Hilary Duff Planned Her Pregnancy Perfectly

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Hilary DuffIt makes me feel older than dirt that Lizzie McGuire, uh, Hilary Duff, 23, is actually pregnant, but pregnant she is. For real this time. Though baby bump rumors have circulated ever since she married Mike Comrie, 30, last year, today she announced that they are indeed expecting a baby.

To make things even more perfect, today is their one-year anniversary. She took to her blog to share their excitement:

I can't believe it has already been a year, time really flies when you're having fun! We also want to share the exciting news that… BABY MAKES THREE!!! We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives.

While life offers all sorts of unexpected twists and turns, if you can plan it as such, I think their timing is perfection, and they seem to think so too. Just last Friday, when asked about babies, she coyly told E!:

I think it was important to us that we had a year to just do whatever. And maybe longer than that because we enjoy having so much freedom. But we're thinking about it.

To get married and spend one entire year just focusing on one and another and getting to be free together without the added stress of children can be really good for a relationship. As wonderful as children are, they take a lot of work and can test the strongest of relationships. You can't just decide to go get sushi at midnight and drink wine in the park on a whim when there's a little one sleeping.

Too much more time (though I don't think there's any real limit), and you start to get a little too comfortable in your ways. Not that you won't love a child just as much, but it can be a bigger shock when you've had years and years of freedom as a couple to suddenly being completely answerable to and accountable for this tiny little person.

My husband and I planned to embark on the perfect plan, and figured we'd get pregnant just about one year after getting married. He'd be finished with business school and starting a job just about the time the baby was born -- perfect. Then came years of infertility, miscarriage, and other unexpected hurdles. We ultimately got the perfect family for us, but the plan was tossed long before we got there.

I'm glad Duff and her husband have seemingly had better luck with "the plan" than we did. It's certainly no guarantee for a happily ever after, but it seems like they're off to a pretty good start. While she's young, they both seem grounded and like they'll make amazing parents. Congratulations, and happy anniversary to them.

What was/is your perfect pregnancy plan?


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Cryst... CrystaliSaMoM

Wow, I didn't even know she was married let alone pregnant. But any ways congrats girl I'm excited and at the same time it reminds me how old I am becuase I use to watch lizzie on the walt disny channle way back when she was like a preteen or younger. But we all grow up and this shows it! 

xavie... xavierlogan09

i love her! I am so happy for her. I was her age when i had my son. I think her birthday is next month. So by time she has her baby she will be 24. I didn't have any plans for children when i got pregnant. My son was an accident. But a much wanted accident.

xavie... xavierlogan09

i love her! I am so happy for her. I was her age when i had my son. I think her birthday is next month. So by time she has her baby she will be 24. I didn't have any plans for children when i got pregnant. My son was an accident. But a much wanted accident.

hilla... hillary819

I just love her!  She seems so down to earth and sweet. I wish them all the best.

xavie... xavierlogan09

oops. My comment posted twice. Im on mobile version. So i can't delete it.

nonmember avatar elisy

Awww, she is such a responsible, nice girl. It's hard to believe she was a child star. She will be a natural mum. Congrats to her and the hubby!

Melis... Melissa042807

Cool for her. :-)


We always talked about waiting two years, but got "baby fever" before that. We went back and forth for a while over whether we were reading to start trying, and then I got pregnant anyway while we were trying to prevent it. But it turned out to be great timing.

mnt_2... mnt_2_b_mommy

We were married 4 years before deciding it was the right time to start a family. So glad we waited, we really needed that time to grow up since I was only 20 when we got married and he was only 24.

ohbladi ohbladi

Congrats, Hilary! I remember watching Lizzie McGuire religiously...was that almost a decade ago??? She is my age, and I already have an almost-4-year-old. I'm glad she is doing well and is happy with her growing family!

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