Married at First Sight alum Jamie Otis Hehner and husband Doug have always been vocal about their lives. They do not shy away from talking about the good and the bad, including their losses. Before having their daughter, Jamie suffered losing their first son at 17 weeks pregnant. She always tries her best to honor him. In fact, she recently posted about Jonathan Edward Hehner celebrating his fourth birthday in heaven. Now, Jamie is sharing a DM with fans that explains one of her biggest wishes.
Jamie wonders if new son Hendrix could be late son Jonathan
The Bachelor alum went to her Instagram stories to share a private DM she received that made her think. US Weekly also shared details about the message and Jamie’s thoughts. The message from one of Jamie’s numerous followers suggested that perhaps her son is really Jonathan. The woman details her friend’s loss of two pregnancies. And, when she finally gave birth to a son, he told her once he was 3 or 4 years old that he had tried to be her baby two other times. He told her his body wasn’t ready yet. She said her son said, “I’m so glad I finally made it to you mommy.”
The woman continued on saying her friend had never told the little boy she had miscarried. So the lady said, “Maybe he IS your Johnathan.” Jamie says with sharing the message, “I have to share this DM with you. Could it be true. I’ve always kinda hoped for this because my sweet Johnathan’s life was taken too soon.”
She lost Jonathan 4 years ago
Jamie honored Jonathan as she does every year. She shared sweet photos of the only time she would hold her son. She said, “After four years you’d think it wouldn’t hurt as much. Time has numbed some of the pain, but anyone who assumes it can go away entirely must not know what it’s like to deliver your lifeless son and hold him in your arms knowing your body failed him and didn’t nurture and protect him to his due date.”
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Our angel baby Johnathan turns 4 in heaven today.👼🏼💙 After four years you’d think it wouldn’t hurt as much. Time has numbed some of the pain, but anyone who assumes it can go away entirely must not know what it’s like to deliver your lifeless son & hold him in your arms knowing your body failed him and didn’t nurture & protect him to his due date.😢 I’ll never forget meeting my first born baby. When I looked down to see him so tiny in my arms I couldn’t help but notice how bruised & beaten up he looked from an early delivery.😥 As a mommy all you want to do is protect your baby and make sure they’re happy and loved, but I will never get the chance to soothe my sweet Johnathan’s cry by rocking him to sleep at night, or kiss his boo-boos “all better”, or cuddle up to him when he sees a monster under the bed. I’ll never get to be a “normal” mommy for him. The only mommy I can be is one who honors him, remembers him, and continues to *love* him from earth🙏🏻👶🏼💙 There’s such a stigma associated with loss so I won’t ask anyone who feels like I should “be over it” to join me in honoring him. If no one else wants to say Johnathan’s name, look at his photos, or remember him with me that’s ok. But please, let ME say his name, share his photos & keep his memory alive. This is the only way I can be his mommy. His life may have been short, but he existed & I cant just forget him and “move on.”🙏🏻 If you’re among the 1 in 4, the “club” none of us want to be in, I want you to know you’re not alone. Losing your baby – at any stage of pregnancy – is one of the worst pains to have to endure and SO many just don’t understand, but I’m here for you mama.💞 You go ahead & love and honor your baby however you want. Don’t let the judgement of others stop you.💗 I’m sending you ALL MY LOVE, mama.🙏🏻 ***I shared this last year on his birthday & I still feel the exact same way, except this year I have so much more hope that he’s here with us in spirit—he sends so many signs!👼🏼🌈🙏 #1in4 #miscarriage #pregnancyloss #infantloss #awareness #miscarriageawareness #pregnancyandinfantlossawareness #miscarriagesupport #iam1in4 #ihadamiscarriage
Their daughter was a rainbow baby after losing Jonathan. And, before having their newborn son, Jamie had endured another loss. So, Hendrix is a rainbow baby as well.
While he is still very young, Jamie and Doug are already talking about wanting more babies.
What do you think about Jamie wishing Hendrix was really Jonathan? Do you believe or think it couldn’t be true?
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