Meghan King Edmonds is pregnant and expecting a daughter with husband Jim Edmonds, the Bravo reality star's rep confirmed to E! News Monday. The announcement comes less than 12 hours before The Real Housewives of Orange County returns for its eleventh season at 9 p.m.
The mom-to-be also shared the first picture of her baby bump with her Instagram followers. "We're expecting a perfect little bundle of sugar and spice and everything nice!" Meghan wrote in the caption. "Jimmy and I are over the moon! We are thrilled to bring our daughter into our perfectly imperfect blended family in time for the holidays!" This will be the first child for Meghan and the third for Jim, who has two kids from a prior marriage. In a statement to Bravo's The Daily Dish, Meghan, who is four months along, said, "To say we're thrilled to expand our family is an understatement. Life will definitely be busy, but we'd have it no other way."
Getting pregnant wasn't easy. While Meghan didn't have fertility issues, Jim had previously undergone a vasectomy and froze his sperm. "Infertility is a challenge that faces so many," she told The Daily Dish, "and I hope our story will bring hope to those working to build their family."
Meghan also spoke candidly about her IVF journey in an interview with People Monday. "We went through IVF and fortunately we got pregnant the first time," she said. "It was just such a long process with the IVF, step by step by step with so much information." Now, with a baby on the way, the 31-year-old is "over the moon." In fact, she said, "I've always dreamed of this, but it's still such a miracle. I can't even describe the feeling." She could, however, describe her new curves. "I finally have a bum!" the slender star joked. "For the first time in my life I can twerk."
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