Olympian Bode Miller and wife Morgan Beck are now proud parents to identical twin boys.
Beck, 32, revealed on “Today” Tuesday that she and Miller, 42, are still on cloud nine after the births on Friday.
“I’m doing really well,” the pro beach volleyball player said over the phone. “We’re still floating from the whole experience. It was just so amazing to have it go as spontaneous but as well as it did.”
The former alpine ski racer shared that his wife delivered the twins at home, and the midwives didn’t come in time because Beck went into labor early, so his mom had to help.
“By the time they got there, me and my mom were holding the babies,” the athlete said. “Luckily my mom was a midwife, but she hadn’t delivered babies in 20-plus years, and she never delivered twins. We were both pretty relaxed and pretty casual, but we were certainly not qualified to be doing an unassisted home delivery of twins!”
Beck added, “For Bode to get to deliver his identical twin boys with his mom — it was just pure magic.”
The boys’ names have not been revealed.
Miller has two children from previous relationships, including 11-year-old daughter Neesyn with ex Chanel Johnson and 6-year-old Samuel with ex Sara McKenna.
He and Beck share sons Nash, 4, and Easton, 2, who was born shortly after the couple’s 19-month-old daughter, Emeline, died in a tragic pool drowning in 2018.
In August, Beck reflected on Instagram why she felt “guilt” and “terror” when she was pregnant with Easton.
“How could I love this baby the way I loved Emmy? Was it okay to love this baby the way I loved Emmy?” she wrote. “It felt like by loving my son, I was trying to replace her.”
However, Beck said she reconciled those feelings just in time for the birth of her twins.
“Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys,” she said. “From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday … From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.”