Stacy Lewis is pregnant with her first child, and she and her husband, University of Houston women's golf coach Gerrod Chadwell, are expecting a November 2018 birth.
Lewis, as Golfweek reports, found out about her pregnancy in February, after she had withdrawn from the Honda LPGA Thailand with an oblique muscle strain. She learned a day after flying home to the Houston area.
"We're obviously really excited," Lewis said Thursday at this week's LPGA Mediheal Championship. "It was nice -- it wasn't nice I was hurt, but it was nice that I was home when I found out with him and we're just really excited to start a family."
Lewis is 33 and Chadwell is 40. Both are very busy, however, so the couple had to figure out an ideal window for which Lewis to be pregnant, deliver a child and spend some time being a mom before hopping back into professional golf, with the goal of making the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. Chadwell is busy most of the year, but the months of December and January are best for him given the collegiate schedule and recruiting cycle.
At this point, Lewis realizes her competitive 2018 might be a bit of a wash.
"This year the golf might not be great, but I've got better things coming in my life than a golf score right now," she said. "I plan on playing, I plan on coming back and traveling on the road with the baby and we'll figure it out as we go."
With good friends Gerina and Martin Piller in the process of welcoming their son into the world, Lewis said she's excited to become a family of three not long after them.
"It's going to be fun raising a kid together," she said, "and hopefully they're best friends and they hang out."