Summer 2024

Olympic Gold Medalist Says She's Pregnant With 'Miracle Baby'

In 2004, Carly Patterson won an Olympic Gold Medal in Athens, Greece as the all-around champion in gymnastics. 13 years later, she’s a champion yet again. This time though, the trophy isn’t a Gold Medal, but instead, an announcement. One that she’s been dreaming about for a long time.

Carly took to her Instagram account last week to announce that she and her husband, Mark, are expecting their first child. One that she calls a “miracle” after the couple had struggled with conception.

“Those closest to us know we have struggled to get pregnant for quite some time and were wondering if this would ever happen for us,” Patterson wrote. “Thankfully, God has answered our prayers and Baby Caldwell is due October 2017!”

Carly, 29, was inducted into the Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2009. She and Mark married in November of 2012 but it wasn’t until this past week that the happy couple shared their news of becoming expectant parents with the world.

Patterson shared her joy and delight over what she described as the couple’s “little miracle” and expressed how excited they are to embark on the “journey of parenthood.”

Patterson closed her Instagram announcement with 1 Samuel 1:27, which says “For this child I have prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.”

Congrats to Carly and Mark. May God Bless their little miracle baby.