Bode and Morgan Miller debut baby bump, expecting twins over a year after daughter’s death

Morgan and Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter died in an accidental drowning. (Photo: NBC News/TODAY)

Bode and Morgan Miller shared a special announcement on Monday — they’re expecting twins.

The couple debuted Morgan’s baby bump on the “Today” show and revealed that they’re having boys, which is something Bode has wanted for a while.

“From the beginning of our relationship, (he) always said, ‘I want identical twin boys, born on my birthday,’ ” Morgan said. “And this time, when we found out I was pregnant, I said, ‘Do you think it’s twins this time?’ And he said ‘No.’ “

Sure enough, Morgan shared on Instagram that the twins are expected to be born on Nov. 11, about a month after Bode’s birthday.

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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. The fear of birthing my son and what that meant …..a monumental step forward….proof that time continued without her when all I wanted was for time to stop. But let me say this….I couldn’t have been more wrong. Easton provided us an even closer bond to his sister. The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul. Hope. Love. I’m not sure. But in that moment, I knew I was Mom and my kids deserved the world from me. Everything was going to be okay. My joy and grief could coexist. Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys. From the day I met my husband, he has always said he wanted identical twin boys born on his birthday. We are due on the lucky day/angel number of 11/11 which is not far off from @millerbode Birthday of 10/12. From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow.

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The couple’s pregnancy announcement comes just over a year after their daughter, Emeline, died in a tragic drowning accident. 

Since then the Olympic skier and professional volleyball player have welcomed a baby boy, Easton, who is 10 months old. The couple have been strong advocates of water safety since their daughter’s death and have been sharing videos of their youngest boy learning how to float.

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Did you know that for the FIRST. TIME. EVER. Florida had ZERO drownings for the months of February and March?! Talk about a “WHOA” moment for my family, friends and so many others who have lost their babies to this epidemic. The urgency behind this conversation has started and I am so proud of the steps we are all taking to create this necessary change. #EmmyandLevi you two continue to move mountains and are missed beyond measure.

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