In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, Amber Portwood welcomed her baby boy.
Amber is happy that her son is born and that she's given Leah a baby brother. But ... she is also relieved.
Apparently, Amber's pregnancy was harder on her than she ever let on. This sounds brutal.
A source tells People that Amber Portwood's pregnancy complications were intensely rough on her.
"Amber spent almost her whole pregnant feeling sick."
A little morning sickness -- which involves, ugh, vomiting -- is not uncommon early on during pregnancies. For some women, it's the first indicator that they are pregnant.
"Not just the first trimester, and not just in the mornings."
That sounds like a truly miserable existence.
"She was sick day and night."
That is heartbreaking to hear.
"It was brutal."
The good news, of course, is that Amber Portwood welcomed her son with Andrew Glennon.
"Baby James is here and Amber is over the moon"
He was born weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces, which is above average but doesn't make him a goliath by any measure.
We knew that he was born early on Tuesday, but the insider confirms that he was born at 1:39 in the morning. That's very, very early.
All of that suffering must have felt worth it when she looked at his tiny little face, right?
Apparently, the extreme sickness did not come as a surprise -- because she had gone through the same thing with Leah.
"It was the same problem she had in her first pregnancy, she was just sick all the time."
Nine years is a long time, but not long enough to forget what it's like to spend nine months being betrayed by your own body.
But, apparently, she felt that it would be worth it.
"In spite of all that she was just so happy to be starting over with a guy like Andrew."
That's nice to hear, since fans have heard how messy Amber and Andrew's relationship is.
"And now that the baby is here, they are over the moon."
Okay, that insider needs to find some new idioms. (But we're all guilty of that from time to time)
This wasn't actually a huge surprise to Amber's fans.
While she didn't tell fans exactly how bad it was, she certainly let people know that her pregnancy was not all smooth sailing.
When Amber went into early labor, she was unable to sleep, and she shared with her fans that she was having a hard time.
But that was last weekend, just two days before she gave birth.
it is absolutely horrifying to imagine that she was sick at all hours of the day.
Even if that insider is exaggerating ... many people are amazed that she decided to have another baby at all, given what she was in for.
The first photos of sweet baby James that we've seen are so cute.
And Amber seems so at peace, too.
We also love seeing 9-year-old Leah cradling her baby brother.
That's a hell of an age difference. In a lot of households, this would lead to Leah being yet another primary caregiver for her little sibling.
But we're sure that Leah and baby James will have plenty of time to bond with each other and forge a beautiful sibling relationship.
We are so sorry to hear that Amber had such a hard time bringing him into this world, however. But at least that ordeal is in the past.