How Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner Are Coping With Miscarriage

The sweet way the reality stars are honoring their son. 




It takes a lot of strength to open up to the world about miscarriage, but Jamie Otis is doing just that. The Married At First Sight star took to her blog today to work through all of the emotions she's been feeling since finding out that she and husband Doug Hehner had lost their baby.


"It’s been less than a week since we have suffered from this terrible miscarriage," she wrote. "Last night my husband and I were making dinner and I just lost it. To think that a week ago there was a little baby curled up inside me warm and comfy, safe from the world. He could hear me talking to him and my heart beating next to his. I would rub my belly and smile knowing he was growing inside me. But now he is gone. I just can’t wrap my brain around it."


Luckily, the couple is leaning on each other to get through this difficult time. "When Doug got home yesterday I was just a mess," Jamie revealed. "I told him I was trying my best to be strong and remain positive but I just don’t even know how. He just wrapped his arms around me and let me cry."


One thing is for sure—Jamie and Doug are intent on remembering their lost little one. Doug even made this memory box as a keepsake:



And that's not the only way Jamie and Doug are honoring Baby Hehner. They also decided to give him an official name. "He deserves a beautiful name to be remembered by," Jamie said. "I began searching online for different little boy names and their meaning. When I read that Johnathan means 'gift from God' I silently sobbed and rubbed my belly." 


"Doug’s middle name is Edward after his grandpa," Jamie continued. "Doug wanted to give him his middle name. Our firstborn will share daddy’s middle name. I think this is so beautiful and meaningful."






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