The radiant Rubi Pena with her son Maximiliano (1). She is also 28 weeks pregnant with her second boy, Benjamin. Rubi and her husband tried to get pregnant for 6 or 7 years before they were able to conceive Max. Once pregnant things went very well. She and her husband decided they wanted to have a homebirth so she was under the care of midwives throughout. Rubi took her first pregnancy as a chance to indulge in whatever she wanted to eat and her body wasn't thrilled with all of the sweets. She developed gestational diabetes but was able to manage it fully with her diet. She labored at home and had a waterbirth that was wonderful. While her family was less than supportive leading up to the birth they turned around once he was here and saw how well everything had gone. Breastfeeding went well from the start but Rubi was very sensitive and had a lot of aversion in the beginning. She learned to just focus on getting through one feeding at a time and it eventually eased up. Because she was breastfeeding and because getting pregnant for the first time had been such a challenge she never imagined it would happen again right away. When Max was just 5 months old she found out she was pregnant again. Rubi was dealing with some postpartum anxiety and and just started to feel like she could breathe again. The new pregnancy, alongside her nursing, caring for a newborn and running a business led to a bit of a mental and emotional setback. She's taught herself to get to the root of her worries and focus on what she can change which has allowed her to put her mind at ease. Max has continued to nurse through Rubi's current pregnancy and while she is cautious of having aversions again, or feeling like tandem nursing is too time consuming she hopes to allow him to wean on his own. Rubi has set up support for herself in her upcoming postpartum period and hopes that that alone will allow the transition from new mother of one to two to go more smoothly. Her current plan is for Benjamin to be born at home with the same team that assisted her first birth.