When you get pregnant, everyone tells you how life changing it will be. And I had the perfect pregnancy: I remained incredibly active, not sick,enjoyed my new set of tastebuds and our baby had steady heart beat at every appointment. No one could have prepared us for the changes that would ensue when our daughter, Kaia Lily, was born on May 24, 2015. After 33 hours of labor, I had an emergency c-section because her heart rate was not holding stable. When I heard her cry, saw her and heard the pediatrician express how healthy she looked; I felt immensely relieved and the agony of labor started to fade as I transitioned out of the operating room and got to feed her, hold her and fall deeply in love with this little person I had carried for nearly ten months.
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