On October 21, Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith welcomed their second baby boy into this world. In a joint Instagram post, the couple explained that Oscar Bennett came a little later than expected, but he is healthy and the childbirth was “easier/speedier delivery than his big brother.”
“Every adage is true: our hearts have doubled in size and the immediacy of the love is astounding. He is beyond words and we are so grateful for our family of four!” the couple added in the caption. They shared several photos together with the newest member of their family.
The couple started dating in 2015, got engaged in 2017, and eventually wed in 2018. They first announced they were expecting in September 2020 and gave birth to August “Gus” Harrison in February 2021. They announced they were expecting baby boy Goldsmith #2 back in June.
The June announcement came just a few weeks after Moore released her seventh studio album, titled In Real Life. She started writing the album with her husband after the birth of their first son – the album talks about living through quarantine and preparing to be a mother.
Before learning of her second pregnancy, she had a 26-city tour scheduled between June 10th and July 24th. She announced her intent to continue with the tour, despite the pregnancy, and made it through 12 shows before canceling the second half of the tour due to health concerns.
“When we booked these shows, I wasn’t pregnant and although I truly thought I could power through, the way we are traveling (long hours on the bus and not getting proper rest) has caught up, taken its toll and made it feel too challenging to proceed,” said Mandy Moore at the time.
For those that were hoping to see her perform, it’ll have to wait for now. The new mother has a lot on her plate with two baby boys. “I know that I have to put my family and my health (and the health of my baby) first and the best place for me to be right now is at home,” she added.
Mandy Moore Gave Birth Without Epidural or Pain Relief Medication
In an interview with TODAY shortly after announcing her second pregnancy, Mandy Moore opened up about the rare blood disorder that prevents her from taking an epidural during childbirth. She explained how ‘awful’ it was the first time around, but she was ready to push through again.
“I wish medication was an option — just the idea of it being on the table is so nice. But we’ll just push forth like we did last time,” said Moore, adding that her platelets are ‘too low for an epidural.’ Doctors later explained there could be spinal cord damage if an epidural is taken.
Mandy Moore was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). The condition not only puts the mother at risk of bleeding during pregnancy, but it puts the fetus at risk of low platelet levels.
Nonetheless, she did exactly as she said she would – she pushed forth like she did last time, with her husband by her side every step of the way. In her latest Instagram post, she even added that Ozzie’s birth was much easier and quicker than her previous – ‘much to the delight of his parents,’ she added.
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