Jennifer Snowden Is Pregnant & Her Unborn Baby Has A Serious Medical Condition #SouthernCharm

Posted on May 2 2016 - 7:49am by Dani-K

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Southern Charm friend of the show, Jennifer Snowden, is excited to announce she is pregnant with her first bundle of joy.

Jennifer and her boyfriend Lee, who were great friends for nearly ten years prior to dating, are thrilled to be having a son.

“Although it was a complete surprise, we are thrilled,” Jennifer made her announcement and revealed her baby bump via Instagram. “I am ecstatic about having a boy. I absolutely LOVE little boys, always have, starting with my youngest brother Gray’s birth when I was 11.” Jennifer added, “I think I’ve kind of been a mom in my own eyes since then, so this has been a long time coming!” 

However, as with many pregnancies, challenges often arise. For Jennifer and Lee they received the shocking news that their baby was diagnosed with encephalocele, a rare type of neural tube defect (NTD) that affects the brain. Jennifer has asked for prayers for her unborn son. At this time, there’s no way to know the severity of his condition, but he will require pediatric neurosurgery just days after birth.

“Although the future is to a degree uncertain for our baby, I have a pure sense of weightlessness about the stresses or fear of his future and I attribute that to faith and prayer alone,” Jennifer said. “One thing I do know is that he has one, a future, because of my decision to keep the little guy around and I couldn’t be more thrilled to meet him, no matter what mountains we will have to climb together.” 

Jennifer’s due date is late September and the couple have already chosen the name, James.

“We’re naming him James after his grandfather and [his father’s birth name]. His will be James III, which I think Lee takes a lot of pride in and is sweet to see,” Jennifer revealed. “The baby is also due on Lee’s father’s birthday; Lee’s father is deceased, thus making it a very special due date indeed. 

For now Jennifer is focusing on decorating the nursery and preparing for her bundle of joy.

“Honestly, I’m just trying to read as much as I can, eat well, sleep well, and generally be happy and healthy.”

Her friend Kathryn Dennis who has two children with Thomas Ravenel, is there for Jennifer and has given her good advice.

“Her advice has been to enjoy it, the whole thing: being pregnant and then being a mom as it’s the most rewarding relationship you’ll ever have. That part I’m especially excited about.”

We hope everything is fine with both Jennifer and her child. Please send warm wishes and thoughts her way.


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  • Contessa Bel Raven

    She certainly has my prayers and best wishes for little James. So nice to see them ready to welcome their bundle with joy despite his future health challenges. I also pray their relationship doesn’t ever get as messed up as her friend Kathryn’s is.

  • MidwestMiddie

    I don’t watch this show but will keep this family of 3 in my prayers.

  • TopGear

    This is very sad news. I feel sorry for Jennifer because the excitement of having her first child is overshadowed by this health scare. Stay away from Kathryn.

  • Why is this happening to us?

    Praying for all of them…hope that Baby James is born healthy & happy 🙏🏻
    It’s nice to see he already has so many people who love and care about him and he isn’t even here yet! 👶🏼💙🍼

  • kate

    sending love and strength to jennifer and little baby james. she sounds like she has a good attitude and positive outlook during a scary situation. very admirable in a person.

  • Prayers and love to the mommy and baby. God don’t give you more than you can handle.

  • aemish

    How stupid does Craig feel after suggesting she was supposed to be Thomas’ mistress. Some ten year relationships in the south run thicker than — was that Rhode Island water?

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