"The View" co-host and daughter of the American ambassador to Russia Abby Huntsman just announced some exciting news.
The 32-year-old, who is already mother to a little girl, will be welcoming twins. She told PEOPLE that she and husband Jeffrey Livingston are expecting a boy and a girl.
“I knew something was different this time,” Huntsman says of her pregnancy. “I was actually worried that something was wrong with this pregnancy because I felt sick immediately. I was sick with Isabel, but not until about eight weeks, so I was worried something might have been wrong.”
“When I went to the doctor I was, if anything, just concerned about it,” she explains. “Now, looking back, it makes sense, because I think the hormones were triple what they would normally be.”
Her husband had quite the reaction when he heard that he would soon be a father of three.
“When the doctor told us [it was twins], my husband fainted, which was just classic," said Huntsman.
Huntsman also revealed that she doesn't “have any immediate relatives that have twins.” and that when she told her parents the happy news, “they started laughing.” The couple didn't have fertility treatments, so it was even more surprising that they conceived twins.
“I think he saw two sacs in there and I could see it on his face. He turned white, and then when the doctor told us, he fell. Another doctor had to come in, and they were wiping him down with towels and giving him sugar,” Huntsman adds of her husband. “I was sitting there with my feet still in the straps. I’m like, ‘This is ridiculous. I’m the one that has to physically do this.’ “
“It was just one of those things like out of a movie, but I get it,” she continues. “[As] a dad, I think he’s thinking about the costs of everything and the logistics. Now we’re so excited.”
Huntsman says her "The View" co-hosts have been great. She particularly said Meghan McCain has “been so supportive and so great."
“Meghan is one of my best friends, so she was one of the first people I called after I left the doctor, and I was really just overwhelmed,” Huntsman says. “She was so thrilled because her grandma’s a twin, it runs in her family, so she has sent me books about twins. She’s like, ‘My mom always wanted me to have twins,’ so she’s really helped me mentally get through it.”
Huntsman is preparing for being a mama to 3. In the meantime, she's craving “Cap’n Crunch” and “Cool Ranch Doritos." She's also looking forward to how her daughter Isabel will be as a big sister.
“She just turned 1, and to think you’re gonna be a big sister in just a few months, it’s crazy,” Huntsman told PEOPLE. “But you know what? I think it helps you. I’m one of seven kids, and I love being around a bunch of siblings because I think it teaches you independence, and it teaches you how to grow up quickly and also just be a good friend and be a good sister.”
Congratulations to Huntsman and her growing family!