Shawn Johnson Announced She's Pregnant In the Most Heartwarming IG Post
The gymnast also opened up about her past miscarriage in a new YouTube video.
For Shawn Johnson and husband Andrew East, getting pregnant hasn't been easy. In October of 2017, the couple shared that they had experienced a miscarriage just a few days after finding out they were pregnant. The roller coaster of emotions took a toll on the couple-something they shared with the world in a heartbreaking video on their YouTube channel.
Now, a year and a half later, the couple has announced that they're pregnant again and couldn't be more excited. "We cannot WAIT to welcome you to the world and shower you with love," Johnson shared on Instagram. "@andrewdeast WE DID IT!"
The duo has shared another video on their YouTube channel about the good news, in which they talk more about Johnson's pregnancy, as well as the complicated emotions they've been feeling after so many ups and downs in the past year and a half. "I've never really voiced any hesitation with trying again, but yeah, I'm absolutely terrified," Johnson admitted in the video, adding that she feels it's natural "for anyone who's experienced pain or loss" to feel guarded after the fact, even when good news does come their way. (Related: Here Is Exactly What Happened When I Had A Miscarriage)
Johnson's husband said their miscarriage in 2017 "stole some of the joy and excitement" that comes with getting pregnant for the first time-something Johnson said she's experiencing now as well. "I can naturally feel that my heart is guarding itself," she explained. "I don't want to go through that again," Johnson said. (Related: How I Learned to Trust My Body Again After a Miscarriage)
Overall, though, the couple is over the moon, and Johnson said she hopes that, as time goes on, she'll learn to let her guard down and enjoy this incredible journey.
Grab all the tissues and watch their entire announcement in the video below. A huge congrats to the adorable couple!