Shark attack survivor and surfing champion Bethany Hamilton is now a mother.
On the 1st of June Bethany Hamilton along with her husband Adam Dirks welcomed their first son into the world. Tobias weighed 7 lbs., 9 oz., and was measure at 21 inches long at the times of birth.
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The birth of the baby boy named Tobias was announced by Hamilton on Monday through Twitter. The surfer tweeted a picture of herself along with Tobias and Adam, as the couple gazed at their new born son. Hamilton captioned the picture saying they are blessed to have welcomed their son Tobias into the world and hash tagged she is toked to be a mama.
Hamilton also shared a picture of young Tobias, who is named after his grandfather and his name means ‘Goodness of God’, on Instagram. Hamilton captioned the pic saying she and her husband love their new little guy and excited to share their lives with him.
The professional surfer who lost her arm in a tiger shark attack at the age of 13 announced her pregnancy earlier this year in February. The now 25 years old Hamilton revealed she is going to be a mother to a son and her life will be changing in a YouTube video. Hamilton even shared how she’s been thinking about the difficulties she will face being a mother with a single arm, but life will adjust itself just as it always has.
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In March Hamilton shared how weird it felt to have a baby moving around inside her when she is surfing and it has disturbed her balance a bit. While husband Adam Dirks, a youth minister, shared he is very excited to be a father and is looking forward to watching Hamilton compete with his son.