Chris Lane and ‘Bachelor’ Alum Lauren Bushnell Expecting First Child

Chris Lane and Bachelor alum Lauren Bushnell are going to be parents! The couple, who got married in October of 2019, first announced the news by sharing a video of the ultrasound on social media.

“A dream, except I’m not dreaming,” Lauren wrote on Instagram. “I’m wide awake. Holding your dad’s hand, watching you dance around in my belly. Listening to your little heart beat. My new favorite sound. A miracle. New life. Our sweet baby. Thank you Jesus! All the glory belongs to You.”

Lauren took a test early in her pregnancy, after having what she calls a “hunch” that she might be with child.

“I took a test and believe I was about three-and-a-half weeks at that point, so the second line was very faint,” Lauren recalls to People. “I showed Chris and he didn’t believe the test. We went to the store together and bought a digital test and it clearly read ‘pregnant.’ I think I took about 10 more still in disbelief!”

“Because I was so early we both were shocked but cautiously optimistic!” she added. “It was very exciting but now feels even more real seeing the ultrasound and hearing the heartbeat. We are just soaking it all in!”

The 30-year-old previously said she was eager to start a family with Chris, admitting they were praying about becoming parents.

“I am very excited to start a family and get asked when we are having kids ALL the time but it just hasn’t happened yet,” she posted over the summer. “When I was talking about it with Chris he said ‘well, have you prayed about it?’ I said ‘well, yes’ and he responded ‘Have you really prayed hard about it? If that’s what we really want, pray, and know it will happen in God’s time if it’s what He wants for us!! I’ll pray with you!’”

As the Lanes head into 2021, Lauren says her biggest goal for the new year is already happening.

“In terms of future goals, to me, that’s my number one goal is having a family,” Lauren previously said. “Career stuff is amazing and I feel very blessed, but I’ve always wanted to be a mom. I’m excited, that’s my number one most exciting next chapter.”