The wonderful Emily Moller, Ryker (3.5), Thora (2) and Signey (4.5 months). When Emily and her husband got married they decided to start trying to conceive right away. She was young and assumed it would just happen but discovered she wasn't so lucky. Emily was in the Navy at the time and medical staff were not incredibly helpful, likely because she wouldn't be as valuable to them while pregnant. She was eventually able to see a civilian doctor who diagnosed her with PCOS and after two months of treatment she conceived Ryker.
Her pregnancy with Ryker went really well. She headed to the hospital for a scheduled induction and learned she was already in labor. She was able to sleep that night, her water broke in the morning and he was born just six hours later.
They decided to have another child and were able to conceive again after just two months of treatment. Emily learned early in her pregnancy that she had a two vessel cord so they closely monitored Thora's heart and kidneys throughout her pregnancy. They thought that she was doing great but just after Thora was born, realized that something was not right. Emily was induced at 39 weeks and Thora was diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot and needed to have open heart surgery very soon there after. Thora needed a couple weeks to recover and struggled with eating for a bit but is doing amazingly well today.
Emily was able to conceive Signey in two months as well. She had a wonderful pregnancy and her longest labor and delivery of all of her babies. Ryker's labor had only been 6 hours and Thora's was just 3 so after 18 hours she decided to get her first epidural. Signey was born without complication about 6 hours later.
Breastfeeding has gone well for Emily also; she nursed Ryker for four months when he started preferring bottles; Thora for about 8 months when pumping just got to be too much, and she hopes to nurse Signey for as long as she'd like to continue.
Emily has been self conscious about her body for most of her life. She says, "Once I became a mother, my stretch marks and changed body made that so much worse. After three children I am finally able to look at myself and see something beautiful. A body that is capable of growing and nurturing 3 tiny humans. If it can do that, it's capable of anything, and definitely deserving of all the self love. I needed to show myself that my body is beautiful in any shape it takes because of what it is capable of doing."