"I mean, this must be a really big baby," she joked on her Instagram Stories

By Gabrielle Chung
May 04, 2020 10:47 PM
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Jamie Otis is getting candid about her pregnancy.

The Married at First Sight alum, 33, got real with her followers in her Instagram Stories on Sunday night, captioning a video of her enjoying a sweet treat in bed: "I've gained 55 pounds in this pregnancy."

"I have a week until I'm full term — like, 40 weeks, I mean. So I still have time to go. And I'm like, 'I don't know how I got so big?'" she said in the clip, before panning the camera down to reveal a tub of ice cream. "This is what I do every night. It's either this or milk and cookies."

"I don't know how I gained 55 pounds," she joked. "I mean, this must be a really big baby."

Otis added in the caption: "Not sure how i gained so much weight?! Btw — I prefer peanut butter ice cream but we ran out."

Jamie Otis
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Jamie Otis
Jamie Otis/instagram

Over the weekend, Otis also showed off her baby bump in a series of naked photos on her Instagram.

Reflecting on her past pregnancy struggles, the former reality star wrote alongside the pictures, "I promised God I wouldn’t complain about any pregnancy pains if he’d just let me keep this baby.🙏🏻🤰🏼 Monday I am 39 weeks pregnant!!! I wont complain about the waddle🐧 , the Hemerrhroids😳, the fatigue😴, and back pains🤪 - God’s kept his promise and I’m keeping mine!🙌🏼💗."

Otis, who is expecting a baby boy she plans to name Hayes with husband Doug Hehner, continued, "If there’s one thing I wish I could go back and do differently, I’d put more effort into bonding with @babyboyhehner throughout my whole pregnancy...⁣"

Jamie Otis

⁣"I’ve held my breath from the moment the fertility specialist said I’m pregnant. I tried my best not to show my fear bc I only wanted to put positive energy out for this sweet baby boy growing in my belly.👶🏼🌈⁣," she wrote in the post.

"With each pregnancy milestone I felt more and more confident we wouldn’t lose him, but I never felt 'safe' to just let all my guards down...which unfortunately prevented me from truly bonding with him.😔 ."

She added, "I’m really hoping to deliver my own son. I want to pull him out and bring him up to my chest and just LOVE on him.🙏🏻 I can’t wait to smell his newborn scent & stare at the wonder of his tiny toes. I am so excited to have a home birth and have the opportunity to have the calmness of my own home so that I can bond and connect on a deeper level with our baby Hayes.🙏🏻🤰🏼👶🏼🌈."

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In April, Otis told PeopleTV  that she and Hehner, 36, decided to have a home birth because “the pros outweighed the cons.”

“You learn in nursing school that the safest place is the hospital to have a baby because then they have everything there handy, God forbid [an emergency] happens last minute,” Otis, who is a labor and delivery nurse, said.

Hehner added that the couple “did a ton of research” on home birth before making their decision.

“The fact that I may or may not be able to be a support person at the delivery in the hospital [and] what do we do with our daughter if I can’t leave the hospital?” he said. “At least with our house, we know it’s a more controlled environment.”

Otis and Hehner are parents to daughter Henley Grace, 2.