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One of each! Former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky is already a proud mama to her 19-month-old daughter, Molly. And, she just revealed that she and husband Kevin Manno are expecting a baby boy. The reality star has been blogging about the pregnancy since her announcement last November — but has kept baby No. 2's gender a secret... until now!
"Oh my gosh you guys, I'm so excited to finally share this news with all of you," she wrote on her blog, All Things Ali Luvs. "We've been wanting to share for such a long time now but we kept putting it off because we just kept forgetting to plan a cute gender reveal photo for Instagram! Ha! That seems like such a silly reason to wait, but you guys know I’m obsessed with photography and I really wanted a cute photo to commemorate the occasion."
She admitted that while she and her hubby didn't have a preference for the baby's sex — they're both happy to be welcoming a son. "Kevin and I would’ve been totally thrilled with either a girl or a boy, but I have to say, we were pretty overwhelmed with emotion and joy when we found out we were having a little boy," she explained. "We don't plan on having any more children and we knew that if this baby wasn't a boy, we would never raise a son (well a human son. We have our poochie son Owen). Which, really, would’ve been totally fine! But we were pretty dang happy when we learned that we would get to experience the joy of a little baby boy!"
So sweet — she also shared an adorable video of the moment her family discovered Molly would have a little brother. "We actually filmed the moment we found out the gender of our baby back when I was only 11 weeks pregnant," she revealed. "I did the test you can get at 10 weeks pregnant that looks at the chromosomes of your baby and tells you the gender. And you’d think that we would open the envelope as soon as we picked it up from the doctors office, but we were so anxious and nervous to find out, that we didn’t even open it until 24 hours later."
She confessed to (totally understandably!) being anxious about finding out what she and Kevin were having. "Kevin and I are both pretty anxious people and couldn’t wait to find out the gender via ultrasound, which is one of the main reasons we did this test in the first place," she added. "I just knew that whatever it said was final. And I know this sounds crazy, but I was almost a little sad to find out the results. Just because either way, Molly would never know what it’s like to have a sister or never know what it’s like to have a brother. I guess never say never though right? But unless there is an 'uh-oh' down the road, we are only having two."
Now, the reality star is turning to her fans to help her choose a name. She wants it to be two syllables and for it to be the name her son goes by in life. "I would want to name him something like Nolan and only call him Nolan," she explained. "Make sense? The reason that’s important to me is because my full name is actually Alexandra, but nobody has ever called me that. Even my parents have called me Ali since I was a baby. And I just find that extremely confusing when I’m filling out paperwork and setting up appointments. I know that sounds silly, but it's honestly just been a pain in my butt at times during my life and I just don’t want my kid to have to deal with that pain in the butt throughout his life." We can't wait to meet her son!