Shawn Johnson East who is an ex-Olympic gymnast and her American-football player husband Andrew East have welcomed their first child as a couple, as they shared the good news on their Instagram handle on Monday about their newborn, a baby girl.
A very proud father, Andrew East taking to his Instagram page, shared a short video of the new addition to the family, with this caption:
“What up @theeastbaby,”
“You are our everything. Welcome to the world baby girl.”
Shawn Johnson East who has been updating her fans on the progress of her pregnancy on Instagram, posting her baby bump, first announced she was expecting in April (one year after revealing she’d suffered a miscarriage) with a sweet Instagram photoshoot.
The new mom captioned one photo of her husband cradling her baby bump with the jokey caption, “That’s not a bump… @theeastbaby has just REALLY been lovin’ the carbs lately 👀😂🤷🏼♀️🤰It’s a carb belly and you know what, I’m going to cradle it. @andrewdeast has embraced it.”
As well as setting up an Instagram account for the baby, the couple shared regular updates with their social media followers, even posting videos on their YouTube channel in which they opened up about pregnancy complications, the People had reported.
The People also stated that the couple had told the magazine that at a 20-week checkup, their doctor informed Johnson East that her baby had underdeveloped and dilated kidneys, as well as a two-rather than three-vessel umbilical cord, which carries an increased risk of stillbirth and pre-term labor.
With both complications happening together, their doctor said there was a risk of their baby having Down syndrome. “It was scary having lost a baby already, two years ago,”
In a video posted after her 20-week appointment, Johnson East said that the whole experience had given her some real perspective.
“Everyone’s always like, ‘Oh, are you having a boy or a girl? What do you want? Are you going to put them in gymnastics? Are you going to put them in football?’ And we had those thoughts in the beginning,” she said.
But after going through such a harrowing ordeal, Johnson East realized that the only thing that really mattered was having a “healthy” baby, People had reported.