Another baby has joined the Bachelor Nation family! Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky-Manno and husband Kevin Manno just welcomed their second child, a baby boy.
The proud second-time mom made the announcement via Instagram, posting a photo of herself and Manno with their new arrival at the hospital. “Our sweet boy has arrived! Born 5/24, 12:57am at 21.5 inches and weighing 8lbs 11oz,” she captioned the pic. “We are so grateful and bursting with love!”
Fedotowsky-Manno — who first appeared on Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love before becoming the sixth Bachelorette in 2010 — is already mom to daughter Molly Sullivan, whom she and Manno welcomed in July 2016. The couple, married since March 2017, announced in November that they were expecting baby number two.
When Brit + Co spoke to the Aliluvs.com blogger earlier this month, she said that she was feeling “so much stronger mentally and physically” with her second pregnancy. “It’s just funny how you handle it differently,” she told us.
Asked if 22-month-old Molly had any idea what was going on, the Bachelorette alum explained, “She kisses my belly goodnight every single night. Like, we’ll say, ‘Okay, give mommy a kiss,’ and she’ll kiss me. ‘Give Owen [the dog] a kiss,’ and she kisses Owen. ‘Okay, give baby brother a kiss,’ and she’ll kiss my belly.”
“I don’t think there’s any way possible that she could understand that he is coming out and is going to be a part of our lives forever,” Fedotowsky-Manno continued. “But she’s so loving and she’s so sweet. I just think she’s going to be the best big sister.”
Hours before heading to the hospital for her son’s birth, she posted a photo of herself, Molly, Kevin, and Owen, writing, “This is so surreal to say but tomorrow we meet our son. Molly and Owen are crying tears of joy. Today is all about family and enjoying our last moments as a family of 3 (plus poochie!) before our world is changed once again forever.”
How did you enjoy your last few days before welcoming your baby? Let us know @BritandCo!
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