United Press International
A New Mexico high school basketball star who had an upset stomach on the way home from a game found to her surprise that she was about to give birth.
"I was shocked," Kayla Alire told the Santa Fe New Mexican. "I was just so amazed."
A few hours after she realized she was pregnant, Alire had given birth to a 6 pound, 4 ounce boy she named Isaiah.
Alire said she might have gained a little weight during her pregnancy but not enough that she noticed. She continued to wear the same size clothes and had no morning sickness or strange cravings for ice cream and pickles.
The 18-year-old thinks that exercising may have helped her avoid the symptoms of pregnancy. She is on the track team as well as the basketball team at Mesa Vista High in Ojo Caliente.
And pregnancy did not slow her down. She managed two 3-point shots a few hours before Isaiah's birth.
Alire plans to stay in school until graduation and to run track. Next year she hopes to be in college.
Her boyfriend never suspected her pregnancy either, but Alire said he was happy once he was convinced he had become a father.