The amazing sisters Abby Roccapriore and Jenny Watrons with their children, Abby's son Rexford (11), and daughters Aurora (9) and Magnolia (2) and Jenny's daughter Linnea Jack (14 months). Abby and Jenny lost their mother to cancer 14 years ago, and their father was an alcoholic who lost his life to the disease two years ago. Jenny has also struggled but losing her father and having her daughter really put things in perspective.
Abby has pulmonic stenosis and had to have heart surgery herself at 5 months old. Because it is a congenital condition, she had to have extra monitoring and level 4 ultrasounds throughout pregnancy to ensure her children did not have it as well. Abby's pregnancy with Rex was unexpected and her while her pregnancy went well, she had a bad experience with her OB-GYN. She had a natural delivery at 42 weeks that was only 8 hours long. Unfortunately, he aspirated meconium and because he was born in a rural hospital, had to be airlifted to the closest higher level facility where he spent 3 days for monitoring but was totally fine. Her pregnancy with Rory was uneventful as well, and she was born at 41.5 weeks after an induction. Abby got divorced from her children's father when Aurora was 2 and was remarried to Magnolia's father a few years later. Her third pregnancy felt like being pregnant for the first time. She was induced at 42 weeks and says she had a horrible experience with a 24 hour labor with lots of intervention. She wasn't able to breastfeed any of her children as long as she'd hoped to but was able to get them all breastmilk in the beginning.
Jenny had a pretty easy pregnancy, and her delivery was harder than expected due to 2 failed epidurals. Before they could try again, it was time to push, and Linnea was born without complication. Jenny has just gone through a divorce, and things have been difficult as a single mother, but she's so grateful for her daughter. Jenny and Linnea now live on a farm with Abby and her family.