The amazing Kimberly Oxford, Josiah (3) and Nolan (1). Kimberly is also currently 32 weeks pregnant with her third son.
Kimberly and her husband have known one another since second grade and have been dating since she was in 7th grade. They've been together for the most part since and decided to get married their second year of college. Knowing they wanted to have a larger family they decided to start having children quickly and found out they were pregnant with Josiah right around their first wedding anniversary.
Kimberly felt sick and exhausted throughout her pregnancy with Josiah but things went well. She labored in hospital and was able to sleep through most of it. Waking for contractions and then resting again. After about six hours he was born without complication. Breastfeeding went well, though she says she was so focused on making it to her goal of a year, she almost forgot to enjoy it.
Her pregnancy with Nolan was similar but his labor and delivery were so much different. He was posterior which made things caused more pain and she chose to have an epidural this time. Her labor was nearly twice as long, about 12 hours from start to finish. Breastfeeding seemed to go easier in the beginning but she began to experience a lot of clogged ducts and one got so severe that after trying recommendations from all the lactation consultants she could, she went to see a breast specialist. He told her that she needed to stop breastfeeding immediately so that she didn't abscess and require surgery. Reluctantly, she switched to formula and later wondered if her son had a lip or tongue that had made it difficult for him to empty her breasts.
Kimberly has had a much different pregnancy this time and was certain she was having a girl before they found out otherwise. She has felt great and had so much energy she often forgets she's pregnant. She has some fears about how her birth and breastfeeding this time but is trying to keep an open mind and take things as they come.
Body image has never been of much concern for Kimberly. She always appreciated her body and has come to love it even more throughout her pregnancies. She loves learning about other woman's experiences with their bodies, as well as their motherhood journey's and was excited to add hers to the fold.