The Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi gave birth to her first child- a baby girl this Wednesday.
Rossi and Slade finally had their first baby
Rossi along with her fiance, Slade Smiley were over the moon to have their first girl child. The couple has named their newborn daughter Skylar Gray. According to a rep for Rossi, both mother and daughter are doing well. Throughout her pregnancy, Rossi had posted pictures and videos on social media.
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God is Great!! 🙏🏻🙌🏻 Skylar Gray Smiley arrived safely into this world today! ❤️ Most amazing & emotional day of my life! I am doing good as well 🙈 of course I have some pain from the c-section, but it was all so worth it! ————————————————————————-Details and pics coming soon! But for now just focusing on Sky and taking good care of her. Thank you all for your prayers and love today! ❤️😘 Love you guys! ————————————————————————-Stunning photo captured by Jesse from @stillmultimedia at #38weeks pregnant 👼🏻
Rossi had to undergo a c-section
She also posted a video hours before her delivery in which she was seen on a hospital bed. Rossi was disappointed and sad for not being able to have a normal delivery. She told that after a lot of crying and struggling, they have decided to have a c-section as it’s going to be the safest procedure for her and the baby.
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Tomorrow is the Day!!! 🥴🙌🏻🙏🏻 So I am going to share a story with you all…. I had a really really tough day yesterday because of having to make a super hard decision after my doctors appt. but after a lot of contemplation, crying, struggling, (and based on the medical pros and cons) the Doctor, Slade and I have decided a c-section is going to be the safest thing for me and baby tomorrow. ————————————————————————-Doctor said I am only dilated 1cm and I guess I have a “cervix of steel” 😜 so it’s not really cooperating at this point and just my pelvic exam yesterday was so beyond painful that I almost passed out, then started to hyperventilate because of that, which then lead to a panic attack! Needless to say I was a hot mess! 🙈🥴—————————————Statistics show that if you aren’t dilated past 3cm then being induced is a lot harder on your body and one has a lower success of a vaginal birth, and a lot of times leads to a c-section anyways. So I either labor for potentially days and go through this balloon like procedure to try and open my cervix (which may or may not work) and possibly put myself and the baby in a lot of duress during that process (because I can’t have an epidural for that part yet) and then end up potentially in a c-section anyways, or I just do the scheduled c-section, which will be a lot less stress on myself and the baby. ——————————————————When you have this vision of how you want your labor and delivery to go and it doesn’t turn out they way you imagined, there is this sadness and internal struggle with “why isn’t my body cooperating” or am I making the right decision etc. So after crying it out, and being sad about not having a “vaginal birth” yesterday, I asked God to give me a sign that this is the best decision, and he did! 🙌🏻 He literally had so many of my friends reach out to me yesterday and put me at ease about a potential c-section (and they didn’t even know what had happened at the appt.) ———————————————————— So I am scheduled for the c-section tomorrow and am going to embrace it with as much confidence as I can, and know that having her in my arms safely is all that matters! 🙏🏻🙌🏻❤️ (Finish reading in comments below 👇
The couple first announced the pregnancy during an episode of The Doctors. Rossi shared that she still couldn’t believe that it’s real and said that the couple was freaked out but in a good way. Rossi and Smiley were very excited for the baby especially after their four years of in vitro fertilization struggle.
The couple had gone through a tough phase due to failed IVF rounds
Rossi had told about her fertility issues and the heartbreak the couple had gone through after their first IVF round. During the episode of The Doctors, the 41-year-old reality star told she was devastated when they lost 14 embryos during the first IVF round. After that, it took them a year and a half to talk about it again.
Smiley, 45 is already a father of two boys named Grayson and Gavin from his previous relationships. The couple had named their daughter Skylar Gray in tribute to Smile’s son Grayson who is still fighting a battle with brain cancer. in February, the couple revealed the sex of the baby by pulling on their cannons to reveal clouds of pink smoke and confetti back. It was followed by an extravagant baby shower in May.
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As I continue to go through pics from the baby shower there are just so many fun pics with our dear friends that I haven’t gotten to share yet! (swipe left) I have a million more with so many of our dear family and and friends (so I hate that Instagram only allows ten pics at a time 😤) ————————————————————————-Some of these pics are with my high school friends, some with my OC squad, some with new friends, and some with friends that we have had forever! Just feel beyond blessed to have had people travel from all across the country to help celebrate the impending arrival of our little one! Love each and every one of our guests who came to celebrate with us!(and to those who couldn’t make it, but sent us the kindest messages that day, we love you too 😜) 😘❤️ #SkylarGrayisonherway #soveryhappy #blessed #ourfriendsareamazing
Congratulations to the new parents! We wish the newborn a healthy life ahead!