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Beverley Mitchell’s Blog: I’m Having a Baby Girl!

12/18/2012 at 06:00 PM ET

Please give a warm welcome to our newest celebrity blogger, Beverley Mitchell!

Best known for her role as Lucy Camden on the long-running drama 7th Heaven, the actress most recently played Kaitlin O’Malley on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

Mitchell, 31, and husband Michael Cameron have announced that they’re expecting their first child in April — and kicks off her blog by announcing the sex of the baby! (Hint: She’s thinking pink.)

You can find her on Facebook, WhoSay and Twitter @beverleymitchel.

Beverley Mitchell's Blog: I'm Having a Baby Girl! With Michael in Cabo – Courtesy Beverley Mitchell


Hello there! I am so incredibly honored to be the newest mommy blogger for PEOPLE.com. For all those who may not know me, my name is Beverley Mitchell. I’m best known for playing Lucy Camden on the longest-running family television show of all time, 7th Heaven.

Now I am getting ready for the biggest role of my life — that of Mommy! My husband and I are so excited to be expecting our first child in April of 2013. Let me give you a little background on my growing family — the things you can’t just find on Google.

My husband, Michael, and I have been together since I was 20. So for all you doing the math, we have been together for almost 12 years. We met in college, and honestly it was love at first sight. I walked into a party, I saw him and I knew that he was my guy. I don’t think this was exactly the same feeling on his part, but with time, I quickly made him realize that this was a forever type of love.

Michael is the first person who not only challenged me, but also pushed me to be a better person. His unmistakable laugh lit up my world. Michael is truly the most incredible human being I have ever met, and he has enriched my life more than I can ever explain. He is not only the love of my life; he is my best friend, my patient teacher and partner.

We dated for five years, had a three-year engagement, and now have been married for four years. We like to take our time. Well actually, that’s more Michael! I’m a “let’s do this” kind of girl, but I guess it’s good because it keeps us well-balanced.

Needless to say, after four years of marriage we definitely got a lot of pressure to start a family. As you can tell by our history, we tend to take our time and to be honest, the best thing for us is for it to come by surprise. And a surprise it was! We were not trying, but this magical little accident has already enriched our lives so very much and the baby isn’t even here yet.

It is quite amazing how our incredibly strong relationship has been made even stronger. Our love has bloomed in a way I never could have imagined. This journey into parenthood has brought us closer than ever before, and my already full heart just continues to fill. We both are so incredibly excited we can hardly contain ourselves.

Okay, enough with the gushy stuff.

It’s funny; I’ve played a mom on TV so I thought, “I totally got this.” I am great with kids and have always known that I wanted to be a mom. There has never been any question that it would happen. The only thing I never accounted for was pregnancy. To be honest, I felt completely unprepared for and ignorant to all things PREGNANT.

I mean, I have friends that have kids and all, but there are some very important things that they failed to mention, things that would be nice to know going into this life-altering event. For all those who have already had their children, you know what I mean; for all those who are pregnant for the first time, get ready, it is quite a roller coaster! And it is filled with surprises!

You think I am going to tell you all that I learned? Well, I think it is kind of fun to be thrown in, so have fun! HEHE! But in all seriousness, it is quite incredible being completely out of control of your body for the first time.

I mean, hormones — forget about it! Sometimes I am just so baffled by myself that I feel like I’m having an out-of-body experience watching a crazy woman. Good news is, I usually settle back in pretty quickly. But I definitely have some epic moments and Michael is a saint for letting me have them.

I am also in awe of the body transformation. I have always been incredibly in tune with myself, but watching it truly transform and change shape has been unsettling at times. (I never knew I was vain until I watched the numbers on the scale steadily rise … I am slowly getting over this.)

My current wardrobe is a complete and utter fail that no longer fits like I remember. My food allergies have totally disappeared — turns out baby likes yogurt, eggs, cheese … all things I haven’t eaten in years because of my inability to process them. Bring on the pizza!

Lastly, the beauty of the belly (again, at times unsettling). The true transformation of the body — changes I could never have imagined — I can’t help but find it completely magical. It is absolutely fascinating, and now even more so as I begin to feel movement and kicks (this I can totally get used to!).

