By Dexter Keyton, EnStarz | Sep 24, 2012 03:42 PM EDT
The Olympic Games are some of the biggest challenges a few athletes get to partake in, but for Kerri Walsh-Jennings one more challenge is on the way: parenthood.
During an interview on Monday morning the Olympian told the "Today" show that she was pregnant during completion.
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Walsh-Jennings revealed that she was five weeks pregnant with her third child. She and her fellow professional beach volleyball player husband, Casey Jennings, have a due date of April 9. The couple currently have two boys to go along with their new expectant sibling.
Walsh-Jennings and her teammate, Misty May-Treanor, both won the gold medal for women's beach volleyball at the London Summer Olympics earlier this year.
The mother and Olympian said she didn't know for sure that she was pregnant in London, but suspected she might be because she was "moody" during the Games. She said May-Treanor wondered why her teammate was so grouchy during the Games and joked around saying, "You're probably pregnant."
It turns out her partner's jokes were right.
"I thought it could have been the stress of the Games, and travel kind of throws your schedule off, but I knew," Walsh-Jennings said. "At some point, you're late and then you start feeling something. And I definitely started feeling something in London."
Now she begins to deal with the challenges of expectant motherhood including recent morning sickness.
"This little one is kicking my butt," Walsh-Jennings said. "The first two were pretty easy, but with this one, I'm sick every day. I've got some awesome acne. I just feel different."
With a family of three, the Olympian will be adding to her lifelong challenge to be a gold medal mom.
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