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Michael Phelps’ Baby’s Instagram Account Is Already the Best Thing About the Olympics

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Boomer Robert Phelps, the adorable nearly two-month-old son of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and model Nicole Johnson, is already Instagram-savvy.

Since Boomer was born on May 5, his parents have made sure to proudly document the earliest moments of his life. In a Facebook Live video, Phelps explained the origin of his son’s name: both he and his wife “wanted something different and something cool.”

The swimmer’s first image with his newborn garnered more than 106,000 likes, with the athlete exclaiming, “Best feeling I have ever felt in my life!!!” About a month after his birth, Boomer got his very own Instagram account. And in its first two weeks, it has already amassed more than 15,000 followers.

With Phelps breaking records and set to participate in his fifth Olympics this August, in Rio de Janeiro, fans of Boomer Phelps should expect some heartwarming images of Boomer cheering his dad on.

Cheering on Dad

After Dad Wins Gold


Before a Flight

Boomer and Mom

Happy Memorial Day

Shark Week

Getting Ready for a Trip


Boomer’s Wingspan



Father’s Day

Arriving in Omaha

Boomer Is Born


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