It’s all blue confetti for former Bachelor contestant, Renee Oteri — she and her new husband, Bracy Maynard, are expecting a boy!
People reports that the newlyweds held a gender reveal party for friends and family and used confetti-packed party poppers for the big reveal.
“We knew we wanted to do something special for our friends and family,” Oteri says. “It felt like New Year’s and the Fourth of July combined… but a thousand times more exciting! Everyone, including ourselves, had such an adrenaline rush. This definitely beats balloons or a color-filled cake.”
And Oteri and her hubby weren’t the only ones excited to see blue — Oteri says her son, Ben, had also hoped for a baby boy.
“Ben was really hoping for a brother and he got it!” Oteri shares. “He can’t wait to teach this new little guy how to play baseball and show him all his creations on Minecraft.”
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The mom-to-be adds that Maynard is “thrilled” about the new baby and makes a great stepdad to Ben.
“[He’s] always throwing the ball, cheering him on at baseball games,” she shares. “He’s excited about doing it again and having two little competitors. He’s excited to see Ben work on all the things they have practiced together with his new little brother!”
She adds, “My belly is finally starting to pop, which Bracy is thrilled about! He can’t stop rubbing it.”
Oteri also tells People that she’s making sure to stay active during her pregnancy, hiking and paddleboarding every day.
“I’m a pretty firm believer that if you stay active and happy during pregnancy, you’ll feel that way too,” she explains. “Mind over matter.”
Apparently, the baby agrees. Oteri says he’s been kicking like crazy and jokes that he’s already an “active little ninja.”
Congratulations to the adorable soon-to-be new mom and dad!