Ali Fedotowsky says she’s smitten with her growing family.
The former “Bachelorette”, 33, who just welcomed baby Riley on Thursday with husband Kevin Manno, took to Instagram to show off the new addition.
“One of these pictures is Molly and the other is of her brother,” Fedotowsky wrote alongside an adorable snap if the newborn. “They look SO much alike.”
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Life is so much sweeter today 💕 One of these pictures is of Molly and the other is of her brother. They look SO much alike! Sharing his name and why it’s so special to us on my site today! www.AliLuvs.com #PracticallyTwins #BabyManno #AliLuvs #brotherandsister Photos by @ashleyburnsphotography and @valoriedarling
But the name Riley wasn’t their first choice for names, “We were going back and forth between two names for months. We said we’d pick one after he arrived,” she explained to Us Weekly. “As it turns out, he’s not either of those names. We completely changed our mind once we met him. Welcome to the world, Riley Manno!”
Originally, the couple had Henry and Miles as their top two baby names, “I had suggested Riley (and kept it on my top 5 list) a few months back but Kevin wasn’t taking to it like I was,” she gushed on her blog AliLuvs. “So I had kind of dismissed it. But after our little guy was born, he just didn’t look like a Henry or Miles to us.”
Ultimately, Manno agreed on the name, “He looked up at me and said, ‘I think he’s a Riley,’” she continued. “I was so shocked to hear him say that but thrilled because I felt the same way! We struggled settling on a name that felt right for months and so many people told me that you know once you see the baby. That really proved true for us.”
Congratulations to the happy family.