Bode and Morgan Miller's son Easton was born in October 2018, four months after the tragic death of their 19-month-old daughter Emeline

By Maria Pasquini
February 04, 2019 12:15 PM

Bode Miller and wife Morgan‘s son has helped the couple heal after going through an incredibly difficult time.

The pair welcomed their son in October 2018, less than four months after the tragic death of their 19-month-old daughter Emeline Grier.

Although Morgan has previously shared photos of her son online, the beach volleyball player decided to “formally” introduce the couple’s baby to the world on Sunday, just two days before he turns 4 months old.

“I haven’t formally introduced our little light, Easton Vaughn Rek Miller,” she wrote, alongside a smiling photo of her baby boy sitting up on the couch. “He is so special and has brought so much healing and hope.”

“Our baby Emmy will never be replaced but man, has this little bundle allowed us to feel a small sense of peace and in a weird way, a connection between the heavens and earth #lifeafterdeath,” she added.

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A month after Easton’s birth, Morgan used Instagram to share a sweet photo of her son’s sonogram, which she believed contained a sign from her late daughter, who drowned in a pool in the neighborhood of Coto de Caza, California, in June 2018.

“When we walked out of the hospital without our Emmy, despair and uncertainty surrounded us,” wrote Morgan, 31, in the lengthy, touching caption. “The parting words from the medical staff, in those early hours after we lost our baby Emmy, was to check on the baby in my tummy.”

“So, 5 days after losing her, I reluctantly had the ultrasound tech come check on the baby growing in my belly,” she continued.

Morgan Miller's ultrasound
Morgan Miller/Instagram; Inset: Getty

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“I asked the tech to be quick. She asked if I wanted a 3D image to which I replied, ‘No,’ ” she continued. “She swiftly maneuvered the wand around my stomach, checking on all parts.”

“As she viewed the baby’s profile, she told me, ‘I know you don’t want a 3D image but this is a perfect angle and I feel like I need to do one. I will be quick.’ “

Something miraculous happened, then — and it was a moment Morgan will never forget. “My eyes moved to the angel lying to the right of his face, holding him, arms around his neck,” she recalled.

Bode Miller and daughter Emeline
Bode Miller/Instagram

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“Almost as if to say, ‘It’s okay. I’m here. It’s going to be okay. I love you.’ I hold onto this picture as a clear sign that my son knows his sister. That my baby girl Emmy is still with us.”

“And now that our sweet baby boy is here earth side, he now holds her,” Morgan concluded in her post, which included a photo that showed her newborn holding a charm with a tiny hand print on it.

The couple’s baby boy is the pair’s third child together and the fifth total for Miller, 41. They also share son Nash Skan, 3½.

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