Hi, I'm Esther. My friend's and family call me Esty or EstherMonster. That's me:I'm currently a young mom of soon to be two battling with the up's and down's of life. I'm not much of an interesting person. My hobbies include: DIY, painting, photography (nothing professional) art, crafts, music, sewing, & passing the time with my kiddies.
Aika (あいか) means "love song" in Japanese. She is my love song.Aika was born on February 8th, 2012 at 6:05 AM. 8 pounds, one ounce. She was delivered vaginally & naturally with the help of our midwife & doula in Boston, MA. Above is the picture of me & her Daddy welcoming her into the world.
12 Months. (One year! Yay!)
I started nursing Aika since the moment of birth. We ended up Breastfeeding all the way until she was 19 months. Extended Breastfeeding was amazing and my goal had originally been to nurse for at least a year. I'm glad I surpassed that. I got pregnant with my 2nd child & my milk supply dried up. We would still be nursing had that not happened. Good memories.
I'm currently pregnant with my 2nd baby:
I'm went through Hyperemesis Gravidarum (or HG, for short) with this 2nd pregnancy. It has been one of the most difficult things I've had to go through in my life. HG is a debilitating disease of pregnancy that happens in 1-3% of pregnant women. It involves extreme nausea, extreme vomiting & dry heaving, imbalanced ketones, severe dehydration & excessive weight loss. In severe cases it can cause miscarriage, malnutrition to the mother or fetus and or possibly death.
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