Beverley Mitchell's Blog: I'm Having a Baby Girl! Revisiting Positano, Italy where we married in 2008 – Courtesy Beverley Mitchell

So you may or may not be wondering what this little bundle of joy is … BOY or GIRL? Hmm … should I tell you?

Well if you twist my arm, we are thrilled to be welcoming a beautiful baby girl into our family! And yes, she has already stolen my husband’s heart. He proudly shares the picture of our 4D ultrasound.

I still find it a little creepy but cute at the same time, but he’s already in love. And for the first time I am okay with him loving someone more than me, though it is a little crazy since he has not met the little lady just yet. However, I completely understand because I already love her a whole lot too!

I am so excited for this crazy adventure and I am honored to have the opportunity to share it with you. I promise to always be real and brutally honest on this journey! So get ready and let’s have some fun. You can leave me a comment below or send me a Tweet @beverleymitchel.

Now we are getting to the good stuff — just four months left and I promise I am counting. This is flying by and before you know it, this little girl will be here and our lives will be forever changed! And I can’t wait!!!

– Beverley Mitchell

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BH on

awww – cute story. Congrats.

Katie on

Great blog! I’ve always loved Beverley. She and her husband make a handsome couple, that little lady will definitely be so gorgeous!

TarynL on

Congrats to you and your family!! Baby girls are so so much fun to dress up and show off! (the clothes are way cuter than baby boys) GOD BLESS!

MC on

Used to love 7th Heaven! Can’t wait to hear more from this new mommy blogger.

Lauren on

Actually read this whole blog. It’s nice and bubbly just like her.

rebecca turner on

Congratulations Beverley and Michael! I cant wait to read your blog as you keep your fans updated on your pregnancy. Enjoy every minute of it because it goes by in a flash. You are an incredible role model and always have been. I wish you a happy healthy pregnancy and thank you for sharing with your fans! Best wishes

Amanda Kielar on

Great story, loved hearing about your amazing relationship with your husband and your growing family!!

I met you many years ago, as I was granted the opportunity to come on set to meet you all. I was the biggest 7th Heaven fan and it was an amazing experience my mom set up and surprised me with!! It was around April 2000. I just wanted to let you know that you always stick out in my mind as one of the SWEETEST “celebrities”. We had a long conversation and you invited me to walk with you back out to your trailer. I am sure you couldn’t possibly remember, but from what I remember about that day is you said you were going to a Mariah Carey concert that night I think?!

Anyways, it is SO great to read your mommy blog!! I am also married and hoping to start a family next year!! I will definitely be following your PEOPLE blog :-)

fanofboardwalkempire on

great story and I enjoyed your blog.

Very exciting that a little girl will be joining the family and I am wishing you success with the rest of your pregnancy.

Suzanne on

Congratulations to you and your husband! I am excited that you’re going to be blogging because I’m also expecting a baby girl in April! It’ll be fun following you and comparing our progress. Best of luck to you throughout the remainder of your pregnancy!

Raylynn on

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you! But I just have to ask, will you name her Savannah? :)

Kristal on

Congrats, so happy for you, and a fan of you, and your shows, expecially 7th heaven, love, it, but my best freind and cousin are both due on april 20th, the same exact day, and same month as you, which i find pretty neat! so congrats and my best wishes go out to you!

Mari on

Like the previous poster I also had the opportunity to meet you. It was on a Southwest flight from Philadelphia to LAX. It was like catching up with an old friend.

I’m so excited that you are having a baby girl as I am a mom of 3 boys. I absolutely love every moment i have with them.

Good luck to you and may you and your family always be blessed. Thanks for sharing this special part of your life with us!

Jessica Newman on

Aw congratulations! I loved 7th Heaven.

Kristina on

Congratulations!

