Katie Lowes broke the news on Friday that she and husband Adam Shapiro are expecting their second child together

By Jen Juneau
August 04, 2020 03:25 PM
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Katie Lowes' second child on the way will complete her family.

The Scandal alum called in to Live with Kelly and Ryan on Tuesday for a chat with Ryan Seacrest, during which they discussed her newly announced pregnancy and how she and husband Adam Shapiro are all set with their soon-to-be family of four.

"This is No. 2, and then the shop is closed," said Lowes, 37, with a laugh, before bringing her husband into the frame to say hello and receive well-wishes from Seacrest, 45.

And despite the fact that "a lot of people think" she and Shapiro conceived their baby while social distancing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis, Lowes insists it happened "right before quarantine" — "about a week and a half before the shutdown," to be exact, in mid-March.

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Katie Lowes and Adam Shapiro

While she admitted that being pregnant feels "horrible" and "incredibly stressful" in some ways considering the circumstances, "At the same time, I think most people are trying to focus on the things they're grateful for: their health, their family, extra time with their loved ones," Lowes added.

"Also, I'm just trying to stay chill, 'cause there's a baby in there and I'm like, 'Let's not get so stressed,' " explained the Katie's Crib podcast host. "So I'm super careful about how much I read and at what times of the night I read."

Lowes and Shapiro know the sex of the baby, but she's choosing to share minimal information about her pregnancy, as she's "superstitious" about it. But big-brother-to-be Albee, 2½, already has a name in mind — perhaps at least partly influenced by what's going on in the world around him.

"When I ask [Albee], 'What do you want to name your sibling that's coming?' he says, 'Anxious,' " Lowes told Seacrest, laughing. "I don't know how he picked up that word, but it has to be in the cultural phenomenon of what we're going through right now."

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Lowes broke the news on Friday that she and Shapiro are expecting their second child, posting a series of snapshots of herself holding up ultrasound photos during various FaceTime sessions with her husband from her doctor's office — likely a result of her clinic's no-partners rule during the pandemic.

"We want to share some good news! Baby #2 coming November 2020. 👶🏻," the actress wrote in her caption, adding, "Adam, Albee, and I are so excited! ❤️❤️❤️+❤️."

Among those chiming in to send the family well wishes were Josh Gad, who wrote, "Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! CONGRATS."

Joked Chelsea Handler, "Somebody was getting busy during covid!!!! Yahoo!"