Does two make it an Olympic baby boom? Last week, Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard welcomed son Blaise Ray. This week, former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller welcomed her second baby! Miller and her husband John Falconetti confirmed the arrival of Sterling Diane Falconetti to People. Baby girl arrived on June 25th. The couple are already parents to 3.5-year-old son Rocco.
Olympian gold medalist Shannon Miller believes in miracles! The former gymnast and her husband John Falconetti recently announced that they’re expecting their second baby, one they’ve called their miracle baby. In 2011, the couple had hoped to give their son Rocco (now 3) a brother or sister, but Miller learned that she had ovarian cancer. After surgery to remove her left ovary, Miller underwent nine weeks of chemotherapy. “Our baby plans were put on hold indefinitely,” Miller shared in a statement through her Shannon Miller Lifestyle. Indefinitely didn’t turn out to be never, though, as the couple are expecting their second baby this summer!
“Home with our new baby! 7 lbs., 11 oz of cuteness!,” Miller announced via Twitter on Friday. She also told Inside Gymnastics that she and hubby John Falconetti “feel so blessed and are excited to begin this new adventure!”
So, how long before baby John goes from rolling over to back flips?
Seven Olympic medals? Check. Nine World Championship medals? Check.
Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller can soon add mother to her long list of accomplishments. She and her husband John Falconetti recently announced that they are expecting their first child together. The couple are “over the moon” about the news, and the newest member of their family will join them around November 5.