Shawn Johnson Names Newborn Daughter After 'the Most Incredible Person I Know'

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Shawn Johnson has revealed the name of her baby girl, and the sweet inspiration behind it.

The 27-year-old Olympic gymnast took to Instagram on Friday to share an adorable snap showing her and her husband, Andrew East, kissing the newborn on her cheeks.

“Drew Hazel East,” Johnson captioned the photo. “8lbs 8oz. 20.5 inches long. 10/29/19. Named after the most incredible person I know... her daddy.”

The family also shared a photo on Drew’s own Instagram account, which had been documenting Johnson’s pregnancy leading up to the birth.

“Name is Drew Hazel East,” the caption read. “I’m named after my daddy @andrewdeast because he’s super cool. Sup.”

The post came a day after Johnson opened up about her difficult birth, detailing how she “stubbornly” remained intent on delivering Drew naturally and without drugs, but had an epidural 14 hours in, then welcomed Drew via c-section 22 hours into the labor.

“When we were told I had to get a c section I felt like I had failed,” she confessed. “But after holding our sweet girl in my arms and being told everything went well and she had made it to us safely I could have cared less.”

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22 hours of labor to end in a c section. I went in with such a stubborn mindset of thinking the only way I could bring our baby into the world was naturally. No meds no intervention. At 14 hours when I chose to get an epidural I felt guilty. At 22 hours when we were told I had to get a c section I felt like I had failed. But after holding our sweet girl in my arms and being told everything went well and she had made it to us safely I could have cared less. My/our world no longer has anything to do with us but everything to do with her. It’s all for her and I will forever do anything for this girl that I love more than I ever could imagine. A love no one can ever prepare you for. @andrewdeast I meant it in the hospital when I said you will forever be my number one but she will now forever be OUR number one together. Thank you to the incredible doctors and nurses who brought our baby girl into the world safely and to the best husband/daddy in the world for being there every step of the way. 📸 @tealephotography

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On Thursday, Johnson also shared a snap of the family, showing the cutie clinging to East’s thumb. ““Hi five dad!” 😊,” she captioned the photo.

Johnson and East announced their pregnancy in April, more than a year after suffering a heartbreaking miscarriage.

They shared the news of Drew’s birth on Monday, posting a black-and-white portrait of the trio following her arrival.

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✌🏻#baby #family

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sup @thefamilyeast #theeastfamily

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