The beautiful Jennifer Barrett-Neet with her daughter Josephine Boat (17 months). Jennifer had a rough pregnancy and felt pretty horrible throughout. She struggled with gestational diabetes and went into labor with Josephine at 34 weeks. She had planned to deliver at a local hospital but had to be life flighted to Boise where there was a NICU. They ran into an ice storm on the way and had to deliver instead at a hospital an hour from her home. She was able to have a vaginal delivery after steroid shots and magnesium shortly after her husband arrived. Josephine was taken from her immediately to go to the NICU where they spent the next 10 days. Thankfully, Jennifer was able to stay with Josephine for the duration of her stay. She struggled to nurse but was not supported by the hospital staff so Josephine was tube fed for a week before she learned to drink from a bottle. Just around her due date Jennifer was able to transition her daughter to her breast with the help of a nipple shield and Josephine is still nursing strong. Jennifer is still struggling with the aftermath of such a trying and unexpected birth experience. She still blames herself in part for not being able to keep Josephine in and while she wants to have more children is still very uncertain. Jennifer says that this moment is a step in the direction of healing.