Jana Kramer is pregnant with her second child.
This is an incredibly exciting development for any woman, of course, but it takes on special meaning for the country singer and former One Tree Hill actress.
It’s safe to say she and husband Mike Caussin have overcome A LOT to get here.
“It’s been a tough journey. We have lost our last two pregnancies, so it’s been really rough,” Kramer said today on her podcast, adding in more personal detail and referencing her partner:
“We’ve both had a really hard time with this one, because the one we lost in October… we went to our 10-week ultrasound and just … gone.
“We had like already heard the heartbeat and I was sick, so that was just really hard.
“And then we did IVF and it worked and I ended up having chemical loss, but just like going through IVF again … it was just really hard.”
We can only imagine.
The star opened up about this latest miscarriage back in December.
Said Kramer at the time:
“For the women out there who have miscarried in the past and need support and a place to grieve their little one lost or to those in the thick of it like me who are currently grieving and in pain, let us all be there for each other.
“You don’t need to feel alone and maybe that’s me talking to myself but if you need a place to share, I’m here for you.”
Prior to letting fans know about this personal tragedy, Kramer also talked back in 2016 about Caussin cheating on her.
The couple separated for awhile as a result of this infidelity, to which Caussin has confessed.
But here they are now, on the verge of bringing a new life into the world.
“We’re past the scary point, but it’s all scary, that’s the thing,” continued the artist on her podcast, likely meaning she is into her second semester.
“We’re so excited, but at the same point, it’s all just in God’s hands. It’s just such a scary process because it’s a true miracle…
“I mean, it seems so easy, when you look at some people, but other times it’s like, it’s a miracle.”
Kramer and Caussin are also parents to a two-year old daughter named Jolie.
It’s clear the couple had been trying to give her a sibling for a long time, but Kramer says this amazing news was actually unexpected.
“When we found out we were pregnant, it was a total shock.
“This is exactly what happened with our last pregnancy. We did IVF, it worked, and then we had a chemical loss and then the next time I ovulated, I got pregnant with Jolie …
“I don’t know if my body just needs that extra progesterone … I have no clue.”
(For the record, according to AmericanPregnancy.Org, a chemical loss takes place when “a pregnancy is lost shortly after implantation.”)
Kramer says she’s had five total miscarriages.
As for her marriage, which went through a very rough patch?
The first [pregnancy] was tough,” Krama tells People Magazine, ending on a positive note:
“He was going through his thing that I didn’t even know about, but this time around he’s just truly been the greatest support system I could’ve ever asked for.
“It feels so much more unified and I love that.”