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Ashley Iaconetti Is Pregnant, Expecting Baby No. 2 with Jared Haibon: 'Overwhelmed as Hell' (Exclusive)

The couple is already parents to son Dawson

<p>Ashley Iaconetti/Instagram</p> Ashley Iaconetti, Jared Haibon and their son Dawson

Ashley Iaconetti/Instagram

Ashley Iaconetti, Jared Haibon and their son Dawson

Ashley Iaconetti and Jared Haibon's family is growing!

The couple, who fell in love on Bachelor in Paradise, is expecting their second baby, they revealed during an Amazon Live on Monday. Shortly before their big announcement, the couple chatted with PEOPLE about the exciting news.

The pregnant reality star admits she's "overwhelmed as hell" as she prepares to welcome another baby.

"We want Dawson to have a sibling," Haibon says of son, who turns 2 this month. "That's very important. Both of us come from families with two kids. So we wanted to give that to Dawson."

"I want that big family dynamic, but man, having so many kids is just so overwhelming," he continues. "So even the idea of a second kid, it's no longer two-on-one where we can play defense against him. Now it's just one-on-one."

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Related: Ashley Iaconetti Admits She Felt 'Gender Disappointment' When Pregnant with Son Dawson

Although their son is still a little too young to understand what's going on, the couple says they brought him along for their first doctor's appointment, where they got to see a sonogram.

"I try to teach him, 'Where's the baby? It's in the belly!' " the soon-to-be mom of two says. "Sometimes I'm like, 'Where's the baby?' And he'll point to his belly. So he doesn't get that it's my belly. He has been extremely, even more so of a mommy's boy since this child has been in my belly."

"So he is already getting jealous," Haibon confirms.

The reality TV stars partnered with Amazon, sharing a few of their must-haves as Iaconetti enters her second pregnancy.

"Amazon is just a freaking lifesaver," Haibon shares. "I mean, we're very lucky that we live in a time where we can get something literally a day or two after we order it."

"And for me, it's always cheaper than going to the grocery store and getting diapers," Iaconetti adds.

For both Iaconetti and Haibon, the most important thing on their list is the SNOO.

"I got to say, we did not have a challenging newborn phase. And I think a lot of it has to do with the SNOO," the expectant mom says. "Not only does Amazon have the SNOO, they also have the SNOO sacks, which is a must."

As for how she's feeling, Iaconetti reveals her pregnancy has "been a lot easier than the other one."

"I had hyperemesis gravidarum last time, so that meant that basically I threw up almost every, well, I threw up multiple times a day up to about 30 weeks. And the first 16 to 18 weeks were just absolutely debilitating."

"So I'm just so freaking grateful that I'm not experiencing that," she shares, though she admits "I haven't been great. I don't like the feeling of being pregnant. I never want to feel this again. Just don't like it."

In August, the former reality TV star opened up on her podcast Ben And Ashley I Almost Famous, revealing that she wasn't initially thrilled to be having a baby boy when she found out the sex of her son Dawson.

"I had such gender disappointment with Dawson," she said of her son, noting she "had a feeling" that she wasn't pregnant with a girl.

Later in the podcast, Iaconetti discussed the possibility of having another son in the future, sharing that she "doesn't care so much" about gender anymore. "I'd be happy if we had a boy too because then I'd want them to have that, hopefully, brother bond."

Ashley Iaconetti/Instagram Ashley Iaconetti and son Dawson
Ashley Iaconetti/Instagram Ashley Iaconetti and son Dawson

At the time, Iaconetti teased that she and Haibon are planning on having another baby "very soon."

Iaconetti and Haibon met on Bachelor in Paradise, later becoming engaged in June 2018. The two tied the knot in 2019 and welcomed Dawson in January 2022.

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