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emma~joey~and~baby's Pregnancy

My Due Date: May 1, 2012
I have given birth!
Age: 34 years old
Location: Hendersonville, United States

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Aug. 22, 2013 10:56am » Updated baby's Birth Announcement!
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Tags:  3rd Pregnancy    Planning Drug-Free Birth    Planning to Breastfeed    Planning to Cloth Diaper    Pregnant in my 20s    Pregnant with a Boy    Stay at Home Mom   

About Me

I am Melissa, wife to David since 6.28.08. We have a beautiful daughter, Emma Raen (3.10.09) and a sweet little Mama's Boy, Joey (9.5.10). We are currently expecting our third blessing, due May 2012! I am a nursing student, specializing and labor and delivery. I am a breastfeeding advocate, POAS addict, and a total birth junkie!! I am still nursing my son, so I'm anxious to see if that can last through the pregnancy. I am a little shocked that I will have a 3 year old, and 20 month old, and a newborn, but I'm also very excited. Sticky vibes to all!! :)

My Birth Plan

We aren't going to find out the sex of this baby, as we already have one of each so it's not a huge deal either way! I am excited to see if we can make it! I also plan to labor at home as long as possible, and then go unmed in the hospital. I will deliver in the same hospital and have the same doctor that I did when my son was born. I will also request that the cord stop pulsing before it's cut, and that my water be allowed to break on it's own.

Profile Comments for emma~joey~and~baby (5)

Comment from Samm0704 » Posted Dec. 29, 2011 7:50pm
I can't find the May group on fb. Do you still have the group up?

Comment from emma~joey~and~baby » Posted Sep. 13, 2011 8:14pm
Thank you!! I will have my AAS in May, but I'm moving on to get my BSN, so I will be completely done with school in 2014...whooo, that seems so far away! lol It's hard, especially with a 2 yr old, a one year old, and pregnancy brain! lol Good luck to you, as well!!

Comment from 3rdxsthecharm » Posted Sep. 11, 2011 8:15pm
Hi Melissa. First Congratulations on your third little one. I wanted to say that I am there with you with school except I am completing my program and study in Respiratory Therapy graduating in July 2012 countdown of 10 months until graduation for me. When will you be done? Good Luck with your schooling and pregnancy as well =)

Comment from emma~joey~and~baby » Posted Sep. 6, 2011 8:44pm
Hi dmpage!

Some believe that it is beneficial to the baby to wait to cut the cord until it stops pulsing (usually 10-15 mins). The blood in the cord is very oxygen-rich and is full of antibodies and other "good stuff" that they baby was getting in utero, and should get the rest of after birth! The blood isn't going to do anyone any good if it's just clamped into the cord and tossed out with the placenta! Some studies have even shown that just delaying the clamoing 3 mins is beneficial to the baby!! It's actually really interesting, you should research it a bit!! I wish I had known about this when my other 2 were born, but I wasn't a nursing student then! lol Thanks for asking! Great question!

Comment from dmpage » Posted Sep. 6, 2011 2:41pm
Hi...can you tell me what the scoop is on having the cord stop pulsing before it's cut? Curious. Thanks!

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