Find out all about Jen’s new daughter. And see what the Days Of Our Lives alum shared about the baby’s name. Plus: Discover how Lilley’s labor came as a surprise!
Days Of Our Lives Alum Jen Lilley Carefully Chooses Baby’s Name!
It’s a girl! Days Of Our Lives alum Jen Lilley and her husband Jason Wayne just announced the birth of their baby daughter, reported Soap Hub. Born on May 12, 2022 at 1 a.m., the infant weighs more than seven pounds. In addition to her excited parents, the baby girl got welcomed by Kayden, 5, and Jeffrey, 3. Jen and Jason adopted the children from foster care.
The baby also will get an older sister in the couple’s daughter Julie, who will soon turn 3. And Jen, 37, revealed that she planned her new daughter’s name very carefully. Jacqueline “Jackie” Grace will feel protected and empowered when she gets old enough to understand the meaning of her name. “Jackie means ‘God will protect her.’ Grace means ‘God will empower her,’ ” explained the Days Of Our Lives alum to People.
But Lilley also revealed that she never planned her pregnancy. “This was a surprise pregnancy during new Covid variants and ramp-ups,” confessed the Days Of Our Lives alum. “I hadn’t taken any prenatal vitamins, I was under a lot of stress, and with my history of miscarriages, I had to trust that God would indeed protect and empower her through the pregnancy and that was absolutely true for the insane delivery!”
Jen Lilley Describes Labor Emergency!
But the pregnancy didn’t offer the only surprise for the Days Of Our Lives alum. “I had no idea if I was really in labor,” recalled Jen. However, she made the right decision in heading to the hospital despite her uncertainty. And ironically, the baby got born the day after Lilley tweeted about wanting to welcome her baby ASAP! “I love you, but I don’t want to be womb mates anymore,” joked Jen.
“I had Jackie 7 minutes after pulling up to the ER. If I hadn’t left when I did, I would have had her in the car,” revealed the actress. “And I’m not sure she would have survived.”
But up until the last minute, Lilley thought that she might have experienced premature pregnancy pains. However, then she heard the midwife issue a warning. “The midwife told the nurses, ‘Get her pants off!’ And I was thinking, why is everyone thinking this baby is coming right now?”
But then the midwife announced that the baby possessed “quite a bit of hair. And Jason and I were both stunned. I wasn’t sure if she was joking! But then I thought, that would be a strange thing to joke about, and realized, I was actually having the baby right NOW,” gushed Jen.
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