The amazing Annette Robertson-Paredes with her youngest, Maya (4). Annette is also mom to Xavier (11) and Nikolas (9). Annette was on bed rest for the last two months of her first pregnancy. She went into preterm labor which was able to be stopped and was also grieving for a family member which was very stressful for her. She didn't know that she was pregnant with her second son until she was 6.5 months along! She had her cycle for almost the entire 6 months and went to the doctor because she was sick, to find out that she was pregnant! Annette suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum for her entire pregnancy with Maya and was on bed rest almost the entire time. She gained 70 lbs and went from a size 6 to a size 14. Annette has struggled greatly with the changes in her body and chose to participate in the project, in part to help her accept where she is and see herself as beautiful.