Real Housewives star Teddi Mellencamp has welcomed a baby girl into the world with her husband Edwin Arroyave!
Back in December, the health and wellness coach asked Instagram for help in choosing a name for the couple’s third child. She shared that they were a house divided and wanted her community to weigh in on which name they liked best and why. The four names they had chosen were: Presley, Shay, Selena, and Dove.
Now that baby girl is here, we know what the couple went with! They have named their new daughter Dove Mellencamp Arroyave.
Teddi and Edwin share two children together, a 6-year-old daughter named Slate and a 5-year-old son named Cruz. Edwin also has a 10-year-old daughter from a previous relationship named Isabella. Teddi said that her kids have “gently, lovingly, and eagerly jump into their new found big sibling roles.”
Teddi, who shares her journey with her body on her Instagram page, has not been shy about revealing her postpartum journey. About her journey, Teddi wrote: “It is unbelievable, unconditional love. It is an incredibly powerful bond that Dove and I share. It is tears of joy watching Edwin light up when he’s with her. It is bursting with pride watching my older kids gently, lovingly & eagerly jump into their new found big sibling roles. It is very little sleep because, let’s be real, is “sleep when the baby is sleeping” actually a thing? It is knowing that feeling delirious will be the new norm for a while. It is humbling, to say the least – switching from the mesh “mom diaper” with ice from the hospital to high waisted compression panties at home. It is drinking way too much prune juice with crushed ice because you are anxiously awaiting the first post-baby 💩. It is embracing and loving this body of mine. It is lots of laughs when Cruz asks why my stomach hasn’t deflated. It is a flood of emotions when multiple lactation specialists tell you that only your right breast is able to breast feed the baby due to scarring on the left. It is trying to calm your mind when you are continuously running all the hypotheticals of every scenario in your head. It is a constant reminder to live in the moment and feel all the highs and lows that a new baby brings. It is the simultaneous notion of wanting to slow down while still feeling the need to rearrange and organize the entire house. It is doing your best to not compare your journey to anyone else’s. It is overwhelming gratitude for each friend and family member who shows up without judgement, only to bring you love & food. It is a constant roller coaster & I wouldn’t change it for the world. My baby girl is here and I love her more than words can say. We each have our own journey and this is mine.”
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