Michael Phelps and fiancee Nicole Johnson celebrated the family’s first Mother’s Day when their child was just a few days old.

Amid the countdown toward the summer’s Olympics in Rio, the swimming legend announced that he became a father. Boomer Robert Phelps was born May 5.

Phelps announced the news on Instagram.

“Healthy and happy!!! Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!” he wrote.

Last week, Phelps decided to withdraw from the upcoming Atlanta Classic Swim Meet. Now he’ll have some more time to spend with the newborn.

No word yet if Boomer will be added to the Under Armour commercial featuring Phelps in time for Rio.

Update: There is word from The Onion, however. The satirical source writes that Johnson gave birth “to a healthy 6-pound tadpole.”

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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