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 has a 20-month-old daughter, Drew Hazel, announced the joyous news in an Instagram Story post shared on their Teddy & Bear toy company’s page on Tuesday.
‘We’re so excited to announce a new friend is here,’ they wrote in one slide featuring a cartoon pacifier, adding: ‘Mom and baby are doing well.’
Newest addition: Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East, both 29, have welcomed their second child, a baby boy
Surprise! The couple announced the joyous news in an Instagram Story post shared on their Teddy & Bear toy company’s page on Tuesday
Johnson and East, both 29, have yet to share any details about their bundle of joy, including his name and official birthdate. They also haven’t posted any updates on their personal Instagram pages.
However, they have confirmed the news to People, saying in a statement: ‘We are so happy to welcome our little man into the world. We are loving life as a family of four and soaking up every minute.’
Johnson revealed she was pregnant with her second child in January, a little over a year after she gave birth to her daughter.
She shared the happy news on her Instagram account, posting images of herself showing off her baby bump alongside 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 any details about their bundle of joy, including his name and birthdate
Statement: ‘We are so happy to welcome our little man into the world. We are loving life as a family of four and soaking up every minute,’ the couple said in a statement to People
‘Here we go again,’ she captioned the snapshots.
The couple, who wed in April 2016, also shared their pregnancy announcement on their YouTube channel, where they documented the moment she discovered she was expecting.
The news came just over three years after Shawn suffered a devastating miscarriage, which they touched on in their video while offering words of kindness to anyone else who has gone through a similar loss.
‘If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, if you’re trying to adopt, if you’re in the process of expanding your family or recently suffering from a loss, we are praying for you,’ Johnson said toward the end of the clip.
Fan club: Johnson documented her pregnancy on her personal Instagram account, which has more than 3.2 million followers
‘Guess it’s now a tradition’: In June, the form Olympic gymnast posted a photo of herself modeling one of her old competition leotards while roughly nine months pregnant
Looking back: Johnson was just 16 years old when she competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, and took 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 guys.’
Johnson gave birth to her first daughter via C-section in October 2019, and they were told by her doctor that they needed to wait at least a year before attempting 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. She tried again a few days later and was delighted to see a positive result.
Shortly after her announcement, she tested positive for COVID-19, but she soon recovered after suffering from a relatively mild case of the virus.
Happy news: Johnson revealed she was pregnant with her second child in January, a little over a year after she gave birth to her daughter
The big news: Johnson also shared a YouTube video that featured footage of the moment she found out she was expecting
Heartbreak: Johnson and East tearfully revealed that they had suffered a miscarriage in a YouTube video posted in 2017. They later welcomed their daughter in October 2019
The athlete and her NFL player husband shared their baby’s gender with People in March, saying they were ‘so excited to be welcoming a boy to our growing family and for Drew to have a little baby brother.’
Johnson was just 16 years old when she competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, and took home one gold and three silver medals.
She shared photos of herself modeling her old competition leotards during both of her pregnancies, including a snapshot of herself donning a magenta bodysuit last month when she was roughly nine months pregnant.
‘Guess it’s now a tradition,’ she joked in the caption.