I am finally sitting down and replaying everything that happened before the birth of Breton Carter.
Let's take it back to April 9, 2017. I was at a stoplight, alone in my car and all of a sudden I found myself talking to a little boy in the front seat and a little girl in the back seat. It was like I was in a different dimension - weird, I know.
The little boy was blonde and had Whitney’s haircut and the little girl was a bit younger than him and had light brown hair with curls at the bottom. The little boy was yapping away and I can’t remember what I said, if anything, but I do remember thinking what the hell was that! Do I do this in public?! LOL The two babes didn’t leave my mind and it didn’t help that I had been thinking about babies all week. I called my mom every single day that week and just spoke about babies, babies, babies. At night I would fall asleep researching different topics on pregnancy and babies. The night of April 9 was no different: I fell asleep with my phone in my hand reading about fetus development. I woke up and the first thing on my mind was, “Girlfriend, you need to take a pregnancy test because you have been consumed by these baby thoughts.” Then I thought, “No, I can’t possibly be pregnant! I just finished competing at three back-to-back shows!” (Arnold Classic, Hawaii Pro and Arnold Classic Australia) I was very lean and didn’t think I would get pregnant at such a low weight.
I took a test right before leaving my place to pick up my sister. I was convinced I had screwed up the test, so I placed it on my bathroom counter and left. As soon as my sister jumped in the car, guess what the topic was? Hahaha She said to me, “I feel like you are pregnant and if not, you will be very soon. I just feel it! Plus, I’m like the fertility Goddess.” Apparently when she’s around people get pregnant. LOL Side note: The day before this, I went to one of my best friend’s bridal shower and one of my other friends said the same thing my sister did! Hmmmm both very sensitive beings.
Well, I get home and go straight to the bathroom and what do you know!!! A pink line and right next to it, a very faint pink line. HOLYYYY WOW!!! Ok so talk about everything freezing. My whole world stopped. I mean I knew I was on Earth but I was mentally very high up in space. Make sense? My hands on my head, tears start rolling down my face. It’s all I ever wanted BUT I need to take another test to confirm. Test #2: SAME!!
I call my gyno immediately and am able to get in within hours for a blood test. I wouldn’t get results until the next day and let me tell you, patience was non existent at this moment. I drove to a pharmacy and bought two more tests. I bought your typical test which displays the lines and a digital one that displays YES or NO. My sister and I both anxiously waited for the digital results which was the last one to go and BOOM! When I saw YES on the screen I just cried. I thanked GOD for the amazing blessing and yup I was bombarded with thoughts almost immediately. I wanted to tell Whitney. He would be so happy but I wanted to wait until it was 100,000 times confirmed with the blood test.
How will I give Whit the news? I started looking for super cute ways to break it to him and finally I found one. Gosh, I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to share with him.
Fast forward to the next day. I am at Fresh Market being super mindful of what I am buying because, hey, I’m pregnant now lol. I get a call from the doctor and CONFIRMED!!!! I was pregnant. My HCG levels were very low but that was because I was so super early. I was about 3.5 weeks prego at this time.
Okay so if the flood of thoughts came through like a hurricane the day before, as soon as I got off the phone, it was like three hurricanes in one! I was filled with happiness and excitement, I was nervous and I felt this weird feeling to hurry up and load up on information.
First things first, I need to tell Whitney. My heart and stomach were full of butterflies. Okay, breathe, I told myself. I typed up a super cute letter to give to him that revealed the great news. I texted him and told him I was coming over. I was in his driveway before he got home. LOL That was not like me at all. We were supposed to go for a walk but when he said, “Let’s go” my body just sat down on his room floor. Gosh, I was so nervous! He’s like, “What are you doing?” so I asked him to sit down for a minute.
He sat on the floor with me and I’m taking this letter out of my purse and trying not to show him how bad I was shaking. (I’m laughing so hard right now thinking about it.) I gave him the letter and he’s reading it and he just laughs and says, “Aww thank you.” Mind you I probably should have worded what I wrote on the back differently. The back said his new name would be “Daddy” Hmmm He read that and laughed I thought to myself this man of mine thinks I’m going to call him Daddy!!! LOL I should have written Baby Daddy. So I asked, “Do you get it?” He stopped mid laugh and his face lit up so bright, his eyes got wide and he said, “OH MY GOD”! Are you serious?!” And he hugged me so tight and he just kept repeating those things haha. I kick myself now for not recording it. It was the sweetest thing. It was perfect.
So now you know how I found out I was pregnant! Stay tuned for my next blog when I’ll explain the millions of questions that ran through my head after it all started to sink in. Nutrition and training were big ones!