Arianna Masterson and Finnegan Nicholas (23 months). Arianna also experienced a miscarriage two months prior to conceiving Finnegan in 2014.
Arianna has a history of eating disorders as well as depression and anxiety. Her pregnancy with Finnegan was the first time she remembers ever feeling like her body was actually beautiful. Pregnancy was uncomplicated and easy, but she struggled with anxiety and had a hard time getting over the fear of losing the pregnancy after going through a miscarriage so soon before Finn was conceived.
"He was a giant baby that was born with less than 3 hours of hard labor, and he latched like a champ less than an hour after he was born". Arianna was in nursing school at the time and continued to struggle with anxiety when she had to return to class when he was 10 days old. They had some issues with milk supply, which she feels some guilt about, but he's still nursing today and doesn't at all seem eager to stop.
"I'm recovered from an eating disorder, and have struggled with body image for years. These photos are so beautiful, and I'm hoping that this will be an opportunity to really practice the body acceptance that I've been working so hard on".