Congrats are in order for Real Housewives Of Potomac star Monique Samuels and her husband Chris Samuels.
They welcomed a son into the world, Chase Omari Samuels, on November 26th, Samuels revealed to People.
“He’s 8 lbs., 15 oz., 21 inches long, and absolutely perfect,” the beaming mama told the site.
The birth of their baby boy comes almost a year after she opened up to audiences about her miscarriage.
“As soon as I took the pregnancy test, Chris was grinning from ear to ear. And it never once dawned on me that we would lose it,” she explained on RHOP.
“Until you’ve experienced loss, it’s hard to even put it into words, you know?”
The reality star went into more detail about the loss in July with People.
“It kind of haunts you.The first times I was pregnant, it came so easily. I took that for granted. Now that I’m pregnant again, it’s almost like I second guess everything that I’m doing. Even with movement. I’m making sure I’m not moving too fast so I stretch my stomach. It’s something I didn’t think about with my first two pregnancies.”
Adding to the fears of miscarrying again, Samuels explains when she was 8 weeks pregnant with Chase, doctors found two tears in her placenta, that can lead to loss of life.
“It was very scary,” she described.
“They say it’s not uncommon, but if the placenta detaches completely from the wall, you could lose the pregnancy[even if] the baby is healthy. … It just put more stress on the table. I was a week further along than I was in my last pregnancy. I thought I was past all that. Like, ‘Oh God, I don’t want [this] to happen again.’ “
But with plenty of rest she eventually learned the tears had healed, helping her to carry her baby to full term.
It’s… A… BOY!!!! Told yall! I’m 3 for 3 with guessing genders now ???? Chase Omari Samuels born 1 week early (today) at 4:56pm weighing 8lbs 15oz 21” long! Thank God for a safe and fast delivery and one healthy baby boy!!!! Thank you all for the well wishes and prayers ??? Thank you @people for another amazing exclusive and thanks to my sister @callme_tosh who took all these pics ? and didn’t pass out while I pushed the baby out ??? . . . #rhop #moniquesamuels #partyoffive #newbaby #newborn #babyboy #peoplemagazine #exclusive #itsaboy #saggitarius #ChaseOmariSamuels
A post shared by Monique Samuels (@mrsmoniquesamuels) on Nov 26, 2018 at 6:02pm PST
Here are more photos of the star and her hubby:
Date night with the hubby ? @officialchrissamuels Kelly (Hair unit) made, installed and styled by @tajaly ??♀️ #rhop #moniquesamuels #notforlazymoms #realhousewivesofpotomac #marriagegoals #baewatch #pregnant #babybump #34weekspregnant
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