Olympic gold medal winning gymnast Dominique Moceanu and her husband, Dr. Michael Canales, have announced the birth of their first child, beautiful little Carmen Noel Canales.
Born just after 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day at MacDonald Women's Hospital in Cleveland, the baby weighed 7 lbs, 7 ounces at birth and measured in at 18.5 inches. Mother and baby are doing well and are now home.
Whether or not little Carmen decides to pursue a career in gymnastics is unknown at this point, but Moceanu reports that her new daughter was a particularly active, kicking and flipping baby prior to her Christmas arrival!
"We love it in Ohio and look forward to raising a family here," said Moceanu, who also added "Bringing a precious new life into this world is the ultimate achievement - I feel this tops it all."
Dominique told ClevelandWomen.com that "Our Christmas will never be the same, but motherhood suits me well and I am loving every minute of it."