Earlier this year, Jessie James Decker and husband Eric Decker were blessed with the arrival of their little girl, Vivianne Rose, who proves that genetics are a beautiful thing. But this little girl's arrival into the world wasn't all butterflies and rainbows. In fact, during a recent episode of Eric & Jessie: Game On, viewers caught a glimpse inside the drama leading up to Jessie's climactic delivery.
After a routine checkup, the country crooner found out that not only was her due date coming sooner than anticipated, but it was that day. "He was like, 'You are going to have this baby today. It's time. She's really huge, and I don't want you to go any longer,'" the 26-year-old tells People.
This also explains why the beauty was in the delivery room with a full-face of makeup on! "I got so much flack for being dolled up in that Instagram photo, but I went to the doctor for my weekly check-up … Of course I was dolled up because I like to leave the house that way," she adds.
What happened next was 14 hours of grueling labor — where Jessie didn't even progress towards full dilation. "I never dilated past six centimeters, so I had to have an emergency c-section, which was devastating for me," she says. "I was yelling and screaming at everyone. I wanted to have that special labor and moment of having a natural birth."
We're glad to report — as you know — that Vivianne was soon delivered safely. As for the baby's sweet name, Jessie admits that she "wanted a really sweet, classic Southern name," and was actually inspired by the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
"I love [that] movie and I loved the way the dad would call her, 'Viviaaanne.' So that's how we say it, too — it's not just Vivianne. I love it," she explains.
Jessie's scary ordeal really gives a new meaning to the tried and true saying: Thank heaven for little girls!