The amazing Emily Russell with her girls, 4 year old, Cornelia (Nellie) and 16 month old, Sevina (Sevi). Emily has had two healthy pregnancies. Nellie was born in a midwife assisted birth center and Sevi was an attempted homebirth. After a very long labor she flipped breech and Emily had to transfer to the nearest hospital for a cesarean. There was no time for an epidural so she was put under for the procedure. Emily is a term breastfeeder and nursing often causes her to fall beneath her normal body weight. We talked a lot about how strangers would never outright comment on someone being over weight but she is constantly called out for looking too skinny. Emily has found healing in examining her children through the scope of her experiences and truly feels that our children chose us and are meant to teach us something through their presence.