Latrice on

congrats to Beverley and her husband I can’t wait to see her baby girl

Jordan on

How refreshing. Dated for 5 years. 3 year engagement. 4 years of marriage. Then you have a baby. I love that. That’s 12 years of memories you and your husband have together just the two of you. I think that is so awesome, your relationship is, no doubt, stronger from all of that. That’s the way you do it! Congrats on your baby girl. I’ve been watching 7th Heaven reruns on GMC and it has been such a delight to rewatch the show. I only wish the best for you!! Xo

taylor miller on

Its about time! Ya!:)

Maree on

Congrats Beverley. Im so excited for the rest of your blog.

I loved 7th heaven and was so sad when it finished.

christine cox on

Hi Beverley! I always loved your performance on 7th Heaven, and from your first post I can tell I’m going to like your blog too :) Best wishes to you, your husband, and soon to be baby girl! We are close to the same age, and I don’t know what having kids is like, so I look forward to hearing about your journey. Take care.

Tee Tee on

Ach, I was REALLY hoping Beverley would blog for this website! I’ve loved her since day one on 7th Heaven and am so excited to follow through the end of the pregnancy and hear all about her baby girl! Congratulations (again) to Beverley and Michael!

Julie on

Cute! Cute! Cute! Beverly is real and adorable. She will be a darling mother.

Morgan on

How exciting!!!! I’m due Feb of 2013 and I can’t wait.. what a great time!

Jay on

I had my food allergies disappear too! I really enjoyed her blog and will be excited to follow her on her new adventure! Congrats!!!!

amanda on

congrats ! what a wonderful story ! sounds like she is going to be coming into a wonderful , loving family !

Anonymous on

Congrats on having a baby girl! When is your due date?

Becky on

Love her and am so happy that she’s having a girl…Congrats to you and Michael..

carriefan30 on

Congratulations! That is such a wonderful story. Can’t wait for your next one . I am so happy you’re having a girl!

teresa on

Aaww. Never read any of the blogs but loved u on 7th Heaven and on Secret Life.

Loved your blog. Congrats to you both.

Anonymous on

Ah congrtas!! Love you on both 7th Heaven (which I wanted with my Mom every week) and Secret Life. Can’t wait to read more of your blog!

Angela on

Beverley-
I have to say I am a huge fan of yours, ever since 7th Heaven. My twins just turned 3 this month and when they were real little (just a couple months old) my mom and I would watch reruns of 7th Heaven every morning together before she went to work while we were feeding the babies.

I completely understand what you are going through…the only thing I couldn’t grasp completely is the love you feel for this little being (or in my case, beings lol)…I mean, I loved them wholly and unconditionally right from the start…but once I laid my eyes on them I LOST IT!!! I fell completely head over heels in love from that first moment. I will never forget it, it is the most amazing feel I have ever encountered.

Just wanted to say congratulations…to you and your husband…and to your little girl, because she’s going to have some pretty amazing parents :)

Brandi on

Shocked that all the comments on this blog are positive and loving it! It’s so nice to have women being so supportive and encouraging and wishing Beverley and her growing family all the best … SUCH a refreshing change from the usual mindless negative banter that I’ve unfortunately become so accustomed to seeing. Congrats to Bev and hubby on their baby girl on the way!!! <3

stef on

Years ago when I worked for AOL in the Live Celebrity chat area, I had the pleasure of typing for Beverley when she did a chat promoting ‘7th Heaven’. I vividly recall her telling her fans she couldn’t wait for the day to come when she got married and had babies. That was the most important thing to her in her life…and now I’m thrilled beyond belief for her with the news of her little girl!

LT on

I am expecting my first child in May 2013. I am excited to read a blog from someone that actually seems relatable. Congrats!

Amanda on

Hello, first off I just want to say congratulations on your pregnancy. Having a baby is life altering. But this is truly an amazing gift. God bless you and your family. I too have a beautiful baby girl named Mckenzie Lynn and she is 5 months old. You will be a great mom!

Curl Sue on

Congratulations! Loved you on 7th heaven. You’ll make a great
Mommy & Daddy. Merry Christmas!

Guest on

I wonder if she’ll name her baby Savannah…

Anonymous on

Congrats Beverley, to you and your hubby Michael! So happy for you. She is going to be a gorgeous wee one. God Bless you both. May the angels watch over your baby girl when she arrives. April is a fabulous month, it’s also my birth month too. :)

Sarah on

Her story sounds alot like my situation! It’s okay to wait to have children. Some people rush, which is fine, and some people take their time too! We waited six years! Congrats Beverley!!

