One yr in the past, actuality star Jamie Otis and husband Doug Hehner suffered a heartbreaking tragedy, dropping their unborn son simply 4 months into Jamie’s being pregnant.
On Wednesday, the couple, who met and married on the present Married at First Sight, planted a tree in honor of the son they named Johnathan, People reviews. In addition to the yard memorial, Otis, 31, marked the event with an Instagram publish. “”A yr in the past at present was some of the troublesome, saddest days of my life … as we speak is our angel child’s heavenly birthday,” she wrote.
Otis opened up to WomansDay.com final yr, simply two months after the devastating loss, concerning the loneliness and isolation she felt instantly following. “People in my life, who meant nicely, tried to console me by saying issues like, “At least you know you can have a baby,” or “At least you weren’t that far along in your pregnancy,” however all I might assume is, Are you effing kidding me?” she stated.
Last December, on what was to be their firstborn’s due date, Otis and Hehner, 36, acquired information of a rainbow at the top of their storm: they have been anticipating once more. The couple publicly shared information of the being pregnant earlier than Otis was even 12 weeks alongside. “Women shouldn’t have to cover behind Stone Age guidelines,” Otis stated of the private choice of when to announce an impeding birth.
In April, they revealed that they are anticipating a woman. “I’ve all the time needed to have that mother-daughter relationship that I sort of missed out on with my mother,” Otis advised People. “I secretly hoped to be a mommy to just a little woman and to have a bit of mini me.”
Hehner and Otis, who “swore to God I might by no means let [Johnathan] simply be forgotten,” made their followers to a part of the Wednesday’s memorial by streaming it over Facebook Live, even taking tree-planting recommendation from a number of.
“He was solely right here with us for a short while, however he’ll all the time be in our hearts!” Otis concluded her written tribute. “We will all the time love you candy little Johnathan. Thanks for being an excellent massive brother to your little sister.”
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