Shawn Johnson and Andrew East reveal the name of their daughter and share the details of Shawn's labor and delivery.
Former Olympic Gymnast, Shawn Johnson welcomed her first child on October 29, 2019. Johnson and her husband, Andrew East, were so grateful to welcome such a healthy little girl. Their daughter weighed 8lbs 8oz and was about 20 inches tall. She said that she named her daughter after the most incredible person that she knows, "her daddy." They named their daughter Drew Hazel East.
Shawn also shares an Instagram post of a black and white image of the couple with sweet little Drew in the hospital bed. Shawn shares all of the details of her labor and delivery with her first daughter. Shawn said that she went into her labor with a "stubborn mindset" and she really wanted to go completely natural. She wanted to go natural and she wanted to go through delivery without any meds. She felt like she could do it. After 14 hours of labor, she chose to get an epidural. She admits that after she opted for the epidural she felt so guilty. Then after 22 hours, the doctors told her that she would need to have a c-section. She felt like a complete failure! She then said after they laid Drew on her chest and the doctors told her everything went well she didn't care at all about getting an epidural or having a c-section.
Johnson writes, "My/our world no longer has anything to do with us but everything to do with her. It’s all for her and I will forever do anything for this girl that I love more than I ever could imagine. A love no one can ever prepare you for." She then thanked her doctors and nurses for bringing her daughter safely into this world. And then she thanked her husband for being the best husband/daddy in the world and "for being there every step of the way."
Congratulations you guys on the sweet new little baby girl! We are so happy that everything went well and that the baby is healthy. We hope that mom has a quick and speedy recovery and that Drew continues to be healthy and to grow big and strong!