Michael Phelps says he hopes baby No. 3 is a girl

April 17 (UPI) — Michael Phelps would “love” if baby No. 3 were a girl.

The 33-year-old late Olympic swimmer discussed his unborn child during Wednesday’s episode of Today after announcing mother Nicole Phelps’ pregnancy.

“I’m anticipating for a girl. we would adore a girl,” Phelps told hosts Savannah Guthrie, Dylan Dreyer, Jenna Bush Hager and Willie Geist.

“I consider we’re going to be [surprised],” he said. “I theory we should substantially be rooting for a child since if afterwards it’s a girl, we only go by a roof. we consider a contingency are not unequivocally in a preference once we have dual boys. Looking brazen to it.”

The integrate have dual sons, 2-year-old Boomer and 14-month-old Beckett.

“Just examination a dual of them together is truly epic,” he pronounced of his boys. “Just saying how most they unequivocally assistance any other, play with any other, learn from any other. And examination Booms kind of go by a counting proviso — his mind unequivocally is a sponge. It’s only fun for me as a dad.”

The integrate announced the new pregnancy in March. With another baby on a way, Phelps shot down a possibility of returning to rival swimming for a 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

“For me, there’s no way. Just since we don’t have any goals. we have no goals we wish to accomplish in a pool,” he said. “If we did, we consider it would be fun to come back, though it’s time to keep branch a page.

“We have a ton of things going on and things I’m unequivocally vehement about, being means to speak about H2O charge and being means to speak about mental health,” he said. “There’s so many things that are large passions of cave and that keep me going.”

Phelps was in a assembly Sunday as Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters golf tournament. He removed a impulse in his talk with Today.

“That was one of substantially a coolest shots and coolest things I’ve ever seen live in sports and really golf,” a star said.

Phelps is a most-decorated Olympian of all time, with 28 medals, 23 of that are gold. He announced his second retirement in Aug 2016.

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