Johnathan Edward, Jamie Otis’ Unborn Child!

Johnathan Edward would have been the first child of Jamie Otis (reality TV personality, jewelry designer, and registered nurse) and Doug Hehner if he didn’t die at 17 weeks.

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Delivered at 17 Weeks

Johnathan Edward died just 4 months after his mother’s first pregnancy due to a miscarriage. His parents announced about their first pregnancy in July 2016. Unfortunately, they lost their child just a few months later.

Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner lost their eldest child, Johnathan Edward at 17 weeks.
Jamie and Doug lost their eldest child at 17 weeks.
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After three months of his death, his mother shared a picture of the early-born baby boy talking about infant death awareness.

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. I can’t sleep well tonight so I blogged about my sweet boy, Johnathan Edward. I realize there is a great stigma associated with sharing photos of your baby who was born too early and has already gone to heaven so I want to say sorry if this offends you. However, if there’s one thing my husband has taught me it’s this: “Don’t live life trying NOT to offend anyone and trying to please everyone.” I hope by me sharing my sweet boy, Johnny (as Doug and I call him), you’ll realize that he’s a harmless, helpless baby who deserves to be remembered, not hidden away because his image may offend someone. And if you’ve lost your baby early, please know that you’re not alone. Unfortunately, 1 in 4 women are affected by this. Yet, no one talks about it. I hope this can change. I’ll be the first in my circle. You be the first in yours. My prayers go out to everyone who has lost their sweet baby too early.❤️

On one of the episodes of their Hot Marriage Cool Parents podcast, Jamie shared about the loss of her first child in 2016.

I’m a labor and delivery nurse, so I’ve envisioned the day of having my baby more than I ever envisioned ever getting married or anything, really. I never, in my wildest dreams, would’ve envisioned that I would be delivering a 17-week-old baby who went immediately to be in heaven.

Adding to a statement, she shared how her late son looked like.

Not only did he go to heaven, but when we looked at him, he was perfectly formed — he had all 10 fingers, all 10 toes. He had a little button nose. He was a perfectly formed baby who just couldn’t look at us, who couldn’t cry to let us know that he needed us. He couldn’t communicate to us and we couldn’t protect him.

Even after his death, his parents named him for his remembrance.

Parents’ Relationship

Johnathan Edward’s parents Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner got married on March 23, 2014, after they first met at Married At First Sight. Though the pair tied the knot without seeing and talking to each other, they have completed seven years of togetherness.

Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner.
Jamie and Doug have been married since 2014.
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As of now, they are parents to two kids: Henley Grace Hehner (b. August 22, 2017) and Hendrix Douglas (b. May 13, 2020).

Jamie Otis, Doug Hehner, Henley Grace, and Hendrix Douglas.
Jamie’s two children, Henley and Hendrix.
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