"We are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child early next year," Lauren and Vito tell ET exclusively. "You will see our journey on this season of Manzo'd With Children, which we are so happy we get to share with everyone. Stay tuned on the gender! We can't wait to find out."
Lauren echoed her sweet sentiments during an interview with Bravo's The Daily Dish, telling the outlet, "We're both very excited about it. It kind of happened when we really least expected it. And everything kind of happened at the same time."
"The same day we found out, we put an offer on a house," the mom-to-be, who's due in early 2017, added. "It's just like this crazy whirlwind and it's finally calming down and I'm starting to realize that I'm actually having a baby. I don't think it's hit me yet."
Once news broke, Lauren took to Instagram to share a pic of her sonogram and prenatal supplements.
"I'm so excited to have @USANAinc by my side throughout my pregnancy!” Lauren, who said "I do" to Vito last July, wrote. “Excellent prenatal supplements are tough to find and USANA's go above and beyond in terms of quality. #USANAlifestyle #sp."
Lauren's mother, Caroline, also couldn't contain her excitement, showing off a snap on Instagram of her daughter's burgeoning belly. "My beautiful little girl is going to be a mommy," she gushed. "Congratulations @laurenmanzo & @vitoscalia3 we are over the moon with happiness for you both."
Later chatting with The Daily Dish, Caroline said "you're never ready to be a parent" when asked whether or not she thought her daughter was ready for motherhood.
"You never put down on paper and say, 'You know what? Now's good. Let's do it now,' because you will never be ready because you are never prepared for how your life is going to change," she explained. "After having said that, do I think they're capable of raising a child in the best way that you would hope? Absolutely."
"They both have wonderful qualities about them," she continued. "They're very nurturing. Vito's going to be a phenomenal father. Lauren, of course, is going to be a great mom. Are they going to stumble and fall, sometimes is a guarantee, because I think every new parent does. But I think that it's going to be really fun to watch. It's going to be really, really fun to watch."