Beach Volleyball Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Was 5 Weeks Pregnant at Olympics!

Celebrity Moms Sep. 24, 2012 AT 11:45AM
Kerri Walsh-Jennings during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England on August 1, 2012.
Kerri Walsh-Jennings during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England on August 1, 2012. Credit: Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty

That's one heck of an active pregnancy!

Kerri Walsh Jennings, who won her third Olympic gold medal in beach volleyball with partner Misty May-Treanor at the London Olympics in August, is now pregnant with her third child -- and was five weeks along as she jumped and spiked her way to victory!

"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 told Matt Lauer on TODAY Monday morning.

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The 34-year-old athlete and husband Casey Jennings (by her side on TODAY Monday morning) are already parents to sons Joey, 3, and Sundance, 2.

Jennings was unaware of the pregnancy during the Olympics -- but felt "moody and touchy," and noticed that her period was four days late.

"I'm a pretty happy girl and I was unreasonably moody," she said.

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"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."

How's the third pregnancy going? "This little one is kicking my butt! 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," she said.

And Jennings' vigorous Olympics activities didn't endanger her unborn child, Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC's chief medical editor, explained.

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"The risk that she put to herself and fetus was zero to none. [At five weeks], the embryo is microscopic. It's just implanted in the lining of the uterus," Snyderman said. "It would take an act of God to dislodge it, not a bump on the tummy, not a dive."

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