Jamie has been keeping fans updated on her pregnancy progress through her social media accounts and blog posts, and she revealed over the weekend that she was almost 2 centimeters dilated, and she says now that she can "finally relax and breathe — well, kinda!"
I'm "almost" 2 cm dilated & 90% effaced!💃🏻 I cannot believe our daughter will be in our arms in a matter of days/weeks!👶🏼🌈 I've been holding my breath this whole pregnancy and I feel like I can finally relax & breathe - welllll, kinda!😜 She's so big & takes up every crevice of my insides so I literally cannot breathe!🤰🏼😆 lol ...but seriously, I can't tell you how amazing it feels to know that if she decided to come tomorrow she'd be fully developed & healthy!🤗 I'm going to miss taking our weekly baby bump pics .... Apparently Doug is too. Scroll to the right to see his "baby bump" 🤣P.S. tonight at 6:30 EST Doug and I are going LIVE on fb to see who can assemble baby gear faster - this is my sneaky way of making sure all of her stuff gets put together before she comes out!🙌🏼 Link to fb video in my bio!☺️ #36weekspregnant #blessed #thankful #GonnaHOLDhersoon ☺️ ***UPDATE: putting baby gear together is A LOT more difficult than you'd ever imagine! 😵 Link to our vid in my bio.
"I cannot believe our daughter will be in our arms in a matter of days/weeks!" she wrote on Instagram, adding she and Doug will miss sharing their baby bump photos. "She's so big and takes up every crevice of my insides so I literally cannot breathe — lol, but seriously, I can't tell you how amazing it feels to know that if she decided to come tomorrow she'd be fully developed and healthy!"
The reality stars announced in February that they are expecting a baby together after suffering a miscarriage in July 2016. They shared the news with this photo featuring the couple, Jamie's bump, and an arch of rainbow balloons to symbolize their "rainbow baby" — which is the term used to describe a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss.
We are PREGNANT!!! Our sweet Baby Hehner is due this August. Of course I share so much more about our little #rainbowbaby with you all on my blog. (Jamie Otis.com/all-things-Jamie ) @people put the sweetest tribute together for our first born son - Johnathan. We love him so much and are so happy to know he's looking down from Heaven taking care of his little sister/brother. ❤️ Thank you @people, for honoring our first born while we celebrate this amazing miracle.💕 Link in bio. #pregnant #preggers #overjoyed #babylove PS forgive me for my unbuttoned jeans. I'm at that awkward stage where I don't quite fill out maternity jeans but I definitely don't fit in my regular clothes. 🤗🎉🙏🏼😍 #sohappy
Back in October, Jamie opened up about the tragedy for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month — when she shared a controversial photo of her late son, who would have been named Johnathan Edward.
"I've realized that there are so many women who have experienced a similar loss and feel so isolated from it. It wasn't until I blogged [that I realized that] so many women feel the same way as me. It's taboo to share photos and talk about miscarriage," she previously told Entertainment Tonight.
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. I can't sleep well tonight so I blogged about my sweet boy, Johnathan Edward. I realize there is a great stigma associated with sharing photos of your baby who was born too early and has already gone to heaven so I want to say sorry if this offends you. However, if there's one thing my husband has taught me it's this: "Don't live life trying NOT to offend anyone and trying to please everyone." I hope by me sharing my sweet boy, Johnny (as Doug and I call him), you'll realize that he's a harmless, helpless baby who deserves to be remembered, not hidden away because his image may offend someone. And if you've lost your baby early, please know that you're not alone. Unfortunately, 1 in 4 women are affected by this. Yet, no one talks about it. I hope this can change. I'll be the first in my circle. You be the first in yours. My prayers go out to everyone who has lost their sweet baby too early.❤️ Link to my blog & Johnny's photo in my bio. #miscarriageawareness #miscarriage #miscarriagesupport #mafs #marriedatfirstsight
"I really want to desensitize this topic. I want to show [other women who have miscarried] that they aren't alone, and I want to give them a space where they can share their sweet baby who was taken from the world too early. I hope by me sharing my story and my son, Johnny, it helps women who have gone through similar circumstances or who are going through a loss now."
We know they will make great parents to their daughter — and can't wait to meet their new addition.