Olympian & Her Husband Share Their Pregnancy & Miscarriage
After those first excited, overwhelmed tears of finding out that you’re pregnant, you know life will never be the same again.
Confused, straight up terrified, overwhelmed, tired, hungry – not to mention raging hormones – the experience is primal.
Former Gymnast Shawn Johnson East and her husband, gridiron player Andrew East shared their experience of the first 48 hours after finding out they were expecting.
Their lives changed in an instant… and while not planned, the pair quickly adjusted to the idea of becoming parents.
But it took just 48 hours for that fantasy to come crashing down.
It’s the emotional rollercoaster that so many go through, yet it’s rarely spoken about.
And so Shawn and Andrew have bravely released a video diary of their experience, warts and all.
With their hearts on their sleeve, the pair describe each emotional turn, each moment that drove them to tears.
And we can’t thank them enough for it.
For so many couples could no doubt relate to such raw emotion.
“The past 48 hours have been some of the happiest, scariest, and saddest times of my life,” Shawn posted alongside the video.
“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.
“Thanks to our fans, friends, and family and Dr Goldberg for all the love and support.”
We hope that in due time the couple can create whatever family unit they hope for.