ABC News’ Sara Haines is pregnant with baby No. 3.
The “GMA Day” co-host announced today that she and husband, Max Shifrin, are expecting their third child in July.
“I am making a human. I am pregnant,” Haines announced on “GMA Day,” sharing the news alongside her co-host Michael Strahan, and holding up a picture of her sonogram.
“If it’s a boy, Michael would be a fantastic name,” joked Strahan, who surprised Haines with flowers and said he is “so excited” for her growing family.
The new baby will join 2-year-old big brother, Alec Richard Shifrin, and sister, Sandra Grace Shifrin, 1.
Haines spoke candidly about learning she was pregnant after landing what she called her “dream job,” co-hosting “GMA Day” with Strahan. The pair launched the show in September.
“I was like, ‘Whatever we do, we cannot take this off the trail … mentally, physically, I will not be ready for this,’” she recalled. “And then, bam, the universe has bigger plans for us.”
Haines, who said she has been more nauseous in this pregnancy than her previous two, also described the body fears she faced after learning she is expecting her third child.
“As a woman also, even though weight is not the most important thing in the world, we live in a world where as a woman I’m aware of my weight, I live in an industry that lets me be more aware of my weight,” she said. “So to go from having babies, getting back to your fighting self and then watching your body just come out in every direction, it’s a lot of stuff.”
Haines added, “I think overall we’re super excited to be blessed with a third little soul in our family and we’re looking very much forward to it.”
Strahan said the “GMA Day” team feels like they too have a new member of the family on the way.
“We got your back. We are here for you. We are here with you,” he told his co-host.
Haines and Shifrin wed in 2014 and Haines did not have her first child until she was in her late 30s.
She is pregnant with her third child at age 41, a blessing she said she does not take for granted.
“We are extremely grateful,” she said. “We know so many people around us but also right now we live in a world where infertility is an issue.”
“I think we feel extra blessed that we were able to do this,” Haines added.