Back in January, the Bachelor Nation was overjoyed to hear that Jade Roper and Tanner Tolbert were expecting Baby #2.
Now, the happy couple has welcomed baby #2 — a beautiful newborn boy.
But there’s a twist, because they never made it to the hospital, and Jade ended up giving bitrth at home … in the master bedroom’s closet.
“I accidentally gave birth at home last night,” Jade revealed on Instagram on Tuesday. “In our master closet.”
“I’ve been still processing the shock of this all,” she admitted.
Jade clarified: “as this was not all at what I had planned.”
“But,” she noted. “I am so so thankful for each person who helped bring our son into the world safely.”
Along with her caption, Jade included a very candid photo from the scene.
“I’ll share my whole birth story soon,” Jade promised her fans and followers.
“But long story short,” she wrote. “My waters broke.”
“And 75 minutes later,” Jade continued. “I gave birth to our healthy baby boy.”
That is an exceptionall short labor!
She wrote that she delivered her son “while clutching a bench in our closet.”
“It was one of the scariest moments of my life,” Jade admitted.
She then went on to explain that it was so frightening “because I felt so out of control.”
Of course! Childbirth can be frightening under the best of circumstances.
“But Tanner, Tanner’s mom, my mom, and the medics and firefighters kept me going,” Jade gushed.
She praised them for staying by her side “when I felt like the world was caving in on me and my unborn baby.”
“I was going to share the happy, cute Instagrammable pics first,” Jade told her fans and followers.
You know, the classic shots of the mom with her newborn resting on her chest, or of the newborn in a cradle.
“But,” she explains of the chaotic closet photo. “This felt right to me.”
“So incredibly grateful for the support system we had,” Jade expressed.
“And for this beautiful boy,” she concluded. “I get to hold in my arms.”
Countless comments poured in after Jade shared her stressful story and her good news.
Chris Harrison himself commented: “Now that’s the most dramatic delivery ever.”
Lauren Burnham gushed: “Dang woman, you are amazing. Congratulations on your baby boy!”
Speaking of Lauren Bs, Lauren Bushnell wrote: “Oh my goodness!!!!! Glad you and baby are ok!!!”
“Wow!!!! You are a superhero girl!!!!!! Congratulations!!!” raved Vanessa Grimaldi.
Pregnancy is a complicated thing. Due dates and delivery times can be difficult or even impossible to accurately predict.
Labor often lasts several hours. For some, that means a full day of agony.
For others, as was clearly the case with Jade, labor can come and go in less time than it takes to watch a movie.
Having a solid plan to get to the hospital to give birth is a great idea, but it’s important for couples to realize that they can’t plan for everything.
Childbirth can and will throw you for a loop.