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Shay Mitchell Flaunts Baby Bump and is "So Excited"

The actress is expecting baby #2.

Shay Mitchell is sharing some happy and sad news with fans. On Monday, the Pretty Little Liars and You star made a huge announcement: She is pregnant with her second child with partner Matte Babel. The 34-year-old dropped the news alongside a gallery of photos, showcasing her huge baby bump. However, in her post she also revealed some truly sad news as well. Read on to find out what it said.

In the emotional post, Mitchell reveals the inner struggle of celebrating new life, while saying goodbye to another. "Saying goodbye to a loved one while simultaneously experiencing the joy of welcoming another into this world is the great cycle of life," she wrote. "It is also my most challenging season to date. I can't help but think this was the universe's plan all along, knowing I would need other worldly joy to cushion the blow of losing one of the most important people in my life. Yet, this is proof that love, life and loss can profoundly exist all at the same time." 

She then revealed that she recently lost her beloved grandmother. "Gram, I miss you every day. Little one, we are so excited to meet you. I breathe a sigh of peace knowing you two are already connected in such a cosmic way," she added. 

Shay, who welcomed daughter Atlas Noa into the world in 2019, is in "no rush to get married," to her longtime partner, she recently told  E! News Daily Pop. "I didn't get married before a child. I had a child, didn't get married. I don't really know if that's in the cards of us. I think we both agree, maybe it's just me." However, she did admit that she would "love to" expand her family "when the time is right." Shay has been incredibly candid about her experience with motherhood. Shortly after welcoming Atlas she confessed to experiencing "stress and anxiety" as a result of motherhood. "I'd heard all these things from my friends saying, 'You're going to second guess a lot of things you do, you're going to feel guilty when you leave her.' [It's been all about] just taking the time to get ready and be by myself to [say,] 'Okay cool, now I can handle this, I've got this, so many people have done this before me, and so many people have felt the same way,'" she told Vogue. 

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