Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson opened up about miscarrying her first little one.
In a montage of movies, the Olympic gold medalist and “Dancing With the Stars” champion and her husband Andrew East detailed how Johnson found she was pregnant after which later how she miscarried after eight weeks.
“It’s been an emotional roller coaster,” Johnson mentioned in a video posted to YouTube. “You go from shocked to ‘holy crap’ to ‘I can’t do this’ to ‘Let’s do this’ and now it’s like, ‘I pray to God I can do this.'”
The video began with Johnson, 25, ready for being pregnant take a look at outcomes. The former gymnast, who retired from competitors in 2012, then tearfully exclaimed to the digital camera how the information that she was certainly pregnant was “really, really exciting.”
“How am I going to tell Andrew?” she mentioned in an early a part of the video. “He’s going to be a daddy.”
Later, Johnson revealed that she had “started having really bad stomach pains and a lot of bleeding, which is not good for a pregnancy.”
After a number of exams, medical doctors confirmed that Johnson had miscarried.
“It sucks,” Johnson mentioned towards the top of the video. “It’s definitely not fun. I felt like going into it we didn’t even know if we were ready for it…but having a doctor confirm that you miscarried doesn’t feel good.”
Her husband East, 26, whom she wed final 12 months, famous how the expertise had modified them for the higher.
“We’ve grown through this, Babe, and I can’t emphasize enough how proud I am of you,” he mentioned within the video.
After the preliminary video was posted Saturday, Johnson and East took to Facebook to reply fan’s questions and thank them for his or her help.
“We know everything happens for a reason,” Johnson mentioned in that video. “We believe God’s got a bigger plan for us. All we can do is be positive otherwise we just sink into a hole.”