Jen Lilley Welcomes Baby Girl with Husband Jason Wayne After a Surprising and Dramatic Arrival

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Jen Lilley and her husband Jason Wayne's baby girl is here!
The 37-year-old actress welcomed daughter Jacqueline "Jackie" Grace with Wayne on Thursday morning, she told PEOPLE. Baby Jackie arrived at 1:12 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds, 10.01 ounces.
Lilley and Wayne are already parents to Kayden, 5, and Jeffrey, 3, who they adopted from foster families in 2019 and 2020 respectively, and daughter Julie, who is almost 3 years old.
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"Jackie means 'God will protect her,' Grace means 'God will strengthen her,'" the Hallmark star tells PEOPLE of the meaning of their newborn baby's name.
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Jen Lilley
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“This was a surprise pregnancy during new Covid variants and ramp-ups. I hadn't taken any prenatal vitamins, was under a lot of stress and with my history of miscarriages I had to trust that God would actually protect and strengthen her through the pregnancy and that was absolutely true of the insane delivery!"
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Sharing details of her unforgettable experience, Lilley says: "I had no idea if I was really in labour. I had Jackie 7 minutes after driving to the emergency room. If I hadn't left when I did, I would have brought her in the car, and I'm not sure she would have survived."
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Lilley adds, "The midwife said to the nurses, 'Take off your pants!' And I was like, why does everyone think this baby is coming?"
"The midwife said, 'She has quite a lot of hair,' and Jason and I were both stunned. I wasn't sure if she was joking! I actually had the baby NOW," says Lilley.
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The A Little Daytime Drama star first shared her pregnancy news exclusively with PEOPLE in October. The following month, she announced on Instagram that she was having a baby girl.
"I'm so, so happy," Lilley told PEOPLE, joking that the future family of six "needs to get a bus now."
"Julie was planned, but that was definitely a surprise," added Lilley, who was on her way to Canada to film her new TV movie Royally Wrapped for Christmas when she felt a change in her body.
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"I don't know what's wrong with me, but I'll honestly know, the day after conception, I'm very conscious of my body," she said.
"I felt very pregnant and I thought, 'This is very strange.' I was excited, but it was also so weird. I was in this long customs line in Canada waiting for my work permit, and I'm group texting my husband and our nanny, 'I think I'm pregnant right now?'"
She said the surprise factor lessened once the good news was officially confirmed by her doctor.
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