After a rollercoaster of unsuccessful pregnancy attempts, Jana Kramer is finally pregnant with her “rainbow baby.” In an interview to announce the happy news, the One Tree Hill actress and country singer opened up about the rough road to getting pregnant with what will be her second child, the tool that she thinks helped her, and how excited she is for her new baby’s arrival.
Kramer, who shares daughter Jolie Rae with her husband, former NFL player Mike Caussin, announced the thrilling news on Instagram on Monday. She posted an adorable family photo with her husband and daughter, posing next to a sign that read, “Only child, expiring November 2018.”
“Surprise! We have a rainbow baby on the way & couldn’t be more excited!” Kramer captioned the photo. “Jolie is going to be a big sister & we’re becoming a family of 4! Thanks @avawomen for helping us get pregnant by telling me my 5 most fertile days!”
For the uninitiated, a rainbow baby is a baby born shortly following the loss of another baby; it’s a reference to the idea that a rainbow often appears after a storm, according to The Bump. And Kramer has had a lot of experience with loss. In an exclusive interview with People on Monday, Kramer said: “We lost in October and then we did an IVF cycle and we lost in February, so I want to be able to be like, ‘Hey, I know it’s hard but just try to have some hope.’”
This was the first time Kramer opened up about trying in vitro fertilization, but she previously shared the news of her October miscarriage (and news of another loss before that) in a December 2017 Instagram post, writing:
This unfortunately isn’t my first loss. When I first…