There are whole reality genres devoted to chronicling the ups and downs of pregnancy. And plenty of stars have allowed cameras into their homes to mark the months as they wait for the blessed event.
But none of them were "Jersey Shore" star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi. On Wednesday (March 7), pint-sized, fist-pumping self-proclaimed "meatball" Snooki confirmed to MTV News that she is pregnant with her first child and engaged to boyfriend Jionni LaValle.
Sure, you expect to see the trials and tribulations of young women dealing with baby bumps on shows like, duh, "16 and Pregnant." But given the popularity of "Shore" and the upcoming spin-off Snooki will star in with "Shore" pal JWoww, chances are we've never seen anything like this before.
So we decided to see how Snooks stacks up against other expectant reality-show ladies who've shared their joy with us onscreen.
Kourtney Kardashian: The Kardashians are not known for their shy, retiring nature. From letting us into their bedrooms, weddings and subsequent bust-ups, they have shared it all. The star of no fewer than three family-focused features, Kourtney publicly agonized over whether to keep her first baby, Mason, born in December 2009. She's since fully embraced being a preggo TV mom and is currently in the midst of her second onscreen baby watch.
Rachel Zoe: The fourth season of the stylist-to-the-stars' show, "The Rachel Zoe Project," dealt with the departure of her right-hand man, Brad Goreski, and the pressure of keeping up her hectic cross-country travel schedule while taking care of herself in the lead-up to the birth of her first child, son Skyler.
Tori Spelling: We don't know what Snooki's TV pregnancy will look like, but few stars have embraced being with child on the tube as much as this former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star and daughter of Hollywood royalty. Every one of her three pregnancies has been caught on tape to some degree, beginning with son Liam in "Tori & Dean: Inn Love," her first reality series with husband Dean McDermott. The on-screen bump she sported during "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" in 2008 resulted in daughter Stella. Daughter Hattie Margaret, who was born in October 2011, arrived following the first season of the pair's latest show, "Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings."
While fans will have to wait and see what happens to Snooki as she embarks on this next chapter of her life on her spin-off with JWoww, fans can check out how this season of "Jersey Shore" will wrap up when the season finale airs on Thursday, March 15.
Share your well-wishes for Snooki and Jionni in the comments below or on our Facebook page!
Who is your favorite pregnant reality star? Let us know in the comments below!