Aj on

Awww! While I was reading this blog, I was very much thinking about my husband and I. We also started dating very young, I was 19 when I first remember meeting him (apparently he remembers meeting me around my 18th birthday), started talking as acquaintences when I was 19, then started dating when I was 20 (he was 21). We didn’t take our time, we got married 14 months later when I was 21 and he was 22. We are celebrating our 2 yr anniversary, and I hope when we decide I am ready to have kids (he’s been ready, I am taking my time with it) it will be as great as your experience. Congrats Beverley and Michael :)

Keri on

Finally a celebrity that is not totally into herself. Congratulations Beverley and Michael! You are so deserving of this wonderful gift.

Cate on

I love this blog entry! :-) Congratulations, Beverley and Michael. Being pregnant really is a magical experience. Wishing you all the happiness in the world.

guest on

Congratulations! The best is yet to come! I was a first time mom at 39 and now have two healthy little ones, ages 2 and 4. It has been the greatest and most rewarding experience of my life. Enjoy every moment !

Sandra Ross on

SO wonderful!!! Awwe!! :) Congratulations!

Shanna on

It was so nice to read Beverley’s blog. I used to watch 7th heaven when I was younger and I feel like I can really relate to her. I’ve been with my fiancé for 6 years. We like to take our time, but friends are always pressuring us to get married and have kids. It’s nice to see Beverley and her husband took their time and are very happy together. Congrats to them!

I’m looking forward to reading updates.

Pat on

Pretty gal, good actress and has a good singing voice. I have her album. CONGRATS.

Sabine on

Hi Beverley,

It is a wonderful story! I am also 31 years old, I am from Austria and I have recently learned that I am pregnant too. I will be expacting my child in July….so you are a little further than me :-)

I wish you all the best!

Anonymous on

I really enjoyed this blog. Beverley’s fun personality comes right through. Congratulations!

Kate on

Congrats! you’re going to be a really great parents!! :D

heartycindy on

I am a great fan of Beverley ever since 7th Heaven.

Karie on

Congrats Beverley!!! Being a mother is one of the most wonderful things in life. Enjoy your journey!!!

Charli on

They seem like a cute couple. Congrats to them!

mlc154 on

I am a big fan of 7th Heaven. Loved your character Lucy Camden and later Lucy Kinkirk. Loved reading your blog and look forward to reading more. Congrats to you and your family.

SoNotHollywood on

I loved seeing you on 7th Heaven… So excited to see you so happy on this incredible journey! Although I am not a mom, and don’t expect to be — I enjoyed reading this and will probably check in again! Congrats to you both!

Anonymous on

awww that was so beautiful. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Im sure you guys cant wait to meet her!

Sara on

I’ve never seen her look more beautiful! Congrats on this new chapter in life! I look forward to following your blog.

littleradish on

I have been a big fan of Beverley’s since 7th Heaven. What a nice little story! She is just adorable.

Stacey on

Oh my gosh, you are just precious!!! I loved you on 7th Heaven…….my VERY FAVORITE show of all time. I have all of the dvd’s and many,many episodes recorded on tape. Like the show, I’m a mom of seven. I have 5 boys and 2 girls.

I am SO happy for you!!! Enjoy your pregnancy and keep a journal. The whole pregnancy and birth experience is THE most amazing journey you will ever have. Have fun shopping…….little girls are so much fun to dress :) :)

cris on

Congratulations!!! I always enjoyed you in 7th Heaven and it’s wonderful to see you are all grown up, happy and NOT on drugs or blaming everyone for any problems you may have. Wishing you the best.

Dawn on

I just don’t like seeing the word “accident” used to describe a child. It wasn’t an accident, it–SHE–is a blessing! You can put the words “magical” or “happy” in front of “accident” but it doesn’t make it any better. Other than that, congratulations!

