The mom of three shared the emotional story of her son's premature birth.
There's been a lot of buzz coming out of Dancing With The Stars this season, as husband and wife Vanessa and Nick Lachey compete against each other to take home the coveted Mirror Ball. There's also been lots of gossip surrounding the supposed feud between Vanessa and her pro dance partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. But you couldn't tell by their performance on the competition's Most Memorable Year episode last night, when the duo danced a powerful rumba together after the mom of three shared the emotional story of her son Phoenix's premature birth.
Tonight is Most Memorable Year on @dancingabc. For me it was 2017 when our family was complete. For Nick it was 2011 when we got married and started our family. We hope you LOVE the dances! They are super special to us! 💃🏽❤️🕺🏼#TeamBabiesAndBallroom #TeamMomAndPops
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"I was in the hospital on bedrest and then my water broke," Vanessa began, breaking down. "I was only 29 weeks. I was on the operating bed and I looked up and I didn't know a single face. And I remembered thinking 'I hope the baby's okay and don't worry about me. Just make him okay'."
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It's a very Merry Christmas indeed! We had our Christmas Miracle. Phoenix Robert Lachey decided to show up early and was born on Christmas Eve. Mommy, Daddy, Camden & Brooklyn LOVE You very much! #LacheyPartyOf5
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Phoenix spent six weeks in the NICU with Vanessa by his side until he was finally able to come home and join big sibs Camden, 5 and Brooklyn, 2. And now, at 10 months, he's a healthy baby boy!
"Here is this little baby boy, Phoenix Robert Lachey, making our family whole," she said. "And making me see what this beautiful life is really, really about. 2017... the year that our family was complete."
#tbt Last weekend celebrating our big boy turning 5! He wanted a racing theme so we went ALL out! He's earned it! Sweet, smart, funny and sooooooo Loving! We Love you Camden John! 👦🏻❤️🏎#LacheyRacing I need to blog soon about this party! It was so much fun!
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