Mandy Moore has welcomed her first child with husband Taylor Goldsmith.
The This Is Us actress shared the news on Tuesday on her Instagram account.
‘Gus is here,’ the 36-year-old singer said. ‘Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents.’
Oh joy: Mandy Moore has welcomed her first child with husband Taylor Goldsmith. The This Is Us actress shared the news on Tuesday on her Instagram account
First look: ‘Gus is here,’ the 36-year-old singer said. ‘Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents’
The Princess Diaries star added: ‘We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined.’ The couple has been married since 2018.
Three weeks ago she said the ‘birth plan’ changed after she discovered she has a low platelet count. She had to ‘sadly’ alter the plans she put in place to deliver her baby, after a routine check-up revealed her platelet count had ‘dropped exponentially.’
She wrote on her Instagram Story: ‘Weekly platelet check at the hematologist. My platelets have dropped exponentially during pregnancy and it’s sadly altered my birth “plan”. Any other pregnant folk in the same boat?’
She didn’t reveal any further information about her platelet count, a very low count can sometimes signal a problem with the pregnancy, including a rare complication of pre-eclampsia – which is a condition that causes high blood pressure and can be serious if not treated – in late pregnancy.
In January Moore said she was ‘fully prepared to have surgery’ in order to have a baby. It was not an easy journey for the couple to conceive their son.
After failing to fall pregnant, Mandy went to see a fertility doctor and was told that she was suffering from suspected endometriosis – a medical condition that affects the tissue of the uterus and can cause infertility.
She was determined: In January Moore told Romper she was ‘fully prepared to have surgery’ in order to have a baby
But after being given that diagnosis the actress was ready to do whatever it took to be able to carry a child.
Speaking to Romper, she revealed: ‘I was fully prepared to go have surgery and fix my uterus and hopefully get rid of the endometriosis, if it was there. It was nice to have a plan and to know, “OK, well this is why I haven’t been pregnant yet.”‘
It was from her appointments with fertility specialists that Mandy ended up getting pregnant after she was told she was ovulating during one appointment.
Before the baby arrived: She showed off her baby bump earlier this month
After being informed she was ovulating but that she only had a small chance of conception due to her condition Mandy took matters into her own hands and ‘lo and behold’ she ended up with a positive pregnancy test.
Mandy previously admitted that she felt fortunate to have been pregnant during the coronavirus pandemic because she had been suffering with bad morning sickness but was able to cope with the pregnancy side effect because she was at home and not working.
In November, she shared: ‘I don’t know how women do it. I literally woke up and was sick all day long. I couldn’t eat, I lost a bunch of weight. I just stayed in bed all day. But luckily, I know that’s not the case for everybody, that it sometimes can persevere for the entire pregnancy.’
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Earlier this month she showed off her bump. ‘Any day… I know he looks high but trust me – his head is very low. We are ready to meet you little man…’
Moore revealed in September that she and Goldsmith are having a baby boy.
The Tangled star also shared several smiling pics to Instagram Story as she posed in a lovely brown turtleneck knit dress.
She was in full makeup and her brunette hair fell loose around her shoulders.
Elegant maternity wear: Moore shared this image where she had on a sheer pink dress
The actress also posted some images of the nursery that’s currently being set up at her home.
She regrammed photos posted by interior designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and commented: ‘Can’t wait to see it all come together!’
The candid star had informed her social media followers that blood work had indicated that her platelet count has dropped ‘exponentially’.
As a result, it has ‘altered’ her initial birth plan.
She didn’t explain in what way the diagnosis has changed her planned delivery.
Excited: Moore also posted some images of the nursery that’s currently being set up at her home this week
Finishing touches: A mask-clad designer installed a white canopy to the ceiling of the tropical-themed room