Having a baby and becoming new parents is certainly a miracle, but that doesn’t mean science can’t have a helping hand in the process once in a while. Adorably excited soon-to-be-parents Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have been very open about their trouble having kids, the fact that they used IVF treatments to help them conceive and that they were able to choose the gender of their first little one.

“I’ve made this decision,” Chrissy told People. “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.’” Wowza!

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

The process of choosing a child’s gender may still be a little controversial, but you can’t help but be swayed by the reason the first-time-mom made her decision.

“I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me. It excited me to see… just the thought of seeing him with a little girl. I think he deserves a little girl. I think he deserves that bond. A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa — it’s crazy!”

Crazy sweet!

Chrissy has given hints that her and John’s little girl will be coming around April or May — when ET reported that she said at La Mer’s Celebration of an Icon party in Los Angeles, “It was going to be April and now it’s February. We’re going to shove it out, because I can’t travel in April anymore” — which means the excitement is surely growing as quickly as the baby.

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(h/t Good Housekeeping; photo via Gustavo Caballero/Getty)