Olympic skier and World Championship gold medalist, Bode Miller, and his wife Morgan are proud to share that they're expecting identical twin boys this November. After announcing the pregnancy back in August, the couple has received ample support with the hardship they've endured over the past couple of years.
After the tragic loss of their baby girl, Emmy, in a drowning accident last June, the couple has been trying to stay positive throughout this pregnancy while still dealing with the grief of losing their daughter. Drowning in a backyard pool, the 19-month-old died in hospital the next day, leaving the Miller family stricken with grief.
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Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life. The conflict of emotions from what was pure joy turned to guilt and terror overnight. How could I love this baby the way I loved Emmy? Was it okay to love this baby the way I loved Emmy? It felt like by loving my son, I was trying to replace her. The fear of birthing my son and what that meant .....a monumental step forward....proof that time continued without her when all I wanted was for time to stop. But let me say this....I couldn’t have been more wrong. Easton provided us an even closer bond to his sister. The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul. Hope. Love. I’m not sure. But in that moment, I knew I was Mom and my kids deserved the world from me. Everything was going to be okay. My joy and grief could coexist. Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys. From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday. We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode Birthday of 10/12. From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.
Pregnant with a singleton, baby Easton, at the time of Emmy's death, the Millers were unsure how they could love another baby after such tragedy. Now, Easton is 10-months-old and he, along with his other siblings, Nash, 4, Samuel, 6, and Neesyn, 11, will be welcoming two new siblings very soon.
The couple, who had always wanted twins, were shocked when the ultrasound technician said there were two babies. Bode wasn't at the initial appointment with Morgan but was ecstatic to hear the good news.
Truly believing Emmy played a part in the miracle, the couple feels connected to the twins more than ever. In Morgan's Instagram post she writes, "From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow."
Now nearing the end of her pregnancy, Morgan proudly shows off her baby bump on her Instagram story. With only about 2 months left until Morgan is full-term, the family excitedly awaits and prepares for the two new additions.
In captioning the photo, Morgan explains that most days, like most women, she hates being pregnant, "but today, I was reminded that this belly has grown 5 healthy babies. It has been a home for the creation of life and played a monumental role in providing me with the love I get to feel every day."
Ending the post with, "I should give my body the same love it has provided me," Morgan indirectly speaks to all mothers out there who are upset at the look and feel of their pregnant/postpartum bodies. Mothers have been blessed with being able to create life and our image of a mother's body needs to shift to account for how miraculous it actually is- scars and all.
We wish the Miller family the best of luck on their new adventure as a family with the upcoming birth of their newest baby boys.