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Nick and Vanessa Lachey are expecting baby No. 3

Lisa Fogarty


Lisa Fogarty

Lisa Fogarty has written numerous articles for USA Today, The Stir, Opposing Views and other publications. She has covered everything from red carpet events to the discovery of toxic PCBs on school windows. She lives on Long Island, N.Y....

Nick and Vanessa Lachey's baby announcement couldn't have come at a better time

They appear to have it all: a solid, loving marriage (in Hollywood, no less), successful careers, two beautiful children and, now, as the cherry on top of the sundae, Nick and Vanessa Lachey are expecting their third child!

The couple, who have been together for 10 years, announced their happy news with one of the sweetest Instagram photos imaginable. It shows the family of four, plus their cute pooch Wookie, in front of their brand-new house (unopened boxes and all) and a little play on the word "crib" — as in, they are now in need of TWO new cribs.

#LacheyPartyOf5... and Wookie!

A photo posted by Vanessa Lachey (@vanessalachey) on

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Those two cuties in the photo are 3-year-old Camden John and 1-year-old Brooklyn Elisabeth. If you're doing the math, spring 2017 for the Lachey family will mean two kiddies under three in need of diapers and three children who are home most of the time. Needless to say, Vanessa and Nick are about to have their hands full.

According to Vanessa, neither she nor Nick were exactly opposed to the idea of growing their family into a party of five. In an interview with E! News last year, she made it known that she and the former 98 Degrees star are partners all the way when it comes to parenting duties and that neither of them is the type who would rule out having more children (this is basically what all parents say before having more babies).

"Of course we talk about it... I think, ask me in a year, because right now I'm still relishing in the newness of Brooklyn and Brooklyn and Camden together," Vanessa said when asked about baby No. 3. "Nick and I are not the type of people to say, 'We're done!' or 'We're going for more!' At this point in our lives, we're super happy and content."

And then, the kicker: "If we're blessed with No. 3, it's just going to be that much more exciting. If it happens, it happens!"

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The first clue that a big change was headed the Lacheys' way came this past spring, when they put their $3.995 million mansion in Encino, California, up for sale and purchased a $4.15 million mansion with seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms. OK, if we're being honest, their old home had six bedrooms and they weren't exactly itching for more space, but maybe they just felt like a new baby required a fresh new start. Or perhaps they're not ruling out having even more children after their third.

For now, they're embracing the moment and seem totally at peace with their lives and family — and we couldn't be happier for them.

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