Chrissy Teigen Chose to Have a Baby Girl for the Sweetest Reason

chrissy teigen, john legendNot so long ago, the idea of being able to choose your child's gender sounded like the stuff of science fiction -- but it's happening now, at least for celebs like model Chrissy Teigen! The 30-year-old mom-to-be has revealed that she and husband John Legend actually chose the gender of their baby during the IVF process ... and the couple is now expecting a little girl!

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Teigen opened up to People magazine about her choice during a recent interview promoting her new cookbook, Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat.

"I’ve made this decision," she said.

"Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, 'Let’s put in the girl.'"

Now that's a mama who knows what she wants! And hey, why not? While some parents (myself included) don't feel particularly strongly about wanting one gender over another, others are passionate about wanting a little boy or little girl, with plenty of people dreaming about having one or the other for their entire lives. (Even my 14-year-old daughter, upon hearing this story, said that she hopes the same choice is available to her someday.) And since Teigen has the means to make her fantasy of having a baby girl come true, it makes sense that she would. Plus, her reasoning is perfectly sound -- and perfectly adorable:

"I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me," she said.

"It excited me to see … just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond. A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa -- it’s crazy!"

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Awww! Teigen is right: The thought of seeing John Legend with a little girl is pretty adorable. And daughters benefit so much from having a strong father figure, which Legend is sure to be. A dad who treats his daughter well is setting a precedent for how she'll allow men to treat her for the rest of her life -- and we're pretty sure John Legend wouldn't take too kindly to any guy who didn't treat his little girl like a princess! 

One thing Teigen's looking forward to about the new addition's arrival, however, has nothing to do with their baby's gender -- it has to do with watching her husband go through the transformation of becoming a parent in general.

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"I’m excited to see what he is going to do because I think we’ll have two very different styles," she said.

"I’m excited to see that part of John. We’ve been together so long, and sometimes we look at each other and we’re like, 'I know everything about you and you know everything about me,' but we have no idea what we’re going to be like as parents. I think it’ll be really fun. I’m excited."

So are we, Chrissy!!

 

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