Way earlier this year, we told you that Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner were expecting again.
The Married at First Sight couple, after everything that they’d endured, deserved to welcome some happiness into their lives.
Well, Jamie Otis gave birth — and just three days later, she’s showing off her post-baby body!
Married at First Sight might be a borderline-horrifying premise for a reality series, but at least its helped the world to get to know some wonderful couples.
Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner deserve to be happy.
We’ll talk about why this happy, healthy childbirth last week was such a huge step over their past sadness.
But first, take a look at Jamie’s post-baby body.
She looks so happy!
She shared this photo on Friday.
That’s just three days after she gave birth, folks.
Considering that, just days earlier, she’d looked like a particularly large watermelon was hiding beneath her skin in the hopes of going unnoticed as summer wanes, this is a huge difference.
Jamie’s captions really express her happiness.
“Outfit of the day … I share all the details in my insta story! Lol no but seriously, I love every bit of my postpartum bod.”
We love that she started off with a joke about how so many celebs plug their clothes in otherwise personal posts.
Also, we love that she’s loving her body.
“It’s truly amazing how my body helped create & carry an 8 lb 2 oz baby …. I’m feelin’ like I can conquer the WORLD after pushing her out.”
8 pounds is no laughing matter, folks.
It’s no wonder that she feels so unstoppable.
(We cannot imagine the agony of childbirth and we never, ever want to)
“Women are SO much stronger than we give ourselves credit for.”
Remember, this was her baby bump:
Previously, Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner suffered a tragic miscarriage, just four months into an earlier pregnancy.
We know that most women unknowingly miscarry several times during their lives, but actual miscarriages — after a couple knows that they’re pregnant, and after they’ve announced their pregnancy to the world — are absolutely devastating.
Some couples end up mourning for their entire lives.
Jamie and Doug honored their stillborn child earlier this summer, on the one year anniversary of his death.
The couple, who were of course already pregnant at that point, planted a memorial tree in his honor.
That is a beautiful (and environmentally friendly) way of honoring his memory, getting a little closure on their grief, and putting up a lasting tribute that can stand the test of time.
Seriously, we’re glad that their chidlbirth was successful.
A lot of reality couples don’t work out — and, again, these two are from Married at First Sight, so they really beat the odds.
A lot of regular ol’ couples split up after a miscarriage.
That kind of grief can change people, and it can make partners grow apart as they begin to remind each other of their shared pain.
Clearly, Jamie and Doug found a way to grieve together instead of letting one tragedy tear them apart.
And now they have a new baby, Henley Grace Hehner!