She was so worth all that morning sickness! Season 6 Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky and her fiancé, Kevin Manno, have welcomed their first child together, the couple confirm exclusively to Us Weekly.
The couple’s daughter, Molly Sullivan Manno, was born at 8:22 a.m. on Wednesday, July 6. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and measured 22 inches.
“This little angel is not even a day old and is already our entire world,” Fedotowsky tells Us in a statement. “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.”
The couple exclusively revealed to Us Weekly this past March 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 give 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 didn’t have the easiest pregnancy: She spent the first trimester feeling sick. “I only ate clementines and dry toast for about a month between weeks 7-12,” she blogged. “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.”
Later in her pregnancy, the former Bachelor star was placed on modified bed rest. “I have this thing called uterine irritability where I have contractions all day. So, like, every two minutes I get contractions,” she told Us on May 20.
Fedotowsky and the radio host announced their engagement via Instagram on September 3, 2015. They canceled their wedding plans in Mexico due to Zika virus risks.
“It was such a huge disappointment,” she told The Knot on June 24. “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.”
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