The beautiful Beth Conklin and Julian (7 months). Beth also lost her first pregnancy to miscarriage at 12 weeks.
Beth has a lot of experience with children through her nieces and nephews and always knew that she wanted to be a mother herself. She conceived her first pregnancy with her previous husband and they were both very excited. She was devastated to learn at 12 weeks that her baby didn't have a heartbeat and went through a very difficult time. Beth's marriage ended and she spent several years with her current husband getting to know one another before they decided to start a family.
They were able to conceive without complication and Beth enjoyed being able to experience a full pregnancy without any issues. Labor and delivery were uncomplicated and breastfeeding has been wonderful. Beth is loving her motherhood journey thus far and is looking forward to watching her son continue to thrive and grow.
As someone who was always quite small framed, the changes in Beth's body through pregnancy and birth were a bit surprising. She's been able to embrace them, however, and now views her stretch marks as badges of honor that tell her story.