MORE: How are you about diaper duty? Do you remember how to put on a Pampers?
KWJ: Sundance is still in diapers. He is in bigger Pampers, so we are still living in that world. By the time the baby comes, he should be fully potty trained. I can’t wait to be back in the Swaddlers again. I love the smell of them, because it reminds me of a new baby. I am excited to get back into that world.
MORE: When you and I were in London, you told me you were already looking ahead to the 2016 games in Rio. Given the circumstances, will you still compete?
KWJ: In my head it is very possible, and I will win a gold medal. I feel like I need this break because I want to expand my family, but then, I want to get back to work. That is my time frame. I love my job so much, and I know I have so much more in me.
MORE: What was Misty’s response when you told her?
KWJ: Our rooms in London were adjoining. When we were chilling out, having some girl time, I told her I was late. She replied, “Oh, you are probably pregnant.” Once we confirmed it, she was just so very happy for us.
MORE: You must be on cloud nine.
KWJ: At first, I was really nervous and fearful. I once had a miscarriage, so it is scary until you get that ultrasound that confirms the news you have been longing to hear. I was holding my breath until I heard that heartbeat.
MORE: After you realized you were pregnant, did you freak out because of everything you put your body through during the Olympics?
KWJ: No, that was never a concern for me. Otherwise I wouldn’t have tried to get pregnant before the Olympics. My body is used to that. If I were to stop and do nothing, I think that would be worse for my body, to tell you the truth. I do put my body through a lot, but I am both a warrior and an athlete. Now I have a little warrior inside me, and we will go on this journey together.
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