Country music artist and actress Jana Kramer is expecting! The news came as a blessing after dealing with a few hardships. Kramer and husband Mike Caussin briefly separated, but were able to reconcile their marriage. The couple also suffered multiple miscarriages. After overcoming those difficulties, the “Whiskey” singer is happier than ever to announce that she is pregnant with her second child, and she opens up about the difficult journey to get there.
“I’m so excited,” Kramer told People about her news. “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.'”
She didn’t lost that hope, and the 34-year-old country star is now due in November. Her new podcast called Whine Down With Jana Kramer gives a little insight into her thoughts about becoming a mom again, especially becoming pregnant naturally this time. She got a little help from the Ava bracelet – a device that tracks ovulation cycles. It worked like a charm!
“I didn’t know I ovulated late and I don’t know if it’s because my cycles are messed up because of my miscarriages, but it said I ovulated on the 16th or 17th day so that’s what we trusted and I got pregnant,” Kramer said.
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However, not everything has gone so smoothly. She’s had a total of five losses. Three of them were miscarriages, and two were chemical pregnancies. Additionally, she shared that she’s just getting past the worst morning sickness period she’s ever had.
“I was in bed for like six weeks straight,” she said, adding that juggling pregnancy with her 2-year-old, Jolie, can be a bit of a challenge sometimes. “I felt like I was just doing such a bad job as a mom because Jolie’s super active right now.”
But she knows other moms have faced similar difficulties and wants to share her story to spark discussion. Kramer uses her podcast to talk about life’s ups and downs.
“My body just went through so many hormonal changes and I was like, ‘There are so many women that feel this way right now and they feel alone too,'” Kramer told US Weekly. “It’s frustrating, but what I’ve realized is, it’s truly a miracle to have a baby and it’s all in God’s timing and hands. If it’s meant to be, it will be.”
The couple has decided to keep the gender of the baby a secret for now. Other things about her personal life are not so secret. Kramer and Caussin, a former NFL tight end, married in 2015 but just over a year later, announced that they were taking a break from their relationship just seven months after having Jolie. It was reported that Caussin had been unfaithful.
He went to rehab for treatment, and since then, the couple has worked hard on their marriage. They renewed their vows in Hawaii in December 2017.
Before trying for another child, Kramer said, “We really wanted to get to a place where we were healthy. We both know that children do not save a marriage.”
Thankfully, the pair is back together and better than ever. He acts as her rock through the hardest times. One of those tough times was during her first pregnancy.
“He was going through his thing that I didn’t even know about,” Kramer said to People. “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.”
We’re happy for Kramer and her growing family. Stay tuned for updates on the singer’s pregnancy!