Former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East have welcomed their second child – a baby boy – just in time for the Summer Games in Tokyo.
The couple, who also have a 20-month-old daughter, Drew Hazel, announced the happy news in a… Instagram story post shared on their Teddy & Bear toy company’s page on Tuesday.
“We’re so excited to announce a new friend,” they wrote in a cartoon pacifier slide, adding, “Mommy and baby are doing well.”
Latest addition: Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East, both 29, have welcomed their second child, a boy
Surprise! The couple announced the joyful news in an Instagram Story post shared on Tuesday on the page of their Teddy & Bear toy company.
Johnson and East, both 29, have not yet shared any details about their bundle of joy, including his name and official date of birth. They also have not posted any updates on their personal Instagram pages.
However, they confirmed the news to: People, said in a statement: “We are so happy to welcome our little man into the world. We love life as a family of four and enjoy every minute of it.’
Johnson revealed she was pregnant with her second child in January, just over a year after she gave birth to her daughter.
She shared the happy news on her Instagram account, posting photos of herself showing off her baby bump next to her husband and their daughter.
Family of four: Jonson and East, who also have a 20-month-old daughter, Drew Hazel, have yet to share details of their bundle of joy, including his name and date of birth
Statement: ‘We are so happy to welcome our little man into the world. We love life as a family of four and enjoy every minute of it,” the couple said in a statement to People
“Here we go again,” she captioned the snaps.
The couple, who married in April 2016, also shared their pregnancy announcement on their YouTube channel, where they documented the moment she found out she was pregnant.
The news came just over three years after Shawn suffered a devastating miscarriage, which they addressed in their video as they spoke kind words to anyone who has experienced a similar loss.
“If you’re pregnant, trying to conceive, trying to adopt, growing a family or have recently suffered a loss, we’re praying for you,” Johnson said toward the end of the year. the clip.
Fan Club: Johnson documented her pregnancy on her personal Instagram account, which has more than 3.2 million followers
‘I think it’s a tradition now’: In June, the Olympic gymnast posted a photo of herself modeling one of her old competition tights while she was about nine months pregnant
Looking back: Johnson was just 16 years old when she competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, taking home one gold and three silver medals
“All those beautiful babies out there, all those rainbow babies, all those babies in heaven. We love you.’
Johnson gave birth to her first daughter by cesarean section in October 2019, and they were told by her doctor to wait at least a year before trying to conceive again.
She explained that the first pregnancy test she took was negative, even though she had missed a period and was struggling with her hormones. A few days later, she tried again and was pleased to see a positive result.
Shortly after her announcement, she tested positive for COVID-19, but recovered quickly after a relatively mild case of the virus.
Happy news: Johnson revealed she was pregnant with her second child in January, just over a year after giving birth to her daughter
The big news: Johnson also shared a YouTube video with footage of her finding out she was pregnant
Heartbreak: Johnson and East tearfully revealed they had miscarried in a YouTube video posted in 2017. They later welcomed their daughter in October 2019
The athlete and her NFL player husband shared the gender of their baby with People in March, saying they were “so excited to welcome a boy to our growing family and to have Drew a little brother.”
Johnson was just 16 years old when she competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, taking home one gold and three silver medals.
She shared photos of herself modeling her old competition tights during both of her pregnancies, including a snapshot of herself donning a magenta bodysuit last month when she was about nine months pregnant.
“I think it’s a tradition now,” she joked in the caption.