Former Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan is "overjoyed" after welcoming her first child!


The retired athlete announced the birth of her daughter, Kalista Belle Kwan, in a post on her Instagram Wednesday night.

"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 shared with her followers. "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."

She also shared a time-lapse video documenting the growth of her bump during her pregnancy. "I've wanted to share this happy news for many months, but each milestone seemed to be exciting and daunting at the same time," she explained. "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 nine months to catch you all up"

The athlete married Coast Guard Lieutenant Clay Pell in 2013 and divorced in 2017. Before her retirement in 2006, she took home a silver medal at the 1998 Games and a bronze at the 2002 Games.

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