'Aspen is going to be a big sister!' RHOC's Meghan King Edmonds announces she's expecting her second child via IVF with husband Jim
Meghan King Edmonds is pregnant with her second child.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 33, announced via her?blog that she is expanding her family with former baseball player husband Jim Edmonds, 47, with a baby due in June 2018.
The reality TV personality's struggle with fertility has been well-documented on her hit show as cameras recorded Meghan's in vitro fertilization process in conceiving her daughter Aspen, 12 months.?
Party of four! Meghan King Edmonds announced via her blog that she is expanding her family with former baseball player husband Jim Edmonds, with a baby due in June 2018
'It was so hard for us to keep it a secret from everyone especially since we shared our entire IVF journey with Aspen on RHOC from the very beginning,' Meghan wrote on her blog.?
'Tonight on the RHOC?reunion you’ll see that I’m only one month pregnant, but that was filmed five weeks ago: we are now 10 weeks pregnant (and I’m feeling every bit of it)!'
While Meghan is in the early stages of her pregnancy, she hinted at the possibilities of having a baby boy.
'I’m not feeling the greatest but we know that it will all be worth it in the end,' she wrote. 'Aspen will make a fabulous big sister at only a year-and-a-half old in June 2018!?
Tough: The Real Housewives of Orange County star, 33, has documented her fertility struggle on her reality show (pictured n April)
'Oh, what about the biggest question: Boy or girl? Think blue this time around!'
The candle queen and her husband knew they wanted another child after the birth of their daughter. despite the difficulties with IVF.
'When Aspen was only a few months old Jimmy and I knew we wanted to add another baby to the mix,' Meghan wrote.?
'Yes, Aspen has half-siblings but we wanted her to be able to share in the joy of waking up to a sibling every day of her life.?
'Plus her half-siblings are completely enamored by Aspen and they LOVED the idea of expanding our family even more.'?
Cuties: While Meghan is in the early stages of her pregnancy, she hinted at the possibilities of having a baby boy to join daughter Aspen, 12 months (pictured in September)
'It was so hard for us to keep it a secret from everyone especially since we shared our entire IVF journey with Aspen on RHOC from the very beginning,' Meghan wrote on her blog
Meghan admitted that this second IVF process was slightly easier as she 'knew what to expect.'
'Opposite of my first experience with IVF, this time I was anxious for the emotional toll while knowing I could handle the physical repercussions,' she wrote on the blog.?
'Additionally I had reliable companionship this time around with Jimmy by my side, my trusty furry companion Girly Girl and of course baby Aspen.'
Meghan also publicly discussed her battles with depression during and after her first pregnancy, thanking her daughter and dog for support.
Tough stuff: Meghan admitted that this second IVF process was slightly easier as she 'knew what to expect' from when she fell pregnant with Aspen?
'If you remember from RHOC, during my first round of IVF I entered the worst depression of my life, probably due to the erratic hormones combined with loneliness,' she wrote.?
'I was able to wean off my depression meds halfway through my pregnancy with Aspen which directly corresponded with when I got Girly Girl, and I haven’t been on a lick of antidepressants since then.
'Dogs are truly woman’s best friend and medicine for the soul… and apparently clinical depression!'
Of the 10 embryos harvested, only four were chromosomally normal: three boys and one girl.?
'We were a bit shocked that 60 percent of our embryos were abnormal but so happy to have four VERY strong and perfectly healthy embryos,' she said.
Jim has four children between two previous marriages, and has been married to Meghan since October 2014.
Lucky in love: Jim has four children between two previous marriages, and has been married to Meghan since October 2014
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