Congratulations to Mandy Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, lead singer of the folk band Dawes, who have welcomed their first child!
The “This Is Us” actor announced the happy news on social media on Tuesday, sharing a cute picture of their baby son in a blue onesie on Twitter. “This Is Gus and #ThisIsUs,” Moore wrote in the caption.
On Instagram, the proud mom wrote more: “Our sweet boy, August Harrison Goldsmith. He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents. We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined. M + T.”
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) February 23, 2021
On the “Informed Pregnancy Podcast” on Feb. 22, Moore revealed in an interview just days before the birth that due to complications, and her plan for an at-home birth had changed. Instead, she’d be delivering baby Gus at the hospital.
“The grieving process about my plan not unfolding the way that I had hoped actually … it was a couple of weeks afterward that it really sort of sunk in,” Moore said. “Just caring about other people that were planning to do home births and feeling this weird tinge of jealousy. I know that sounds ridiculous, but I’m like, ‘Oh man, I’m happy for them, but I’m also kind of sad that I don’t get to have that experience that I was hoping for.'”
The couple, who married in 2018, first announced the pregnancy in September 2020, sharing an Instagram slideshow of pics that showed off Moore’s growing baby bump. “Baby Boy Goldsmith coming early 2021,” Moore wrote.
In January, the star told Romper that she had given a lot of thought to how she wanted to raise her son.
“I want to raise an intelligent, feminist, loving, compassionate young man, who respects women, and who understands boundaries,” she said.
She added that her husband was born to be a dad.
“I think he’s been suited to be a father pretty much his whole life,” Moore said. “He’s been gearing up for this. Like in the morning, it’s funny, I’ll reach for my phone and he’ll reach right for whatever baby book he’s reading.”