It’s been a long road to baby number two for Jana Kramer.
The country singer gave birth to a daughter, Jolie Rae, with husband Michael Caussin on January 31, 2016, but by August they had split up due to his infidelities. Since then, she’s been very open about their reconciliation – and their split – on her podcast Whine Down with Jana Kramer.
Not only does she talk about her marriage on her podcast, and newly launched vlog, she also has opened up about suffering multiple miscarriages – five in total. She first revealed her struggle in an Instagram post in December 2017.
Today I am 1-3. I debated posting this for the exact reason why it’s a silent struggle. I don’t want I’m sorry or sympathy. I just don’t want to feel alone. And I know I’m not. This unfortunately isn’t my first loss. When I first found out I was pregnant I wanted to shout it from the rooftop but I know for reasons like this we have to wait. So because we don’t tell many, we have to suffer silently…and suffering silently was my thing in the past, but it’s not now. 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…and all of us are (and guys too. We sometimes silence your voice because you feel bad to express how it’s made u feel so let this be a safe place for you too). And because I don’t have all the words to say because I’m knee deep in crying and trying to listen to God, my girlfriend @alittlebitfancy says them for me. But in her Words and her story on her loss. It’s powerful and strong and those who have suffered a loss I truly feel u can heal reading her blog. I know for me it helped. Head over to her page. Her link is in the bio and also in my bio. I love you guys. #yourenotalone
Kramer and Caussin tried everything to have another baby, including IVF, which proved to be unsuccessful. According to PEOPLE, they became pregnant naturally this year by using the Ava Bracelet! The couple, who renewed their vows in a tropical ceremony in December, announced the exciting news in June.
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Over the weekend, the family of three found out what gender their new addition would be at an intimate gender reveal party.
Kramer and Caussin were both convinced the baby was a girl, but once the “Dammit” singer hit the piñata, blue confetti flew out, signifying that the baby is a boy!
“I was convinced it was a girl. Like, absolutely convinced with how sick I’ve been and the cravings I’ve had,” Kramer said in her podcast “I was like, ‘OK, I’m definitely having another girl.’ And I kind of secretly wanted a girl because I never had a sister, so I always wanted to know what that was like.”
She continued, “My girlfriend Ashley called the doctor once the sex came in and she filled a piñata up with [blue] confetti. And then when we hit it, we were like, ‘Oh!’ Like, we were shocked. It was a really nice actual surprise.”
Baby boy Casussin will arrive in November, and while they have a name picked out already, they have decided to wait to share it until the baby is born. Congratulations to Mike, Jana, and big sister Jolie!
Listen to her podcast below to hear the announcement.