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Forum: December 2011   12-20-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By melissarana
hi! melissarana... please?

hi! melissarana... please?
Forum: December 2011   12-11-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By melissarana
i can totally relate to this.  after each of my...

i can totally relate to this.  after each of my previous pregnancies, i had an intense “i need a baby in my belly ASAP!” feeling almost immediately after giving birth.  a strongly hormonal reaction,...
Forum: December 2011   12-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By melissarana
congratulations to you, summer!  and, welcome to...

congratulations to you, summer!  and, welcome to the world baby canon!
 
all the best to you and your family!
Forum: December 2011   12-08-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By melissarana
http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/6...

http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/43095/width/600/height/400 (http://www.mothering.com/community/content/type/61/id/821245/width/600/height/400/flags/)
 
simon otto is here! ...
Forum: December 2011   12-05-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 27,136
Posted By melissarana
officially my last belly photo!  c-section...

officially my last belly photo!  c-section scheduled for tomorrow morning; i can't wait to hold this guy in my arms!!
 
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/42908/width/466/height/700...
Forum: December 2011   12-02-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,007
Posted By melissarana
december!  while i’m totally freaked-out and...

december!  while i’m totally freaked-out and unprepared (oh, i had big plans and long lists!), physically i’m feeling done.  my fluid level is pretty high (afi 28/29) and the baby is likely about 10...
Forum: December 2011   11-19-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,631
Posted By melissarana
ugh!  icky is just it: exhausted and huge,...

ugh!  icky is just it: exhausted and huge, constant contractions, swelling, insomnia, shortness of breath, back pain… my list could go on and on.  and, sadly, all of these things are making me very...
Forum: December 2011   11-12-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By melissarana
i’m sorry, i don’t have personal experience. ...

i’m sorry, i don’t have personal experience.  but, my sister-in-law attempted two external cephalic versions in the past two weeks, at 37 and 38 weeks.  sadly, they didn’t work and now she’s...
Forum: December 2011   11-04-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,032
Posted By melissarana
That's what we call our Naomi, too!  Omi.  Until...

That's what we call our Naomi, too!  Omi.  Until she started calling herself Mimi and sometimes No'me (cute because she picked them :), now we use them all interchangeably.  Oh and Nipsi, too... but...
Forum: December 2011   10-25-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 27,136
Posted By melissarana
you look so great!  and, SO very happy!   ...

you look so great!  and, SO very happy!
 
Quote:Originally Posted by Amanda Williams http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: December 2011   10-24-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 27,136
Posted By melissarana
everyone's looking so beautiful!  31 weeks for...

everyone's looking so beautiful!  31 weeks for me, i've been in bed with a cold for 4 days, and it shows!
 
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/39786/width/467/height/700...
Forum: December 2011   09-28-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By melissarana
Birthday: 12/6 at 11:30a (sadly, i know this for...

Birthday: 12/6 at 11:30a (sadly, i know this for sure, since it's a scheduled c-section)
 
Gender: boy! (also, know this for sure)
 
Weight: 9lbs 2oz
 
Length: 22"
 
i think this babe will...
Forum: December 2011   09-26-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,761
Posted By melissarana
this time around we’re having a super hard time...

this time around we’re having a super hard time deciding.  it’s not that we can’t agree, we just both seem to have a mental block.  ahhh!  we know for sure it’s a boy, and our current list includes:...
Forum: December 2011   09-16-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 5,666
Posted By melissarana
ack! insomnia for me, too. it’s by far my least...

ack! insomnia for me, too. it’s by far my least favorite pregnancy side-effect. i’m up every night at about 2:45a and rarely fall back to sleep. with three little ones here, it makes for a very long...
Forum: December 2011   09-15-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By melissarana
could it be they’re attempting to be helpful? ...

could it be they’re attempting to be helpful?  reading your post gave me pangs of guilt, i fear do this to people.  five years ago, i had a terribly traumatic birth experience that ended in the most...
Forum: December 2011   09-14-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By melissarana
hi there, i have type 1 (formerly known as...

hi there, i have type 1 (formerly known as juvenile diabetes), and would be happy to answer any questions, etc.  please feel to message me, if i can help in any way at all.
 
take care.
Forum: December 2011   09-01-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 820
Posted By melissarana
   Quote:Originally Posted by...


 
Quote:Originally Posted by cwill http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1327967/flu-shots/20#post_16635484)





Why does having...
Forum: December 2011   08-31-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 820
Posted By melissarana
ack!  what are the arguments against having a...

ack!  what are the arguments against having a flu shot while pregnant?  i have type-1 diabetes, so i fall in that category of “high-risk” individuals who are highly susceptible-to and negatively...
Forum: December 2011   08-31-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
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Views: 431
Posted By melissarana
i am so sorry for your loss.  please be gentle...

i am so sorry for your loss.  please be gentle with yourself and allow plenty of time for healing.
 
5 years ago, i lost a daughter who was born prematurely at 26 weeks.  though i was very...
Forum: December 2011   08-26-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By melissarana
i don’t want to be an alarmist; i’m so sorry if...

i don’t want to be an alarmist; i’m so sorry if I come across that way… but, when I hear “swollen feet” at this stage of pregnancy, i always think preeclampsia.  of course, there are tons of other...
Forum: December 2011   08-26-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 27,136
Posted By melissarana
http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/35942...

http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/35942/width/1000/height/500 (http://www.mothering.com/content/type/61/id/735500/width/1000/height/800/flags/)
 
22 weeks 3 days on vacation in Bermuda! 
Forum: December 2011   08-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 27,136
Posted By melissarana
here’s an attempted self-portrait from a hike...

here’s an attempted self-portrait from a hike today.  i’m currently 20w6d along.  and, even though i only just started looking pregnant, it’s pretty obvious there’s a baby in there now, huh? 
 ...
Forum: December 2011   08-12-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By melissarana
I only just started looking pregnant and I’m...

I only just started looking pregnant and I’m nearly 21 weeks… I this is my 4th pregnancy that’s gone this far (I’ve had 5 total), and every other time I popped right away and gained at least a pound...
Forum: December 2011   08-01-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By melissarana
boy here, too!  we're super excited!!

boy here, too!  we're super excited!!
Forum: December 2011   07-22-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 234
Posted By melissarana
naomi, naomi, naomi!!  our youngest is naomi,...

naomi, naomi, naomi!!  our youngest is naomi, she's almost 2, and i love the name more and more every day... even still!
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