RHOC's Meghan King Edmonds Welcomes Daughter Aspen -- See the Photo
Meghan King Edmonds is a mom to a little girl!
The Real Housewives of Orange County star announced on Instagram Friday that she and husband Jim Edmonds welcomed their first child on Thanksgiving Day.
“@therealgirlygirl sent me this note while Jimmy and I welcomed our new baby girl on Thanksgiving! Our hearts are exploding,” King Edmonds, 32, wrote, adding, “Stay tuned for name, pics, baby info, and birth story info!”
On Saturday, King Edmonds shared the first photo of her child and revealed her name, Aspen King Edmonds, and her weight, 6 lbs., 11 oz.
“Our perfect Aspen King Edmonds made her grand entrance on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, 6lbs 11oz,” King Edmonds wrote. “From the hours leading up to the birth I had the most incredible husband, he didn’t leave my side. I could not have labored naturally without him and my doula. Jimmy was a constant source of support through every contraction, each blood-curdling scream and each time I told him I thought I was dying and couldn’t do it anymore. He ran baths, helped me walk, helped me breathe, held my hands, essentially endured the burden of my pain for all 22 hours. I am so proud and impressed of the team we made to welcome Aspen, our bond is more unshakable than I ever imagined. We have a healthy, strong happy baby who loves breastfeeding and already holding her head up! I feel like I worked out for a week straight and my throat hurts from yelling but I survived unscathed without so much as a tiny tear and now I feel like the strongest warrior on the planet (and Jimmy thinks so too) her birthdate 11/24/16 added up equals her daddy’s baseball number 15 :)”
The new addition joins Edmonds’ four children from his previous relationships.
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King Edmonds revealed the news of her pregnancy — and that she was expecting a baby girl — to PEOPLE exclusively in June.
“I’m so over the moon, I couldn’t believe it the first time I peed on a stick and I saw that little line kind of get a little darker,” she said at the time. “I’ve always dreamed of this, but it’s still such a miracle. I can’t even describe the feeling.”
The reality star has been open about her experience with in vitro fertilization, telling PEOPLE in July that the associated hormones gave her quite the “roller coaster ride.”
“Feeeling exhausted and bloated … it changed my lifestyle,” she admitted. “I’m used to working out every day, and I wasn’t able to because I was tired.”
“Yesterday was truly magical @2createdesigns put together a fairy tale baby shower, which helped me forget how miserable I’ve felt the last couple days,” the then-eight-months-pregnant King Edmonds wrote on Instagram.
“I’m going on day 3 of my fever, but just thinking about all the beautiful details and amazing friends who showered me and my baby girl with love makes my heart smile.”