Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Surprise! Wife Hides Huge Secret From Her Navy Husband.

Deployed Overseas

Deployed Overseas

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The United States military always goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that the world remains a safe place. But sadly, the soldiers that get deployed overseas don't get to be with their family and friends for what could be years. Their only connection to their regular lives is through emails, FaceTime, Skype, and phone calls. Just ask Navy Seaman Chris Daugherty, who had been deployed for six months while serving abroad the USS Carl Vinson.

Getting Home

Getting Home

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Daugherty's wife, Natasha, was living in Temecula with their three children, which undoubtedly left her stressed and worried, especially with her husband deployed. But only a week after Chris had left, she was caught off guard by some shocking news. Natasha was with child. “I found out about a week after he left. I didn’t believe it,” Natasha shared with ABC News. “I took the pregnancy test again and I was like, ‘Oh no way.’ I was excited about it and I emailed him and I told him to call me as soon as he gets a chance." But what did she end up doing instead?

Keeping A Secret

Keeping A Secret

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Natasha was going to tell her husband, especially since the news was exciting, and most folks would have come out and said it. "But then I thought about it for a few minutes and I was like, ‘You know, this isn’t how I want to tell him – in an email,'" she said. "I emailed him back and said, ‘I just miss your voice.’ That’s when I decided I’m going to document it with weekly belly pictures for him so he wouldn’t miss it.” And so she did that.

A Day At A Time

A Day At A Time

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Daugherty endured his entire deployment without realizing his wife was pregnant, and that was something that worried Natasha while he was away. She shared with KTLA that it wasn't always easy to keep the pregnancy a secret, especially when the USS Carl Vinson was ordered to the North Korean coast, which added an extra month to his deployment. This meant he was in serious danger, and she was starting to reconsider her decision.

Trying To Stay Strong

Trying To Stay Strong

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"I got emotional about it and I was wondering, 'Should I tell him? Would I feel guilty if something happens and he doesn't know?'" shared Natasha. "I went back and forth about it." Obviously, she struggled with her decision. Knowing could have given him a little extra something to look forward to while he was deployed. Then again, it might cause him to miss her and the family even more. So Natasha came up with the ideal plan to handle this situation.

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