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Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed reveal controversial baby plans

By Marni Dixit August 10, 2017
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It's interesting, we'll give them that!

Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed are expecting their first child in a couple of months and Nikki has told Fit Pregnancy and Baby how they plan on parenting and it's somewhat controversial!

“We’ll take the baby’s first month for ourselves… After the baby arrives, we’re doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we’re turning off our phones too, so there’s no expectation for us to communicate.

"Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, ‘How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?’ You don’t get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present.”

While we do understand the whole idea, we wonder how their close family and friends feel about it?!

The notoriously private couple announced the pregnancy in May and it seemed that Nikki was quite far along when the photo was taken, but we shouldn't feel bad, the couple waited a long time before telling their family and friends about their news!

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“We waited months to tell even friends and family that we were expecting... It started out with us not knowing how long we’d keep it private. Then it started to feel like we had this really cool thing, a secret with just each other.

"The downside was that I had moments of wishing I could do things other pregnant mamas were doing. But the upside was that we started the journey without having to open up about it to anyone else, and that made it special.”

She also admitted that she previously thought she'd like to give birth at home and unmedicated, but has since changed her mind – we're sure the actress will be thankful for that later!

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