Hands-on husband! Michael Phelps has been in the trenches with his pregnant wife, Nicole Johnson, supporting her ahead of their third child’s birth.
“With morning sickness, I haven’t been able to do much, and Michael has been amazing, cooking, cleaning and helping me out,” the former beauty queen, 33, revealed in the couple’s July Parents Magazine cover story.
The Olympic swimmer, also 33, who shares Boomer, 3, and Beckett, 15 months, with his wife, went on to say that they are “excited” for their little one’s arrival. “It will be a journey, but we can already handle two,” he told the outlet. “We’ll tag team!”
The Beneath the Surface author announced in March that he was upgrading to a family of five with an Instagram post. “#3 on the way!” the athlete captioned a sweet shot of his sons at the time. “Can’t wait to see the journey that this takes us on!!! #luckyman #boyorgirl? #P3.”
Johnson added: “Oops we did it again I get to be a mama x3!!”
This was always the plan, she told Parents Magazine. “A week after coming home from the hospital with Beckett, I was like, ‘OK, I’m not done, I want more,’” the model said.
That doesn’t mean parenthood has been a walk in the park for the pair, who tied the knot in 2016. “Beckett would not sleep and wanted to nurse 24/7,” the former Miss California USA recalled of their transition from one son to two. “I tried every sleep method you could imagine. I was ripping my hair out for months! I just did whatever work-around I could so that I could function the next day.”
This time around, though, she and her husband are already feeling “more relaxed.” Johnson has even learned an effective way to handle mom guilt.
“It will all be there later, but the time for me to be a healthy parent and a healthy wife is right now,” she said.
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