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Is Jeff Lewis Ready to Have More Kids?
The #FlippingOut dad dished on his future family plans.
Oh, how time flies! Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward will soon be celebrating the first birthday of their daughter, Monroe Christine, in October.
So now that Jeff and Gage have almost successfully finished their first year of fatherhood, we're dying to know if and when the Flipping Out family will go from a trio to a quartet. Jeff shared what's next for him in the family department during a recent episode of Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald. "I think we'll probably have a discussion about it," he said in regards to when he'll explore going through the process of IVF via a surrogate again. "I want to get our house done. I want to get settled."
Jeff also revealed during the podcast that he and Gage have five embryos left between them after welcoming Monroe with IVF via a surrogate last year. After using Jeff's embryo the first time around, they will use Gage's embryo, whose strongest one is male, if they decide to have another child, the Flipping Out designer explained.
But the first few months of fatherhood haven't been easy for Jeff and Gage. "You always love your child, but it was really rough. I mean, there were moments where I said to, Gage and I both said, 'We had a really great life, and I think we just f***ed it up in a big way.' But you have those days where you're just exhausted and stressed and you think, 'Oh my God.' You think it's not gonna change; you think it's just gonna get worse. But it was tough in the beginning," Jeff recalled. "You know what happened is it really strained our relationship, too. So when your baby is not feeling well and you're stressed, you turn on each other. And we certainly turned on each other."
These days, things are much better as the 10-month-old is crawling, sitting up and walking in her walker. "Yeah, it's fun. But she's an intense personality. Like, a big, intense personality," Jeff said on Juicy Scoop. "So I just laid down the law on Sunday because everybody's been giving in to her. The second she cries, I've got six people running to her. And I just said, 'Enough. We're creating a monster.' She won't let you brush her hair. She won't let you wash her face. She won't let you change her diaper. And she screams at the top of her lungs."
Well, fatherhood has changed Jeff in some surprising, positive ways, too. Get the scoop, below.