Motherhood

Michelle Kwan Surprises Her Fans By Giving Birth

Michelle Kwan, the former figure skater shares on Instagram that she had given birth to a first girl child named Kalista Belle Kwan.

She posted beautiful photos of her newborn and a photo montage of her belly growing throughout her pregnancy, but she had not disclosed it until the birth of her daughter.

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Michelle captioned, “I am overjoyed, and tears of happiness are streaming down my face as I share the news of the arrival of Kalista Belle Kwan!”

The two-time Olympic medalist says, “I have always wanted to be a mo and, to me, she is a perfect miracle. I had a hard time picturing what she might look like, yet it seems like she has been in my life forever.”

In December, Kwan, who Joe Biden nominated, President to be a ‘U.S. ambassador to Belize,’ described her path to motherhood as a “challenging journey,” adding “not to mention a very long labor!!!”

She wrote, “I am glad I never gave up,” thanking those who helped her throughout the process, including her fertility doctor.

Michelle also referred to keeping her pregnancy out of public view.

She wrote, “I am always full of surprises and tend to keep my personal life private. I wanted to share this happy news for many months, but each milestone seemed exciting and daunting at the same time. Each step of the way, I knew that it required some time until I could hold her in my arms.”

Michelle ends the post by sending “best to all the mothers out there” and some encouraging words for those facing fertility challenges.

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She said, “I wish anyone trying to conceive all the success and love in any way. You are not alone on this path, and I am pulling you.”