Bode and Morgan Miller are expecting identical twins boys! The couple revealed on The Today Show on August 12 that their family is about to get bigger. The former Olympic skier and beach volleyball player tragically lost their 19-month-old daughter Emmy in June 2018 after she drowned in a neighbor’s pool.
“Bode from the beginning of our relationship has always said, 'I want identical twin boys born on my birthday,''' Morgan told Savannah Guthrie. “So I went to the ultrasound by myself when I found out I was pregnant, and sure enough, identical twin boys.”
Bode said, “Somehow I always knew that I was going to have identical twin boys.”
Morgan gave birth to their now 10-month-old son Easton only four months after their daughter Emmy drowned. “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,” Morgan admitted on Instagram.
However, she said having the baby made her realize, “Everything was going to be okay. My joy and grief could coexist.” She added, “We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from Bode’s birthday of 10/12. From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.”
They are also parents to their son Nash and Bode’s children Neesyn and Sam from previous relationships. “The kids kind of pull us forward because they demand interaction, and they have a great way of healing,'' Bode said. “There are moments where it’s really tough.”
Morgan admitted, “It’s a battle every day to get up out of bed. But to see them and see the joy through their eyes and to live vicariously through all of their experiences makes every day a little bit easier.”
She added, “We carry Emmy with us every day. That part doesn't ever get easier, but we just imagine what it would be like to have her there, and we share our tears and we share our memories and we revisit stories. Keeping her a part of our family has really made this journey a little bit easier for our family.”