The gorgeous Geneva Mae Wallace and her daughter Calliope June (5.5 months).
Geneva had an easy pregnancy and says that it's the most beautiful she ever felt. She enjoyed the whole process as her body changed and grew. Calliope arrived 5 days late at home with midwife assistance. Geneva's mother was a wonderful example of breastfeeding success, tandem feeding her alongside drug addicted foster babies and she thought she'd have great experience as well. She signed up to be a milk donor while pregnant and imagined with support things would go well. She never imagined she'd have struggles but Calliope wasn't maintaining her weight and Geneva was having a difficult time keeping up supply. They've sorted out Calliope's reflux issues and while they're able to nurse directly when Geneva is home she is now the recipient of donor breast milk so that she can keep up with her daughter's needs while she's working. It's been the most stressful part of her motherhood journey so far and something that blindsided her and left her feeling like a bit of failure. Geneva says that she felt ugly after navigating her postpartum struggles and wants to turn her thoughts back to the beauty she felt while pregnant. She wants to appreciate the body she has now while celebrating her bond with her baby.