The Miller family is growing again!
After announcing they’re expecting their eighth child last week, Bode Miller and his wife Morgan Miller revealed they are welcoming a baby girl on Instagram Monday.
“IT’S A GIRL!!! There are no words to describe this moment. My heart is overflowing with joy and we are so excited to welcome a baby GIRL into the family in November!” former professional volleyball player Morgan Miller captioned a photo of her and her family surrounded by pink confetti.
On Monday’s “Today” show, the Miller couple shared how they broke the news of their growing family to their kids. The couple share Nash, 6, Easton, 2, and 18-month-old twins Asher and Aksel. The former Olympic skier is also father to Dace, 13, and Nate, 8, from former relationships.
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“We told them on St. Patrick’s Day,” Morgan Miller said. “I planned an elaborate scavenger hunt, and at the end of each clue was their pot of gold, and their pot of gold had a little treat plus a word, and they all had to pull their words out, and mix them together to figure out the sentence, and the sentence said, ‘Another baby Miller, coming November 2020.’ They were first completely shocked.”
In November 2019, after their twin boys were born, Morgan Miller told “Today” her “unrealistic” Christmas wish was “another girl.” This new addition will be the first girl for the Millers after their daughter, Emeline, died in a tragic drowning accident at a neighbor’s house in 2018 at 19 months old.
“It is so special. I feel like I haven’t fully gotten my head wrapped around it because every time I start thinking about it I just start crying, but to get to experience a relationship with a little girl again, Earth side, is unbelievable,” Morgan Miller said.
Since their daughter’s passing, the Millers have become strong advocates of water safety, sharing videos of their son learning how to float and being a voice for the American Academy of Pediatrics in an effort to prevent future tragedies.
Drowning can be silent and quick and is the single leading cause of injury-related death among children ages 1 to 4 after birth defects, according to the AAP.
“There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t pray for the opportunity to go back to that day and make it different,” Morgan Miller said on the “Today” show, a little over a month after losing her daughter. “But now we have this opportunity to make other parents’ days different.”
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Contributing: Amy Haneline
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