Bode Miller and Wife Morgan Expecting Twins a Year After Daughter Drowned
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"From the beginning of this pregnancy, we knew Emmy had her hands in this miracle somehow."

Bode and Morgan Miller are expecting twin boys this fall -- over a year after they lost their daughter, Emeline Grier, in a drowning accident.

The former Olympic skier, 41, and the professional beach volleyball player, 32, revealed the news on the "Today" show Monday and followed with an Instagram post that detailed their joy and grief.

"Bode from the beginning of our relationship has always said, 'I want identical twin boys born on my birthday,'" Morgan told NBC News' Savannah Guthrie. "This time when I found out I was pregnant I said, 'Do you think it's twins this time?' He said, 'No.' So I went to the ultrasound by myself, and sure enough, identical twin boys."

Bode added, "Somehow I always knew that I was going to have identical twin boys." The baby boys are due on November 11, barely one month after Bode's birthday on October 12.

The couple share 4-year-old son Nash Skan and 10-month-old son Easton Vaughn Rek. Bode has son Samuel Bode, 6, and daughter Neesyn Dacey, 11, from previous relationships.

Back in June 2018, Emeline died after drowning in a backyard pool in the Coto de Caza neighborhood of Orange County, California. Although Morgan performed CPR on her daughter, she passed away in the hospital the next day. Following Emmy's devastating death, Bode and Morgan continue to raise awareness about infant pool and water safety.

Last October, just four months after Emmy's drowning, the couple welcomed son, Easton.

"We carry Emmy with us every day," Morgan added on "Today." "That part doesn't ever get easier, but we just imagine what it would be like to have her there, and we share our tears and we share our memories and we revisit stories. Keeping her a part of our family has really made this journey a little bit easier for our family."

Morgan also shared the news to her Instagram account. The former model posted pics of her and Bode's kids sitting under large, gold balloons which spelled out the word "Twins." Morgan opened up about her family's journey in a lengthy caption.

"Losing a child while pregnant was the most confusing experience of my life," she began. "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," she continued. "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."

Morgan expressed that Easton provided the family with an "even closer bond" to Emmy. "The moment I heard his cry, something sparked back alive in my soul," she wrote. "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."

She concluded with the news of her pregnancy. "Now, I can actually say with joy and excitement that we are expecting identical twin boys," Morgan said. "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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