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Being a fitness instructor and personal trainer, I was bummed when I had to be on bedrest due to an incompetent cervix. I had to come to terms with the fact that I was going to lose muscle tone and strength. I was on bedrest for 12 weeks and had my son at 37w6d. The first week was rough physically and emotionally, which I'm sure is true for anyone after giving birth. I was actually surprised that after a week i was feeling good physically or so I thought! After my 6 week checkup and I was released to start working out again I was so excited! Then I went on my 1st walk pushing the stroller and realized how out of shape I was because I had been on bedrest. I was frustrated but I just kept telling myself that I was on bedrest and it was worth every minute! I didn't really have any emotional issues except with breastfeeding which has nothing to do with being on bedrest. I'm still hanging in there with breastfeeding but it was one of the most difficult things for me.
All in all, for me, I didn't let being on bedrest beat me. I tried to keep a positive attitude 99% of the time! I was blessed and very thankful for my husband, family, and friends!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: My Bedrest Baby!!!
« on: December 22, 2013 at 08:56 PM »
Thanks everyone!  Love being a mom! 

Making the Best of Bed Rest / My Bedrest Baby!!!
« on: December 17, 2013 at 05:12 PM »
Hello Ladies!!  My bedrest baby has arrived!  It's been one crazy week!!  Last Tuesday night at 11:10 my water broke!  I was in bed about to go to sleep and BAM!  We got dressed and headed to the hospital which is an hour away.  I started having contractions on the way.  Once there and checked in they started prepping me for delivery.  The nurse checked me and I was dilated 2cm.  I made sure she knew I wanted an epi...she told me the longer I could hold out the better so I did!  I lasted until 5am!  She checked me and I was a 7, so she got the nurse anesthetist and got the epi.  It only worked on my right side so they had to have him come back and give me more so it would work on the other side.  It DID!! The doctor came in I think around 9 to check me and I was a 10.  I tried pushing a few times  but we stopped because she said he was facing up and so they placed me on my side in a runners type position for 30 minutes each side to get him to turn. It WORKED!  I pushed for approx. 1 1/2 hours and he was born at 11:24am! He weighed 7lbs 14 1/2 oz; measured 20 3/4 inches long!!  The cerclage, progesterone shots, and bedrest worked!!  So happy to have found this forum and glad I get to share my success with all of you!!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 9, 2013
« on: December 09, 2013 at 06:30 PM »
Still hanging in there at 37w 4d!  I'm officially ready for Baby Bainum to arrive! 

Since I'm off bedrest I've been able to get pretty much everything done that needs to be done!  Only have a few gifts to get and I'll probably do gift cards because that's easy!  If I'm not in the hospital by Friday then I'll get to go to my Christmas Party!

I have a doc visit Wednesday...I'm guessing it will just be a checkup.

Hang in there Meg1 and Tulip567!!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: It's started again
« on: December 09, 2013 at 09:51 AM »
Sorry to hear what you are going through :(  I'm a little over 37w and spent 13 weeks on strict bed rest due to an incompetent cervix.  I started progesterone shots at 16w and at 22 weeks had to get emergency cerclage because my cervix went from a 3.8 to a 2.3 in 2 weeks.  I also had to take Procardia (nifidepine) to help with contractions.  I'm not sure what has gotten me to where I am today, but I believe bed rest played a big part since you are keeping pressure off your cervix.

I know it is hard, but you can do it!  This is a great place to visit with lots of support!  Keep us posted!!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: PPROM x 2, expecting again!
« on: December 08, 2013 at 07:49 PM »
Wow, you have been through a lot.  Keep us posted.  We are here to support you any way we can!  Monday is Roll-Call...just to check in and see how everyone is doing!  Tuesday there is a chat at 2pm Eastern.  Just a couple of things to keep you busy! 

