updated 03/19/2014 AT 8:00 PM ET
•originally published 03/20/2014 AT 8:00 PM ET
Today, Kristin Cavallari and motherhood go hand-in-hand, but backtrack to the former reality starlet’s MTV days, and raising a family was certainly not on her mind.
“I thought I’d be the last,” Cavallari – whose hard-partying antics were captured on Laguna Beach and The Hills – told PEOPLE with a laugh on Wednesday, when asked about getting pregnant before any of her former costars. “I had thought it was so far from where we were, so it’s not really something that [I considered then].”
In fact, it was her so-called nemesis Lauren Conrad whom Cavallari, 27, expected to settle down before anyone else.
“Lauren always seemed like she wanted to get married and have kids, so I wouldn’t have been surprised if she was maybe the first one,” Cavallari says.
But with baby no. 2 on the way in May, E!’s The Fabulist co-host says her domesticated life could not feel more natural and fitting.
“Everything just fell into place and it all worked out,” she explains. “It’s funny that I am the first, but it feels so right, so it’s perfect.”
Although Cavallari is the first Hills alum to have a baby – son Camden Jack is now 19 months old – it seems her fellow former cast mates could be catching up soon enough.