Bode Miller's Wife Pregnant with Twin Boys over a Year after Tragic Death of Daughter
Olympic skier Bode Miller appeared on “Today” on Monday where he and his wife revealed some exciting news. The couple shared that they were expecting twins!
Bode, 41, and Morgan Miller, 32, recently revealed on an episode of “Today” that they were expecting identical twin boys. During the interview, Morgan admitted that the news came as a shock for them.
She explained: “From the beginning of our relationship, [Bode] always said, ‘I want identical twin boys, born on my birthday.’” When they found out she was pregnant Morgan asked her husband if he thought they were expecting twins and he said, “‘No.’”
While having an ultrasound that’s where she found out the exciting truth – they were expecting twins. She confessed to Savannah Guthrie that she was pregnant with “identical twin boys.”
The news came as a surprise because of another unexpected truth. During the interview, the Olympic skier admitted that when he was younger: "Somehow, I always knew that I was going to have identical twin boys."
The couple is already parents to sons Easton Vaughn Rek, 10-months, and Nash Skan, 4. Bode is also a father to son Samuel Bode, 6, and daughter Neesyn Dacey, 11.
Over a year ago the couple lost their daughter, Emeline Grier, 19-months-old. The little girl passed away following a drowning accident while they visited some friends.
The incident occurred in a backyard pool in the Coto de Caza neighborhood of Orange County, California. When the toddler was discovered her mother tried to resuscitate her by performing CPR.
The resuscitation worked and Emeline managed to stay alive until her death at the hospital the following day. After four months, the couple welcomed their youngest child in October 2018.
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Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life. The conflict of emotions from what was pure joy turned to guilt and terror overnight. How could I love this baby the way I loved Emmy? Was it okay to love this baby the way I loved Emmy? It felt like by loving my son, I was trying to replace her. The fear of birthing my son and what that meant .....a monumental step forward....proof that time continued without her when all I wanted was for time to stop. But let me say this....I couldn’t have been more wrong. Easton provided us an even closer bond to his sister. The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul. Hope. Love. I’m not sure. But in that moment, I knew I was Mom and my kids deserved the world from me. Everything was going to be okay. My joy and grief could coexist. Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys. From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday. We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode Birthday of 10/12. From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.
In an Instagram post, Morgan shared that their twins were due on November 11. Bode’s birthday happens to fall on October 12, just a little shy from the twins’ due date.
The Olympian’s wife shared the pregnancy news with a photo shoot featuring their four children. In two images, a balloon spelling out the word “Twins” was seen floating above the children.
Two days before the anniversary of her daughter’s death, Morgan took to her Instagram Stories to pay tribute to the toddler. She mourned her daughter by sharing a video of Emeline which was taken exactly one year ago.