Flipping Out star Jenni Pulos welcomed her second daughter with her husband Dr. Jonathan Nassos on Wednesday, her rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively

By Jen Juneau
June 07, 2017 08:10 PM

Welcome to the world, Georgia Grace Nassos!

The second daughter of Flipping Out star Jenni Pulos and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Nassos, made her debut on Wednesday, June 7, her rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

Born at 1:38 p.m., Georgia weighed in at 8 lbs., 1 oz., and measured 20½ inches long.

“A long and rocky path led to the most beautiful destination. Our hearts are exploding with joy,” the new mom of two tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“When I was newly pregnant, I had contaminated progesterone and almost lost the baby. The song ‘Georgia on my Mind’ kept playing everywhere I went,” Pulos, 44, says of the inspiration behind her new baby girl’s name.

“I knew it was my amazing aunt and my husband’s best family friend, both named Georgia, saying, ‘We are your angels in heaven. Don’t give up,’ ” she adds. “We knew from then on her name had to be Georgia.”

Alongside her parents, Georgia joins big sister Alianna Marika, 4 this month.

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The Bravo star shared her pregnancy news exclusively with PEOPLE in January, posing for an adorable shoot with Alianna and revealing the details behind her and Nassos’ journey toward a second child.

“We had one embryo that they said could be viable,” she recalled, referring to the couple’s in vitro fertilization. “They said you’d have a 50/50 percent chance that it will work.”

Though Pulos and Nassos were “really hesitant,” to publicly discuss the challenging process initially, as she told PEOPLE in August, “Being open about it and being able to share lets other people understand that they’re not alone.”

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The then-family-of-three celebrated Georgia’s impending birth in April with a pink-infused baby shower, surrounded by guests including Pulos’ Flipping Out costars Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward — plus their now-7-month-old daughter Monroe Christine.

The bash included a refreshment spread by Kenneth Plotkin and Tart Bites Bakery, Vivanco and Patricius Tokaj wines, fun photo props and gift bags filled with PRODUCE tees.

Though the road toward conceiving baby number two wasn’t without its bumps along the way, it was completely worth it for Pulos and her husband — and she’s using her own experience to spread the message of optimism to other couples who might be in a similar situation.

“There were some dark times in this, I’m not going to pretend like there weren’t,” Pulos told PEOPLE in January. “[But] I want people to believe that they can have a lot of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter. I want them to have hope.”

  • With reporting by ANYA LEON