|Joseph and Sundance – Courtesy Kerri Walsh|
Kerri Walsh has taken home two Olympic gold medals in beach volleyball with partner Misty May-Treanor.
But she has two even bigger accomplishments to her name: Sons Joseph Michael, 14 months, and Sundance Thomas, 11 weeks, with fellow volleyball star Casey Jennings.
Although she’s an elite athlete used to handling high pressure, Walsh, 31, admits that raising two boys – and getting ready to fit back into the bikinis she wears for work – is tougher than she thought.
Click below to read her latest blog!
The first couple of months of being a mom to two little boys have been more difficult than I imagined –- but also more fun and more hilarious than I thought possible. My boys are absolutely amazing: They’re full of love, life, laughter and smiles. And they are WORK!
I am so in love with my family. My husband and I have gotten a pretty great system down so that we can both get our work done, but also spend time throughout the day hanging out with the boys.
|Casey and Kerri – Courtesy Kerri Walsh|
For my part, I’ve been a head-case more than once while driving to work and, unfortunately, while working. I’m not sure if it’s my hormones, the sleep deprivation or the newness of the juggling act, but I’ve felt more overwhelmed the last few weeks than I ever have at any Olympic Games I’ve participated in. It’s just nutty sometimes!
That being said, I feel so blessed to have two beautiful, healthy baby boys, an amazing husband who is truly a wonderful father and a job that I love.
|Bumping the ball back at work – Courtesy Kerri Walsh|
Come to think of it, maybe the overload of every emotion possible has something to do with the fact I’m nowhere near ready to get back to competing and wearing my uniform (Oakley bikinis!) even though I’m due to get back to it in a few short weeks. It makes my tummy hurt just thinking about it.
I truly had no idea how vain I was until I got pregnant … I feel silly writing that but it’s the truth. Perhaps the one good thing about my vanity is that it’s motivating!
I’m quite literally working my butt off and if you promise not to tell anyone, I’ll tell you a silly little secret of mine. After nearly every single workout, I walk my way into my bathroom, make a hesitant but very hopeful little turn and check out my buns. Every day I’m a little closer to walking out with a smile. Perhaps then, order will be restored to my psyche.
|Spike! – Courtesy Kerri Walsh|
Take care everyone,
– Kerri Walsh