Janai Norman, the weekend co-host of GMA confirmed that she is expecting her third child–but not before some fans beat her to it.
Norman shared with People, “The Saturday before I found out there were two different viewers who commented in places and were like ‘Hey, is Janai pregnant?’ ” she says. “And even that day that I found out I posted a picture that said ‘Caption this’ and somebody said ‘Surprise pregnancy’. I don’t know what it is but some viewers just know, so I’m excited to confirm.”
Norman and her husband of five years (whose name she prefers to keep private) have a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. She has been looking forward to making her family a party of five.
“I’ve been manifesting this,” she says. “I’ve been very open about wanting to have a third. Just before I found out I told friends at lunch ‘I really feel like things are starting to clear out to allow me to welcome the blessing.'”
Norman, who in addition to her GMA duties, also hosts an educational animal show on the network, ironically called, “Oh, Baby.”
She has also been hard at work on a piece about the alarming statistics of Black maternal mortality–she found out about her own pregnancy while producing the piece. “Obviously it then takes much more of a personal toll. Those numbers are real. I would be foolish to think that somehow I am above that or it couldn’t happen to me.”
She welcomed both of her children at home with the help of midwives and doulas, “It went so well and was so beautiful. I was determined to do it again with my daughter and had an incredible water birth during the pandemic. People would look at me crazy when I told them it was magical. It truly was.”
Norman says that her third pregnancy has meant “more nausea, more moodiness, more sleepiness,” she says. However, fortunately for her and her audience, “my morning sickness doesn’t hit in the morning, but every evening.” As long as she’s able to get to bed early, “I’m still waking up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.”