Tarek and Heather Rae El Moussa Share Their Baby's Ultrasound Photos: "First Glimpse"
Tarek and Heather Rae El Moussa are thrilled about welcoming their baby boy soon. On Aug. 9, Heather posted the couple's "first glimpse" of their son on Instagram. "This was my very first time seeing him since I found out his gender so it was so special 🥰 I love ultrasounds because I get to see him and hear his heartbeat," she wrote alongside the baby's ultrasound photos. "As a new mom-to-be these things give me flutters in the best way but it's also nerve racking because you want to make sure your baby is healthy and in the best condition possible. Overall the ultrasound went great and getting a little peak [sic] at our boy made my week 💙🙏🏻."
The pair announced the sex of their first baby together on July 24 in an Instagram video that captured their gender-reveal party, in which they showered onlookers with canons of bright-blue confetti.
Heather also posted footage of her family getting glammed up for the big event in a series of Instagram Stories, where she asked her stepdaughter, Taylor, whether she is team boy or team girl. "Umm, team girl!" she exclaimed while getting her hair done in the background. Heather herself said, "I don't care either way, I'm just excited to find out!"
In the end, Heather wore a stunning white ILA gown, complete with crystallized letters that spelled out "BABY EL MOUSSA" across her back. The rest of the party's vibrant blue and pink decor was done by Sonia Studios. Heather posted a photo in her dress, smiling widely with anticipation just before she learned whether she was having a boy or a girl, writing, "This was right before I found out!!! I was shaking and my heart was racing."
"I was shaking and my heart was racing."
As Heather told People Magazine back in July, the initial pregnancy news was a bit of a shock. "We just weren't expecting this. We had just gone through IVF. We had embryos on ice. We had a plan."
The two got married back in October of 2021, with the "Selling Sunset" star officially becoming a stepmom to Tarek's two other children, Taylor (11) and Brayden (6), who he shares with his ex-wife, Christina Hall. However, with hopes to further expand their blended family, the couple had originally planned on undergoing IVF to have another child together. Heather said they even had a date picked out to implant an embryo.
"When we first started dating three years ago, we went into our relationship not planning on having children together," Heather said. "But as your love grows more and more and you fall deeper in love with someone and you build this life together, I started picturing myself having a child with Tarek."
Heather told People she took two pregnancy tests after Tarek "had this weird feeling" while in a Zoom meeting. Both came back "undetected" so she decided to take one more test to be sure. "I was organizing my clothes. I was just doing other things, and probably like 20 minutes later I was like, 'Oh, the pregnancy test.' I went and looked and it said full-on pregnant," she said.
"The world just brought us what was meant to be."
She ended up telling Tarek the news by wrapping the pregnancy tests in a gift box complete with a baby onesie and confetti. While it took him a minute to piece together the news, Heather said it ended up being a moment of total excitement and relief.
Pregnancy definitely came early for the happy couple, but Heather thinks the timing is still perfect. "I think when you least expect it and there's no stress in your life, the world just brought us what was meant to be. I'm so excited that it happened like this," she said in the interview. She posted photos on her Instagram featuring her baby bump on the beach, alongside the entire El Moussa family with the caption, "Surprise!!! Baby El Moussa coming early 2023!! 🤍"