“Soul Surfer” Inspiration Bethany Hamilton Is Pregnant! (VIDEO)


Bethany Hamilton & Adam Dirks pics

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.

Surfer Bethany Hamilton welcomes baby

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.”

Hamilton said of raising a child with one arm, “I’ll figure it out and be creative. Motherhood with one arm, I kind of think about it.  I kind of forget that I have one arm, a squirming baby and changing diapers and just me could be really challenging but I think how I live life now I just adjust and adapt to different things and I’ll find my own ways to take care of the baby.”

Surfer Bethany Hamilton having a baby

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.

She has continued to surf and began competing professionally four years later in 2007.  In 2010, she was the twentieth ranked woman among surfers.

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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Images: wenn.com/Bethany


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