TEMECULA, Calif. – When a military wife found out she was pregnant, she knew it would be the best surprise for her husband to come home to – so she took pains to hide the news until he returned to the U.S.
Natasha Daugherty, of Temecula, California found out she was expecting her fourth child a week after her husband, Chris, was deployed with the U.S. Navy. Rather than sharing the big news via email, Natasha wanted to save the reveal for when he got off the ship.
“It was kind of unexpected,” she told KTLA. “We didn’t think it was going to happen, and he was only home for a short time.”
When Chris returned home after six months on assignment aboard the USS Carl Vinson on Friday, he was greeted in San Diego first by his kids, then Natasha — who was hiding her pregnant belly behind a sign that read “Welcome home baby daddy.”
The moment was captured on video, with a shocked Chris asking, “Is that real?”
Throughout the first two trimesters, Natasha strategically masked her midsection in family photos she shared with Chris.