Rey Rosales may not have experienced fatherhood on Young and the Restless but his portrayer, Jordi Vilasuso, is a father of two, and now he is sharing that he and his wife Kaitlin are expecting their third child. The expectant parents are grateful for love and prayers from their friends as they are facing a crucial time in their journey.
Jordi Vilasuso: Baby On Board
“Grateful for your prayers for our growing family, my friends!” Vilasuso wrote in an Instagram post, which can be seen in full below. Sending a special message to his wife, Vilasuso says, “Also, I know this was not easy to put out there my love, but your openness and call for prayer inspire me and I know will do the same for others! With faith and love! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
A Couple’s Journey
“Sweet friends!” Kaitlin began her post. “We come to you with big, exciting news and perhaps an even bigger prayer request. We are beyond excited to share that we are expecting a precious addition to our family in January! After two losses, this precious girl (💕) is an answer to our prayers and has already filled our hearts with so much hope and joy. But, while she is growing perfectly, we learned last week that my body is struggling to hold her and she’s at risk of coming far too early.
“After many visits with some incredible doctors, we’ve made the decision to undergo a procedure called a cerclage in hopes that it will help keep her safe in my belly,” Kaitlin continues. “There are risks to the procedure, but we are standing in faith that God did not 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.
Jordi Vilasuso: Prayers for His Family
“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,” Kaitlin says. “I’m scheduled for surgery Wednesday evening and 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.
“I know that God knows the desires of our hearts,” Kaitlin concludes. “I know He is knitting her together in my womb, that she is already fearfully and wonderfully made, that He has a plan for her life. I ask that you’ll join us in praying that that plan is on this side of heaven. 🙏🏻 We will keep you posted. Thank you for your love always.”
“Sending you guys soooo much love and all the prayers the world!!” posted new mom Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea). Adds Lauralee Bell (Christine): “You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers! Sending love 💕.” Soap Hub sends good thoughts and positive vibes to Kaitlin and Jordi Vilasuso, as well as their family as they take this next step in an effort to bring their daughter safely into the world.