The beautiful Terri Bein, Sarah and Myiem Adelaide (17 months).
Terri says that growing up, she would ask her father, "Guess what?!" and he would always respond, "You're having a baby?". When her father passed away she decided she wanted to finally have that baby. She told Sarah's father she wanted to get pregnant and was pregnant in about 5 months. Sarah was exactly what she wanted and she always knew she was a girl. Her water broke three weeks early but was just a trickle so she wasn't certain what it was. She was at a Don Henley concert, dancing on a chair when it happened. The next day she went to see ET and the following morning her friend came over and asked what was going on as she was up and down every 5 minutes. She finally called her doctor, went to the hospital and Sarah was born via cesarean within the hour. Terri says the Sarah was all that she ever wanted. She chose to breastfeed but stopped at 6 months because that's what she was told to do and she didn't know that she had options. Terri has enjoyed the transition to being a grandmother and has been able to see Myiem just about every day since she was born.
Sarah had a very healthy pregnancy and was able to have her daughter at home which was very important to her. She was pregnant before but chose to have an abortion which was very traumatic to both she and her previous partner (Myiem's father). When she became pregnant with Myiem she knew she had to have her. She felt ashamed and embarrassed following the termination of her first pregnancy but when she conceived again she knew exactly what she wanted, that things were right and she was able to achieve and appreciate that so much more. She feels that her daughter has chosen her and having her at home was very powerful. She felt her body knew exactly what to do and while it was incredibly hard, she was able to get through it. Her mother, Terri, was able to be present for Myiem's birth and had the important job of boiling the water for her birthing pool. Sarah feels that her experience has taught her to support other women regardless of their circumstance and that whatever the choice, it is their choice. Breastfeeding was very challenging in the beginning and hurt at first but Sarah and Myiem have worked through it. It is a very important aspect of their relationship and she hopes to continue. Sarah is a single mom and feels it's very important to be strong and stable for her daughter. She has worked very hard to find time, strength and confidence within herself and tries to spread that everywhere she can.