I was on bed rest for 13 weeks due to incompetent cervix...received cerclage at 22 weeks.  I was so thankful for this site!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Cerclage Removal
« on: December 08, 2013 at 07:39 PM »
Yes, I am so ready!!  He is certainly cramped for space! LOL!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Cerclage Removal
« on: December 03, 2013 at 07:45 PM »
Hi ladies!!  Had my appt this afternoon to have my cerclage removed!  I was so nervous!  It was extremely uncomfortable, but I survived!  I actually still have a piece of the stitch in because it did not come out, but my doctor didn't seem too concerned about it.  She said it will probly come out on its own.  Anyways, it's just a waiting game now!!  Let the countdown begin!!

If I don't go into labor...I have my next checkup next Friday!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for December 2, 2013
« on: December 02, 2013 at 10:36 PM »
Hi everyone!  I'm currently 36w 4d and no longer on bed rest!  I'm going tmrw and having my cerclage removed!  I'm nervous and excited at the same time!  I'll be taking a hydro in hopes that it will help me to be calm and relaxed!!  Been taking bets from friends and family on when they think Baby Bainum will be here!!  I finally finished packing my hospital bag and diaper bag!  Nursery is pretty much ready just waiting for glider and monitor to come in! 

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 25, 2013
« on: November 25, 2013 at 04:19 PM »
Hi Ladies! I'm still here!  36w on Thanksgiving day!  I'm off bedrest, but taking it easy when I can!  I'm a little sore when trying to walk.  My left side, I call it "the Barbie doll joint", is sore!  It feels like I've been doing the inner thigh machine at the gym!  Also, he is running out of room so he enjoys pushing his feet into my ribs!!  I get my cerclage out next Tues the 3rd!!  I know he will come when he is meant to come, but I sure am hoping it is sooner than later LOL!!

Meg, so happy you have made it this far too!!  You get your cerclage out the day after me! Yippee!!

Tulip567, praying that all goes well for you and your sweet baby!   

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 18, 2013
« on: November 24, 2013 at 07:20 PM »
That's good Becky!  You can disregard my question to you on my doc appt post!  Yes, staying positive definitely helps!  It's crazy that 13weeks have passed me by!  It will over before you know it!!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: My Doc Appt Today
« on: November 24, 2013 at 07:16 PM »
Hey ladies!  Been kind of busy the past few days!  It is certainly a lot harder to get around now...I don't have the energy or endurance like I had before being on bedrest!

Angela, I was able to go to my aunt's last night for Thanksgiving dinner and then we will go to my mom's house on Thanksgiving day!!

Meg, you have 2 babies still cooking so that is understandable!  I'm getting uncomfortable and I don't know if it is round ligament pain or if I'm starting to loosen up, but I'm sore like I've been doing the inner thigh machine at the gym!  Does that even make sense? LOL

Becky77, how many weeks are you?

Making the Best of Bed Rest / My Doc Appt Today
« on: November 20, 2013 at 08:35 PM »
I had just had a regular checkup today!  I'll be 35w tomorrow and I'm officially off bedrest!  I'm still going to take it easy and rest when needed, but I can start helping get things done!  I still cannot believe 13weeks have passed!  Next week I get my last growth scan and then get my cerclage out on Dec. 3rd!!

Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for November 18, 2013
« on: November 18, 2013 at 10:49 PM »
Hi Ladies!!  I'll be 35w on Thursday!!  I have an appt on Wednesday for a week I will get a growth scan!  My doctor told me that I could start doing a little more when I reached 34w!  My best friend came over Saturday and went to the store to buy stuff for my hospital bag!  I want to get it ready...I get my cerclage out Dec. 3rd!  She also helped me wash all his clothes and get them put up!

Hhhmmm...favorite bed rest food?!?!  My favorite snacks have been pretzels and cheese or yogurt!  I have also fallen in love with Magnum ice cream popsicles!  They are DELICIOUS!!

Wishing you all another great week!!  Let's keep these babies growing!!

What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: My story...Well, only the beginning
« on: November 17, 2013 at 03:13 PM »
Wishing you and your little one all the best!  I know it's hard, but hang in there! Hugs!

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