This Hart of Dixie actress’s heart just got a little bit bigger. Jaime King announced that she is expecting her second child later this year. In the most adorable Instagram post, King shared the exciting news with one-year-old son, James Knight.
The bubble-blowing toddler is holding a sign that reads, "I’m gonna be a big brother! Who da boss now :) I’m so excited." Mama King captioned the photo, "So excited to announce THE SEQUEL Coming later this year!! …#BabyTown2 – Created by @kyle_newman and @jaime_king. Also starring #JamesKnight."
King and Hollywood director husband of eight years, Kyle Newman, welcomed their son in 2013 after five miscarriages and years of trying to get pregnant via in vitro fertilization.
The actress, 36, eventually conceived naturally and has since opened up about the challenges leading up to becoming a mom. "For all the struggling women & moms out there that think they are alone – This is the truth about conceiving my son and struggles after. 8 yrs of pain and undiagnosed PCOS & Endometriosis," she posted on Instagram, which has since been removed.
She continued, "9 doctors until Dr. Randy Harris diagnosed me & saved my life from a severe ectopic, 5 miscarriages, 5 rounds of IVF, 26 IUI’s, most with no outcome, 4½ of trying to conceive, 26 hours of brutal labor, early delivery b/c of sudden preeclampsia, tearing and tearing after the stitches were in once I was home, milk supply issues, painful mastitis, uncontrollable crying while breast feeding, worked until the day before I [gave] birth and went back 6 weeks after because I was afraid of letting others down."
Like many other moms, King wanted to share her story to empower the thousands of other women enduring the same pain.
"I was hiding what I was going through for so long, and I hear about so many women going through what I went through. If I’m open about it, hopefully it won’t be so taboo to talk about it," she told People Magazine.
This fun-loving family will be welcoming their "sequel" later this year. Until then, we’re sending well wishes for a healthy and enjoyable pregnancy. Congrats to the King-Newman family!