It was just a little over three months ago that “Married At First Sight Couple” Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner announced devastating news— they had miscarried their first child, Johnathan Edward.
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We may have lost our baby Hehner but he will always be with us in our hearts. Calling him baby Hehner forever wouldn't be appropriate and doesn't feel right. We've named our baby boy! (Follow link above in my bio.) He will forever be our firstborn and hold a very special place in our hearts. We love you little guy. ❤️ #ourangel #angelbaby #angelmom #babyhehner
As previously reported by Independent Journal Review, Otis shared several blog posts about the emotional struggle and depression she was facing after losing her baby:
“I’m trying to listen and ‘move on a bit’ but I just can’t quite figure out how to continue with every-day life. I just have no motivation to do anything. Yesterday I slept until 1 pm in the afternoon. When I woke up I didn’t want to get out of bed…”
Now, in honor of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, Otis shared a deeply intimate picture of she and Doug in the hospital with their baby that was born too soon.
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. I can't sleep well tonight so I blogged about my sweet boy,…
The post, in part, reads:
“October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. I can’t sleep well tonight so I blogged about my sweet boy, Johnathan Edward. I realize there is a great stigma associated with sharing photos of your baby who was born too early and has already gone to heaven so I want to say sorry if this offends you. However, if there’s one thing my husband has taught me it’s this: ‘Don’t live life trying NOT to offend anyone and trying to please everyone.’ I hope… you’ll realize that he’s a harmless, helpless baby who deserves to be remembered, not hidden away because his image may offend someone… Unfortunately, 1 in 4 women are affected by this. Yet, no one talks about it. I hope this can change. I’ll be the first in my circle. You be the first in yours. My prayers go out to everyone who has lost their sweet baby too early…
Otis hopes that by sharing her photo, others who have gone through a miscarriage will know that they are not alone in their hurt.