The former Bachelorette is officially a mom-of-two.
Former Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas Stagliano has welcomed a second child, a son this time, with husband Stephen Stagliano. The reality star is already a mom to a little girl Addison Marie, age 2.
Pappas Stagliano explained their baby name choice to People.com, saying "His middle name is after Stephen's twin brother–we wanted to honor him. I let Stephen choose the name. He really wanted both kids to have 'A' names! Both of their initials will be 'AMS.'"
Michael is Stephen's twin brother, and was a former contestant on The Bachelor series. He also introduced the new parents. And although using his name was a decision that came easily, the star mom admitted previously that arriving on the name Austin did not. Apparently she and her hubby couldn't agree on a moniker, something I'm all too familiar with. My husband and I always get there, but with all three of our kids, it took some negotiating to pick a name we both loved.
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Meanwhile, Pappas Stagliano describes giving birth to her 7 lbs., 11 oz. 22 inch long son: "I pushed for three minutes and then was holding my sweet baby boy. I feel lucky to have had two beautiful deliveries thanks to fantastic nurses and my awesome doctor! I am doing well and feeling overjoyed." Um, especially since as she chronicled on social media, Austin was born several days past his due date!
She added this loving description of Stagliano's role as a new (again) dad: "Stephen is such a great dad and is taking such good care of Austin while we take turns resting. I feel lucky to have such a great man and partner to trust and rely on." She also said, "Austin seems to be so calm and even-tempered so far. We are so in love with him and are patiently waiting for Addison to arrive to meet her sweet baby brother!"
Meanwhile, more Bachelor babies are on the way soon, as well. Former memorable contestants Erica Rose and Ashley Salter both recently announced their pregnancies. And yesterday, beloved Bachelorette Emily Maynard shared that she is expecting baby #3! It looks like Bachelor Nation is only going to get bigger in 2016!
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Follow her on Twitter (@Spitupnsuburbs), where she chronicles her love of exercising and drinking coffee, but never simultaneously.