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One Marine can’t wait to see his wife but is shocked once he does.

Big worries

“Once we started having problems with North Korea, I got worried,” Natasha later told NBC. “He said goodbye. At that point, I got extremely emotional. I wanted to tell him, but I panicked. I managed to stay calm and decided to wait a bit longer. Due to the dangerous situation, the mission will last another 30 days, but finally it’s time to go home.


Once Chris’ ship finally made it back to the US, his family was all there to greet him. The young children, dressed as sailors, run up to their father as soon as he steps off the ship. Natasha stays back a bit and hides behind a big “Welcome Back” poster.

Unbelievable discovery

Natasha has just put up the poster as Chris walks towards her. The sailor kisses his wife and immediately realizes something is wrong. On the contrary, he realizes that there is something different about his wife. The day the sailor came home was Father’s Day. big coincidence because it’s the first time that Chris sees Natasha’s growing belly. She is pregnant again! The precious moment Chris realizes he’s been waiting for has been filmed by friends and spread like wildfire online. He and Natasha are expecting a fourth child. For months, Natasha hid her pregnant belly in photos and asked the family to keep it a secret from Chris. But her pregnancy isn’t the only thing she’s been hiding from him!

Gender reveal party

Besides the welcome home party for Chris, Natasha also organized a gender reveal party. The father doesn’t know yet if he’s getting a son or a daughter. At the party he figures out that his wife is expecting a girl. At this point Natasha is already eight months pregnant. Together with Chris she gets everything ready for the baby to arrive. They also took tons of pictures together to have some memories of the pregnancy.

Closer to each other

According to Natasha, this special surprise brought the couple even closer together. She didn’t want Chris to feel like he was missing out on the pregnancy while on his mission, and she accomplished that. Chris was also happy to get the news in a personal way and not via an email or a phone call. “It was hard but totally worth it in the end” says Natasha.