If you watched the frankly incredible first season of Married at First Sight, you'll be well acquainted with Jamie Otis who met her husband, Doug Hehner, at the altar.
The pair have had quite the ~journey~ since tying the knot as strangers. At first, Jamie wasn't attracted to Doug, but after he remained patient and helped her work through issues stemming from an abusive childhood, they stayed together and recently celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary.
In July 2016 they announced that they were expecting their first baby. However, a week after making the news public Jamie had a miscarriage at 17 weeks. She later delivered their son who they named Jonathan.
But then, in a lovely twist of fate, Jamie discovered she was pregnant again on what would have been Jonathan's due date. And, in August 2017, she gave birth to a daughter named Henley Grace.
Since then, Jamie and Doug have chronicled family life on social media, and recently revealed that they were trying for another baby.
And, late last week, Jamie shared this selfie alongside a caption asking her followers "what it meant" to get one positive pregnancy test result followed by several negative ones.
And she then shared this photo where she she held up a pregnancy test which appeared to show the faintest of vertical lines in the first window, signalling a positive result.
In the caption, Jamie revealed she was sharing the image because she "believes in the power of positivity."
However, Jamie then went completely silent on social media for 48 hours. And when she returned, it was with a heartbreaking post announcing she'd had a "chemical pregnancy" and miscarriage.
In the caption, Jamie revealed that she'd experienced "contraction-like pains" and bleeding over two nights before her midwife confirmed she'd had a chemical pregnancy.
Jamie went on to say she was struggling to understand why some women get pregnant so easily while others have a much harder time, but added that she was "so thankful" for her daughter and husband.
And she concluded by thanking her community of followers for their support and prayers.
Before saying she was now "on a mission" to make Henley a big sister.
After posting the caption, Jamie then shared this Instagram story.
Of course, her followers rushed to her comments to share messages of love and support.
Thinking of you Jamie. 💗
You can read her full caption here.
Sorry I’ve been MIA, this very bizarre positive pregnancy test then negative test then faint positive lines gave me hope that Gracie was going to become a big sis in 9 months, but the night before last I began having terrible contraction-like pains & spotting. Then over the night full blown everything - if you know what i mean.😢
I’m a nurse so I had my suspicions; but my midwife confirmed I had a chemical pregnancy.
I don’t know why some people have it seemingly SO easy to get preggers & carry their babies to term and others struggle?🤷🏻♀️ What i do know is that i am so, so thankful for this little girl [and her daddy] right here. It’s like she knew mommy was in so much pain bc she just wanted to be held and snuggled all night long.👶🏼🌈🙏🏻
I also want to THANK YOU. I was hoping that if I put it out there that maybe all your prayers & positive energy would help me along this pregnancy because there is no doubt in my mind that all your support & encouragement while i was pregnant with Gracie helped me have such a smooth pregnancy.🤰🏼 I’ll forever be grateful for YOU.🙏🏻💗
We have to wait a cycle before trying again, but I am on a mission to make Gracie a big sis now. ...has this happened to anyone else where you go through a loss & then all you want - the only healing thought - is to become pregnant with a healthy pregnancy?! This happened to me after our sweet Johnathan👼🏼💙 & the same feelings have come back.🙏🏻🤰🏼👶🏼🌈💗
Thanks again for being the most loving, supportive, positive little community here on my instagram. I feel like I have a million sisters/friends who i call my “frans” right here & I appreciate you, your prayers, your thoughts & words of love for me & my little family more than you’ll ever know!🙏🏻💗🙏🏻💗
I love YOU.💘 Thank you.