Shawn Johnson and Husband Andrew East Expecting First Baby After Suffering Miscarriage: ‘We Did it’

Shawn Johnson is pregnant! The Olympian gymnast announced that she and her husband, Andrew East, are expecting their first baby on Thursday, April 4, after suffering a miscarriage.

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“Baby East… we cannot WAIT to welcome you to the world and shower you with love,” the 27-year-old athlete captioned her Instagram reveal. “@andreweast WE DID IT! #pregnant.”

In the announcement photo, the Dancing With the Stars season 8 winner cradled her bump in  a floral dress while the professional football player, also 27, pointed to it with a smile.

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Shawn Johnson and Andrew East. Lindsey Grace Whiddon

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The Washington Redskins player posted a video to social media, writing, “Coming 2019 @thebabyeast.” In the footage, a camera panned up from the couple’s feet, revealing Johnson’s budding belly, a pair of tiny white sneakers and their matching smiles.

The baby-to-be already has an Instagram account, featuring a “Baby East” napkin shot and a sweet pic of East cradling his wife’s stomach. “I can’t wait to meet you guys!” the caption read.

The Winning Balance author and her husband revealed that they had suffered a miscarriage in October 2017.

“The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life,” Johnson captioned a YouTube video at the time. “My husband Andrew and I found out that we were unexpectedly pregnant, only to find out hours later some tragic news. I have been crying more than I ever have, but am still optimistic for what is next.”

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In January 2019, the Iowa native opened up about wanting to try conceiving again.

“2018 you rocked but 2019… I feel like you’re going to be the best,” she captioned an Instagram selfie at the time. “Here’s to a year dedicated to serving, learning, and hopefully babies haha. #goals #marriage #partnersincrime.”

The couple tied the knot in April 2016, nine months after the linebacker’s proposal at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

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