HAWAII– “Baby on board!” That’s how Bethany Hamilton and her husband, Adam Dirks, begin an exciting video, in which the surfing champion announces big news. Dirks continues, “She’s pregnant. Yes!!”
Hamilton, 25, says in the YouTube video that she’s 22 weeks along. “It’s been a pretty crazy last four months finding out that we’re going to be parents and our life is going to be changing,” she said.
The couple, who married in August 2013, also announced that they are having a boy and are still looking for names.
Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack in 2003, addressed whether she thinks motherhood with one arm will be difficult. “There’s going to be things that will be very challenging with one arm, but I’ll just have to find my own way to take care of the baby. Of course I’ll have Adam to help, but if he’s out and about busy, I’ll have to adjust to little things and figure it out and be creative.”
She plans to keep surfing throughout the pregnancy as long as she can.
The couple’s first baby is due in June.