The gorgeous Heather Gearing and her son Colton (2.5)
Heather was quite sick during the beginning of her pregnancy and lost a bit of weight. Other than that things went very well and she loved everything about being pregnant; she felt the best she ever has while she was expecting. She labored naturally until 9.5cms when she opted for an epidural due to intense back labor. Heather is a single mother who lives with her mom and younger brother and says that they are all pitching in to raise her son with a bit of an "it takes a village" mentality. Breastfeeding was something that Heather always wanted to do and expected to come easy but she and Colton had quite a rough start. She had 4 bouts of mastitis, an abscess that needed to be lanced and drained and found out at about 4 months that Colton had a tongue tie. She chose not to get it corrected and when he was about 6 months old it had stretched enough that they experienced their first ever pain free nursing session. Things went well from then on and Colton self weaned at 27 months. Heather is a strong believer in women believing in themselves and celebrating themselves even when they're not their most comfortable and she hopes to be an inspiration to others. She knows she is beautiful and hopes that others can come to know that about themselves too.