Mirella Manelli

Category: Pregnancy

My Pregnancy Scare

Do you know what a choroid plexus cyst is? My doctor came to me with some concerning news and I had to wait 2 weeks to get a follow up ultrasound….   About 2 weeks ago I was so excited to head into my 19 week ultrasound.  Since this is our last little addition to our family, I brought my husband and 2 boys along so they can feel included with the pregnancy.  I mean after all, things will get shaken up a bit once the little one arrives.  We haven’t had many babies around and they have no idea whats coming.  Plus my boys are so excited for a new sibling and they begged me to skip school so they could see the baby. Everything was moving smoothly at the ultrasound appointment, with one little exception.  The baby was sleeping.  UGH!  Which means we could not…

30 Pregnancy Challenge – Day 1

You guys!! Since I had an overwhelming amount of responses to my pregnancy post on Instagram, I found there is a need to speak more openly about what we go through as women (pregnancy, miscarriage, body image, etc.). So I decided to do a 30 day pregnancy challenge. SO WHAT EXACTLY DOES THAT MEAN? Well, I am going to go live daily on YOUTUBE ONLY between September 1st-30th. I’m going to update you on on different topics such as being on the road, my struggles, my wins, and just really anything you guys want to talk about. I may even sprinkle some of my favorite go to beauty products, who knows!? My goal is to create more dialogue with you all, especially since so many of you expressed your own struggles with pregnancy and I genuinely would love to get to know all of you more too…

8th Pregnancy

Pregnancy Number 8 !? 36 years old, 8th pregnancy. That’s right! Number 8.  No, I don’t have 8 kids! Do I look like octo-mom?! Seriously though…. I have 2 beautiful boys that are half way grown.  Jaidyn is 12 and Ziya is 8.  They will be 13 and 9 by the time #3 comes along. I never thought that I would be here having my 3rd baby. I really thought I was done. That the universe was only going to give me 2, and believe me, I was totally ok with that. But some how, almost 9 years after my last, I’m here again after 5 miscarriages… And I’m ok with that too. Although this time around I am a lot older and this pregnancy is kicking my ass! The reason why I wanted to share this photo is because…