How I Told Fiance Taylor Mock About Pregnancy


Tia Booth.
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Is this not part of the plan for you? Bachelor Nation‘s Tia Booth was shocked to find out she’s expecting her first child in the midst of planning her wedding to Taylor Mock.

“I wasn’t as excited at first. I was freaking out,” the 30-year-old Bachelor in Paradise alum recalled during the latest episode of the “Click Bait With Bachelor Nation” podcast. “I’m trying to plan the wedding of my dreams. I was trying to get married this fall, but it was impossible to do so within six months. It was amazing to me. … We weren’t trying to get pregnant, but we also weren’t trying very hard not to get pregnant.”

After experiencing “the initial stress” of her unexpected milestone, Booth had a change of heart. “I was excited!” she told cohosts Joe Amabile Natasha Parker.

The Arkansas native announced her pregnancy on Father’s Day with a sweet tribute to her late dad and to her fiancé. “Happy heavenly Father’s Day to the first man I ever loved and Happy soon-to-be Father’s Day to my forever,” she captioned a black-and-white maternity shoot photo, which was she said was deleted by Instagram.

Booth uploaded the reveal again. “I have no idea why my original pregnancy announcement post was taken down,” she said on the podcast. “I posted on Father’s Day as a tribute to my dad because it was my first Father’s Day without him. I wrote about how it was difficult to accept a new person while grieving the loss of another. … It was only the biggest news of my life and the post disappeared!”

The season 22 BachelorAfter making their relationship public last fall, the alum was engaged to Mock in April. Booth revealed the exact moment she thinks she conceived the baby while reflecting on her relationship with the engineer.

“Nine days after we got engaged, I found out I was about four or five weeks pregnant,” she explained. “We technically were pregnant when we got engaged, we just didn’t know. I can still clearly recall the moment we became pregnant. It was March 26, and we were about going to watch the Razorbacks play Basketball. It was March Madness.”

Booth pointed out that she uses a period-tracking app which shows a “red day” during the menstrual cycle. “You aren’t supposed to have unprotected sex on a red day, but we did,” she teased. “We were almost in the clear, but that was it.”

Before learning of her pregnancy, the former ABC personality said she “felt totally normal,” other than the “stress from wedding planning.” However, she recalled having oddly specific dreams about motherhood.

“Then I had a dream that I was pregnant. Then I had another dream where I discovered I had lost my baby. And what a mind f–k,” she continued. “The next day I texted my friend telling her I dreamed I was pregnant and she asked if I was late on my period so she told me to take a test. I took a test and it was positive.”

Booth had to take four pregnancy tests, and a blood test, before he decided to tell Mock. “I knew I wanted to tell Taylor in person and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to wait until he got off work, so I asked him to grab lunch. He was already going with some of his friends, so we went with everyone,” she said.

The couple are due in December to welcome their new baby. While they don’t know the sex yet, Booth told her cohosts she wants to honor her late father in her baby’s name if she has a boy.

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