The Potomac beauty is a new mom to baby Dean but she’s already thinking about expanding her family. The Bravo star revealed that she and her 59 year old husband Michael struggled to conceive before getting pregnant with Dean, which is why she is already thinking towards the future.
Speaking to Hollywood Life, Ashley states:
“I would be lying to you if I said I wasn’t [scared], I’m trying to be present and in the moment and to savor all the things, the little smiles and everything like that. But at the same time, of course I’m thinking about a sibling for him and you know, what that would look like. So it definitely scares me a little bit. Certainly, even with Dean, I was very nuts. I found myself just not completely able to really enjoy being pregnant for the first couple of months because I was just so scared that a rug was going to be ripped out from underneath me. And yeah, it was just really hard to emotionally invest myself the way that I wanted to, out of fear.”
As for a timeline? Ashley states ““I’m hoping that, maybe within two years he’ll be potty trained and I feel like we’ll be pretty sufficient and have a good rigor as a family, then hopefully we can start trying for baby number two.”
As for baby Dean’s name? Ashley states that it was inspired by a dream that turned into a reality:
“I dreamt of this name Dean and I just was like, ‘That’s the baby’s name’. I woke up and I had thought of Dean on my mind, this is the baby. And of course the first person I told was my mom and I was like, ‘Mom, I think I have a name for the baby. I think his name is going to be Dean.’ And my mom says, ‘Actually, that was what I was going to name your brother before I called him Zachary.’ It really was and Michael took some convincing of the reason why and I was so set on it that I wasn’t really going to budge.”
I’ve always liked Ashley and love seeing her as a mom. Hopefully Ashley doesn’t stress too much about the future and enjoys this precious time with her little one.
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