September 24, 2012 11:00 AM

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She’s just won her third Olympic gold medal … and now Kerri Walsh Jennings will have a third child as well.

The beach volleyball superstar, 34, and her husband Casey Jennings will welcome baby number three in April, they announced Monday on Today.

“When I was throwing my body around fearlessly and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant,” Walsh Jennings jokes. “Today I’m 11 weeks pregnant.”

Due April 9, the new arrival will join big brothers Sundance, 2, and Joseph, 3.

The couple say they started trying for a baby about a month before the London Games, assuming it would take some time to conceive. Little did Walsh Jennings know, she’d be playing the gold medal match with partner Misty May-Treanor at five weeks along.

“I thought it could have been the stress of the Games and travel throws your schedule off,” she explains. “At some point, you’re late and then you start feeling something. And I definitely started feeling something in London.”

Unlike her pregnancies with her sons, Walsh Jennings is experiencing morning sickness this time around.

“This little one is kicking my butt! The first two were pretty easy, but with this one, I’m sick every day,” she admits. “I’ve got some awesome acne. I just feel different.”

— Sarah Michaud

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