The lovely Tanya Loewen, Lilly (9), Allaira (9), Tessa (7) and Otis (8 months). Tanya began her family very young. She was 21 when she got married, 22 when she conceived her daughter, 23 when she was born and 24 when she got divorced. She had a healthy pregnancy with Allaira and was able to breastfeed until 7 months when she weaned, likely due to the stresses she was going through at the time. She was a single mom for about 5 years before she met her current partner. In the interim years she'd begun having health issues and it took 11 doctors to figure out that she had been having ovarian cysts which were growing to the size of oranges and rupturing. She ultimately had to have an ovary and fallopian tube removed and was doing okay. Over time her other ovary, which had never been problematic before began developing cysts which were even more dangerous than the first and her doctor told her that if she wanted any more children she needed to do so within the next year or so. By this time she'd met her current partner and become bonus mom to his beautiful girls as well. They tried for about a year before conceiving Otis. Once pregnant there were a lot fears that things wouldn't go well but she was able to make it to term. She labored at home and the midwife came to check her and found she was further progressed than expected. They ultimately transferred to hospital and she was able to have a peaceful birth in the water. Otis is nursing beautifully and she hopes to make it to a year if he's willing. Tanya has had a lot of past trauma issues resurface as she's navigated milestones with Otis. She's always wanted a large family and thought for the longest time it was never going to happen and now she has her house full of girls and her beautiful boy.