TODAY | September 24, 2012
>>> we're back now at 8:21 with one of the stars of the london olympics kerri walsh jennings who captured gold again with her partner misty may -treanor. she's here this morning to make an announcement but first a look back at her amazing career.
>> misty and kerri , threepeat, olympic gold .
>> the volleyball team won gold at the last three summer olympics , the first duo in sports to accomplish that feat.
>> you thought london would be the best yet. does it figure out that way?
>> played the toughest competition in the world, and we've withstood every single challenge, and to come out on top.
>> between victories at the beijing and london games kerri and her husband casey jennings , also a beach volleyball pro became parents, first nine months after the beijing games, son joey arrived.
>> i don't want to get too much into this business but this first business is a little bit of a gold medal baby.
>> he is, not literally because he came right after. made in china.
>> made in china.
>> that's what i was getting at.
>> and one year later kerri had another son who the couple named sundance. her whole family was there to celebrate with her in london . kerri walsh jennings and casey jennings are here with us this morning. good morning to both of you.
>> good morning.
>> so i was lucky enough to go see a couple of your matches. saw you against the chinese women and then i saw you win gold against the american team, and so what i'm realizing now is as i was watching you diving around in the sand in your bikini, kerri , there was something we didn't know. what was it?
>> well, matt, yeah, you know, about a month and a half ago we -- we did something great in london , you were able to share it with us. felt so much love from our nbc family and everyone at home so casey and i wanted to come on here with you guys today and share some other news that when i was throwing my body around fearlessly and going for gold for our country is was pregnant and today i'm 11 -- 11 weeks pregnant and feeling pregnant.
>> i knew it. it wasn't something you found out afterwards you? knew you were pregnant while were you competing?
>> you know, not to get too detailed, but i'm like clockwork, and -- and i'm a pretty happy girl and i was unreasonably moody.
>> not unreasonably.
>> smart answer.
>> she was cranky but she was okay. she needed to be.
>> yeah. i thought i was -- i thought it could have been like the stress of the games and travel kind of throws your schedule off a little bit, but, you know. i knew, and at some point, you know, you relate and then you start feeling something, and i definitely started feeling something in london
>> i mean, the physical part of it, by the way, were you having any morning sickness there?
>> not yet.
>> that came later.
>> for the first time, my third pregnancy, is the first time i'm experiencing morning sickness , and it's driving me crazy. it stinks.
>> well, you know, i guess to go to the personal side again, you know the olympics are coming up. did you not have a discussion like, hey, casey , i have a headache, keep your hands off me. we've got kind of an important moment coming up.
>> that only lasts so long. you know, i was under the impression that it was going -- i just felt like it would take me a while this time, take me a while to get pregnant for some reason so a month before we were like should we start trying and i had never experienced morning sickness so we were in switzerland, one of our favorite places of the world, and we decided to get going on the process.
>> and now i'm blushing.
>> apparently i'm very fertile.
>> casey and kerri , let me end with you.
>> you already have two sons. have you heard of the television show "my three sons?"
>> you looking for a boy or a girl?
>> you know, i'll take either, but we have -- we have a strong feeling that it's a little girl , but who knows. i don't mind either way . i'm happy with a healthy baby, like they say, but truly the two boys have been such a blessing. to have either one would be okay.
>> he's one of five boys.
>> congratulations to both of you. come see us soon.
>> thank you, guys.
>> take care.