We interrupt the 2018 Winter Olympics to bring you some very important Summer Olympics-related news.
Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole have just welcomed their second child, Beckett Richard Phelps.
You know what that means? Boomer’s a big brother, baby.
On Tuesday night the Phelps family pulled a classic Instagram move, announcing the birth of Beckett (another cool as hell name, BTW) on their individual accounts minutes apart. Maybe I cried when I got the notification on a train, maybe I didn’t. That’s beside the point.
Nicole was up first, sharing a precious photo of her family in the hospital.
“Our family grew by 1 yesterday. Meet Beckett Richard Phelps. I’m surrounded by boys and I couldn’t be happier,” she wrote, sharing that Beckett was born on Monday.
Then came Michael, who admitted he feels like “the happiest man in the world” to have become a family of four (six including doggies.)
And finally, the star of the family and best child on Instagram, Boomer, showed some love for his new baby brother.
“All I wanna do is hold him! I can’t wait til I get to teach him so many cool things about the world!!” Boomer — er, uh his Instagram ghostwriter dad wrote.
Back in 2017, Michael Phelps told Mashable when his second child arrived he would definitely be hooked up with an Instagram account like big bro Booms.
“We believe we have the name of our next child picked out and we’ve already secured an Instagram account for them,” Phelps said in October. “We wanted to make sure we got on that because last time finding the right one for Boomer was challenging.”
“As soon as the public knows any name they’re automatically picking out all of the social media handles, so we’re keeping everything very hush hush but we do have a couple things locked in.”
Okay, so if an Instagram account already exists for Beckett, could it be one of these?
The second is most definitely a fan account, so our best guess is the third since Boomer’s handle also includes his middle initial. Still, none of these accounts are verified yet so we’ll have to wait and see.
Until then, let us all celebrate what will obviously be another ridiculously adorable and talented Phelps child. We are blessed.