This Real Housewives alumnus is now a mom!
There are new reports that say former Real Housewives of Orange County star Gretchen Rossi is now the proud mother of a beautiful little baby girl. She welcomed her first child with her long-time partner Slade Smiley this past week.
According to E! Online, Rossi and Slade made their joyful announcement on Instagram for their fans. They named the little girl Skylar Gray, and according to the new mom, everyone is both happy and healthy. While she didn’t share a photo of the newborn baby just yet, she did post a throwback of her baby bump along with a very special message for her fans and followers.
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God is Great!! 🙏🏻🙌🏻 Skylar Gray Smiley arrived safely into this world today! ❤️ Most amazing & emotional day of my life! I am doing good as well 🙈 of course I have some pain from the c-section, but it was all so worth it! ————————————————————————-Details and pics coming soon! But for now just focusing on Sky and taking good care of her. Thank you all for your prayers and love today! ❤️😘 Love you guys! ————————————————————————-Stunning photo captured by Jesse from @stillmultimedia at #38weeks pregnant 👼🏻
Starting off by saying how grateful she is for everything in her life, she wrote, “Skylar Gray Smiley arrived safely into this world today! Most amazing & emotional day of my life! I am doing good as well, of course, I have some pain from the c-section, but it was all so worth it!”
Rossi also explained that more details and pics of her new bundle of joy will come soon, but not right away. That’s because she and Smiley simply want to relax and focus on their newborn baby while also taking good care of her. Nonetheless, she did thank everyone for their continued support and love and all of the prayers she received throughout her pregnancy journey.
Hours before she gave birth, however, Rossi did reveal that she was dealing with some last-minute delivery complications, despite the fact that she posted a video of herself sporting a full face of makeup. The reality television star explained that after weighing all of the pros and cons, she and Smiley decided it would be best for her to deliver their daughter via C-section, even though that wasn’t her first choice or what she had in mind.
Rossi said in her clip, “Doctor said I am only dilated 1cm and I guess I have a 'cervix of steel' so it's not really cooperating at this point and just my pelvic exam yesterday was so beyond painful that I almost passed out, then started to hyperventilate because of that, which then lead to a panic attack! Needless to say I was a hot mess!"
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Tomorrow I am #39 weeks! Yeah made it to full term (according to my app @whattoexpect) ✨ I am both anxious and excited about meeting her this week! (They are inducing me because I guess at my age (old AF 😜) your placenta starts to die off after week 39 🥴 and could lead to potential problems, so I am trusting my Doctor with her advice, and I have done a ton of research on it, so I feel like it is the best decision for the safety of me and baby 👍🏻 ✨ The house is almost ready, still need to do some finishing touches to the nursery, like hang the wallpaper and changing out some drawer pulls etc. but I promise I will let you guys see it when it’s done 🙌🏻 ✨ Thank goodness for Slade as he has been a huge help these past few weeks getting everything done around the house! (Including attaching everything to the walls after our scare of some earthquakes rolling through) I have been majorly nesting! Getting rid of tons of stuff, cleaning every nook and cranny like a crazy woman 😜 and putting each room back together with our new rugs on the floor (from my favorite place @orianrugs) so she can crawl around and not be just on our hardwood floors. It’s been a lot of work these past couple months getting the house ready, building cribs and bassinets, washing her clothes and building out her closet (with the help of @thecontainerstore) Getting all the diapers, bottles, and products I think we will need for her arrival! ✨ Washing our car right now as we speak, groomed the dogs, and washed all their beds and blankets throughout the house! Needless to say no wonder I had major cankles yesterday 🙈I have been doing a lot to get ready! ✨ I have a doctors appt. today to see if I am dilated at all 🙏🏻 and fetal diagnostics again tomorrow (with blood work) to prep for the big arrival on Wednesday! Cannot believe the day is almost here when I get to meet our sweet baby girl I have prayed for my whole life! 🙏🏻❤️ Not gunna lie I’m super nervous about delivery, but I know once she is in my arms it will all be worth it! Thank you all for your prayers this week! 🙏🏻 ✨ Swipe left 👈🏻 Dress from @ladyjetset hat from the Bahamas, sunnies from @forever21 #GretchenChristine Purse
The blonde beauty also explained that while this wasn’t her version of how she wanted her labor and delivery to go, she is thankful that everything went without a hitch, despite her internal struggle.
Rossi added that after doing a little praying, she realized that this was a sign from above and that it was the best decision in the end. Rossi and Smiley first announced their pregnancy back in December during an episode of The Doctors.