Model Romee Strijd announced last month that she’s expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Laurens van Leeuwen after a struggle with PCOS

By Jen Juneau
June 24, 2020 02:20 PM
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There's a daughter on the way for Romee Strijd!

The Victoria's Secret Angel, 24, revealed the sex of her first child on the way on Sunday — Father's Day! — via a photo and video of the big moment she shared to her Instagram feed and YouTube channel.

After their gathered guests counted down from five, Strijd's boyfriend Laurens van Leeuwen held up a canister that emitted a giant cloud of pink smoke. The couple then went on to share a smooch as their guests cheered.

"We can't wait to meet our little girl 💗," Strijd captioned the post.

The dad-to-be commented with two red heart emojis, while fellow models left their well wishes — like Georgina Rodríguez, who dropped four heart-eye emojis.

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Romee Strijd
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Strijd announced she was expecting her first child with boyfriend of 10 years van Leeuwen late last month, revealing the news on both social media and in an emotional YouTube video. In the sweet photo, the model grinned and placed a hand on her baby bump, while her beau leaned in from behind with his hands on her hips, looking blissful.

"WE’RE HAVING A BABY 💗," the mom-to-be began her caption, before going on to explain that she was "diagnosed with [polycystic ovary syndrome]" two years ago "after not getting [her] period for 7 years."

"I was devastated because being a mom and starting a family with @laurensvleeuwen is my biggest dream," she said. "I was so scared that I would never be able to because I got told it was harder to get babies in a natural way."

"I'm so happy and grateful to say that I got my period back last november AND that WE'RE SOON A FAMILY OF THREE ❤ ❤❤❤," Strijd added. "To the women trying to conceive, believe in yourself and be nice for yourself and your body and don't let those thoughts get to you to much 😚."

Romee Strijd and Laurens van Leeuwen
Romee Strijd/ Instagram

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Strijid gave her fans a pregnancy update earlier this month, sharing that her soon-to-be child has grown to the size of an avocado. "You're the size of my favorite fruit now 🥰," she said.

The Dutch model also gave viewers a look back at her nine-week ultrasound appointment, which she noted was recorded before her pregnancy announcement. "I'm a little bit nervous but very excited to go," she said, revealing that van Leeuwen wasn't allowed to go into the appointment with her due to the coronavirus pandemic.

"I'm actually a little sad about it; I know there's nothing I can do about it, but I wish we could go together," she said, adding that van Leeuwen was going to wait outside and be FaceTimed in.

During the vlog, Strijd gave a closeup of her ultrasound, of which she said the baby looked "five times as big as last time" she had a scan done.