Olympic Legend Dominique Dawes Celebrates 41st Birthday With Pregnancy Announcement Of Twins

 

Surprise! Olympic legend Dominique Dawes is pregnant with twins! 

Dawes, who is the first Black person to win an Olympic Gold medal in gymnastics, decided to announce that she's pregnant with twins today on her 41st birthday. The history-making Olympian is already a mother of two girls. After enduring a miscarriage earlier this year, she and her husband, Jeff Thompson, are now expecting a boy and girl this upcoming January.

"Well, a lot to say here on my BIRTHDAY post! Now being 41 couldn't feel better- unless you're extremely pregnant- with TWINS, due this January!, " Dawes wrote on Instagram. 

"It's definitely a juggling act to post with two toddlers all day ——but one of my last posts I've been overwhelmed with love and support by you all, concerning my miscarriage earlier this year. I couldn't tell you how much it meant to read your kind words and reading the stories you've shared about your personal struggle as well, with dealing with a miscarriage. It's surreal to know that this pregnancy has been tough, as most are, but extremely joyful- my husband and 2 little daughters are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new daughter and son!! I wanted to share this amazing news with you on my birthday, because children are The greatest gift one can receive from God. Please keep my little growing family in your prayers! When my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, did I really say that I wanted a washer and dryer." 

Well, a lot to say here on my BIRTHDAY post! Now being 41 couldn't feel better- unless you're extremely pregnant- with TWINS, due this January!  It’s definitely a juggling act to post with two toddlers all day ——but one of my last posts I've been overwhelmed with love and support by you all, concerning my miscarriage earlier this year. I couldn't tell you how much it meant to read your kind words and reading the stories you've shared about your personal struggle as well, with dealing with a miscarriage. It's surreal to know that this pregnancy has been tough, as most are, but extremely joyful- my husband and 2 little daughters are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our new daughter and son!! I wanted to share this amazing news with you on my birthday, because children are The greatest gift one can receive from God. Please keep my little growing family in your prayers! When my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday, did I really say that I wanted a washer and dryer #momlife

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Happy Birthday, Dominique! And congratulations to you and your family on your new soon-to-be bundles of joy. 


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