Ali Fedotowsky has named her newborn son Riley Doran Manno.
The Bachelorette alum announced the news as she shared her birth story to her blog on Friday, along with a picture of the adorable infant.
She wrote of the birth: ‘I was in labor for 22-hours. Longer than my labor with [older child] Molly! Which is unusual for a second child.’
Meet Riley! Ali Fedotowsky revealed the name of her ‘sweet boy’ on her blog Friday
‘We made it home!’ Hours after welcoming her son, Ali was settling in at home
The reality star – who appeared on The Bachelor before being cast as The Bachelorette – remarked upon the similarity between Riley and Molly, born 2016.
She wrote on Instagram: ‘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!’
On her blog Ali expressed her delight at her newborn, who she called an ‘angel’.
‘He’s here and he’s perfect!!! You guys, I have a son! I am so grateful to be able to share this little angel with all of you. And when I say angel, I MEAN it. He has been such a good baby to far. Super tough, barely cries and so far sleeps a ton!’
Happy day! The recovering mother was greeted by her pet dog when she arrived home
New family member: The 33-year-old said that both she and husband Kevin Manno felt Riley was the perfect name for their child
The 33-year-old blonde said that both she and husband Kevin Manno felt Riley was the perfect name for their child.
‘It’s crazy because the last two months of my pregnancy, we kept going back and forth between Henry and Miles,’ explained Ali.
‘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. So I had kind of dismissed it since Kevin wasn’t feeling it.
So alike! Ali also shared this flashback of Molly, born 2016
‘But after our little guy was born he just didn’t look like a Henry or Miles to us. And after Kevin sat with him for a bit while I was recovering, he looked up at me and said “I think he’s a Riley.”‘
‘ThrilIed’ Ali admitted she felt the same way, so the name was settled.
Happy mommy: Ali Fedotowsky has welcomed her second child. On Thursday morning the beauty – who was on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette – shared a photo to Instagram with the little child
And it even has a family link, says Ali.
‘Riley is kind of a tribute to our siblings. Riley (Ry for short) is honoring Kevin’s brother Ryan and my sister Raya (pronounced Rye-yuh) And Doran is my brother Michael’s middle name and my mom’s grandmother’s last name.
‘So as you can see, little Riley Doran’s name is very special to us!’
Molly’s name has equal meaning, with her first name that of Ali’s grandmother, and her second name from Kevin’s grandmother.
Ali explained: ‘Once we came up with that name we knew that we would never regret it because of the family meaning behind it. And that’s how we feel about Riley. The name we’re proud of and we know that he’ll be proud of too.’
Birth story: The proud mother kept fans updated during labour