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Michelle Kwan gives birth to her first child- a baby girl

Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan is a new mom.

The 41 year old former ice skater announced her new arrival, Kalista Belle Kwan, on Instagram.

She posted a photo of Kalista along with a time-lapsed video of her baby bump.

“I’ve always wanted to be a mom and, to me, she’s a perfect miracle. I had a hard time picturing what she might look like yet it seems like she’s been in my life forever. This has been a challenging journey to motherhood (not to mention very long labor!!!) and I’m glad I never gave up, Kwan said.

She thanked her fertility doctors, nurses, family, and friends for supporting her journey along the way.

“I’m always full of surprises and tend to keep my personal life private. And, I’ve wanted to share this happy news for many months but each milestone seemed to be exciting and daunting at the same time. Each step of the way, I knew that there was still more time needed until I could hold her in my arms.”

She also gave a shout-out and a show of support to anyone trying to conceive in any way.

“You’re not alone in this path and I’m pulling for you,” she said.

Kwan won a silver medal in 1998 and a bronze four years later.

“I’m overjoyed and tears of happiness are streaming down my face,” she said in announcing Kalista’s arrival.

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