Imagine having three children under 18 months old! It's enough to give you nightmares. But, for ‘The View’ host Abby Huntsman, she and husband Jeffrey Livingston are taking it all in their stride.
"The View co-host, 33, gave birth to twins — daughter Ruby Kate and son William Jeffrey — late on Wednesday, June 5, in New York City, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
“Ruby came first at 5 lbs., 12 oz. She is a sweet, very calm baby,” Huntsman tells PEOPLE.
“William is 5 lbs., 4 oz., and came into the world wide-eyed and ready to raise havoc,” she jokes, adding, “Both babies are long like their parents — 19 inches.”
When the news first broke that the 33-year-old mom to a daughter under one year of age, was pregnant with twins, the question naturally arose about fertility treatments. But the new mom-of-three quickly shut down those speculations.
“The couple conceived without fertility treatments, making the surprise an even bigger one — and after the initial shock, a much-welcomed bit of news considering they wanted their children to be close in age.”
The star and her husband made no secret about their desire for a large family and they wasted no time in getting the show on the road, so to speak!
“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,” said Huntsman.
"And while she was feeling ‘a mix of emotions’ surrounding the news, she was ‘very excited’ and ‘so grateful’ for her pregnancy and that the babies were healthy.”
Abby says that when she and her husband first got the news, they were more than shocked.
“When the doctor told us [it was twins], my husband fainted, which was just classic,” the then-mom-to-be said when announcing her pregnancy in an exclusive January interview with PEOPLE.
“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."
Since then, Abby and Jeffrey have had time to adjust to the realities of having three kids under the age of 18 months. They are fortunate to have the support of their families, including Abby’s dad Ambassador Jon Huntsman, squarely in their corner.
It’s sure to be an exciting adventure and we wish the family of five all the best in the days and weeks to come.