Soap Vet Shares Harrowing Details of Her Daughter’s Birth: ‘If I Hadn’t Left When I Did… I’m Not Sure She Would Have Survived’ — Plus, First Baby Photos

The method Jen Lilley’s new child got here into the world was as dramatic as something on daytime TV.

In the wee hours of May 12, Jen Lilley ushered into the world her and husband Jason Wayne’s fourth youngster, daughter Jacqueline “Jackie” Grace. But this was no run-of-the mill-delivery.

“I had no concept if I was actually in labor,” the veteran of Days of Our Lives (as Theresa) and General Hospital (as Maxie) tells People. (Click right here to see pics of the tyke.) “I had Jackie seven minutes after pulling as much as the ER. If I hadn’t left when I did, I would have had her within the automotive, and I’m undecided she would have survived.”

When the actress arrived on the hospital round 1 am, it was all techniques go, go, go. “The midwife informed the nurses, ‘Get her pants off!’” Lilley recollects. “And I was pondering, ‘Why is everybody pondering this child is coming proper now?’

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“The midwife stated, ‘She has fairly a bit of hair,’ and Jason and I have been each shocked. I wasn’t certain if she was joking!” she provides. “But then I thought, ‘That can be an odd factor to joke about,’ and realized I was truly having the newborn proper now.”

Lilley and Wayne’s mom-and-pop operation additionally consists of Kayden, 5, and Jeffrey, 3, whom they adopted from foster care in 2019 and 2020, respectively, and Julie, 2. “I’m so, so joyful,” says Mom — though she admits that and Wayne are “going to should get a bus now.”

See extra pictures of stars and their real-life children within the gallery under.

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