Ali Fedotowsky-Manno could give birth to her second child at any moment. When we spoke last week, right before Mother鈥檚 Day, she had just returned from a prenatal doctor鈥檚 appointment where the doctor told her the baby was 鈥渞eady to come out.鈥 But Fedotowsky-Manno needed him to stay put, at least until after her brother-in-law鈥檚 wedding.

鈥淚鈥檓 like, 鈥楬e can鈥檛 come this weekend! I鈥檓 a bridesmaid in a wedding!鈥 And the thing is, if I have to miss it, okay, I have to miss it,鈥 the AliLuvs.com blogger told Brit + Co. 鈥淏ut it鈥檚 my husband鈥檚 brother. He鈥檚 the best man! He can鈥檛 miss it, but he also can鈥檛 miss the birth of our child. So it鈥檚 really hysterical right now. We鈥檙e doing everything we can 鈥 I鈥檓 taking small steps, I鈥檓 trying not to move around too much, because we don鈥檛 want this baby to come. But as soon as the wedding鈥檚 over, I鈥檓 going to start bouncing on a pregnancy ball and eating spicy food and doing all of the old wives鈥 tales.鈥

Whenever the baby does come, Fedotowsky-Manno will have her hands full, not just with two kids 鈥 she and husband Kevin Manno already have a daughter, Molly 鈥 but also with the new season of The Bachelorette, which the season 6 alum plans to watch and write about in her blog. Scroll down for her thoughts on season 14 star Becca Kufrin, how she鈥檚 preparing for baby number two, and the reality show she wants to do next.

Brit + Co: You鈥檝e been busy! Are you ready for the baby?

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno: We are trying to get there! We just moved into a house three months ago, and we knew we wanted to redesign the whole house 鈥 get new furniture and all that stuff 鈥 but we also knew we had a baby coming. So we were going to start with the nursery, but I was like, 鈥楾hat鈥檚 not even the most important thing when you have a baby.鈥 I think the most important thing that you have to get when you have a baby is a washer and dryer, because you鈥檙e going to be doing so much laundry. So, we went ahead and did a bunch of research and ended up getting the Maytag front-load washer and dryer, because it has all of these incredible features that are so important for a new mom. Any new parent knows you do a thousand loads of laundry when you have a newborn. I鈥檓 going to be doing baby clothes, Molly鈥檚 clothes, Kevin鈥檚 clothes, my clothes, and whatever Owen, our dog, gets dirty, which is a lot of things these days. So that was the very first thing we bought when we moved into our new house.

And then after that, we did the nursery. The nursery was the first room that we finished in the house. And luckily, that鈥檚 totally done. But the thing is, when the baby comes home, the baby stays in our room for the first six months. So it鈥檚 like, okay, it鈥檚 done, but the baby鈥檚 not even going to go in there.

Kevin also installed a car seat in my car a couple of days ago, so now I have a toddler car seat and a newborn car seat, and there鈥檚 no other room in my car. Basically, one person can sit in the front with me and that鈥檚 it.

So life is about to change a lot, for sure. Mentally, do I feel ready? Yes and no. It鈥檚 so funny 鈥 at my prenatal appointment that Kevin and I were just at, I said to him, 鈥淲hen I was 37-and-a-half weeks pregnant with Molly, I remember going to the doctor and being like, 鈥極h, doctor, I鈥檓 in so much pain. Get this baby out.鈥 And now that I鈥檓 a mom and I鈥檓 so much tougher, I鈥檓 like, 鈥楬ey, doctor, I鈥檓 cool. He can stay in. We鈥檙e good!'鈥 I鈥檓 so much stronger mentally and physically this time. It鈥檚 just funny how you handle it differently.

B+C: Molly is still so young. Does she have any idea what鈥檚 going on?

AFM: She kisses my belly goodnight every single night. Like, we鈥檒l say, 鈥淥kay, give mommy a kiss,鈥 and she鈥檒l kiss me. 鈥淕ive Owen a kiss,鈥 and she kisses Owen. 鈥淥kay, give baby brother a kiss,鈥 and she鈥檒l kiss my belly. But I don鈥檛 think there鈥檚 any way possible that she could understand that he is coming out and is going to be a part of our lives forever. But she鈥檚 so loving and she鈥檚 so sweet. I just think she鈥檚 going to be the best big sister.

B+C: You鈥檒l obviously have your hands full with the baby, but there鈥檚 a new season of The Bachelorette coming up. Do you plan to blog about it?

AFM: Oh, if I was in the hospital, going into labor when the season premiered, I would be blogging about it. Like, I鈥檇 be watching it and blogging in between contractions. That鈥檚 how dedicated I am to my Bachelorette blog. But yeah, I鈥檓 definitely going to be watching, I鈥檓 definitely going to be blogging. I love the show, and I love sharing little insider info with my followers about what really goes on behind the scenes. And I just think Becca鈥檚 so cool. I think, in general, when they cast for The Bachelorette, they try to pick girls that are down-to-earth, cool girls. And I love every girl that鈥檚 ever been the Bachelorette. But Becca is like a whole other level of down-to-earth. I鈥檓 really excited to watch her.

B+C: Same! Especially after all the drama with Arie last season.

AFM: You feel for her so much! We watched this guy totally break her heart. And like, every season we watch somebody break somebody鈥檚 heart. But it鈥檚 so different because they were engaged. They actually spent time together off camera.

I would say, when you get engaged to someone on the show, you don鈥檛 know them. You鈥檝e only known them for 72 hours, pretty much, because that鈥檚 the amount of time you鈥檝e spent with the person you get engaged to. It鈥檚 kind of insane when you really think about it. But she got to know him! They spent couple鈥檚 weekends behind the scenes. For him to say, 鈥淵ou know what, I鈥檝e gotten to know you and I want the other girl,鈥 that鈥檚 just heartbreaking. So I鈥檓 so happy she鈥檚 the Bachelorette so she can have her moment.

B+C: Becca has already filmed most, if not all, of her season, but what advice would you give her and any future Bachelorettes?

AFM: Look out for who you鈥檙e immediately attracted to and who you immediately like, and then ignore them. Know who you like right off the bat 鈥 because you will, she鈥檒l know right away 鈥 but once she figures that out, she needs to put them on the back-burner, because they鈥檙e going to be there the following week, they鈥檙e going to be there two weeks later. Instead, [she should] really focus on the guys that maybe she didn鈥檛 have a huge initial attraction to but she鈥檚 intrigued by. Because I didn鈥檛 do that 鈥 my very first night, I was like, 鈥淚 like that guy and I like that guy,鈥 and I never even gave another guy a chance. And I really regret that. I feel like I could have gotten to know some of the guys so much better, and maybe I sent somebody home the first week or two that I shouldn鈥檛 have. So that would be my advice to her on night one. Figure out who you like and then ignore them for a couple of weeks.

B+C: If you could be on any other reality show, what would it be?

AFM: Ooh, man. Is Chopped a reality show? I鈥檓 so obsessed with Chopped. Kevin and I pretend when we鈥檙e cooking in the kitchen that we鈥檙e on Chopped. We鈥檒l be like, 鈥淎ll right, guys, 3, 2, 1, hands up!鈥 I love just grabbing random ingredients out of my kitchen cupboard and trying to make something. I would love to be on that show. That鈥檚 my next goal in life, to figure out how to get on Chopped.

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