Ali Fedotowsky has finally revealed the gender of her baby. The 31-year-old former Bachelorette star, who’s expecting her child with fiancé Kevin Manno this summer, has been holding on to her secret for months, but now Ali tells Us Weekly that she’ll be welcoming a daughter this summer.
“Kevin and I are thrilled to share that we are having a baby girl! We couldn’t wait to find out the gender, so we got the results at 11 weeks via a blood test. We seriously admire the people who wait until the baby is born. We could not do it!”
Fedotowsky said she already feels the bond with her child, and that her firstborn is already a daddy’s girl, too.
“I feel like I’m really starting to bond with her now that I feel her kicking and squirming around inside me. She already has her daddy wrapped around her little finger!”
Ali, who first appeared on Jake Pavelka’s season of The Bachelor before headlining her own season of The Bachelorette, said Kevin has been reading stories to their baby. Manno has also been a doting dad-to-be, making green veggie smoothies for Ali every day.
Ali has been keeping fans up to date on her pregnancy since first announcing it in January. On her Ali Luv’s blog, Fedotowsky teased that she knew the sex of the baby by revealing that she had already had a couple of ultrasounds. While she didn’t divulge her due date at that time (she has since revealed that she is due July 13), Ali also told People that the baby was planned ahead of time.
“We made the decision to start a family before getting married. This was not an ‘oops, what happened’ moment. We pulled the goalie! We’re like, ‘We want this!’ “
On her blog, Fedotowsky even dished on the date that she and her fiancé made the decision to start trying to have a baby. Ali’s due date, July 13, comes exactly one year after she actively started trying to get pregnant.
“Kevin and I decided that we wanted to become parents on July 4th in 2015.”
Ali Fedotowsky is now 24 weeks pregnant, and she says this is the first time in her life that she loves how she looks in a bikini. On her Ali Luvs blog, Fedotowsky revealed she has never felt confident in a bikini, but that her baby girl has changed all of that.
“I’m (almost) 24 weeks pregnant and LOVE being in a bikini … I have never felt 100% confident in a bikini. Not pre-pregnancy – that’s for sure. But now I love that I can just let everything hang out. I feel beautifully curvy and womanly! I feel like this is how my body is supposed to look! And who do I have to thank for this new found love for myself – my child. My beautiful, precious baby. This baby has given me so much already and I only hope I can give it back – plus more!”
Ali definitely loves her bikini bod. The former reality star showed off her growing baby bump during a “babymoon” vacation with Manno in Hawaii a few weeks ago. Ali told Us that she feels more womanly sexy than she ever has before, and that she loved the fact that she could eat everything she wanted while on vacation without worrying about looking bloated.
Take a look at the video below to see Ali Fedotowsky talking about her possible baby name pick.
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