The couple, who live in Burlington, announced Thursday that they are having their first child at the end of the year.
“Yes, we are expecting, ” said Petit, responding to a Twitter query from Java. We are very excited.” (Facebook picture)
Dr. Petit was the sole survivor of a deadly home invasion in Cheshire in 2007. His wife, Jennifer, and their two daughters died in the tragedy. The two men responsible for the crime, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes have been sentenced to death.
In August 2012 , Petit married the former Christine Paluf, a professional photographer who volunteered her time at many of the Petit Family Foundation fundraising events. The foundation was established in memory of Petit’s late wife and daughters.
Most recently the two were seen together publicly at the annual Petit Family Foundation GE 5K Road Race in Petit’s hometown of Plainville, Petit Family Foundation Golf Tournament in Farmington and at Christine Petit’s photographic exhibition at the Holy Family Retreat Center in West Hartford. Baby bump rumors happily began.
Due date for the new baby is Dec. 3.
“Christine is well,” said Dr. Petit. “We don’t know if it is a boy or girl but things are going well.”
Congratulations. So many people are so excited and so happy for you both.