Shawn Johnson is now a momma of two!
“We are absolutely in love with our little man,” Johnson shared with E! News.
The couple, who are also parents to 20-month-old daughter Drew Hazel East, revealed how she is already a huge help with their little boy. “Drew is so sweet with him—you can tell she’s already such a great big sister.”
The pair also posted the good news to their Teddy & Bear Instagram page. “We’re so excited to announce a new friend is here!” their message, posted on July 20, read. “Mom and baby are doing well and we can’t wait to meet our new friend!”
Johnson revealed her pregnancy this past January and revealed the sex of their second-born at a party with friends and family in March.
Shawn has been posting updates to Instagram of her most recent pregnancy on Instagram, including plenty of cute candid photos and videos. But on July 1, she divulged to her Instagram Story how she had two weeks to go before her due date, and emotions were running high.
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“Feel like this happened right before Drew too…” she wrote. “Have officially hit the wall where I don’t want to work, I’m stressed about everything, overthinking everything, irritable, and exhausted. All I have room to think about is our little family and [the] little man on the way.”
The pregnancy was not an easy one. Drew got pregnant more than a year after suffering a miscarriage and in addition, she also went through quite a few health bumps along the way.
Drew wrestled with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), a common illness that causes cold-like symptoms and which is typically mild but can cause serious complications in babies. In addition, Shawn tested positive for the coronavirus during her pregnancy.
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“1: I don’t want to get my family sick,” she shared to her Instagram Story in late January. “2. I have asthma and have had it my entire life so this scares me a little extra,” she revealed. “3: had a very close family member fight for his life last month while battling Covid so it’s a serious topic of concern/hits home in our household.”
Shawn admitted how her most recent pregnancy was actually unexpected. “We said we would start trying around a year thinking it would take at least a year,” she said in January.
“So this was a shock. So we did not think it would happen this fast or we would be dealing with this soon, but we kinda just have the mindset of we are people who love our sleep and love our routine and love just having some stability in life.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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