Gretchen Rossi Shares Details on Her Baby Girl After the "Most Amazing and Emotional Day" of Her Life

Gretchen Rossi Shares Details on Her Baby Girl After the "Most Amazing and Emotional Day" of Her Life

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum reveals how she and her daughter are doing after the delivery.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Gretchen Rossi

The days leading up to the birth of her baby girl may have been stressful, but Gretchen Rossi is in pure bliss after welcoming daughter Skylar Gray Smiley with fiancé Slade Smiley on Wednesday, July 10.

The Real Housewives of Orange County alum updated fans on how the delivery of her daughter via C-section went in a post on Instagram on Thursday, July 11. "God is Great!! Skylar Gray Smiley arrived safely into this world today! Most amazing [and] emotional day of my life!" Gretchen gushed in the post, which also featured a divine photo of her baby bump draped in lace taken when she was 38 weeks pregnant. "I am doing good as well of course I have some pain from the c-section, but it was all so worth it!"

Gretchen also promised that more details and photos of her newborn are coming soon, which is good because we're dying to see that beautiful face. "But for now just focusing on Sky and taking good care of her," Gretchen noted in the post. "Thank you all for your prayers and love today! Love you guys!"

As Gretchen approached the day she was to be induced to give birth, she shared that she had to "make a super hard decision," revealing that she had chosen to deliver her daughter via C-section at the recommendation of her doctor instead of the vaginal birth she had been planning.

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Tomorrow is the Day!!! 🥴🙌🏻🙏🏻 So I am going to share a story with you all.... I had a really really tough day yesterday because of having to make a super hard decision after my doctors appt. but after a lot of contemplation, crying, struggling, (and based on the medical pros and cons) the Doctor, Slade and I have decided a c-section is going to be the safest thing for me and baby tomorrow. ————————————————————————-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! 🙈🥴—————————————Statistics show that if you aren’t dilated past 3cm then being induced is a lot harder on your body and one has a lower success of a vaginal birth, and a lot of times leads to a c-section anyways. So I either labor for potentially days and go through this balloon like procedure to try and open my cervix (which may or may not work) and possibly put myself and the baby in a lot of duress during that process (because I can’t have an epidural for that part yet) and then end up potentially in a c-section anyways, or I just do the scheduled c-section, which will be a lot less stress on myself and the baby. ——————————————————When you have this vision of how you want your labor and delivery to go and it doesn’t turn out they way you imagined, there is this sadness and internal struggle with “why isn’t my body cooperating” or am I making the right decision etc. So after crying it out, and being sad about not having a “vaginal birth” yesterday, I asked God to give me a sign that this is the best decision, and he did! 🙌🏻 He literally had so many of my friends reach out to me yesterday and put me at ease about a potential c-section (and they didn’t even know what had happened at the appt.) ———————————————————— So I am scheduled for the c-section tomorrow and am going to embrace it with as much confidence as I can, and know that having her in my arms safely is all that matters! 🙏🏻🙌🏻❤️ (Finish reading in comments below 👇

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"When you have this vision of how you want your labor and delivery to go and it doesn’t turn out [the] way you imagined, there is this sadness and internal struggle with 'why isn’t my body cooperating' or am I making the right decision etc. So after crying it out, and being sad about not having a 'vaginal birth' yesterday, I asked God to give me a sign that this is the best decision, and he did! He literally had so many of my friends reach out to me yesterday and put me at ease about a potential c-section (and they didn’t even know what had happened at the [appointment])," Gretchen shared in a post on Instagram on July 9. "So I am scheduled for the c-section tomorrow and am going to embrace it with as much confidence as I can, and know that having her in my arms safely is all that matters!"

Now we can't wait to see Gretchen with her little one.

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