Nikki Bella and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev are expecting their first child

By Claudia Harmata
June 07, 2020 06:10 PM
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Nikki Bella and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev are just a couple months away from welcoming their first child.

On Saturday night, the Total Bellas star, 36, got candid with her followers about her pregnancy, raving about the "special" time she spends feeling her baby on the way kick.

"Bedtime has become my favorite, not just because I’m super tired, but it's the time where our baby is the most active," Bella said in a selfie video on her Instagram Story.

"The belly is definitely getting very, very big," she continued, showing off her baby bump before adding, "But I always love just getting in bed, it’s just so special. I can feel the outline already of our baby’s feet."

Nikki Bella
| Credit: Nikki Bella/Instagram

Sitting next to Bella in bed, former Dancing with the Stars pro Chigvintsev said he wished he could experience the pregnancy in the same way his fiancée was. "I’m just sad that I don’t feel the kicks," he said, before clarifying, "from the inside not from the outside."

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Credit: Nikki Bella/Instagram

During a May episode of  The Bellas Podcast, the WWE Hall of Famer revealed she and Chigvintsev had a "heart scare" while at a doctor's appointment about their baby. "We kind of had a heart scare," Nikki said during the podcast. "Artem and I had to drive to L.A. to get our baby double checked because [my doctors] thought they saw something in our baby's heart."

"Everything came out great, which we were so blessed and happy about," she continued, saying earlier in the conversation that she's "so grateful to God that the baby's very healthy."

In April, Nikki also got candid about how her body had changed throughout her pregnancy. "I don't think my feet have ever been this swollen in my entire life," she admitted on her Instagram Story. "But I can't even walk anymore! This is so sad."

In an exclusive chat with PEOPLE, Nikki revealed that as "a first-time mom," she's "really bummed" to have to forgo things like going to parenting classes with her fiancé and having a baby shower amid the coronavirus crisis. But she's looking on the bright side and counting her blessings, despite her disappointment over other aspects.

"My baby and I are healthy," she told PEOPLE. "I feel so grateful for that because of what the world is going through and the people that are dying and struggling, but obviously this is not what I imagined."