Shawn Johnson Rocked Her Iconic Summer Olympics Leotard at 40 Weeks Pregnant
She says her husband, Andrew East "dared" her to wear it.
It's Halloween week, which means your social media feeds are probably flooded with everyone's creepy-cool makeup looks and clever costumes.
Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson dressed up over the weekend, too—but she wasn't wearing a ″costume," per se.
At 40 weeks pregnant, the 27-year-old mama-to-be posted a photo of herself to Instagram in the leotard she wore at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. In case you don't remember, that was the summer when Johnson famously won four medals (one gold and three silver) with the U.S. women's gymnastics team. (Related: 10 Reasons to Follow These Gymnasts Long After the Olympics Are Over)
″[The leotard] fits a little different these days,″ Johnson captioned the post. The first photo shows her rocking the red, white, and blue leotard over her baby bump, while the second is an adorable throwback of 16-year-old Johnson celebrating her medals.
″But no joke… this babes is already more rewarding than any medal was,″ Johnson continued in her caption. ″BABY! GET HERE ALREADY!″
Fans took to the comments section to share their excitement about Johnson's baby, who's expected to arrive any day now. ″Lookin' good, you two! You should totally walk into the hospital like this!″ wrote one user. ″Best thing I've seen all day," wrote another user. (Related: Here's How Much Olympic Gymnast Shawn Johnson Knows About Health and Fitness)
It's been almost seven months since Johnson and her husband, Andrew East shared the news that they're expecting their first child. ″We cannot WAIT to welcome you to the world and shower you with love," Johnson wrote in an April Instagram post. "@andrewdeast WE DID IT!"
ICYDK, the couple's journey to parenthood has had its ups and downs. In 2017, Johnson and East opened up in a vlog about their miscarriage.
″You go from shock to 'Holy crap,' to 'I can't do this,' to 'Let's do this,' and now it's like, 'I pray to God I can do this,'" Johnson shared in the vlog, describing the roller-coaster of emotions that came with finding out about a surprise pregnancy and a miscarriage within a span of a few days. (Related: Gabrielle Union Reveals She's Had ″Eight or Nine" Miscarriages)
As Johnson's due date approaches, she and East are letting go of any worries they might have about the pregnancy. Instead, they're choosing to focus on feeling grateful and excited to welcome a little one into their family.
"I don't care if it's a boy, I don't care if it's a girl. I don't even care what the name is right now. I don't care if they do sports," Johnson said in a recent vlog. "I just pray that our baby is healthy."