Actors Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are preparing to have a “month of silence” when they become parents for the first time later this year.
Reed, 29, tells Fit Pregnancy and Baby’s September issue that she and her husband will disappear with their bub for 30 days after the birth to fully immerse themselves into their new roles as 'mum' and 'dad'.
"We'll take the baby's first month for ourselves," Nikki explained. "After the baby arrives, we're doing one month of silence. Just the three of us, no visitors, and we're turning off our phones too, so there's no expectation for us to communicate. Otherwise, every five minutes it would be, 'How are you feeling? Can we have a picture?' You don't get those first 30 days back, and we want to be fully present."
The Twilight star also told the mag about the early-morning moment she and her Vampire Diaries hottie husband found out they were pregnant.
"I'm an early bird and took the pregnancy test before dawn," she said. "I didn't have my glasses or contacts and I can't see without them. I was squinting, thinking, 'Are there any more lines?' I yelled to Ian, 'Get up!' He ran into the bathroom, read the test, and we were so excited. We watched the sun come up together, just thinking, 'Wow, we're going to have a baby.'"
The actress says she’s really enjoyed being pregnant and says it’s forced her to slow down.
"Ian jokes that he wants to keep me pregnant forever. I'm a very driven person with lots of energy. I can run multiple companies, read four books at once, and take a conference call while cooking dinner. But pregnant, I'm a better version of myself," Reed told the mag. "I'm really chill and relaxed, which I think is the greatest blessing."
Ian, 38, and Reed have not revealed the sex of their baby with Nikki saying she’d rather not find out ahead of time.
"It's the greatest and only true surprise of your life,” the expectant mum said.
Boy or girl let's just hope they don't call the kid "Renesmee".