2020 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for Courtney Robertson.
The former Bachelor contestant is engaged to boyfriend Humberto Preciado — and pregnant with their first baby!
“I’m feeling great,” Robertson, 36, who is 14 weeks along with a boy, tells PEOPLE. “I was exhausted but I’m feeling better now!”
“Humberto liked a photo of mine on Instagram, and I looked on his page and I messaged him,” says Robertson. “We chatted a little bit and then we went out a couple days later. Even on our first date, I knew there was something special about him, because I wanted to see him the next day!”
Continues Robertson: “We got serious pretty quickly. He made it known that he really wanted a family. Getting pregnant was something we had discussed. It wasn’t a total shock.”
Then two weeks ago, Preciado popped the question. “We were in the snow in Northern Arizona just us two. We took a walk and he asked me in the middle of the forest. I was stunned!”
Now, Robertson, who is planning a wedding for next fall, is beyond grateful for the journey that brought her growing family together.
“I truly never believed in ‘when you know you know’ until I met Humberto,” says Robertson. “It’s all been so seamless. Before I met him, I was at the point where I started to lose hope. But he’s been everything I ever dreamt of. And I’m so glad we waited to find each other.”
Robertson’s announcement on Instagram of Preciado’s proposal and her pregnancy began with a photo of the couple holding up a onesie that read “I [heart] NY.” In addition, the mom-to-be included a close-up of her diamond sparkler.
“Happy Holidays from the three of us 🥰,” she captioned the post. “I can’t wait to marry this man, with our son there 💙 Easiest ‘YES’ I’ve ever said 💍.”