Olympic legend Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole are expecting their second child, the duo announced in dueling social media posts.
Phelps and the former Nicole Johnson are already parents to a little boy named Boomer … who seems pretty hyped to be a big brother!
The greatest swimmer ever wrote, alongside the photo above: “Number 2 on the way!!!! So excited!! Wonder if it’s a boy or a girl??”
We too wonder this, but there’s no debating that Boomer is about as precious as it gets as he holds his mom’s pregnancy test.
(Which we presume is positive, hence the post.)
Added Nicole in her own Instagram post featuring the same photo of herself and her son, “Lil mans going to be a Big Brother!!!”
The couple met in 2007, started dating in 2009 and temporarily broke up prior to the 2012 Summer Olympics before reuniting in 2014.
Michael’s been with her through a lot of ups and downs in life, but never has he seemed happier than right here, right now.
Not to be left out, Boomer, 15 months, says he’s looking forward to big brotherhood as well, according to his personal Instagram.
“So excited to see what mama is having!! Do I get to have a brother or a sister?!?” Phelps and Johnson’s son “wrote” earlier.
Nicole and Michael welcomed Boomer in May 2016, just months before he capped off his historic Olympic career in Rio that summer.
They also got married last year – two times!
Michael and Nicole, both 32, tied the knot in June and then wed again in late October during a larger event in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Clearly, parenthood suits them, as he said earlier this year they were already thinking about number two in terms of when, not it.
“Nicole has recently brought up that she would like a girl!” Phelps told People. “We definitely want more kids, it just depends on when.”
“I’m sure I’m getting pressure.”
Hey, at least she knows the swimmer’s boys can … sorry, that’s not even that funny at the end of the day, but we couldn’t resist.
Phelps said Nicole’s pregnancy with Boomer wasn’t planned, but this time around revealed, “[We’re] trying to get moving on some things!”
“We are so fortunate to have a healthy and happy baby and hopefully more coming soon, but we don’t know when,” Michael added.
“We’re going through life everyday happy and blessed with what we have. But I hope to have more kids in the future,” he said.
Now in retirement, the winner of an eye-popping 23 Olympic medals from 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 combined is quite content.
He may miss the competition sometimes, but having devoted his whole life to the sport, extra time at home with the kid is great as well.
So many milestones, every day.
“I think that is the coolest thing, watching him grow,” he said of his adorable young son. “Just watching him figure out new things.”
Congrats to the whole family!