DeAnna Pappas Stagliano’s Baby Boy Is Almost Here! Inside Her Sweet ‘Big Sister’ Tea Party
And 2-year-old Addison Marie — dad is Pappas Stagliano’s husband Stephen Stagliano — who wore A Pea in the Pod T-shirt at the Good Carma Studio-produced fete that proudly announced her upcoming sibling status, is getting excited about the new arrival.
Says Pappas Stagliano, who is due at the end of the month: “She’s grasping a lot more now. I think it’s starting to feel real. She’s starting to get that there is somebody coming!”
“We got a gift from Addison to give to the baby and a gift from him to give to Addison,” she explains. “I’m hoping that she will transition well and will be able to come to the hospital and meet the baby.”
“It was a wonderful day, really fun,” says Pappas Stagliano, 34. “I could not believe how much the little girls loved the tea. They were drinking out of adult-sized cups!”
And Addison was happy to step in and greet her guests with goodies. “Addison was giving each one a feather boa and beaded necklaces,” Pappas Stagliano says.
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— Aili Nahas