Astrid Loch and Kevin Wendt shared exciting news over the weekend that they are expecting their first child.
The Bachelor in Paradise alums shared this news after a long journey to conception during the pandemic.
Loch shared the baby news on Sunday via Instagram, where she captioned the photo, “A dream come true 🤍.”
In an interview with PEOPLE, Loch said, “We actually did IUIs (intrauterine insemination) before doing IVF (in vitro fertilization). We did two cycles with that. IVF is just so much more intrusive, so we were trying to go that route at first, and then during our second cycle, we actually ended up having an ectopic pregnancy. … I ended up having to take medication to terminate the ectopic pregnancy, and then it pushed our whole thing back another two-and-a-half months.”
The couple chose to seek non-traditional methods after they spent a year trying to become pregnant. Wendt says they realized it just wasn’t working and mentioned they started IVF around Christmastime last year.
Loch mentioned that the process has been “time-consuming” and that the IVF shots were “hard on the body.” COVID-19 added additional challenges as Loch had to visit the clinic alone two to three times a week while Wendt waited for his soon-to-be-wife to relay back any news from the appointments.
Wendt said, “We spent a lot of nights in tears because we just didn’t understand why it wasn’t working for us. Growing up, you’re always taught to not get pregnant and it always seems so easy on TV to get pregnant. Then you actually try and it’s actually really tricky. There’s a lot of people going through a similar struggle. It can really bring you down when all you see is the positive stuff on the internet.”
Loch and Wendt initially set a wedding date back in 2020 but had to push back their date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They have since decided to hold off on the ceremony until after their little one arrives.
The Bachelor Nation duo will be meeting their bundle of joy this November!