The wonderful Christine Walanka with her son Nolan (14 months). Christine had a wonderful pregnancy with Nolan, though she gained a lot of weight very quickly and had people always asking if she was having multiples. She was bothered by the comments, but hoped that after her son was born and she was able to breastfeed, her body would be able to "bounce back". Christine has a lot of fear and anxiety about medical situations and didn't want to have a very medicalized birth, but she was also nervous about the pain. She went post-dates, and when an ultrasound revealed her fluid was low, her doctor sent her for an immediate induction. They tried to open her cervix with a catheter and then started Pitocin. Nolan wasn't coming out, so they gave her the option of then trying a forceps assisted delivery. The forceps didn't help either, and she was taken in for a cesarean. While Nolan was born within in minutes in perfect health, the procedure took over two hours. Christine's anesthesia wore off completely, and she was screaming in pain. They were able to numb her again, and it turned out that the forceps had caused her insides to tear, and they were having a difficult time locating and repairing all of the injuries. Christine initiated breastfeeding in the hospital without complication but once home, Nolan was losing a lot of weight. She started supplementing with formula and by three months he was fully formula fed. Christine's body has not "bounced back" as she initially expected, but she is learning to appreciate it for all that it's done and said the project came into her life at just the time she needed it.