Friday, 28 December 2007

Dominique Moceanu Baby

CHRISTMAS GIFT ~ Olympic gold-winning gymnast Dominique Moceanu and her husband, Dr. Michael Canales welcomed their first child on Christmas Day. Carmen Noel arrived just after 3 p.m. the couple tells People exclusively. Carmen weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz. and measured 18.5 inches. Mother and baby are doing well and are now at home. "We are so excited," Moceanu said in a statement to People. "Mike and I have talked about starting a family for so long – it's really a dream come true."She added, "The miracle of baby Carmen being born on Christmas Day makes this wonderful time all the more special to us. This is the best Christmas present we could have ever received!"

The couple have been together since 2001 and married 13 months ago. Moceanu was part of the 1996 U.S. women's gymnastic team named the "Magnificent Seven". Canalas is a former nationally ranked collegiate gymnast who now practices podiatric surgery in Cleveland.

Carmen ~ Latin; song.

Noel ~ French; variation of Noelle; Christmas.

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