Congratulations are in order for Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan. Just over a year after the couple tragically lost their 19-month-old daughter Emeline Grier, they revealed the happy news that they are expecting twin boys! Morgan made the announcement with a sweet post to her Instagram account featuring the couple's four other children and a sweet message to Emeline.
The couple revealed their happy news on the TODAY Show, with Morgan telling host Savannah Guthrie that her husband had always wanted to have twin boys. "Bode from the beginning of our relationship has always said, 'I want identical twin boys born on my birthday,''' the expectant mother said. "This time when I found out I was pregnant I said, 'Do you think it's twins this time?' He said, 'No.' So I went to the ultrasound by myself, and sure enough, identical twin boys."
Bode and Morgan Miller announce they are expecting twins https://t.co/6sdJsePakR— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 12, 2019
The couple share sons Nash, 4, and Easton, 10 months, as well as Bode's children from previous relationships, daughter, Neesyn, 11, and son, Sam, 6. Morgan was pregnant with Easton when Emeline died in a drowning accident, and in her pregnancy announcement for this recent pregnancy, the former professional beach volleyball player reveals that she was terrified she wouldn't be able to love her son while mourning her daughter.
"Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life," she wrote in her pregnancy announcement." 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." She revealed that her newborn son actually made the family feel closer to the child they lost. "Easton provided us an even closer bond to his sister. The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul," she wrote. "Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys."
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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.
Morgan told TODAY that there isn't a day that goes by that her family doesn't remember Emmy. "We carry Emmy with us every day,'' Morgan said. "That part doesn't ever get easier, but we just imagine what it would be like to have her there, and we share our tears and we share our memories and we revisit stories. Keeping her a part of our family has really made this journey a little bit easier for our family." Bode also added that it was their children that helped keep the couple moving forward after Emmy's death. "The kids kind of pull us forward because they demand interaction, and they have a great way of healing,'' he said.
Morgan revealed that their twins are due on November 11 adding, "from the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow."