Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Melissa Strassner
12 followers
12 followers
About
Melissa's posts

Post has attachment
The one with all the details
The hospital is quiet in the dark of the morning.  When you're coming in for a scheduled c-section you wake up early.  There is an incredible sense of anticipation and excitement, so you smile a lot, and enjoy. You know... while you still can.  Because, let...

Post has attachment
He's Here!
Our precious Luke Eli arrived at 8:39 am.   8 pounds, 10 oz.  20 inches long 15 inch head He is so, so loved.  You can't see all the tears I've just finished shedding having heard that precious, strong cry for the first time.  Look at that tiny bundle of wo...

Post has attachment
On the last day I'll ever be pregnant
There is something kind of special about knowing that this is the last day I will ever spend housing another human inside my body. March 10, 2010 I've often wondered, through the years, how I would feel on reaching this milestone. Because, though intellectu...

Post has attachment
Decision Tuesday
Oh, my sweet little son. I am so happy you are in there.  So, so happy that you are safe, healthy and strong. And... big. I had another doctor appointment today.  Last week, during all the craziness and worries of hospitals and sick everybody, we had a glim...

Post has attachment
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Some trials in life leave you beaten.  Broken.  Unable to endure the heavy weight of what you've had to carry, usually after a day or a moment so defining, the world simply looks different on the other side. Other trials are softer.  Not so traumatic on the...

Post has attachment
Spring has sprung, and the package is huge.
You know those adorable quotations you find for the nursery when you're having your first child?  Things like, first we had each other.  Then we had you.  Now we have everything. Well, when you're cooking human #4, which actually ends up #5 because of adopt...

Post has attachment
Things I've learned about labor: fourth edition
There is an old saying that goes like this: The fourth time is the charm. I'm pretty sure that's how it goes. It's a very ancient saying.... you've probably only heard of its more contemporary cousin. Okay, so the fourth time may not be the charm, but somet...

Post has attachment
A letter to my daughter
My sweetheart, There is love that is spoken of in books.  Love that is portrayed in movies and acted out on the stage.  Love that inspires songs and poetry.  There is a love you feel when you stand in a white dress, hand in hand with the gallant knight you'...

Post has attachment
Warning: do not leave the pregnant lady home alone
So, here's the relevant background information: Casey has been gone literally all of my third trimester. Yeah. In his wonderful, heroic, provider-man way, he rationalized it like this: Well, I typically work all of January and February, come home for most o...

Post has attachment
Kid Update: Jake
So, full confession time: this post is more of an amalgamation of updates.  Some belong to him, many belong to me.  I'm still adjusting to what is cool to share in teenager land. The first has to start with me. Because, let's face it, I never, ever, never i...
Wait while more posts are being loaded