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Shannon Miller: “I Was Intimidated By Everything, Except Being On The Balance Beam”

Shannon Miller is the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history with 7 Olympic and 9 World Championship medals. Now mom to 2 1/2-month-old son Rocco, this 32-year-old former Olympian is trading in her passion for the balance beam to help new moms balance their lives with a series of fitness DVDs and a prenatal cookbook. Not to mention her kids marathon to help raise awareness for childhood obesity.

Shannon sat down with Celebrity Baby Scoop for a look into her life as a new mom, her experiences as young Olympian and the beauty standards placed on female gymnasts.

CBS: You and your husband, John Falconetti, are new parents to 2 1/2-month-old son, John Rocco. How is motherhood so far? What are the biggest challenges? The greatest rewards?

SM: "Our son was born on October 28th at 7 lbs, 11 oz. And he is absolutely our pride and joy! I love being a mom and John is such a wonderful dad. It truly is a miracle how a baby changes your life. Things that seemed so important before take a back seat to Rocco’s smile. I love reading to him and kissing him. He is going to be so embarrassed by his mom! Mostly it’s just an adventure.

In the beginning the biggest challenge is getting sleep. Everyone tells you to nap when the baby naps……yeah right! You’re too busy doing a million other chores, working or just staring at him. It’s so important to take time for yourself or you’ll go crazy.

I’m ridiculous when it comes to schedules. I absolutely love them. So a big challenge is fitting my schedule and Rocco’s together so everything gets done. It’s become a game for me and when I check everything off my list I feel like I won."

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