Surprise! Michelle Kwan Shares First Photo of Baby Girl & Reveals Her Name

Well, Michelle Kwan just proved that she’s a professional at keeping secrets.

The former Olympian, 41, revealed that she covertly welcomed her first child, a daughter named Kalista Belle Kwan. The news is likely a surprise to most fans, considering we didn’t even know she was pregnant.

Kwan announced the exciting news by posting a slideshow of photos on Instagram, where she shared a never-before-seen photo of the baby followed by a video documenting her growing bump.

“I’m overjoyed and tears of happiness are streaming down my face as I share the news of the arrival of Kalista Belle Kwan!” she captioned the post. “I’ve always wanted to be a mom and, to me, she’s a perfect miracle. I had a hard time picturing what she might look like yet it seems like she’s been in my life forever. This has been a challenging journey to motherhood (not to mention a very long labor!!!) and I’m glad I never gave up. I feel so grateful to have had the support of so many during this time, including my fertility doctor, doctors and nurses who looked after me, friends that shared their stories, and of course, my family & my [red heart emoji] who I could not live without.”

She continued, “As people closest to me know, I’m always full of surprises and tend to keep my personal life private. And, I’ve wanted to share this happy news for many months but each milestone seemed to be exciting and daunting at the same time. Each step of the way, I knew that there was still more time needed until I could hold her in my arms. Here’s a quick montage of the last 9 months to catch you all up:).”

Kwan also shared supportive words for other mothers, hopeful moms and motherly figures: “Also, I want to send my best to all the mom’s out there (as we all know, moms rule the world!). And, I wish anyone trying to conceive in any which way (ivf, iui, surrogacy, adoption and naturally) all the success and love. You’re not alone on this path and I’m pulling for you.”

Wishing Kwan all the best on her motherhood journey!

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