Don’t mess with Jamie Otis! The reality starlet was not having it when an Instagram troll questioned her parenting skills — especially when it came to potty training her 2-year-old daughter, Henley.
The 33-year-old Married at First Sight alum uploaded a screenshot on her Instagram Stories where one follower messaged her, writing, “Seriously? Pull-ups? Peeing all over the house? Who does that? Potty trained three kids — potty available in playroom and bathroom. Where is the training if she’s peeing all over?”
But the brunette beauty wanted to set the record straight. “She doesn’t pee all over the house,” she clapped back. “It’s for when she dribbles before she gets to the #pottytraining pot. #StopMommyShaming. Awesome! You potty trained three! This is my first, and I’m not saying I’m a pro or anything.”
In August, the Bachelor alum revealed she was determined to get her little girl to use the toilet after months of trying. “Potty-training has begun (again)!” she tweeted at the time. “Hangin’ out in our big girl undies and chasing the potty with every pee pee. If you have any advice, I’ll take it, because last time I failed at this.”
One day later, Jamie couldn’t help but get excited about her toddler’s milestones. “DAY THREE POTTY TRAINING AND SO FAR NO WET ‘UNDERWEAR’ TODAY!!!!” she exclaimed. “I cannot even believe it. She’s peed on the potty twice! So, so *proud* of my little fashionista! P.S. Mommy’s sorry, Gracie, but Daddy said you have to change your outfit before you leave the house. #MyGirl.”
Jamie and her husband, Doug Hehner, got married in 2014 and welcomed their daughter three years later. The New York native had two miscarriages since, but she is hopeful for what the future holds. “We’ve been trying to get pregnant for 18 months. That’s 78 weeks — 547 days,” she wrote on Instagram on September 4. “We suffered two losses back to back early on and then nothing for the last 10 months. I honestly never believed it’d come to this, but Thursday we meet with a fertility doctor. BUT we’re not giving up HOPE because I can’t push this big kid around forever.”
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I don’t have a large family. I’m *super* close to my sisters and brother but that’s about it. My mom had her issues and now that I’m older I kinda understand why she she chose to escape the pain with drugs, etc. I think her family probably thought us kids would be drug addicts too so they never really came around a lot during that time. …My goal has *always* been to get married and have lots of babies (I’d love 4 and to adopt 2!) so I can make my own little family.💗 • Tomorrow Aunt Flo is due to come.🙄 I’ve been kinda crampy sooo not going nuts getting my hopes up & thinking this is my month, but if she doesn’t show up I’d be soooo happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!👶🏼🌈 And if she does – at least I have a doc appointment already made for tomorrow with a fertility specialist to get some help to keep her away for next month.🙏🏻 • Thank you so much for all of your encouragement and support … it’s so nice to know I’m not the only one going through this. And my heart *hurts* for those of you who shared with me your struggles too. Especially for those of you who have been trying for years and don’t have a baby at home.😢 I know how heartbroken I am after only 18 months of trying WITH a baby. My heart goes out to you.💞 Sending you so much love & baby dust.✨👶🏼🙏🏻 • • • #marriedatfirstsight #mafs #ttc #tryingtoconceive #ttccommunity #ttcjourney #pregnancyjourney #rainbowbaby #toddlerlife #momlife #momproblems #momprobs #instalove #instagood #instababe #jerseyshore #beach #beachbabes #lastdaysofsummer #nevergiveup #hope #cantstopwontstop #dontgiveup ❤️
She continued, “I’m trying to make light of it, but honestly, this has been really rough on us. It’s devastating to get negative after negative each month. If anyone has any advice, I’m all ears because at this point, I have literally tried EVERYTHING. … And please don’t say to ‘just stop trying’ because 1) that’s easier said than done and 2) we kind of did try this for a few months (we didn’t track ovulation, pee on sticks, etc.), but we continued to have sex, and that didn’t work for us either. So, any tips but that one. Thanks for the prayers, support and baby dust sent our way.”
We are crossing our fingers for you, Jamie!
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