Heartwarming moment a pregnant navy wife reveals her baby bump to her husband after his six-month deployment Heartwarming moment a pregnant navy wife reveals her baby bump to her husband after his six-month deployment
A US Navy wife kept mum about being pregnant while her husband was at sea, waiting six months until his homecoming day to surprise... Heartwarming moment a pregnant navy wife reveals her baby bump to her husband after his six-month deployment

A US Navy wife kept mum about being pregnant while her husband was at sea, waiting six months until his homecoming day to surprise him with the big news.

Natasha Daugherty, who lives in Temecula, California, learned that she was expecting her fourth child just one week after her husband, Chris Daugherty, left home to begin his six month deployment aboard the USS Carl Vinson.

Instead of telling him right away, Natasha decided to keep her pregnancy a secret until Chris returned home and she was able to give him the good news in person.

Chris Daugherty is hugged by his daughter (left) as his wife Natasha (holding a sign) waits in the background before she surprises him with the news that that she is eight months pregnant

Natasha finally got the chance to reveal all when the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier docked in San Diego on June 23 — an event she had taped and then shared on her Facebook account.

In the video, the three older Daugherty children are shown being first to rush over to greet their uniformed father. As Chris turns to hug someone off-camera, Natasha — holding a large sign that reads, ‘Welcome home baby daddy,’ over her stomach — hangs back until she has his full attention.

When Chris finally approaches, arms wide to give her a hug, Natasha shakes the sign and says, ‘Do you like my sign?’ before whipping it away to reveal her pronounced baby bump.

A stunned Chris slowly lowers his arms and stares at the bump as his welcome home party chortles in the background. Six seconds later, he hesitantly pokes Natasha’s belly, saying, ‘Is that real? Nuh-uh!’

Natasha holds a sign over her belly, before whipping it away to reveal that she's actually eight months pregnantChris stands back, shocked that she's hidden her pregnancy for so long

Natasha holds a sign over her belly, before whipping it away to reveal that she’s actually eight months pregnant. Chris stands back, shocked that she’s hidden her pregnancy for so long

After asking 'Is that real?' a laughing, but still shocked, Chris hugs and kisses NatashaChris poked Natasha's belly to see if she was playing a joke on him, before kissing her
After asking ‘Is that real?’ a laughing, but still shocked, Chris hugs and kisses Natasha

He can’t stop laughing as he leans in to hug and kiss his delighted wife.

Clearly still shocked, Chris continues to laugh as he steps back and takes it all in, before saying, ‘Are you serious?’

Speaking about the big reveal with KTLA, Chris admitted that he ‘was confused’ after Natasha showed him her eight-months pregnant belly.

‘I actually poked her belly because I wasn’t sure if she was playing a trick on me or not,’ Chris said, smiling as he added, ‘Clearly, she was not.’

Natasha noted that neither she nor her husband were anticipating that they would have another child, since Chris ‘was only home for a short time’ between deployments.

Natasha used emojis and careful placement of herself and other people, including her daughter, to hide her growing belly in pictures that she sent to Chris while he was deployed

Natasha used emojis and careful placement of herself and other people, including her daughter, to hide her growing belly in pictures that she sent to Chris while he was deployed

At his homecoming party, The Daughertys revealed that the baby, due in August, will be a girl

At his homecoming party, The Daughertys revealed that the baby, due in August, will be a girl

Natasha said that she waited to tell Chris that she was pregnant because she didn’t want to do it over e-mail while he was deployed. ‘I figured that wasn’t very memorable,’ she said.

To keep Chris in the dark, Natasha hid her growing stomach in the family pictures she sent him, carefully using other people or emojis to make it seem like business as usual.

Natasha said that it was hard, at times, to keep the baby news hidden from Chris, particularly when the Navy extended his deployment by a month so that the USS Carl Vinson could anchor the carrier strike group that was used as a massive show of force off the coast of North Korea in the spring.

‘I got emotional about it and I was wondering, “Should I tell him? Would I feel guilty if something happens and he doesn’t know?” ‘ Natasha said, adding that that was when she waffled about her decision to keep the news secret.

The Daughertys’ newest addition is due in August and — as revealed during Chris’ homecoming party — the baby is a girl.

Chris is not scheduled to deploy again until January, so, while he might’ve missed out on the bulk of Natasha’s pregnancy, he’ll be around for the birth.

Henry Okafor

  • Laterra

    2017-06-29 #1 Author

    This made my heart melt so beautiful 🙄😍

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  • Deja patterson

    2017-06-29 #2 Author

    Awwwww this is simply amazing

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  • Faridah

    2017-06-29 #3 Author

    Omg indeed heartwarming for her husband

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  • Kaziya Zamora

    2017-06-29 #4 Author

    So beautiful , congratulations too both .! 😍

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  • Cathryn Clems

    2017-06-29 #5 Author

    This was very heart warming ❤❤❤

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  • Tierra

    2017-06-29 #6 Author

    Awwwe beautiful

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  • Kim

    2017-06-29 #7 Author

    Wow truley amazing story, I was crying before I even got to the video!!

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  • Jakayla

    2017-06-30 #8 Author

    OMG , so beautiful 😍

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