Photo: Courtesy of Michael Phelps via Instagram
Michael Phelps is a dad! The Olympic champion, who has medaled a whopping 22 times, welcomed his first child into the world with fiancé Nicole Johnson. Their baby boy was born Thursday, May 5 — and we LOVE this little bundle's unique name.
"Welcome Boomer Robert Phelps into the world!!! Born 5-5-2016 at 7:21 pm !!! Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!! @nicole.m.johnson and Boomer both healthy!!!" Phelps posted to Instagram Saturday, sharing a too cute black and white photo of the little family of three, complete with Phelps being shirtless which is, to say the least, quite nice. See the sweet snap of baby Boomer and his parents below.
This isn't the first time Phelps has taken to Instagram to share his exciting life news with his fans and followers. The Olympic medalist originally shared their exciting expectancy news on Instagram in November, alongside his former Miss California fiancé. The sweet photo (above) shows the adoring couple holding up a baby speedo (familiarly labeled MP) in front of something all too familiar to Phelps — a swimming pool! Johnson also shared the news on her personal Instagram account, revealing more than just a look into the newborn's Olympic future. "Today marks 12 weeks and 5 days of us having a little one and yesterday we learned we're having a BOY!" Johnson added. "We couldn't be happier!"
The couple also announced their engagement on Instagram back in February 2015, posting an elated wintery Instagram photo of the two of them romantically rolling in the snow. Phelps captioned the momentous occasion, "She sad yes," following the couple's rekindled romance after splitting in 2011, and having dated on and off since 2007.
In March, Phelps told Us Weekly, "One of the coolest things about being a father going into Rio is that our firstborn has the chance to see my last race ever," he said. "I think that's something that'll be really special that we'll be able to share stories with him, you know, from the time he gets old enough to realize, and I'm excited to have a lot of photos and just to share the moments and memories with him growing up as a kid."
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