Why Married at First Sight's Doug Hehner Hopes Jamie Otis Is Pregnant With a Boy

Although, he really just wants the child to be "healthy first & foremost."

By Elyse Dupre Sep 13, 2019 6:53 PMTags
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Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner are getting ready to welcome another baby!

The Married at First Sight mama took to Instagram on Thursday to give an update on her pregnancy journey.

"After 18 months, WE *FINALLY* HAVE A VIABLE PREGNANCY!!!!" Otis wrote on Instagram alongside a sweet photo of the couple hugging and holding up the sonogram. "My fertility appointment went so well! The doc saw a growing amniotic sac and yolk sac! My hcg levels are now 11,453.1 & progesterone is off the charts reading >60 (!!!) which essentially just means everything is going smoothly!"

While the TV star didn't know the exact due date, she said the baby is expected to arrive in May. She also said the doctor should be sharing further information next week.

"And we should be able to hear a heartbeat by then too!" she added.

Even though Otis initially thought she might be carrying twins, she learned this probably isn't the case.

"In other news, it definitely doesn't seem like twins so much anymore because there is only one amniotic sac/yolk sac—UNLESS they're identical!!!!" she wrote. "My HCG is higher than average for about five weeks along so there is still a glimmer of hope! But either way—we are obvs HAPPY with one, two, or 10 babies! Just hoping for HEALTHY!"

Hehner also expressed his excitement over the baby news.

"I hope it's healthy first & foremost.... a healthy BOY!" he wrote in the comments section. "There's too much estrogen in this house."

In addition, he spoke about wanting a baby boy on their podcast Hot Marriage Cool Parents.

"I'd be thrilled if it were twins," he said. "I'm really hoping that it's a boy and a girl—or, if it's just one baby, a boy."

"You just want a boy so bad," she added.

The proud parent shared the pregnancy announcement last week.

"We went to the fertility specialist and found out WE ARE PREGNANT!!!" she wrote over the weekend. "I cannot even believe it! After 18 long, painful months, two losses and negative after negative on the pregnancy tests we are *finally* pregnant again! Of course I am being cautiously optimistic, but I have a feeling this little one is going to stick." 

In 2016, Otis and Hehner lost a baby boy four months into her pregnancy. They then welcomed a daughter, Henley Grace, in 2017. In 2018, Otis revealed she had a chemical pregnancy. Just a few months later, she miscarried at 10 weeks.

Despite all of the heartache, Otis remained hopeful for the future. 

"I believe we will be pregnant again soon," she wrote earlier this year.

Hehner and Otis married in 2014 on the Lifetime show.