Blake and Ryan Have Had Babies on the Brain For Quite Some Time

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child together, but they've been talking about expanding their family for some time now. Going as far back as last August, the couple have been dropping hints about having children, with both agreeing that they are looking forward to having a very large brood. Keep reading to see all of the kid comments from Blake, Ryan, and even Blake's dad, and then be sure to check out their cutest moments as a couple.

On Wanting Lots of Kids
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On Wanting Lots of Kids

"I've always wanted a big family. . . . Oh, I'd love 30 [children] if I could." — Allure, September 2012

On How Ryan Will Fare as a Father
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On How Ryan Will Fare as a Father

"He's going to be a great father and leader and patriarch — he's so meant to be all of those things. The fact that he lived so much before we got together, he's the exact realized person that he should be. And so I get to share my life with the person he's become, and we get to grow from there." — Vogue, August 2014

Blake's Dad, Ernie, on Her "30 Kids" Comments
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Blake's Dad, Ernie, on Her "30 Kids" Comments

"My youngest daughter is newly married and wants a big family. She says she wants 30 kids. I said, 'Why don't you start with one?'" — November 2013

Ryan on the Possibility of Having Lots of Kids
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Ryan on the Possibility of Having Lots of Kids

"We'd love to have a big family. We both come from big families — my parents did four, Blake's did five. A lot of people say it's crazy, but we'll only know when we're there, you know? We'll walk through that fire pretty happily, I think." — Details, August 2013

Blake Following Up on Her "30 Kids" Comment
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Blake Following Up on Her "30 Kids" Comment

"I gotta get started. If I could spit out a litter of kids, I would." — Marie Claire, September 2014

Ryan on His Fear of Having Boys
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Ryan on His Fear of Having Boys

"By the time I was 10 years old, and I'm not exaggerating, I knew how to patch drywall. There's nothing my brothers and I didn't put a hole in. We turned our home into a Wiffle house. That's something I'm not looking forward to." — Details, August 2013