Skier Bode Miller and his wife, volleyball player Morgan Beck, have welcomed a baby boy into their family, nearly four months after the devastating drowning death of their 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Grier, according to reports.
The Millers’ new son, whose name has not yet been revealed, was born at 1:34 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, the couple told People. The baby is the couple’s third child together. Miller, 40, had two children from previous relationships.
Beck, 31, was about five months pregnant with their son when their daughter Emeline, known as “Emmy,” died after falling into a neighbor’s pool in June.
Partygoers immediately called 911 when they discovered the toddler had fallen into the water and administered CPR. Paramedics continued resuscitation efforts “for quite some time” and Emeline was rushed to a hospital, but she could not be saved.
The Millers’ son was born one month before Emeline would have turned two, their midwife, Lindsey Meehleis, told the "Today" show.
“Exactly one month before Emmy’s second birthday… the sun rose and they knew this day would be different,” Meehleis said. “An overwhelming feeling of joy started to fill a valley of deep grief and sadness. Morgan’s fingers grasped onto their son, who filled such empty arms."
She added: "While nothing will ever replace the feeling of aching arms to hold Emmy again, this baby provided something new this day: joy, inspiration and hope."