Ivanka Trump did not want to be surprised by the sex of her own baby, but she has decided to keep it a secret from everyone else.
The mother-to-be said she couldn't wait to discover what she's having on delivery day, but that she won't share the news until the day the baby is born.
“I’m superstitious,” Trump, 31, said. “I don’t like to tell people, but I don’t have the discipline to keep it a surprise. There are so many variables in motherhood that, those I can control, I like to.”
She had her husband, Jared Kushner, convinced that he wasn't allowed in on any of the pregnancy details either.
“I had a long running joke/prank with my husband, where I told him the only thing he would have to do the whole pregnancy is pack the bag for the hospital,” she said.
“He initially thought I was joking, but I kept going with the joke and he became very nervous about it.
“He kept telling me, ‘I’m happy to do this, but you’re going to be unhappy with what I pack,’” she recalls. “‘I’m going to pack the wrong things; some of this stuff, I don’t know what it means. You know the nursing bra? I have no idea what that is.’”
The child will be the younger brother or sister of daughter Arabella Rose, 2. With two years in as parents, Trump said that her relationship with her own parents Donald and Ivana has changed.
“I appreciate all that they did for us even more. I appreciate the exhaustion, the decisions,” she said.