The lovely Katie Pierce with her sons Harrison (4) and Jackson (6 months). Katie was very sick for about the first 17 weeks of her pregnancy with Harrison. She was slender already and due to her illness only gained 10 lbs her entire pregnancy. When she was in her third trimester coworkers had asked if she miscarried because she didn't look pregnant. Katie had originally wanted a homebirth like her mother but her husband wasn't on board. She knew she wanted things to happen naturally and vaginally and thought there was no way she'd end up with a cesarean. She went into labor on her own at 38 weeks but after 13 hours of labor, vomiting between each contraction, she pushed for three hours but Harrison went into distress and they had to rush in for an emergency cesarean. When Harrison was delivered he wasn't breathing, they were able to resuscitate him and he spent just a few hours in NICU before being reunited with Katie. Katie was able to initiate breastfeeding without any issue and nursed Harrison to 30 months. At 4 months old Harrison got his vaccinations and later developed a very large bump on the back of his head. They didn't know what was happening so they went to the hospital where they performed X-rays, CT Scans and an MRI to try to determine what was happening. Child protective services were called because they couldn't explain what had happened. It was ultimately determined that he had simply burst a blood vessel between his skull and skin from crying. Two weeks later Harrison spent 5 days in PICU for an infection, at 10 months Harrison was sleeping excessively so they took him to the doctor again and at 12 months he ended up having his adenoids removed. At 23 months Harrison woke up one morning and after nursing turned white, threw up and quickly became limp and unresponsive They ran every test they could but couldn't determine what had happened but Harrison quickly lost his ability to walk. He was dragging his legs, falling down and had to begin physical therapy and then speech as he wasn't yet talking. Katie says that Harrison is healthy and happy today. Her second pregnancy was easy with no morning sickness or anything. She went into labor at about 8am, worked until noon, went to the hospital and had her son at 2:45pm. He was smaller that expected at just 5 lbs but otherwise healthy. Jackson has had some nursing challenges which Katie didn't expect after things being so easy with Harrison. Katie says that she looked very much pregnant with Jackson and it was an entirely new experience both physically and emotionally after not looking pregnant with Harrison. She says that she was always a few sizes larger than the girls in school and found it difficult to have a boyish figure that was bigger than everyone else. Now that she is carrying extra baby weight she has had a hard time reconciling the body she's in with the one that's in her mind. She says that she's not in her favorite body but it's the one she has right now.