Bode Miller and Wife Morgan Share Incredible Story of Their Twins Boys Asher and Aksel's Home Birth in New Videos
On November 8, 2019, Morgan Miller gave birth to twin boys at her home. Now the athlete and her husband, Bode Miller, are opening up about that very special day.
About three months ago, the Miller's welcomed their twin boys, Asher and Aksel, in their home. On Saturday, Morgan, 32, took to her Instagram Stories to share what it was like to be pregnant with twins and giving birth to them.
In the opening post, the professional beach volleyball player urged fans to be “gentle” with the information she was about to divulge with her husband. She recorded several videos of Bode speaking straight to the camera while he answered her questions.
Morgan’s births were induced
In the clips, the former Olympic skier recalled the excitement of the birthday. He also shared how they induced the births with a "baby rocket fuel" concoction that included castor oil.
Morgan was induced for birth during her 39th week of pregnancy. The reason behind this was because she felt ready to give birth and couldn’t bear the pregnancy any longer.
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Merry Christmas to our baby girl in heaven. We miss you so much! ........ 2018 has been a year full of overwhelming sadness and overwhelming joy. We have spent half of the year mourning and attempting to heal the loss of our angel which feels like an impossible battle all while celebrating the birth of our son. Seeking normalcy for our children has been our driving force forward. Normally I would be looking forward to a “fresh beginning” in 2019 but there is no more starting fresh after the loss of a child. So here’s to a healthy 2019 full of personal growth and creating many memories with my babies, full of smiles and laughs. Wishing everyone a special holiday season surrounded by loved ones.
Millers had a home birth
The couple described their home birth as "incredible." According to Bode, 42, the birth occurred while the couple’s other children were at school.
The former skier revealed how he went into "baby mode" and started filling up the tub for the home birth. The Miller’s got in touch with their midwives and also called their photographer.
Morgan almost went to hospital
When Morgan was moved to a bed, “the babies were dropping.” However, the pain was too much for the athlete and she wanted to give up and go to a hospital where she could get an epidural.
Unfortunately, the birth was already too far and with the help of Bode’s mother, who is a midwife, Morgan started pushing on her hips. The first boy was born and shortly afterward the second one came through too.
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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.
Midwives arrived after births
Only after the twins were born did the midwives come through. Speaking about sharing their birthing story, Morgan said: "I was so nervous about putting it all out there."
Why Millers shared birth story
She explained how several women had asked for “inspiration” when it came to home or natural births and she did it. The beach volleyball player did the recordings with her husband because she thought it would be “more impactful."
The clips and additional birth photos from Morgan's Instagram Stories can be viewed here.
The other Miller kids
The couple is also parents to Easton, 13-months-old, and Edward Nash Skan, 4, plus Bode’s children from other relationships, son Samuel Nathaniel, 6, and daughter Neesyn Dace, 11. In June 2018, the pair lost their daughter Emmeline, 19-months-old, when she died from accidental drowning.
At the time of her death, Emmeline had been attending a neighbor’s party with her parents.