Baby Girl on the Way for Meghan King Edmonds

06/20/2016 at 10:00 AM ET

Meghan King Edmonds is going to be a mom!

The Real Housewives of Orange County star and her husband Jim are expecting a daughter, Edmonds tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“I’m so over the moon, I couldn’t believe it the first time I peed on a stick and I saw that little line kind of get a little darker,” she says.

“I’ve always dreamed of this, but it’s still such a miracle. I can’t even describe the feeling.”

Meghan King Edmonds pregnant
Melissa Babson

This is the first child for Edmonds, though she’s had plenty of practice as stepmom to husband Jim’s two children from his previous marriage.

Now four months along, the mom-to-be says she’s feeling good and has lots of energy, but her road to motherhood wasn’t easy.

“We went through IVF and fortunately we got pregnant the first time,” Edmonds says, adding she didn’t have fertility issues, but that her husband underwent a vasectomy and froze his sperm.

“It was just such a long process with the IVF, step by step by step with so much information.”

Meghan King Edmonds pregnant
Melissa Babson

The most painful part for Edmonds was the drug stimulation injections that grew her ovaries to the size of grapefruits. “I was swollen and in pain and it hurt to even sit straight up. It was awful. And then the recovery from that was hard,” she says.

After getting past the worst, the reality star is now looking forward to welcoming her daughter, due around the holidays.

And she’s already enjoying one unexpected pregnancy perk. “I’m so excited. I finally have a bum! For the first time in my life I can twerk,” she jokes.

The new season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, featuring Edmonds’ IVF journey, returns Monday at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

— Emily Strohm

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clementine on

Can’t stand her on the show. Hope this means she’ll go away. Now Jim is stuck with her for life, married to her or not.

Anonymous on

Congratulations!! I like Megan on the OC, it’s refreshing to have a young woman in the show!

bkable on

Don’t men usually get snipped because they don’t want any more kids? Not saying he can’t change his mind but, typically, when children are brought into a marriage just to appease one of the parents, it doesn’t end well. Hoping, for their sake, I’m wrong.

guest on

In an article about the miracle of a baby she mentions peeing on a stick and twerking. Keepin it classy Megan King Edmonds!!

Lauren on

Congratulations to them.

Dawn on

I thought he said he didn’t want more kids? I don’t watch the show with any regularity but I could’ve shown when she started, they were very rocky and he was pretty adamant about not having more kids with another wife. Hope they’re able to stick it out (happily).

Dac on

Well she had to do somethings to stay relevant on the show. I really dislike her…poor casting choice, andy!

Kathleen on

Wow! This woman makes all other women seem intelligent. Sometimes, you shouldn’t get pregnant. If your intended has had a vasectomy and said he didn’t want more kids (oddly though, he froze his sperm) and you’re on a dumb “reality” show, and you have to put forth a lot of invasive stuff, you might be behind the 8-ball. Adding that you were excited to see a pee stick get darker might suggest that you are a whiny little princess. Good luck to her soon-to-be ex-husband.

Denise on

Congratulations Megan!!! Best of luck on your new arrival.

erer on

Their marriage seemed rocky while they were on the show. I know it’s edited but the warning signs were still there. A baby adds a lot of stress to marriage….good luck to them!

Cynda P. on

She’s the reason I stopped watching the show.

Gretchen on

He actually has 4 kids from his first two wives and yes, stated he didn’t want anymore children.

Elena on

She seems extremely naive and comes off as very dumb on the show. He seems like the type to marry a young hot wife, while having a girlfriend when he’s out of town. Hopefully she isn’t completely clueless with a baby, oh wait they will hire “help”.

catfite on

Can’t stand her or her entitled husband but hope she has a healthy pregnancy. Last time I watched that show she was upset her hubby was always going to St. Louis and whining like she was 5.

Peachy on

I like Meghan an am happy for her…but her husband, not so much. I think this is his third marriage and he just seems like a real selfish jerk to me.

Chic Mom on

Hopefully this baby will give her something to do so she’ll stay out of other people’s business. One of the most annoying and uninteresting housewives ever casted. Never had her own story line. Her storyline was meddling in other people’s business. Forcing a baby onto a man who said he didn’t want anymore children is not bound to turn out well. Although I’m not a fan of Meagan’s, I certainly wish her and Jim congratulations and a healthy daughter.

Ginger on

I met her in KC and she is a super nice gal in person. I wish them both the best

Amy on

God help that poor baby! World’s Dumbest Mom!

Bella T on

She really wanted a baby and I bet she’ll be a good mother. Her husband just seems to phone it in. Hope I’m wrong but I don’t think he’s in it for the long haul.

Sara on

She went to bravos fertility specialist Dr. Potter, just like the Beador’s and Jeff Lewis. When is bravo announcing his show?