GT on

How refreshing that this couple espouses the somewhat old-fashioned notion of courtship, engagement, marriage, then baby. The world was a much better place when more people had those values. Congratulations and kudos on being a class act!!!

Cathy on

Ok Bev, have to ask…any names picked out yet?

Kelly on

So happy for Bev and her husband! I absolutely love 7th heaven and have all seasons on DVD. I can’t wait to see what she’ll name her little girl and see pics! It would be a hoot if she actually named her Savannah. lol Welcome to the blogging world can’t wait to see more posts from you Bev!

Marina on

I watched you on 7th heaven! I’m sure you’ll be a great mom! CONGRATS!!!

Anna on

I just love that you guys took your time in your relationship! Its good to get some time together just as a couple before your little girl arrives. I’ve been a fan since the 7th Heaven days and so happy to see you living a great life. Best wishes on the rest of your pregnancy and can’t wait to read more of your blog entries!

jennifer cornell on

I alway’s like Beverley on seventh haven it was a great show. i watch it everytime it was on. you did awesome playing lucy and i bet you will be a great mother to your on born daughter. it is so much fun i have a 6 year old girl and i love being a mom. well good luck with your new baby girl when she come’s

Jenna Boeckmann on

I grew up watching you on 7th Heaven and now we are both pregnant, due in April, and are having girls! Kind of crazy! But hey…we are so close to starting our third trimester!!! Yeah for us! I can’t wait to meet my little one and I can relate to everything you are saying! I am right there with you! Good Luck :-)

Anonymous on

Congratulations!

lisa james on

Congrads..

Karen on

Hi Beverly, I too am due in April but keeping our baby #2 a surprise. We had the chance to find out recently but sticking it out and be surprised. I enjoy reading your blog, I can relate.

Emily on

Beverley I am such a fan of you. I am so existed for you and Michael!! I am so looking forward to hearing about this back by girl it such a gift. I do won’t to know if you are going to name her Savannah like on 7 heaven? Are you still in tough with any of the actors of 7 heaven like Kevin, marry, Savannah, matt, or anyone in your family on the show? Congratulation on the baby girl. You go girl!!!

Emily on

Beverley I am a big fan of you and 7 heaven I love it. Congratulation on you baby girl. She is going to be such a gift for you and Michael. I can’t to wait to hear more about your journey. I now you are going to be a great mom because you are a wonderful person and you were a wonderful mother on 7 heaven. Are you going to name your baby girl Savannah like you did on 7 heaven? Are still in touch with anyone from 7 heaven like Kevin, Savannah, Matt, Mary, Simon, Eric, Ruthie, Annie or anyone else from 7 heaven and I now I named all the main c

rockyandcocoasmommy5 on

CONGRATS :) I LOVED 7th heaven and you were def. my fav! Having a daughter is so amazing! Just had my first in 2012! Congrats and many blessings!

Andrea on

Congrats on the baby girl! so exciting!!! I use to watch you on 7th heaven pretty much the whole time i grew up. And quite ironically I am having a baby girl that’s due in April of 2013! Anyways i wish you and your family the best of luck on the little one :)

Kay on

I am so excited for you and Savannah would be a lovely name.

Alexa on

I’m sooo JEALOUS!!! I have two little boys under the age of 4 and I’ll ever wanted was a girl.

I love my sons but it’s not the same as having a daughter. I’m scared to try for a third in case it turns out to be another boy.

There are times I cry silently when I’m alone.

I think I’m seriously going to talk to my husband about going to a clinic where they do gender selection.

Congrats, Beverley. Enjoy every minute of her babyhood. I hope to someday be a mommy to a healthy happy baby girl.

maggie on

So great to hear that my favorite actress is joining the ranks of motherhood. I pray every thing goes great. Daughters are amazing.

Tina on

Not to be funny or mean, but what else has she done besides 7th Heaven?

Alicia Kerns on

Congratulations to you & your husband on the announcement of your baby girl. I watched you all the time on 7th Heaven, how you had a baby girl there. It’ll be so different in real life. God Bless you both.

pnt on

Congrats Beverly! I loved 7th Heaven as well as your role on The Secret Life and can’t wait to follow your blog. YEAH

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