Bethany Hamilton and husband Adam Dirks revealed they are expecting their first child together.
The professional surfer, who lost her left arm in a shark attack in 2003, revealed her baby bump in a series of sweet photos.
The 25-year-old shared a video saying, “So we have a little surprise for you… baby on board!”
The couple, who married in August 2013, informed fans about their baby boy with a pre-recorded interview from their Hawaiian home.
Bethany revealed, “In baby terms I’m about 22 weeks, which is about halfway there. It’s been a pretty crazy last four months finding out that we’re going to be parents. Life’s kind of going to be changing and kind of just started to prep for bringing a new little being into the world.”
She adds, “It’s really exciting. I’ve been surfing throughout my whole pregnancy. I plan to surf as long as I can.”
Bethany’s story became an inspiration to many after she wrote about it in the book Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board.
The book was made into a movie with Dennis Quaid and Carrie Underwood in 2011. Anna Sophia Robb portrayed Bethany.
Bethany was only 13 when she lost her arm and 60% of the blood in her body when a shark attacked her off the coast of Kauai.
Bethany cites her Christian faith as one of her biggest inspirations to pursuing her surfing career. Her husband Adam is a youth minister.
Congrats to the couple on their exciting news.
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