Baby Girl on the Way for Shannon Miller
Shannon Miller is thinking pink!
Following a battle with ovarian cancer, Miller, 36, and husband John Falconetti, already parents to son Rocco, 3, “talked about having another child. We knew with the surgery — having my left tube and ovary removed along with the tumor — that that would decrease the chances. Then you add chemotherapy on top of that,” the former gymnast explains.
“My oncologist said at least a year to wait before even trying. It really gave us a chance to appreciate everything we already had. We got the green light to start trying and we are now five and a half months along.”
Before the ultrasound, Miller, who now focuses her work on health and fitness, explained why either sex would be just fine.
“If we get a boy we have lots of clothes and toys, and I think we feel like we have the boy thing down at this point,” she notes. “If we get a girl, I’m going to be a little intimidated but it’s going to be fantastic. I think Rocco wants a girl. It’ll be the first girl grandchild on my side of the family.”
— Sarah Michaud