‘Married at First Sight’ Star Jamie Otis Gives Birth to Baby Boy, Live Streams While in Labor
Congratulations to Married at First Sight stars Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner!
The couple welcomed their second child, a baby boy, on Wednesday. The newest addition to their family joins their 2-year-old daughter, Henley "Gracie" Grace.
One day prior to his birth, Otis jokingly gave her son an eviction notice and he got the hint.
"He’s clearly a very good listener!💯 We served him his eviction notice and within 24 hours he vacated the premises!😉," Otis captioned the first photos of her newborn cutie on Instagram.
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He’s HERE!👶🏼💙🌈 And he’s clearly a very good listener!💯 We served him his eviction notice and within 24 hours he vacated the premises!😉 I want to thank YOU from the bottom of my heart for all the prayers, positive vibes, & sticky baby dust you sent me throughout my pregnancy with @babyboyhehner🙏🏻 I truly have the best FRANS!🥰 All of your love and support hasn’t gone unnoticed. And all that positive energy sprinkled out into the universe WORKED!✨ He’s snuggling on my chest perfectly calm & content as I write this caption to you!👶🏼🌈 I’m sorry I wasn’t able to go “live” longer - I was in so much pain during contractions and this labor happened so fast! I wanted to really focus on my breathing and being one with my son.☺️ Within 6 hours he was OUT!⚡️ Also, I just quickly want to thank @people for being just as excited as we are about our precious son’s arrival!🥰 They already shared pics and all his “stats!”☺️ I put the link in bio if you wanna read!🤗 I HAVE SO MUCH MORE I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU but it’s almost 11:30 pm and I’m EXHAUSTED! Thank you soooo much again! We love you!💙
Otis had gone past her baby boy's due date by two days. The day before giving birth, she wrote on Instagram, "For the last three weeks I’ve been thinking 'any day now' 🤣 ....At this point I feel like I’m going to be pregnant forever!🤪😂."
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Sweet baby Hayes has been living RENT FREE for 40 weeks & 1 day!🤰🏼 It’s time he comes out and starts paying back rent!💯 Snuggles, baby smiles, and sloppy baby kisses are acceptable forms of payment!🤱🏻🥰 I *loooove* my bump & feeling him move inside me. I’m cherishing these last moments of him hearing every beat of my heart, every breath I take & feeling ALL my love.👶🏼🌈💙 ...BUT, I don’t know HOW he’s still in there?🤯 For the last 3 weeks I’ve been thinking “any day now” 🤣 ....At this point I feel like I’m going to be pregnant forever!🤪😂
The reality stars shared their little boy's name, Hayes Douglas, via People magazine.
In addition to the first photos, Otis live streamed part of her home birth on Instagram.
"I’m sorry I wasn’t able to go 'live' longer - I was in so much pain during contractions and this labor happened so fast! I wanted to really focus on my breathing and being one with my son.☺️" she told her fans. "Within six hours he was OUT!⚡️"
Hehner commented on the post praising his wife and writing, "So proud of you @jamienotis - I can’t imagine pushing 9lbs 4oz of anything out of me, and you took it like a champ! (I knew you could do it!) This now means that I cannot complain about any ailment ever again 🤣🤦♂️."
Though everyone is happy and healthy, Otis noted in her Instagram Story that the home birth wasn't exactly a smooth one.
"No joke, the power just went out. I am not even kidding. Fortunately you don't really need power for a home birth," she told her fans.
Several hours later, she shared the first video with her little guy snuggled close.
"I just won't let him go. I am so in love with him," Otis shared. "He's so calm too!"
Otis and Hehner tied the knot on the first season of Married at First Sight in 2014. Since then, 33-year-old Otis has been candid about suffering multiple miscarriages over the years. But in September, she announced that she and 36-year-old Hehner were expecting again.
"After 18 long, painful months, two losses and negative after negative on the pregnancy tests, we are *finally* pregnant again!" she wrote on Instagram alongside a happy picture of her and her husband posing with their sonogram. "Of course I am being cautiously optimistic, but I have a feeling this little one is going to stick."
"If you’re reading this and are currently in the process of #ttc [trying to conceive] -- oh mama, my heart hurts for you," she added. "I know the instant internal pain that comes from another’s pregnancy announcement -- even if you are or at least want to be -- happy for the lucky couple. I just want you to know that your rainbow will come too. The storm can't stay forever. Hold onto hope! I am thinking of you."
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We went to the fertility specialist and found out WE ARE PREGNANT!!!🤰🏼 I cannot even believe it!😭👏🏻🥰...after 18 long, painful months, two losses and negative after negative on the pregnancy tests we are *finally* pregnant again!💗 Of course I am being cautiously optimistic, but I have a feeling this little one is going to stick..🙏🏻🤰🏼🙏🏻 ....the only thing is, yesterday the nurse called and said my blood work came back a bit different than anticipated. • Based on my last period, I should be about 4 weeks along. The blood work to support this would look like this: progesterone 8-10 & HCG 50-300 • My blood work came back like this: progesterone 51 & HCG 1,441 !!! • This means that I’m either further along OR I could potentially have TWINS!😱👯(They said it’s most likely I’m further along but I would absolutely love twins!)💞 • Thank you, thank you, *THANK YOU!* for all the encouragement, love, & prayers. IT WORKED! WE ARE FINALLY PREGNANT !!!!! 🤰🏼💗✨ • And before I end this looong caption, I just want to say this: if you’re reading this & are currently in the process of #ttc - oh mama, my heart hurts for you.😞 I know the instant internal pain that comes from another’s pregnancy announcement - even if you are or at least want to be - happy for the lucky couple. I just want you to know that your rainbow will come too. The storm cant stay forever. Hold onto hope! I am thinking of you!👶🏼🌈 • ....@doughehner & I recorded a bonus podcast ep on @hotmarriagecoolparents so we could share the WHOLE story on how we found out the best news of our lives with you! I put the link in my bio for ya!🤰🏼👶🏼✨ • • #mafs #marriedatfirstsight #bestfrans #pregnancyannouncement #finally #pregnant #pleasestick #rainbowbaby #firsttrimester #pregnancyjourney #preggo #yaya #familygoals #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttccommunity #positivethoughts #instagood #tryingtoconceive #fertilityjourney #fertility #twins #twinsofinstagram #preggers #pregnancyphoto #pregnancyreveal #pregnancy #growingfamily
Otis has continued to document her pregnancy journey for her fans, which has had its difficulties. In December, she shared that she had been diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV), and in April, she shared that she was planning to do a home birth due to her concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"To be very honest, if this pandemic never came there’s not a chance I would’ve ever considered a home birth.🙅🏼♀️" she wrote. "I didn’t know a lot about them and as a Labor & Delivery nurse I learned the safest place to have your baby is in the hospital. ....but then COVID19 came.😬."
"We weighed every single option and thoroughly RESEARCHED," she continued. "I prayed and meditated and just asked for signs🙏🏻 ... and the other day when I met with my midwife I just *knew* a home birth is going to be safest and best for us during this time.🤱🏻."
ET spoke to the couple last March, when they reflected on how far they've come since filming Married at First Sight. Watch the video below for more:
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