Forget a single rose — Clare Crawley should expect to be showered with flowers because she’s officially a new mom!
The former Bachelorette announced the birth of her first child via surrogate on Monday. “SHE’S HERE!” Crawley proclaimed in a post on her Instagram Story. “HEALTHY + BEYOND LOVED.”
Crawley, who announced her wedding to Ryan Dawkins in February 2023, shared a picture of the two hugging while she wore a surgery cap and robe. “Dream come true,” Crawley noted.
The 42-year-old former reality star announced in July 2023 that she and Dawkins had a little one on the way.
“Our laundry is about to get a whole lot cuter in 2024!! ,” she said in an Instagram announcement. “✨This TRULY is what my dreams are made of! I can’t tell you how hard it has been to hold this secret in, as I’ve shared the last 10 years of my life with you all! This is one journey though that Ryan and I have been keeping close to our hearts as we navigated the uncertain world of IVF and all that comes with it up until this point. I can’t wait to share it all with you soon what it’s been like for us, and until then, we are so incredibly grateful to @eggwhisperer for making miracles happen! ✨Baby Dawkins will be arriving via our amazing angel surrogate, in January 2024!!”
Dawkins, who is also dad to two daughters, wrote in a comment, “You are the most incredible wife and bonus mom, bringing so much love & happiness into our lives. Our little one is beyond lucky to have you as a mom. I love you so much. Party of 5!”
While revealing the sex of their baby, Crawley noted she had dreamt of having a baby girl for a decade.
“For the last 10 years I’ve had the same dream over and over,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “The dreams were so vivid and real of my baby coming into my life. All the beautiful details down to the gender and name. So this special moment was not a surprise for me!”