The Bachelorette star Ali Fedotowsky and her fiance, Kevin Manno, have welcomed their first child together, according to Us Weekly.
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The couple’s daughter, Molly Sullivan Manno, was born at 8:22 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6, measuring 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and 22 inches.
"This little angel is not even a day old and is already our entire world," Fedotowsky said a statement in which she explained the name.
"Molly Sullivan is named after two very important women in our lives."
"My late-grandmother, Molly Fedotowsky, and Kevin's late-grandmother, Eva Sullivan, will both live on in our little girl."
Very sweet name, especially given the special familial significance.
Ali was engaged to Roberto Martinez, her final rose recipient on The Bachelorette, for nearly two years before they broke up.
Previously, she was courted by Jake Pavelka on The Bachelor.
No one can say she and Roberto didn't give it a real go (a better effort than most of her counterparts), but it was for the best.
After all, her journey eventually brought her together with Kevin.
The couple exclusively revealed earlier this year that Ali Fedotowsky was pregnant and that they were expecting a girl.
“We couldn’t wait to find out the gender, so we got the results at 11 weeks via a blood test,” Fedotowsky said at the time.
“We seriously admire people who wait until the baby is born."
"We could not do it!”
On July 5, the 31-year-old took to her blog, Ali Luvs, to reveal that she would most likely be giving birth ahead of her July 14 due date.
“My belly has certainly dropped and my doctor feels confident that we won’t make it until 40 weeks,” she wrote. “Eeppp! I am so excited."
"I can’t imagine what it will feel like to see her and hold her for the first time,” Fedotowsky, who didn’t have the easiest pregnancy, added.
The first trimester was a big of a wreck:
“The way I tried to explain it to Kevin is that I felt like I constantly had a hangover but I never got to enjoy the fun part the night before.”
Then came the painful third trimester ...
“I have this thing called uterine irritability where I have contractions all day. So, like, every two minutes I get contractions,” she recalled.
Thank goodness the baby is here!
The couple got engaged on September of last year, but canceled their winter wedding plans in Mexico due to Zika virus risks.
“It was such a huge disappointment,” she said “Even though we won’t be pregnant when we get married, we just didn’t think it was fair."
"To ask our guests to travel to a location with active Zika virus transmissions …. Most of our friends are in ‘baby mode,’ and that just wasn’t a fair ask.”
Probably not, and good on her for realizing that. As for other Bachelor and Bachelorette stars in baby mode ... there sure are a great deal!
Congrats to Ali, and all the rest!