Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lisa Hochstein Ecstatic About Expecting a Baby Via Surrogate: "We Almost Lost Hope"


EOnline.com:
During her time on Real Housewives of Miami, Lisa Hochstein was always trying to make the impossible, possible.

Whether it was making girls' trips peaceful or having enemies turn into friends, the Bravo star tried her best to be the peacekeeper of the group.

But through all the dramatic moments in Miami, Lisa had one extra special wish she couldn't help but remain focused on: She really wanted a child of her own.

To our delight, E! News can confirm the reality star is expecting a baby via surrogate and the due date is closer than you may think.

"She is four months [or] 16 weeks so we are due Aug. 1," Lisa shared with E! News exclusively. "We should know [the sex] soon. It almost doesn't seem real. We had almost lost hope." 

During her time on Real Housewives of Miami, Lisa and her plastic surgeon husband Lenny Hochstein allowed cameras to document emotional doctor visits and even IVF treatments.

"It was so frustrating and depressing," she explained when reliving failed attempts. "Now, we're just so ecstatic. It's our biological child. 100 percent ours. We're simply using a surrogate to carry it. It's like a nine-month sleepover."

While the couple eagerly waits for their newest family member, both Lisa and Lenny are already planning their child's new home. Their house on Star Island was torn down and rebuilt from the ground up. And today, it's bigger and better than ever for a little baby.
"There's plenty of room for one nursery and hopefully more," she explained. "My closet is going to be out of this world. I've actually made an entrance so I can go from my closet straight to the nursery."

And while the future of Real Housewives of Miami still remains a giant question mark, Lisa is open to sharing her personal life with cameras once again.

"Never say never," she shared with E! News. "I'm just happy if my doing the show helped other women deal with their fertility struggles. That's the most rewarding part."
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