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Mythbusters' Kari Byron Expecting First Child

02/26/2009 at 03:00 PM ET
Discovery Communications

There is no myth to debunk here — Mythbusters Kari Byron is expecting a baby! Joined by her two costars Grant Imahara and Tory Bellecci in a video announcing the big news, the trio — all displaying large baby bumps — tease the viewers by asking, “Guess which one of us is actually pregnant?” Before the men birth their beach balls, a clearly elated Kari points down to her growing belly and confirms the obvious.

“That’s right. I’m bustin’ myths for two now!”

While the beaming mama-to-be is thrilled with the news, she admits that being pregnant on a scientific reality show is no laughing matter. Compiling a list of her top ten “things that have changed since getting knocked up,” the 34-year-old jokes that her big belly has gotten in the way more than once! “When Grant says, ‘Holy crap! Run!’ I can waddle at best,” she writes, adding, “I can’t see what I am stepping in.” Taking the pregnancy in stride with her make-shift “‘Costanza’ under my desk so I can take naps when no one is looking,” an always “starving” Kari has a new found distaste for working in the field.

“My new keen sense of smell is a disadvantage when handling jars of gorilla poop, rotten ballistic gel or smelly, old socks from fans.”

Baby-on-the-way is the first for Kari and her husband Paul Urich.

Source: Discovery

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Shelly on

Awwww yay Kari! I love watching Mythbusters and she’s my favorite one! Congrats to Kari and her husband! I love that video of Grant and Tory with Kari, haha

Nika on

Well maybe this makes watching Mythbusters with my husband a little bit more fun for me! I always thought she was much younger, mid twenties or something like that.

Anyway… congrats!!!

Still Life in South America on

She seems like such a sweet and enthusiastic person on Mythbusters. I think she’ll be a great mom.

FC on

I love this trio on MythBusters, and the video announcing her pregnancy sounds hilarious. I’ll have to check that out later.

Best wishes to Kari and her husband with the pregnancy!

ErykaWynter on

Oh my gosh, I love Kari on Mythbusters! I too thought she was much younger than that… she looks amazing. Congrats to her and her husband – can’t wait to meet the new little Mythbuster!

sat on

how sweet! I’m sure this will all be very entertaining as that show always is :) best of luck to her!

nonmom on

That’s fantastic news! Hopefully the team doesn’t torment her too much with a sensitive stomach though!
Good luck to her, I foresee baby diaper myths coming soon!

Camilla on

Is there any pregnancy myths that they can debunk? I’m so excited for her!

Georgie on

How wonderful, I love Kari! What a fun mother she will be.

natasha on

I love Kari!

I am so glad that you’ve decided to cover her pregnancy CBB!

susan on

That is cute. Sounds like she is having so much fun.

Mommy of 3 on

Oh WOW, I watch this show with my husband faithfully and I never could have guessed it!! Congratulations Kari, all the best to come for you and baby!!

C-Ann on

She is so cute! I love her. How sweet that she is pregnant!

Lesha on

I love Kari and Mythbusters! How awesome for them.

ernie einarson on

they could do the myths about the labour inducing remedies. congrats to kari.

Chris Chrissie on

Hey, congrats to Kari!

I just hopeKari does not get ‘normal’ and slow down at Mythbusters once she is a Mom – Kari is all the reason to watch the show… ;)

JC on

Kari, with two uncles like Tori & Grant you better hope that it is not a boy. They will drive you insane. All the best with the pregnancy and we look forward to meeting the new “mythbuster” soon. Love the show so please don’t leave us after the birth….
JC South Africa

Jennifer on

I love Kari! I totally thought that she was early 20’s and didn’t know she was married. That is so cool- could you imagine having a cooler mom?!Seriously! Kari- you are so cute pregnant!

Becky Greenlaw on

Kari, I love your show! I am happy for you. Just move along with what you do best: busting myths.

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