Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds is officially a mom to newborn daughter Aspen King Edmonds. The 32-year-old reality TV star gave birth on Thanksgiving Day and announced her baby girl's birth with a heartfelt message on Instagram.
"Our perfect Aspen King Edmonds made her grand entrance on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, 2016, 6lbs 11oz," the proud mama wrote.
She continued to praise her former baseball player husband, Jim Edmonds, for sticking by her side and offering support during the birth.
"From the hours leading up to the birth I had the most incredible husband, he didn't leave my side. I could not have labored naturally without him and my doula. Jimmy was a constant source of support through every contraction, each blood-curdling scream and each time I told him I thought I was dying and couldn't do it anymore," she wrote. "He ran baths, helped me walk, helped me breathe, held my hands, essentially endured the burden of my pain for all 22 hours."
Meghan continued, "I am so proud and impressed of the team we made to welcome Aspen, our bond is more unshakable than I ever imagined. We have a healthy, strong happy baby who loves breastfeeding and [is] already holding her head up! I feel like I worked out for a week straight and my throat hurts from yelling but I survived unscathed without so much as a tiny tear and now I feel like the strongest warrior on the planet (and Jimmy thinks so too) her birthdate 11/24/16 added up equals her daddy's baseball number 15."
This is the first child for Meghan and Jim, who is already a father to four children from previous relationships.
The couple announced their pregnancy earlier this year while debuting Meghan's baby bump on Instagram. "We're expecting a perfect little bundle of sugar and spice and everything nice," Meghan wrote. "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!
Congratulations to the happy family!