Giada De Laurentiis expecting first child — a baby girl

11/05/2007 at 09:20 AM ET

TV Chef Giada De Laurentiis announced this morning on the Today show that she’s expecting her first child with her husband Todd Thompson, a clothing designer for Anthropologie.  Due the first week of April, she said that the baby is a girl and that she is 18 weeks along.

Having been married to Todd since 2003, and dating since 1991, Giada, 37, said it was all anyone ever asked her — when was she was going to have a baby. 

Every single person, every book signing I do, every public appearance,my friends, everybody all tell me the same thing: ‘Youknow you’re getting older! You can’t have children forever!’

When Giada finally did get pregnant, it was a complete surprise.

When I found out I was pregnant, I was in complete shock. Just shock. I truly didn’t believe it. I honestly thought, ‘there has got to be a mistake.’

When asked about her cravings, she joked that she now hates pasta but then said she actually loves starches.  She’s over morning sickness, but said that she was having a rough time in August when she appeared on the Today show.

They followed her to a checkup with her doctor who told her that at this stage, the baby weighs 5 ounces and is 3-5 inches, about the size of a pen. Describing her sonograms, Giada revealed,

When I had my first one, it looked like alittle lima bean. The second, I think looked a little bitlike a lemon. But today — fingers and toes; I saw ears and lips. It brings tears to your eyes.

Everyday_italianShe hosts the show Everyday Italian and is a contributor on the Today show. She’s authored three cookbooks, including Everyday Italian: 125 Simple And Delicious Recipes For Dinner Tonight, Giada’s Family Dinners, and Everyday Pasta.

Source: Today

Thanks to CBB readers Maya, Cara, Heather, Christina, and Jennifer.

Click below to watch a video of the announcement.

Giada's baby surprise!
Giada’s baby surprise!

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erica alayne on

Oh how exciting for them!

Allie on

I Love her! I am so happy she is pregnant, she is going to make gorgeous babies!

Mandy on

How exciting!! Congrats to the both of them. I love her show!!!

Mandy on

I love Giada! I am so happy for her and her husband. I wish them all the best.

Sara Watson on

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww YAYAYYA Im sooooooooooo happy for them.. I love her!!

Heather on

FINALLY! And Congrats to Giada and Todd. I’m a big fan of hers, I love trying out her recipes. She’s going to be the cutest little preggers, and I’m sure that’s going to be one adorable baby girl! Good luck Giada!

Natalie S. on

OMG I love Giada! I have all of her cookbooks and simply adore her! Congrats to her and Todd, that kid is gonna be gorgeous!

Principesa on

Congratulazioni, Giada!!

Molto bene, molto bene!

Harley on

Yay!!!!! I LOVE her show! This munchkin is going to be absolutely gorgeous if she looks anything like her mom 😀

Rachael on

Congrats to them! She’s my favorite person on food network.

Bella Mama on

how wonderful… her baby is going to be absolutely beautiful…. God Bless…

Andi on

Congratulations!!!! I am a big Giada fan. Best Wishes for your growing family.

alana on

Aww, I love Giada!. Congrats to her – i’m sure she’ll be a great mom.

Laura on

CONGRATULATIONS Giada!!! She will be such a gorgeous baby!!

Cait on

Awww, congrats to her!

Pattiann on

Love, love, love Giada! I think it’s wonderful for her and Todd! Adore her books and show – I like the weekend show where she travels around – Greece was my favorite!

Jennifer Kountz on

I just love her. She has the warmest personality. Many congrats!

lolasmum on

YAY! I love Giada! I was hoping she would eventually have a baby. Those are some good genes she will be passing on! 🙂 Her show and cookbooks are my favs. I am so happy to hear her baby news! That is going to be one beautiful baby!

Ween on

What fun news! I think Giada is awesome and really enjoy watching her show. May she have an healthy & happy pregnancy!

gianna on

Congrats to her, she seems sweet. My cousin is due in april, and gonna found out next week what she is having.

Meg on

Oh, how much do I LOVE Giada?! Congrats to them! My dad’s gonna be disappointed– he likes to think of Giada as his ‘girlfriend’… there’s no chance now! The baby is going to be stunning, and have the best lunches at the school LOL.

augustmoon6075 on

What great parents that baby will have…they both seem so loving, down-to-earth and passionate about life and their families! I’m thrilled for them to experience the joy parenting with your spouse brings…and wouldn’t be surprised if another baby follows quickly behind. It’s addicting!!! 🙂

terri on

What wonderful news! I’m so excited for the happy parents and family.

Regina on

YAY!!!!! That’s awesome!! Congrats Giada & Todd!!

Charlene on

Congratulations to Giada and Todd! I was perusing online videos of her yesterday (I love her cooking show) and was wondering if she was interested in having children. It’s true: when a couple has been together a while, you start to wonder. So, this is great – I wish them all the best.

Chiara on

A chef and a clothing designer for Anthropologie?

I wonder if they’d be able to take on a second child, i.e. me.

AlexNT on

Vanessa on

Congratulations Giada and Todd. You’ll make great parents. I’m sure your darling girl will be gorgeous. Good luck to you both.

Melbourne, Australia

monica on

yay the best to giada and her husband! They are going to make a beautiful baby 🙂

Julie R. on

Congratulations, Giada! It’s really wonderful to find out that Mrs. Thompson is now officially pregnant. Seriously, she has been altogether 16 years with her man and four of those years married. It’s amazing how far Giada and Tom Thompson have come.

May God continue to bless their strong loving relationship. This one is one that will endure for the rest of their lives, and a baby makes it altogether even sweeter.

Congrats, once again, Giada and Tom Thompson.

sara on

im sorry, i personally think she is one of the most annoying things on the planet to watch and the fact that that face is reproducing..eeew……..

erica on

congrats !!!!!! Giada I was so excited when i heard the news i actually screeched for you lol I wish you and Todd nothing but happiness !

Nicole on

Couldn’t be happier for her! She’s going to be a great mom.

Lanna on

I am so happy for Giada. She has been a huge inspiration to me, and I wish her the best. Will we be lucky enough to watch the belly grow on her tv show? I would love to follow along.
Congrats! God Bless you and your family.

Shannon Kieta on

When I heard that Giada was preggo, I got goosebumps! She will make a great mom. For sure, that little bambina will never be bored at mealtime!!!! Congrats to you and your little miracle . . . any names?? Philomena, Angelina, Brianna, Giovanna, Gabriella . . .

Katie on

What wonderful news for them! I had been wondering if she was ever going to have kids because I knew she has been with her husband for a really long time. She seems like such a sweet person. I’m sure she’ll make a great mama. I wouldn’t be surprised either if her daughter grows up to be a knockout! Congrats, Giada!

Jen Kuhn on

Auguri Giada!!! Buona fortuna con la bambina.
We love your show and absolutely love your Italian recipes!!!! You’ll make a wonderful mom!

cathy varone-smith on

Congratulations! I am very happy for you both. I also will be a grandma in mid July for the first time, and our baby is also a girl. When is your due date? Much happiness to the whole family.