Son John Rocco, who arrived Wednesday, is the first child for the gymnast

By Sarah Michaud
Updated October 30, 2009 06:25 PM
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Credit: Ronald Asadorian/AP

It’s a boy – perhaps future member of Team U.S.A.? – for Shannon Miller.

The former Olympic gymnast and husband John Falconetti welcomed a son, John Rocco Falconetti, at 6:46 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

“Home with our new baby! 7 lbs., 11 oz of cuteness!,” Shannon Tweeted Friday afternoon.

“There is nothing that compares to seeing your child for the first time…hearing him cry and holding him in our arms,” she told Inside Gymnastics. “We feel so blessed and are excited to begin this new adventure!”

Miller, 32, who is the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history, announced the pregnancy in May. Her due date was Nov. 5.