Jamie Otis is officially at the 15-week mark in her pregnancy.
The reality star suffered a tragic miscarriage months ago and recently revealed she is pregnant for the second time.
This week, Otis shared an update on her second pregnancy.
“I think [because] it has been completely different than my first, I’ve felt confident this baby will grow safe and sound inside me,” Otis wrote alongside the photo. “I haven’t had any spotting, bleeding or clots, so I’ve felt like I am having a healthier pregnancy this time.”
15 weeks!😊 I truly haven't been overly worried with this pregnancy. I think bc it has been completely different than my first I've felt confident this baby will grow safe and sound inside me … I haven't had any spotting, bleeding or clots so I've felt like I am having a healthier pregnancy this time… I haven't had any cramping either …. at least not until yesterday.😩 I began the slightest cramping & they've lasted two full days now.🙁They're really mild cramps so I'm sure it's nothing (my doc says baby and I are absolutely fine) but for whatever reason I've been really nervous. We lost our angel Johnathan at 17 weeks, 1 day.😓 I just want to get past 17 weeks and feel this baby move.🙏🏼 I want to know our sweet baby is safe, healthy, and happy growing inside me.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 Being pregnant is one one of the most joyous experiences, but it's also one of the scariest. 😔 #growbabygrow #babyhehner #prayingforhealthybaby #marriedlife #pregnant #pregnancy #babybump
“I began the slightest cramping and they’ve lasted two full days now,” she continued. “They’re really mild cramps so I’m sure it’s nothing (my doctor says baby and I are absolutely fine), but for whatever reason I’ve been really nervous.”
Otis and her husband, Doug Hehner revealed that they suffered the tragic loss of their unborn baby, who they named Johnathan, 17 weeks and 1 day in to the pregnancy.
Just six months after losing her first child, Otis took to Instagram to celebrate the news of her second pregnancy.
We are 10 weeks PREGNANT!🎉Ahh, happy doesn't even begin to describe this feeling!🤗 The moment I found out I was pregnant I began telling everyone. I wanted to share with family and friends before announcing publicly, but I knew I wasn't waiting the socially acceptable "3 months" like I was "supposed" to. My hubby and I shared why we chose to announce our pregnancy "early" with @womansdayaus. (Link in bio.) We as women are told to wait to share you're pregnant until you're in the "clear" (in second trimester). This is supposed to "protect you" since your chances of loss significantly reduce once you reach your second trimester. You wouldn't wanna announce you're pregnant and then lose the baby, right? …So women everywhere go around keeping their pregnancy secret "just in case." But then when they do suffer a loss (1 in 4 pregnancy ends in loss) they have to disguise the pain and pretend like nothing happened bc no one ever knew they were even pregnant. What a lonely, isolating feeling. 😞 After I had publicly lost my son – countless women reached out to me to share their story of loss. I received comfort from around the world … but a lot of these women who reached out to comfort me had never had the chance to share and/or talk about their sweet baby who lives in heaven – no one ever knew they were pregnant to begin with. Miscarriage is as taboo as it gets so you certainly don't mention it in passing or at work or at a dinner with friends. Instead they would paste a smile on their face and wipe the tears so it wouldn't be "awkward." Women should not have to go through this after such a devastating loss. Where's the support for 1 in 4 women? Furthermore, hiding anything doesn't give you the opportunity to be EXCITED about it. I feel like it should be each woman's choice whether they want to keep their pregnancy private or shout it from the rooftops! Who made the rule for women to have to wait "just in case?" I know I'm not the first to announce my pregnancy early and I hope I'm not the last. 💕 ….my hubby and I have squashed fear with so much love, joy, and happiness! We are THRILLED for our #rainbowbaby!💕#womensupportingwomen #preggers #overjoyed #babylove
“Doug and I have been praying and not so patiently waiting to have our rainbow baby since we lost our first born, Johnathan Edward, in July 2016,” Otis announced to PEOPLE at the time. “We are feeling so blessed and truly thankful for this little miracle growing inside of me. Being a mother has been a long awaited dream of mine. It goes without saying that Doug is going to be the best daddy ever. We cannot wait to meet Baby Hehner this coming summer!”
Congratulations to the happy (and growing) family!