Nearly a year after daytime star Jordi Vilasuso and his wife, Kaitlin, shared that they had suffered a second devastating miscarriage, the couple happily announced on Instagram on September 8 that they are pregnant once again! “We are beyond excited to share that we are expecting a precious addition to our family in January!” Kaitlin wrote, confessing that they would be adding another daughter to the mix. “After two losses, this precious girl is an answer to our prayers and has already filled our hearts with so much hope and joy.”
The pregnancy announcement was accompanied by a photo of the couple with their two daughters, Riley and Everly, who were holding a framed sonogram picture of their little sister. And while the Vilasusos are thrilled to be expanding their brood, Kaitlin’s pregnancy has been a precarious one, leading the couple to ask their followers to keep the baby in their prayers. “While she is growing perfectly, we learned last week that my body is struggling to hold her and she’s at the risk of coming far too early,” Kaitlin confessed.
After consulting with her team of “incredible doctors,” Vilasuso and his wife decided that she would undergo a medical procedure called a cervical cerclage, which temporarily stitches the cervix closed to help hold a pregnancy in a woman’s uterus. “There are risks to the procedure,” Kaitlin revealed. “But we are standing in faith that God did bring us this far — with Riley and Everly feeling her move in my belly night after night — or bring her this far (20 weeks!) for her to not breathe the breath of life and have a long, beautiful one at that.”
A Daytime Emmy winner, Vilasuso made his soap debut as Tony Santos on GUIDING LIGHT in 2000 and has also played ALL MY CHILDREN’s Griffin Castillo, DAYS OF OUR LIVES’ Dario Hernandez, and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Rey Rosales. He and Kaitlin married on Aug. 25, 2012, welcoming Riley that November and Everly in July 2016.
The next few days are sure to be quite worrisome for the couple, as Kaitlin is scheduled to undergo the cerclage the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 13. “While we didn’t expect to share the news like this, you all have covered our family in love and prayer many times before and we are humbly asking that you do it again,” she wrote. “We are praying she stays snug in my belly until then, that our doctors are not met with anything unexpected, and that their God-given skill leads to a successful surgery — specifically that my water does not break during the procedure and that the procedure itself doesn’t put me into labor. We are praying for many, many more boring weeks of me mostly laying in bed while this baby girl grows stronger and more ready for this world.”
Sharing his wife’s post on his own Instagram page, Vilasuso added that they are “grateful for your prayers for our growing family, my friends!”
Please join us in congratulating the Vilasusos on the exciting news that they have another baby on the way. And we hope all goes well during Kaitlin’s procedure and for the rest of the pregnancy!