The amazing Mori Anderson with her son Taurrean (5.5) and daughter Aubrey (10.5 months). Mori had a mostly uncomplicated pregnancy with her son. She really enjoyed it but began to have some difficulty near the end which they thought may be lupus so the choice was made to induce. She labored for over 24 hours before Taurrean was born and while it was a challenge says that it was a great experience. Mori's and her fiancee tried to conceive for 2-3 years before she was able to get pregnant with Aubrey and she says it's just when she put it behind her and stopped trying that she discovered she was expecting. This pregnancy was much more taxing for her due to a kidney disease that was diagnosed after her sons birth. At 19 weeks it was suggested she consider terminating her pregnancy due to concerns for her health but Mori decided it was worth the risks. She dealt with a lot of swelling and weight gain due to edema and went into labor a nearly 3 weeks early. Her labor however was just 5 hours and she says she felt like she could have sneezed and pushed her daughter out. Mori didn't breastfeed her son but knew that she wanted to try with her daughter. She was able to have her skin to skin for a couple hours after birth and when Aubrey was ready to nurse, had a perfect latch. Mori says that within her community there isn't always a lot of support for nursing but she loves it and hopes to continue at least until her daughters first birthday. Mori struggled a lot with the changes in her body following her most recent pregnancy and found herself comparing her body to other women and even her prebaby self while feeling poorly. She's now shifted her perspective and has grown to enjoy her tiger stripes and soft parts for all that they've given her and says that she now enjoys having a softer place for her children to lay their heads.