SALT LAKE CITY — Abby Huntsman revealed Wednesday that she is pregnant with twins.
What happened: The daughter of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. announced Wednesday that she and her husband were expecting twins, which was a surprise to them both, USA Today reports.
- Huntsman, who joined “The View” back in August,” already has a daughter Isabel Grace, who is 13 months old.
- Huntsman told People magazine she doesn’t have any relatives who are twins. She said they did not use fertility treatment for conception. Still, she felt surprised.
- “I knew something was different this time,” Huntsman told People. “I was actually worried that something was wrong with this pregnancy because I felt sick immediately. I was sick with Isabel, but not until about eight weeks, so I was worried something might have been wrong.”
- She told People that “Cap’n Crunch” and “Cool Ranch Doritos" are her two biggest cravings.
BIG NEWS! Our @HuntsmanAbby is expecting ... TWINS! We couldn't be more thrilled for her and her husband Jeffery and their 13-month-old daughter Isabel Grace on their growing family! ♥ https://t.co/AjMBy0ZOw4 pic.twitter.com/bTrrugH52k— The View (@TheView) January 2, 2019
Husband reaction: She said her husband fell to the floor in shock over the news.
“I think he saw two sacs in there and I could see it on his face. He turned white, and then when the doctor told us, he fell. Another doctor had to come in, and they were wiping him down with towels and giving him sugar,” Huntsman said. “I was sitting there with my feet still in the straps. I’m like, ‘This is ridiculous. I’m the one that has to physically do this.’"
Support: Huntsman said her “View” co-host Meghan McCain has been supportive through the pregnancy, according to USA Today.
- “Meghan is one of my best friends, so she was one of the first people I called after I left the doctor, and I was really just overwhelmed,” Huntsman said. “She was so thrilled because her grandma’s a twin, it runs in her family, so she has sent me books about twins. She’s like, ‘My mom always wanted me to have twins,’ so she’s really helped me mentally get through it.”
Flashback: Huntsman spoke to the Deseret News in 2018 about how she balances work and family.
- “My daughter is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I love her so much. I spent four months at home with her after she was born, and it was so life-changing in so many ways. But coming to work, I have to shut that off, I have to focus on the job I’m doing. Then, right when we’re off the air, I rush home and focus on her. The best part of my day is coming home to her; just seeing her is my whole world. To be honest, I don’t think I could do this job without experiencing motherhood. It helps me relate to so many other women. I’m never going to judge a woman for the way they want to be a mom, for her marriage or anything else because it’s complicated. It is not easy. Every day is a new challenge.”