Shawn johnson, who is expected to give birth any day now to her first child, posted a photo on her Instagram page on Friday, wearing the leotard she wore at the 2008 Olympics.
"It fits a little differently these days," the gymnast wrote in the post, adding that her husband challenged her to try on red, white and blue leotard while she was 40 weeks pregnant.
"But no joke … these girls are already more rewarding than any medal," wrote the gold medalist. "BABY! GET HERE NOW!"
BEIJING – AUGUST 19: Shawn Johnson of USA competed in the Women's Beam Final at the National Indoor Stadium on the 11th of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 19, 2008 in Beijing, China.
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Johnson, 27, and her husband, former NFL player Andrew East, 28, announced they were waiting in April, after experiencing a abortion in 2017. They opened up about the social media experience, which Johnson revealed she was very hesitant to do because they were never "vulnerable" Instagram before.
"I tried to make everything look perfect," she admitted.
"But after we lost our baby, I really didn't have a community around me of women that seemed to me to have gone through something like me that I could achieve," Johnson said, explaining why she decided to be open about abortion. "I was looking for a community of people who could share their stories and tell me how they got over it and it was amazing."
She added, "People talk about pregnancy … but nobody talks about abortion. It's such a common thing, but when I went through it, I felt like I was alienated from the world."
Last week Johnson reminded fans of his abortion by writing on Instagram: “Two years ago, we got pregnant for the first time and ended up losing our pregnancy. Exactly two years later, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our rainbow baby and we could not be more excited. "
“Praying for a safe delivery and arrival from Baby East. We can't wait to meet you!
Jessica Napoli of Fox News contributed to this report.