Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner are sharing some major family news with fans.
The Married at First Sight stars went on Instagram Live over the weekend, revealing that they decided to change their newborn son's name from Hayes Douglas to Hendrix. Due to COVID-19, Otis welcomed the baby boy via home birth last Wednesday. She and Hehner are also parents to 6-year-old daughter Henley "Gracie" Grace.
"Just in case you missed the News.... both @jamienotis and I mistakenly called him the wrong name when he first came out, which made us rethink what his first name should be," Hehner shared on Instagram, reposting their live video. "So we took that as a sign to make it official, and decided to NOT call him Hayes Douglas."
In another post shared to her own page, Otis marveled over giving birth a second time, calling all women "superheroes" for their strength and endurance throughout the pregnancy process.
"It's wild to think just 3 days ago his whole body was INSIDE my belly👶🏼🌈. It is so amazing what a woman’s body can do!" she exclaimed. "I mean, us women get one little sperm from a man & then we proceed to grow a tiny HUMAN inside us! ...don’t even get me started on how strong we are to birth that tiny human — whether he’s pushed out or cut out, medicated or unmedicated — we are freakin superheroes."
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It’s wild to think just 3 days ago his whole body was INSIDE my belly.🤯🤰🏼👶🏼🌈 It is so amazing what a woman’s body can do! I mean, us women get one little sperm from a man & then we proceed to grow a tiny HUMAN inside us! ...don’t even get me started on how strong we are to birth that tiny human — whether he’s pushed out or cut out, medicated or unmedicated — we are freakin superheroes!🦸🏼♀️ I pushed this little guy out in a tub of water right next to my bed in the middle of my bedroom. After I got him in my arms I got out of the tub with the placenta still inside me & attached to him, climbed up on my bed, delivered my placenta and got stitched up while my son snuggled on my chest.🤱🏻 I kinda felt like a bad-azz super mama for a hot second! 💪🏼 ....Until the fourth trimester hit me like a ton of bricks!😳 Ahh, the adrenaline soon ran out!😭 My vagina’s on fire, my butt feels like it exploded, and my nipples are back to being cracked and bleeding from nursing 🤷🏼♀️ (didn’t really expect this one since I nursed Gracie for a full year).🤪 Still, I wouldn’t change *any* of this journey. I feel so BLESSED to get to be a mommy again.🙏🏻 I don’t know what you think, but I def think the fourth trimester is the hardest trimester... physically, mentally, & emotionally! If anyone has tips to make it easier I’ll take ‘em! I’ve done this before but I’m wide open to learning/trying something new to heal faster!💪🏼 And total side note, but Doug and I have a huge announcement we want to share with you - our FRANS - first! We will be LIVE tomorrow right here on my Instagram at 7:30pm EST. Can’t wait to see you, share our news, and chat for a few minutes!💗 Another side note: that second pic Gracie came running up, kissed his foot, hugged me and then ran away 😭 Doug snapped the pic while I was saying “awwww!!!”🥰 She is such a sweetheart!☺️
As ET previously reported, Otis chose to document her second pregnancy journey for her fans, which didn't come without challenges. Back in December, she shared that she had been diagnosed with human papillomavirus (HPV), and last month, she shared that she was planning to do a home birth due to concerns over 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 admitted. "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."
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