"I'm hoping it happens fast, but you never know," Ali Fedotowsky-Manno tells PEOPLE of conceiving a second child with husband Kevin Manno

By Jen Juneau
July 25, 2017 04:00 PM

Ali Fedotowsky-Manno and her husband Kevin Manno are ready to give their daughter, 1-year-old Molly Sullivan, a sibling.

The former Bachelorette stopped by the PEOPLE Now studios recently to chat about her hopes for expanding her family — sooner rather than later.

“If I was ovulating right now, I wouldn’t be here! I’d be back in L.A.,” she jokes, laughing. “We want another baby, and sometimes I think, ‘Gosh, I should be careful about being so vocal about wanting to be trying right now’ because what if it doesn’t happen right away?”

Continues Fedotowsky-Manno, 32, “What if it takes a year to happen? What if it takes two years? You just never know, so if that’s my path, that happens. I’m hoping it happens fast, but you never know.”

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Fedotowsky-Manno’s baby girl just turned 1 with a sparkly unicorn-themed bash, but the mother of one remembers quite vividly the time before Molly’s arrival — and has some words of advice for fellow Bachelor Nation member Jade Roper Tolbert, who’s expecting her own baby girl this fall.

“I know that she’s so exhausted, I know she’s uncomfortable,” says Fedotowsky-Manno. “But you’ve got to just try, [with] every ounce of your being, to enjoy the alone time.”

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“Not having someone to be responsible for, at least outside of your body,” she explains. “You gotta try to enjoy that time alone together — their marriage and their time together.”

Jokes Fedotowsky-Manno, “Enjoy it. Enjoy it, Jade and [husband Tanner Tolbert]. Go have sex.”