Danica McKellar and her husband of one year, Mike Verta, are expecting their first child this fall.
“I’m nearing the end of my first trimester and I’m so excited — I’ve been bursting to tell people,” said Danica, 35. Danica played Winnie on “The Wonder Years.”
She originally put off confirming her suspicions. “I was in the middle of a really intense deadline for my book,” explained Danica, whose third book, “Hot X: Algebra Exposed,” comes out in August.
“I wanted to put off the [pregnancy] test because I didn’t want any distractions. That only lasted a day — I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I caved! You can’t try to put that off.”
At first, Danica couldn’t believe the news. “When you do take the home pregnancy test, it doesn’t quite seem real,” notes the mathematician and mom-to-be. “But when you see the baby and the heartbeat on the ultrasound, it’s so incredible.”
“Me and Mike looked at each other and we could not stop the tears,” she said. “We are so happy.”