Shawn Johnson and her husband Andrew East finally revealed key details about their newborn daughter fans had been eagerly waiting to learn. Shawn and Andrew took to Instagram on Friday to share that they named their baby girl Drew Hazel East and they shared a few other delightful tidbits.
Fans of Shawn and Andrew’s had come to suspect last weekend that the couple had welcomed their baby, despite any official announcements. Over the course of this week, Johnson and East shared photos and a few more details, but one Friday the pair posted essential details they had specifically been held back prior to today.
Johnson’s new post contained a photo of baby Drew as Andrew held the newborn and each parent kissed her cheeks. Shawn noted that the new East family member arrived on October 29 and that she had been named after her dad.
The Olympic gymnast’s fans seemed to go crazy about the post. Within about four hours, almost 475,000 of Shawn’s 2.3 million followers liked the post and more than 8,300 comments were added in those first few hours too, as fans and fellow celebrities shared their love for the photo and for the baby’s name.
“Hi sweet little Drew. Can’t wait to see you,” noted fellow gymnast and Dancing with the Stars alum Nastia Liukin, who added a handful of heart emoji to the end of the comment.
Andrew and Shawn had already started an Instagram page for their baby, and now they have made adjustments so that it is her name rather than just “Baby East.” The latest post on that page is another new one of Drew Hazel and more than a third of the page’s followers already liked the new snapshot.
East didn’t leave his Instagram followers out of the fun, though. Right about the same time that Shawn revealed Drew’s name, Andrew posted a short video on his page and included the tag for his little girl’s page, thus revealing her name as well.
Andrew’s video showed him at the hospital after Drew’s birth, revealing the news to both sets of the baby’s grandparents in the waiting room.
“Crying,” noted singer Jana Kramer after watching the clip.
Nearly 2,500 comments were added to Andrew’s new post within about four hours, and many of East’s followers seemed to be crying right along with him as the celebrated the precious moment.
Shawn has previously shared that she was in labor with Drew for 22 hours and that she ultimately needed to have a cesarean section. The family laid low for several days after the baby’s birth to celebrate and recover. Now they are catching up and giving their fans plenty of fun photos of little Drew Hazel East to check out.