“When my husband and I tell friends that I’m pregnant, their first question after ‘Congratulations’ is almost always ‘Do you know what you want,'” Emily penned in an essay for the magazine. “We like to respond that we won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then.”
Putting things into perspective, she added, “Who will this person be? What kind of person will we become parents to? How will they change our lives and who we are? This is a wondrous and terrifying concept, one that renders us both helpless and humbled.”
The supermodel said she and her husband hope to use “as few gender stereotypes” as possible.
When discussing her pregnancy, Emily explained she was going with the flow and soaking up every moment. As she described, “I’m completely and undeniably helpless when it comes to almost everything surrounding my pregnancy: how my body will change, who my child will be. But I’m surprisingly unbothered.”
“Instead of feeling afraid,” she continued, “I feel a new sense of peace. I’m already learning from this person inside my body. I’m full of wonder.”