Ali Fedotowsky Welcomes Daughter Molly Sullivan
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Oh, baby: Ali Fedotowsky is a mom!
Daughter Molly Sullivan Manno was born weighing 7 lbs., 6 oz., and measuring 22 inches long.
“You are absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way,” the new mom captioned a photo of her newborn. “@KevinManno & I love you more than we will ever be able to put in words. Thank you for making me a mommy. (Named after our late grandmothers Molly Fedotowsky and Eva Sullivan.)”
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“We are thrilled, excited, nervous and in awe that we are going to be parents!” Fedotowsky told PEOPLE following her pregnancy news. “We feel incredibly fortunate to be lucky enough to welcome a little one into this world.”
Welcome to the world Molly Sullivan Manno. Born at 8:22am on 7/6/2016 weighing 7lbs 6oz and measuring 22 inches long. You are absolutely beautiful and perfect in every way. @KevinManno & I love you more than we will ever be able to put in words. Thank you for making me a mommy. (Named after our late grandmothers Molly Fedotowsky and Eva Sullivan) 📷 by @valoriedarling ❤️ More details on www.UsMagazine.com Thank you @usweekly !!! #mollysullivanmanno
Though the couple were over the moon about welcoming their daughter into their growing family, the journey unfortunately wasn’t without any physical drawbacks.
“I want to be like, ‘I’m great! Everything is fine!’ But I’m not,” she told PEOPLE in June, noting she was on modified bed rest for uterine irritability after having joked in May that it meant she has a “very pissed off uterus.”
Yesterday was really special to us. Last Fourth of July, @kevinmanno and I decided we wanted to have a baby and grow our little family. Here we are one year later, just days away from meeting our daughter. I feel so lucky. More family photos on www.AliLuvs.com #AliLuvs #9monthspregnant #DueIn9days #babymanno
Fortunately, the Valentine in the Morning co-host has been extremely supportive during Fedotowsky’s time of need.
“He has been amazing,” she said of Manno, whom she became engaged to in September. “Anything, he will be like, ‘Let me give you a massage. Let me help, I want to make you feel better.’ ”
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“My baby shower weekend was truly magical. More than I could have ever hoped for,” Fedotowsky wrote on her blog.
And although Fedotowsky — who worked with a designer to create a stunning nursery for her baby on the way — and Manno had no preference on the sex of their first child, the new mom couldn’t help reflecting on her own expectations.
“I totally pictured myself as a mother to all boys,” Fedotowsky admitted in the March blog post where she revealed she was having a girl, adding that her daughter “will most certainly be the queen of the house” and “will be so loved by so many the very day she comes into this world.
“We are so thankful to say that so far, our little girl has passed every test and is looking very healthy,” she continued. “But no matter what happens, we will love everything about her.”
— Jen Juneau with reporting by Aili Nahas