Ashley Baker (38), Sebastian (17), Astrid (12), and Domenico (2)
Illinois | Denver, CO
Ashley is a previous project participant. You can view her original photo and story from 2016 here.
Ashley shares -
“My body image has changed with all three kids. It took Domenico’s pregnancy to accept it and learn to love it. This body has carried three humans and nursed those humans for 41 months total. I feel like I’ve earned every stretch mark.
Postpartum was hard with Domenico. He had a severe tongue tie and lost a bunch of weight right away. He could not transfer milk. It three months of working with an IBCLC, going to groups, weekly weigh-ins, pumping every 2 hours around the clock while nursing and bottle feeding a newborn. While trying to heal from an emergency cesarean and a husband who had to work lots of hours. But the first few months of Domi’s life where just a blur with little sleep. It made me afraid for him. It took a while to believe that he was fine and growing like he should.
I think this is a great movement and I think all women should share their story, they are all different and they are all important.”