Helen on

Glad for her. Finally going to be a mom. Now the ladies can’t criticize she has no experience. 😘

Deanna Del Biondo on

lol, she looks so good on her pregnancy.

Molly on

Congratulations to the happy family.

Ann on

Jim had a vasectomy but also froze some of his sperm.

Sabrina valentine on

I don’t understand why she needed IVF. If Jim froze sperm, all they had to do was unfreeze it, inseminate her during ovulation. Women do it all the time with sperm donors and don’t need IVF. She would need IVF if he didn’t freeze his sperm which is probably the truth since he did not want anymore kids. Plus, if she can’t handle a hysteria copy, she ain’t gonna tolerate labor!

susan zavagli on

congratulations this is what she wanted…too bad he is not around much of the time

Jess on

Marone a mi !!
Meghan has to be the most annoying housewife I’ve ever seen. Please.. PLEASE… Get her off the damn show !
If Jim wants to go ahead and appease his wife with a kid… That’s his problem. But she is nothing more than an annoying gnat that viewers can’t stand.

rachel on

I did IVF and it honestly wasn’t that bad. Being a young 20-something and having to go through fertility treatments was emotionally hard, but the actual process of IVF wasn’t that big of a deal.

Duh on

Well, at least she’ll have a little demon to keep her company while Jimmy is out of town, sniffing around for his newest mistress and wife number 4. She would have better luck keeping his attention if she made him a placenta candle with her afterbirth and used the dried up embelical cord for the wick.

Pam on

Congrats to her on the pending bundle of joy.

Pippa on

She is so dumb, I can’t stand her on the show. Get rid of her. I thought he didn’t want any more children.

LM on

Ugh. Listening to her complain about her experience is extremely irritating. She’s such a wimp. Many couples that actually have infertility (not just a husband that decided to get a vasectomy) go through much worse. It’s nice that she got pregnant right away. The reality is so many couples have to go through the process multiple times for it to work and for some it never does. It is emotionally devastating. As someone who is struggling with real infertility I feel like she is trivializing the process.

Jme on

Ugh. Meghan is the reason I quit watching what used to be my favorite show. Meghan is a whiner, bully, and mean girl. She is the WORST choice Andy has ever made for a Housewife. Her husband is an unkind, awful parent that treats others including his FOUR children he has a distant, awkward relationship with and his current, third wife, as idiots. I feel ashamed to watch that type of abuse especially to children.

Sofia Pohlmeyer on

Congrats Megan and Jim😘 May your baby and family enjoy health and happiness for life.

laura on

Not a fan of hers. If you can’t give yourself a shot how are you going to birth a baby out of your v J J?? I don’t blame him for not wanting to SKYPE while they are implanting the embryos. If he cared about that part, he would be there. Just do it! she is needy as hell and I don’t see Jim as being at that place in his life where he needs needy!

Anonymous on

sorry, had to add this. If she knows his availability as a husband why does she want to have a baby right now. she is so young. he is making a living and she agreed to marry that. A baby did not agree to that. what is the rush?

peace on

Congratulations Megan your so pretty & your daughter will be beautiful……. You’ll be a great mom & can’t wait to see you on the show next season with the new baby……..

peace on

I don’t know why so many people dislike Megan she’s pretty cute nice & down to earth…… People are so mean & judgemental Megan’s young, growing learning like we all did leave her alone…..

crabby on

she has the body of a 11 year old boy

Erica on

She better grow and strengthen up! The way she acted just getting her blood drawn was ridiculous, just wait until she’s in labor! I think she’s very babyish. I think her husband is often annoyed by the way she acts!

Who Cares on

Can’t wait for “MEGMAN” Is OFF THE SHOW
She’s such πŸ˜΄πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€BRAVO GET HER OFF

CJ on

I actually think Meghan is quite intelligent, more mature than the others and clever enough to call the other ladies out on their BS. She’s also genuine. When she feels she has done something inappropriate, she apologizes. She doesn’t lie about what she said behind someone’s, but owns it. I think her clear maturity as a stepmom bodes well for her future child.

Daisy on

I love Megan, who is refreshing to the show. She is young so most the women are jealous of her, but she is a sweet soul. All the best to her and her husband, wishing them a beautiful baby girl!

Matt83 on

She is so annoying. She whines and complains and is so desperate for attention. I hope her husband is cheating on her. I don’t know how he or anyone could stay married to her. I hope she leaves after this season. She sucks.

Tammy Rowe on

So happy for you to experience the joy of carrying a child & becoming a mother to your very own biological child!! I think you will be a wonderful mother!! Watching you talk on the reunion show about your delivery, praying all goes well for you both! In your research, I’m sure you have looked into water births!! I’m 52 & my children are 19 & 17 but if I were young…… I would sooooooo go that route if I had another child!!! πŸ˜ƒ Best wishes!! Good luck!!