Former Olympic skier Bode Miller and his wife Morgan are expecting identical twin boys just over a year after losing their 19-month-old daughter Emeline to a tragic drowning accident and 10 months after welcoming their youngest child, a son named Easton. The couple, who have made it a mission of theirs in the last year to promote water safety, shared their happy news on Instagram, and apparently, Bode had a premonition of sorts that he'd one day be a dad to identical twin boys! "From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday," Morgan wrote on Instagram.
Morgan, who was pregnant with Easton when Emmy passed away, shared her thoughts on this twin pregnancy on her Instagram, alongside adorable photos of the couple's four children — Easton, 10 months, Nash, 4, and Bode's children from previous relationships, Samuel, 6, and Neesyn, 11.
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 beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.
Congratulations to the whole Miller family!