Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor are the most dominant beach volleyball pairing in Olympic history, but it turns out they were more than just a pair at the London Olympics. The three-time gold medalists were a threesome. On Monday morning, Walsh Jennings revealed that she was carrying a baby during the memorable run.
“When I was throwing my body around fearlessly, and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant, and today I’m 11 weeks pregnant,” Walsh Jennings said on “The TODAY Show.”
Kerri and her husband, Casey Jennings, are expecting the newest addition to their family on April 9. They also have a 3-year-old and a 2-year-old son. Walsh Jennings said she and Casey began trying for their third child before the Olympics, but she didn’t realize they had succeeded until she felt strange during the Games.
“I’m a pretty happy girl and I was unreasonably moody,” she explained. “I thought it could have been the stress of the games and travel kind of throws your schedule off, but I knew. At some point, you’re late and then you start feeling something. And I definitely started feeling something in London.”
Kerri said it was May-Treanor who initially suggested she was “probably pregnant,” and her partner turned out to be right. Maybe that explains why they had to see a sports psychologist to improve their connection on and off the court.
For those of you who are wondering if she was endangering the baby by competing, NBC’s chief medical editor Nancy Snyderman insists there was virtually no risk to the fetus at all a mere five weeks into the pregnancy. And as for Rio 2016, Walsh Jennings said she fully intends to get back into shape and that the tiny Oakley bikini she has to wear serves as plenty of motivation — and we know how they respect those bikinis.