The Olympian and her pro-volleyball player husband welcome a son in Los Angeles

By Jennifer Garcia
Updated May 23, 2009 02:35 PM
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Forget the gold medals. Kerri Walsh just got the biggest prize of all: She became a mom.

Walsh, 30, and her husband, AVP pro-volley ball player Casey Jennings, 33, welcomed son Joseph Michael Jennings at 8:57 p.m. on May 22 in Los Angeles.

“We could not be more thrilled to welcome Joseph into the world,” Walsh tells PEOPLE. “It s the most incredible feeling. We are already so in love with him and it s such an amazing, special moment for our family.”

The baby weighed in at 8 lbs. 10 oz. Mom and baby are resting comfortably.

In May, Walsh shared her excitement about becoming a mom. “It’s more beautiful and more special than I ever thought possible,” she said.