Ashley Iaconneti has been navigating the ups and downs of motherhood while adoring her son Dawson.
Ashley has been transparent about several of her choices as a new mom, including her choice not to breastfeed.
She maintained her vulnerability in a recent Q&A, with fans asking her several questions regarding motherhood.
One inquirer sought advice about “gender disappointment.”
Ashley didn’t hold back from sharing her own disappointments and envy before giving birth to Dawson.
She also made it clear she’s now thrilled to have had her sweet baby boy.
Ashley Iaconnetti shares her experience with ‘gender disappointment’
Ashley Iaconetti took to her Instagram Stories to engage with followers and encourage them to “Ask us a question!”
One anonymous follower asked, “Tips for dealing with gender disappointment. Happy for a healthy baby but shocked by gender.”
Ashley replied with a photo of her smiling beside her adorable son Dawson.
Along with the photo, Ashley wrote, “I definitely cried when I found out he was a boy. I always imagined American Girl dolls, dance recital makeup, and going to boy band concerts with a girl.”
Ashley continued, “I got used to the idea a few days later, but I still felt a surge of jealousy when women would tell me they were pregnant with a girl.”
Concluding her post, Ashley assured the inquiring parent, “But I promise, once the baby is born you don’t give a F$%K!!! You’ll be just as happy either way. I’d want nothing other than my Dawson.”
Bachelor in Paradise returns in a few weeks
Ashley and her husband Jared Haibon are one of Bachelor Nation’s success stories, with some of their relationship playing out on Bachelor in Paradise.
A new crop of Bachelor Nation hopefuls will have their paradise stories broadcasted when Bachelor in Paradise returns this September.
Some men vying for love include The Bachelorette Season 17 fan favorites Andrew Spencer, Michale Allio, Justin Glaze, and Aaron Clancy.
There will also be familiar faces from Michelle Young’s season of The Bachelorette, such as Rodney Mathews and Brandon Jones.
Lots of ladies from Clayton Echard’s season of The Bachelor will be on the island, including Genevieve Parisi, Serene Russell, Sierra Jackson, and the controversial Shanae Ankney.
Time will tell if any of these stars find love and eventually families likes Ashley did.
Bachelor in Paradise premieres Tuesday, September 27, on ABC.