Exciting news for Bethany Hamilton and hubby Adam Dirks — they’re expecting!
Famed for her book Soul Surfer, which chronicles her experience of learning to surf again after losing her arm in a shark attack, Bethany announced her pregnancy alongside Adam in an adorable video.
The couple seemed very excited, saying, “It’s going to be an adventure for us.” They shared that they’re having a little boy and are searching for names, but they’re going to let that be a surprise until the baby is born.
We know what you’re thinking — as mothers we often wish we had more than two arms, so how will Bethany manage a squirming baby with only one? She covered that by saying, “I often forget that I have one arm. It could be really challenging. I’ll just have to find my own way to take care of the baby.” We’re sure that she will; a little creativity never hurt anyone!
Bethany is 22-weeks along and plans to surf until her pregnancy belly becomes unmanageable. We’re willing to bet her son will be paddling out in the ocean in no time, especially since the couple plans to take him along to various surf destinations as they continue filming Bethany’s film Surf Like a Girl.
Good luck to the soon-to-be parents as they venture into the uncharted waters of parenthood! We’ll be here to cheer you on!More On