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emma~joey~and~baby's Pregnancy

My Due Date: May 1, 2012
I have given birth!
Age: 32 years old
Location: Hendersonville, United States

My Milestones & Events


On April 30, 2012 at 39 weeks 6 days pregnant
My Baby's Birthday!
Noah Tyler
April 30th, 2012 @ 12:51pm
8lbs. 2oz, 19in

On December 8, 2011 at 19 weeks 2 days pregnant
Found Out Baby's Gender
We didn't want to find out, but Baby had other plans! It was blaringly obvious that we are having a BOY!!!


On December 8, 2011 at 19 weeks 2 days pregnant
Announced Baby's Gender to Family
On December 8, 2011 at 19 weeks 2 days pregnant
Bought Baby's First Outfit
I was still in shock that 1) we ended up finding out the gender anyway, and 2) that my poor baby girl was going to have two little brothers! lol I turned to a little retail therapy to get excited, and now I am very happy to be having another boy! :) I love boy clothes!

On November 19, 2011 at 16 weeks 4 days pregnant
Husband/Partner Felt Baby Move for the First Time
On October 25, 2011 at 13 weeks 0 days pregnant
Felt My Baby Move for the First Time
I started to really feel BellyBean moving around at about 14w. The kicks are always really low compared to my other two. Baby kicked my hand just a few days later! :)

On October 15, 2011 at 11 weeks 4 days pregnant
Announced Pregnancy to Family
Announced the pregnancy to my MIL! We'll tell everyone else this week!

On October 14, 2011 at 11 weeks 3 days pregnant
Heard Baby's Heartbeat for the First Time
A sound you never forget!! Heart rate was 165bpm!

On September 16, 2011 at 7 weeks 3 days pregnant
First Prenatal Appointment
First prenatal appt. with Dr. Bellardo!

On September 16, 2011 at 7 weeks 3 days pregnant
First Ultrasound
On August 22, 2011 at 4 weeks 0 days pregnant
First Beta Count
Beta count- 40

On August 19, 2011 at 3 weeks 4 days pregnant
Told Husband/Partner
On August 19, 2011 at 3 weeks 4 days pregnant
First Positive Pregnancy Test

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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