Baby On Board with Rip Curl Surfer, Rosy Hodge.
On the 9th November 2020 the legendary Rosy Hodge made public an additional line to her already impressive resume… Sitting alongside WSL Commentator, Rip Curl Surfer and SurfAid Ambassador, Rosy now adds Mum to the list.
Rosy took to Instagram to announce the big news, her caption summarising beautifully a story with a message so familiar to many people this year.
“Around the time surfing, golf, parks & the beaches were closed due to COVID, salaries were cut & so were expenses, cable had to go, we only got the Golf Channel anyway, or so I was told. The sun was setting well before 5.30, the year so far was stressful, sad & often disappointing. @foulkey & I settled into our ‘quarantine’ life, cooking at home, enjoying the luxury of spending time together & celebrating little wins in our family unit. We reflected & rescheduled our goals for the future, even rostering in starting a family further down the line... This wasn’t planned, like much of 2020. But has been the brightest light & biggest source of joy for @foulkeyy , myself & our families. We can’t wait to meet our son in Feb/March 2021 and thank him for his perfect timing ❤️ 3 generations of Foulke men in the Lowers lineup, just remember, mom’s going right”
Rosy! Congrats! What a beautiful surprise. Was it a shock to find out you were pregnant?
I can only imagine! Had you and your husband, Ian, or better known as Foulkey, always hoped to create a family sometime in the future?
It’s great that you and Foulkey have been able to be so adaptable. So, you’re due in Feb/Mar and already know it’s going to be a boy. What made you decide to reveal the gender?
And how has pregnancy been so far? Any big learning curves, or curve balls?
Well said Ro, cheers to all the Mums out there! Let’s talk pregnancy rituals. Is there anything you try to do every day, be it a type of exercise, food, mediation etc?
A blessing in disguise to be home-bound this year. So, how does it feel surfing with a baby on board?
Between Yours and Foulkey’s gene pool, the chances he’ll be an ocean lover are high! What are you most nervous about regarding pregnancy or being a new Mum?
Well, my mom told me I was a 10.5 pound baby and Ian wasn’t small either so there is that...ha! I think Ian and I are going into it with the mindset of letting go of control and listening to our intuition, hopefully we can pass on the good values our families taught us to our son and try our best for him every day.
And what are you most excited about?
I cannot wait to hold this little life inside of me in my arms and love on him and just stare at him. I look at our ultrasound photos and videos a lot and imagine what he is going to be like.
Very important question this one… how do you think your four-legged son, Mak, is going to cope having to share the attention?
Haha! Our dog Mak, his world is about to get rocked! Mak has been so awesome though, when I was sick during the first trimester, he wouldn’t leave my side. He would lay on top of me, but because my sense of smell was so acute, he would make me feel worse. Haha. But ya, he has been super protective of me and kept me motivated to get outside and be active with him.
Mak is going to love having a little bro to hang out with. Now, if you had to pick one trait from yourself, and one from Foulkey that your son will inherit… what would you choose?
I would love it if our son took after his dad in every way and if he had my sense of humour, I would be happy ‘cos we could laugh together.
Let’s talk post baby plans… With the CT due to kick off in Hawaii next month, what are you plans with the WSL and your spot in the commentary booth for the postpartum?
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Your son is destined for a well-travelled childhood to some incredible places, is the plan to take him on the road with you?
We definitely want to take him on as many adventures as possible. I am so looking forward to taking him home to South Africa.