“When my husband and I tell friends I’m pregnant, their first ‘congratulations’ question is almost always ‘Do you know what you want,'” wrote Emily in an article for the magazine. “We like to answer that we only know the gender when our child is 18 years old and that they will let us know then.”

She put things into perspective, adding, “Who is this person going to be? What kind of person are we going to be parents to? How are they going to change our lives and who we are? This is a wondrous and terrifying concept that leaves us both helpless and humiliated . “

The supermodel said she and her husband hope to use “as few gender stereotypes” as possible.

When Emily spoke about her pregnancy, she stated that she would go with the flow and suckle any moment. As she described, “I am utterly and undeniably helpless when it comes to almost everything that surrounds my pregnancy: how my body will change, who my child will be. But I am surprisingly undisturbed.”

“Instead of being afraid,” she continued, “I feel a new sense of peace. I am already learning from this person in my body. I am amazed.”