Kerri Walsh and husband Casey Jennings
12/04/2008 AT 08:40 AM EST
What could be better than winning an Olympic gold medal
? Becoming a mom, of course!
Two-time beach volleyball champ Kerri Walsh is pregnant with her first child, she confirmed to Billy Bush for Access
and The Billy Bush Show
"I'm chubby and I'm pregnant and it's awesome!" the 30-year-old, who is 16 weeks along, said Wednesday morning. "We believe we conceived our last days in Beijing – so I think a day or two after we won gold medal."
fellow beach volleyball player Casey Jennings in 2005, and the couple are waiting to find out the gender of their baby.
"We have a feeling it's a boy, but we're going to find out the traditional way," Walsh said.
She'll also be waiting a while to hit the beach again, she told Bush. "I'm used to living my life in a bikini and I'm definitely not bikini-ready. I think the chubbiness is all relative, but it's for the very best cause in the whole world, and I'm proud of it."
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