We might not have planned this journey, but I know she’s going to make a tremendous mother and I’m so happy to have her support, strength and steadfast dedication to our child.”

“Side note, I’ve almost died A BUNCH of times, but have never been so terrified, relieved and elated as when the Doctor stared me in the face and told me a healthy child was on the way,” added the father-to-be. “I’m sure the other dads out there will attest to that.”