Biggest Loser's Kristin Steede Expecting a Baby

12/05/2009 at 08:00 AM ET

Former Biggest Loser contestant Kristin Steede, 28, took to her blog on Thursday to announce some big news, indeed: She is expecting her first child! “Do you know what it is like to want something so bad for so long it almost feels as if it’s never going to happen?” she asks. “We are going to have a baby!”

Married to husband Nick Steede for five years, Kristin says that the show played a big part in their happy ending. “I truly believe with all of my heart that my weight was the one thing that prevented us from starting our family sooner,” she writes.

“I also believe that if it were not for the Biggest Loser I would not be experiencing this miracle today.”

It is a miracle that took some getting used to! Kristin admits she took three home pregnancy tests before “it finally sunk in that this was real.”

Although the couple hoped to tell family and friends about their baby-on-the-way at Christmas, Kristin — who learned she was expecting the day after Thanksgiving — says she could keep the news a secret just a matter of days. First and foremost on the list was Kristin’s mom Cathy, her partner on the seventh season of the hit NBC reality show.

“I had a gift wrapped box in my hand and inside the box was a helium baby balloon that would pop out as soon as she opened it,” Kristin writes. “I told her I had an early Christmas present for her.”

“She shakes the box a little and starts tearing into it and as soon as she seen it she started screaming, jumping up and down and bawling. It was one [of] the cutest most memorable moments of my life.”


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jacob black lover on

she was awesome on b.l. and she lost 100lbs why she was on the ranch.

Rebecca on

She’s going to be a good mama, I was always hoping that once the weight was off she’d be able to become a mom like she wanted. That is a cute way to announce a pregnancy. I always hear of people wrapping up the pregnancy tests and it makes me so grossed out!

shirab on

i was so excited when i read this on her blog and was wondering/waiting for it to be posted here! as a really big BL fan, watching last season i knew how important it was for her to get pregnant and she really did work hard and now her dreams have come true!

Danni on

Congratulations on being pregnant before christmas. This is truly the miracle you have wanted for so long. I have two kids of my own and i know what it is like to have the thrill of being newly pregnant. I miss that thrill! Congratulations again to you and your husband on the impending bundle of joy.

Lacey on

I loved her on BL! She was sweet, kind and a total inspiration. Congratulations, Kristen, Nick and Grandma Cathy! That ballon/present is such a cute idea! 🙂

Stephany on

Kristin was one of my favorites on BL. I wanted her to win and she always expressed how she wanted to lose weight to start a family with her husband. It’s so amazing that her dreams (of losing the weight AND becoming a mother) have come true! Congrats!

Jen K on

Kristin was my favorite contestant on her season, I’m so glad to see another of her dreams coming true!

Ply on

“as soon as she seen it”??

Robin on

Oh my GOODNESS I got tears in my eyes when I saw this! I LOVED Kristin on The Biggest Loser and remembered that she went ont he show to lose weight so she could have a baby. I am sooooooooo excited for her!!!!!!!!