Desiree Siegfried on How Husband Chris Is Helping Her During Pregnancy: ‘He’s Been So Awesome!’

06/10/2016 at 05:45 PM ET

Baby makes three!

It’s been three years since Desiree Siegfried met and fell in love with Chris on The Bachelorette, and now their relationship is stronger than ever as they await the impending birth of their first baby this fall.

“Chris has been awesome,” Siegfried tells PEOPLE exclusively of her husband of one year. “I wasn’t sure if he’d be nervous or anxious, but he’s so great. He’s really understanding. I’m so lucky.”

Desiree Hartsock Siegfried pregnancy

The wedding gown designer, 30, has written a bridal guide, My Fairytale Wedding, on stands now, and jokes, “we’ve really come full circle” since The Bachelorette.

Says Siegfried of her book: “I’ve always wanted to help brides, first in finding their perfect dress and now by teaching them how to plan a wedding stress free. It’s important to take it all in stride. It’s not going to always end up perfect.”

As for Siegfried’s other baby, “I think it only hit me recently that I’m actually pregnant and this is really happening,” she says. “But I’m so excited. We just look forward to growing our family.”

For more from Desiree Siegfried, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

— Aili Nahas

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guest on

I love these too and it just goes to show that if you pick the nice guy over the hot mysterious one, you can’t go wrong!! I can’t wait to see their baby and what they name it. Good luck Des and Chris!!

aloha on

Love Des’ dress. Anyone know where it came from or where it can be purchased?

Dawn on

I want my 4 minutes back?!?! The title WAS the reason I read this–wanted to know what he was doing that was so special. Instead this was just to promo her new book? I fell for it-smh

canna on

Desiree is far less annoying than Trista. Speaking of which, it’s been so much nicer not seeing Trista”s gaping mouth and bikini pics everywhere.

Alyssa on

Des and Chris are my favorite Bach Couple! They are so down to earth and seem really nice. They will be great parents!! Congratulations!

Vonna on

Yup her dress looks lovely.

glcok on

“they await the impending birth” — uh, you don’t await an impending birth. You await a birth. The birth is impending NOW, that’s not what they are awaiting. Terrible writing! As for husbands who are helpful during pregnancies, I know of no other kind, other than in novels or news reports

Olave on

I didn’t know she is from the Bachelorette and I haven’t heard of her before.

Smithy on

These two are a breath of fresh air amongst the other successful couples from this franchise. Best wishes to them.

Jay on

Ugh those mugs are so tacky. I hate when married couples call each other “baby mama” and “baby daddy”. That’s your husband/wife. Respect and regard them as such