Continuing to heal. Morgan Beck Miller shared an adorable picture of her 3-month-old son with Olympic skier Bode Miller on Instagram on Saturday, February 2. “I haven’t formally introduced our little light, Easton Vaughn Rek Miller. He is so special and has brought so much healing and hope,” wrote the Olympic beach volleyball player.
In June, while Morgan was pregnant with Easton, the couple’s daughter Emeline died after drowning in a pool. She was 19 months old at the time. “Our baby Emmy will never be replaced but man, has this little bundle allowed us to feel a small sense of peace and in a weird way, a connection between the heavens and earth #lifeafterdeath,” the 31-year-old continued her post.
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I haven’t formally introduced our little light, Easton Vaughn Rek Miller. He is so special and has brought so much healing and hope. Our baby Emmy will never be replaced but man, has this little bundle allowed us to feel a small sense of peace and in a weird way, a connection between the heavens and earth #lifeafterdeath
The parents welcomed Easton in a home birth on October 5, and took three weeks to give their baby boy a name. “If you go in a hospital, you can’t leave the hospital, but at home birth, you can do whatever you want,” explained Bode, 41, on the Today show on November 27. “So [the older] kids were going to school and everyone was like, ‘What’s his name?’ And we were like, ‘We don’t really have one. We just call him Baby Brother.’ And everyone thought we were just crazy. It took us three weeks, but once we got to know him, it was really clear.”
The gold medalist also opened up about welcoming a son after his daughter’s death. “If there’s one thing that can kind of help to heal and fill that spot in your heart, it’s a baby, and he’s a special one. Besides the lack of sleep, it’s been a really nice process to be able to go through,” he said.
Bode and Morgan are also parents to son Nash, 4, and Bode is a father to two children from previous relationships, Neesyn, 10, and Samuel, 5. The kids, he said on Today, talk about Emmy “all the time, which is really good but obviously hard, too. We have to. She’s everywhere in our house. You notice it. You feel the loss, but she’s still part of our family.”
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