A three time Olympian mom! Former softball star Jennie Finch reveals she's pregnant again
19:42 GMT, 31 July 2012
The 'most famous softball player in history' and two time Olympic medalist, Jennie Finch, has revealed she is expecting her third child.
In addition to her 13-month-old baby Diesel Dean, and 6-year-old son Ace Shane, the former softball pitcher for the USA national team has just announced her pregnancy with husband, fellow player Casey Daigle.
Also the author of Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big and Believe in Yourself, the 31-year-old doting mother is due in January next year.
Softball superstars: Jennie Finch and husband Casey Daigle have revealed they're expecting a new edition to their pitching family
After she helped lead her team to a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics and then silver during the 2008 Olympics, Ms Finch discusses her new family life in a blog post for People magazine.
She reveals of the newest member of their family: 'Diesel – yes, a unique name but it suits him perfectly! – is doing wonderfully and growing fast.
'He’s a big guy, cruising around as he just started walking. He’s after his big brother, Ace – who’s 6 now! – and making us smile every day.'
Mummy's boy: The 31-year-old doting mother, pictured with baby Diesel, is due in January
Finch's family: After she helped lead softball team to a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics and then silver in 2008 the mother candidly discusses her family life
Diesel, who cruises around in big brother Ace's hand-me-downs, is growing fast she says.
'It’s unbelievable how fast the time passes. I played in the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game earlier this month, and it’s reminded me of playing the same game a year ago – Diesel was only two weeks old!'
She also reveals it was during that nostalgic game she found out she was pregnant.
Older brothers: Ms Finch's boys 13-month-old Diesel Dean, and 6-year-old son Ace Shane
'A few days before that crazy week that included MLB All-Star… I realized I’d been feeling more tired than usual and just kind of, well, strange.
'I looked at Casey and said, “I have that feeling again and I think I need to take a pregnancy test.” He said, “I’ve had that same feeling” so off to the store we went. Sure enough, it came back positive.
'We were so excited! I love my boys, and I just didn’t feel like I was finished having babies, so this pregnancy is truly another blessing. We’re so grateful for our family as it is, and to think that it will grow even more this winter is amazing,' she added.