Chrissy Teigen Explains Why She Chose to Have a Baby Girl

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Baby girl Legend was no accident.

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expecting their first child later this year, but unlike most parents who had to wait a couple of months to find out the sex of the baby, the mom and dad-to-be knew from day one. In fact, not only did they knew, they choose baby girl Legend. Teigen hasn’t been shy about her pregnancy journey with in vitro fertilization, and now she’s opening up about why the couple got gender specific with their embryos.

“I’ve made this decision,” Teigen told People. “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.’ ”

Teigen went on to admit she’s most excited to see the father-daughter relationship blossom between Legend and their baby girl. “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me,” she said. “It excited me to see … just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond.”

But don’t worry, a baby boy Legend is definitely a part of the plan, “A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa — it’s crazy!”