As previously reported, retired Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew East just welcomed baby number three to their family of four on December 12.  When announcing the arrival of their third baby, they didn’t want to release the name or sex of their latest addition because they wanted to take the time to enjoy and spend a few days with their newest family member first. 

But now the happy couple has announced the name and sex of their new baby. A few days after their child’s arrival, on  Johnson East posted photos of their adorable baby on Instagram, with the caption of 12.12.23 and a bear emoji—hinting to the name. 

And just last night, on December 17, Johnson East posted a gorgeous family photo with all three children and the caption, “Barrett “Bear” Madison East… @bearmadisoneast. We’ve all been waiting for you.”

All of the family’s fans were stoked in the comments. “The energy of love, delight, and purity in this photo is everything. Hope you are soaking in every moment! Congratulations. He’s perfect,” one fan wrote. 

There were even some interesting similarities and coincidences with this sweet name. One man humorously said, “I feel like I’m supposed to comment because my name is Barrett Johnson and I named my son Bear.” 

A mom also commented, “My son was born 12.12.2007 and is named Barrett and his nickname is Bear. Congratulations on your perfect addition.”

How cool is that?

Barrett “Bear” Madison East joins siblings Big brother Jett James, 2, and Big sister Drew Hazel, 4. 

Welcome to the world, Bear!