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Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh is pretty familiar with volleyball's bump, but the champ will be getting used to a different kind of bump--again.
Walsh has announced that she is pregnant with her second child, just seven months after giving birth to her son, Joseph. The 31-year-old will be taking a break from the sport she loves to hang with her brood.
"I'm pregnant again so I'm taking this year off," the athlete told Universal Sports. "I'll be taking care of my family and starting to creep back into shape and I'll be ready for the 2011 season."
Walsh and husband Casey Jennings are due May 30, after which Kerri plans to get back into her bikini and hit the sand again with partner Misty Treanor.
"My hope and plan is for Misty and I to get back together and be better than ever," she says. "The goal is to play together and win in 2012, to win an Olympic gold medal." Walsh was in tip-top shape on the AVP Tour just two months after giving birth to her son, so if anyone can repeat that feat, it's her.
"Part of the challenge of coming back this year was to make sure that I could do it and I did physically," Walsh says. "And once I can wrap my head around it mentally, then I know I'll be a better player than ever before."
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