Jamie Otis Shares Emotional Tribute to Son as Due Date Approaches (PHOTO)
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Jamie Otis Shares Emotional Tribute to Son as Due Date Approaches (PHOTO)

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The holiday season is meant to be a happy time to celebrate with your loved ones — but it won’t be the same this year for Jamie Otis and Doug Hehner.

The Married at First Sight couple was looking forward to an especially exciting time when they found out their first child was due right before Christmas.

Sadly, as we now know, that was taken from them in late July when they tragically miscarried their baby boy.

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Now, in the weeks leading up to son Johnathan Edward’s due date, Jamie is remembering those good feelings and the child she lost with an emotional Instagram post.

On Monday, December 5, the Bachelor alum shared a pic of herself and hubby Doug earlier in the summer. In it, she’s wearing a bikini and showing off her bare baby bump.

"It wasn't my choice to survive without you. So I will spend my life living for you and honoring you," she starts the caption.

She continues, “I was so happy to have you in my belly. I was 3 months pregnant with you in this photo ... little did I know a month later I'd lose you.”

If that wasn’t enough of a gut punch, the rest of her note will have you grabbing for the tissues.

“Johnny, I can't help but think of what you'd look like if you were able to stay in there safe & sound & come to us like you were supposed to for Christmas,” she finishes the heartbreaking tribute.

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“I'll always love & honor you. You're my angel baby.”

Over the last few months, the Hehners have continued to remain positive in moving forward, while still holding onto their boy. Take, for instance, that incredibly moving photo they posted in October of their premature baby…

We commend the pair for sharing such a potentially controversial post, one the 30-year-old gal is aware of due to the “stigma associated with sharing photos of your baby who was born too early and has already gone to heaven.”

Jamie’s fears seemed to be for naught, though.

After she shared this, many fellow moms who have suffered a similar loss rallied around her in the comments section.

“I too delivered my son at 17 weeks,” shared one fan. “I also found it cathartic to write it out. My heart breaks for you.”