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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 21, 2018
« Last post by jmomma on Today at 03:51 PM »
27+5 today; 2 more days until 28 weeks and the third trimester! I can't wait. I have a growth scan on Friday, so I'm praying everything looks good, but I'm so grateful to have made it to the next goal. I'm looking forward to seeing how things look and what they have to say about any restrictions or not. I'm getting to the point where I'm super worried about my water breaking at any moment...

Since growing up and entering the work force, then having kids, I've slacked so much with reading. And I waste WAY too much time on my phone. So I'd like to come up with a reading goal, as my "to read" list is a mile long. Mostly it consists of faith based (philosophical, theological, apologetics) type books, but I also have a lot of classics I'd like to read or re-read. I LOVE classics.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Looking Back on Bedrest
« Last post by Angela on Today at 01:46 PM »
Hi, there!
Thanks so much for sharing your story and offering this advice to our moms. You're so right about what you said:  Even though bedrest seems like forever, once it's over, it seems like a blur.

Wishing you, Baby Jenna and your family all of the best!
That is so VERY VERY wonderful to hear!!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, and your success story. You are going to bring hope to more moms than you can imagine!
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Jadeandrainbowbub on May 22, 2018 at 11:25 PM »
That's great news that your little girl is growing  and you have better blood flow to the placenta! 27 weeks is awesome too! Past the micro Premmie stage!

That sucks about the GD and the cervix length being shorter. Hopefully you don't have any more contractions and you can cook bub for much longer :)
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by Lauren on May 22, 2018 at 01:47 PM »
These pregnancies are so hard. Sorry to hear about the mixed results on your ultrasound and the positive GD test. As if any of us need more anxiety added onto this experience.

Luckily, your cervix sounds like it still has some decent length and your in the hands of experienced, caring, and competent medical professionals.

Anyways, just wanted to let you know that I’m thinking of you and wishing you all the best.
What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Back for round 3
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on May 21, 2018 at 11:00 PM »
UPDATE at 27 weeks:

Had a checkup and scan today with mixed news...good news is baby girl is growing well, and even better my placenta is no longer covering my septum which means better bloodflow for her.

Bad news is my cervix is shorter (although they only looked on the abdominal scan and she said it wasn't a very accurate measurement since my bladder was empty) down to just over 2cm. I mentioned to my dr that I'd had a little bloody mucous on Friday so they did an internal exam and said the outer part is open but inside is still closed, some funneling on the scan too so I guess that means the cervix left is in the middle??

More bad news I failed my 3 hr glucose, so officially diagnosed with gestational diabetes, which is just an unnecessary extra insult from my body. Glucose monitoring this week and probably starting insulin next week. My diet is already really good and obviously exercise out of the question so not a lot I can do for it  >:(
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 21, 2018
« Last post by EnglishRose23 on May 21, 2018 at 10:59 PM »
27 weeks today  ;D

Had a checkup and scan today with mixed news, posting to my story thread so not to get off on a tangent here.

Not so much a recommendation since this might not be the best to watch while having a high-risk pregnancy, but I've been watching the latest season of Handmaidens Tale on Hulu...who else relates to the imagery of the pregnant main character chained to her bed counting the flowers on her bedsheet!

I've been filling my major gaps in literature by reading all-time classics that I've somehow missed while growing up. Was surprised how much I enjoyed Grapes of Wrath recently.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for May 21, 2018
« Last post by Lauren on May 21, 2018 at 12:52 PM »
26+4 today. Officially made it past the two week mark of the end of our last pregnancy. I’ve been feeling fantastic because we keep reaching milestones that I never thought we’d reach. We have another growth scan this week, and I’ve graduated from weekly to bi-weekly OB appointments.

I’m still on bedrest with some pretty intense restrictions, but am whittling away the time by watching our garden transform and visiting with friends. Now that we’ve revealed that we’re pregnant, we have a revolving front door. I’m a lucky gal to have so many supportive and loving people in my life.

I’m an avid reader, but have found that my tastes have changed somewhat during bedrest. I need books that don’t require me to think too much, a story that keeps the pages turning.

Here’s a list of some of the books I’ve read over the past 10 weeks that I would recommend to others:

A couple other good books I’ve recently read:
- homegoing (historical fiction/drama)
- wonder (teen lit)
- adrift: 76 days lost at sea (non fiction/adventure)
- and the mountains echoed (historical fiction/drama)
- the couple next door (thriller)
- the nightingale (ww2 historical fiction)
- the husbands secret (drama/thriller)
- all the missing girls (thriller)

Sorry for the lack of punctuation - typing from my phone :)

See y’all on the chat tomorrow (hopefully).  Will think about a topic and reply if I come up with anything good.
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 21, 2018
« Last post by Angela on May 21, 2018 at 11:45 AM »
Hello, ladies!
So tell us what's new! Does anyone have any new books or movies to recommend to help pass the time? Also, does anyone want to propose a topic for our live chat tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific? Or, we can keep it open to discuss anything.

Keep those babies cookin'!

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Many congratulations on the arrival of your baby boy. Wishing you much joy with him  :)
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