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Thoughts of Strength and Endurance for 2017 / Roll Call
« on: January 02, 2017 at 09:07 AM »
It's not just another week behind you, but an entire year! Anyone surprised that they'll be having a 2017 baby?!?

There's passage from a book called Start with Why that has stuck with me for a few years now. One example from the book is about an expedition to Antarctica, and it made me think immediately of all the bedrest moms I’ve known.

On December 5, 1914, Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven men set out for the Weddell Sea on the Endurance, a 350-ton ship that had been constructed with funds from private donors, the British government, and the Royal Geographical Society. … But the crew of the Endurance would never reach the continent of Antarctica. Just a few days out of South Georgia Island in the Southern Atlantic, the ship encountered mile after mile of pack ice, and was soon trapped as winter moved in and with furry. Ice closed around the ship “like an almond in a piece of toffee,” a crew member wrote.

Shackleton and his crew were stranded in the Antarctic for ten months as the Endurance drifted slowly north until the pressure of the ice floes crushed the ship. On November 21, 1915, the crew watched as she sank in the frigid waters of the Weddell Sea. …

Stranded on the ice, the crew boarded their three lifeboats and landed on tiny Elephant Island. There Shackleton left behind all but five of his men and embarked on a hazardous journey across 800 miles of rough sea to find help. Which, eventually, they did.

The book's author, Simon Sinek, goes on to talk about how none of the crew died and how there was no mutiny. Then he shares the ad that Shackleton ran to find and hire his crew, and that is what reminded me of women on bedrest facing a high-risk pregnancy:

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”

I think an ad for pregnancy bedrest would look something like this:

“Women wanted for anxiety-filled journey. Lost wages, bitter emotions, long months of complete boredom, constant worry. Happiness and healthy baby in case of success.”


I know you didn’t answer a want ad, but there is no one I would rather have on the KeepEmCookin ship than you. You are strong in spirit and mind. You believe in beating the odds. And for months on end, you don’t give up.

Now let's hear some weekly updates, and your thoughts on the year ahead.  :-*

Keep 'em cookin',
Angela

See you at the Live Chat tomorrow at 2 pm EST/11 am PST! http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
« Last Edit: January 02, 2017 at 10:11 AM by Angela »

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Re: Thoughts of Strength and Endurance for 2017 / Roll Call
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017 at 02:55 PM »
It's been nearly three weeks since I started bestest.  They started me on a blood pressure med and it really working beautifully and helping me with my anxiety!  It's helpful for my tachycardia.  I'm hanging in there!  I must say I'm much more positive today as I'm 27 weeks and apparently over 90% of babies born during this week make it!  I'm choosing to be happy, cause last week in hospital was no fun and I got very depressed! 

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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017 at 10:04 PM »
Hello,

I am embarking on week 9 of bedrest and celebrating 26 weeks today! My cervix length has increased .8mm to 1cm to 1.32cm to 1.5cm so I'm celebrating everyday I am at home in the bed. 
Bedrest is endurance and strength for sure.

Happy New Year Ladies

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017 at 11:00 PM »
I'm new to this forum as just experiencing my first week of bed rest. It's a scary time but I'm finding a lot of comfort in this forum and sending out positive vibes to each and everyone of you as we embark on 2017. We can do this!

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017 at 12:12 PM »
Hey, ladies! Will any of you be on the Live Chat today at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific?

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017 at 01:51 PM »
Hello Ladies!! I have the lyrics to a beloved song going through my head, "Grace, grace, God's grace!" I noticed that user name and immediately this song was going through my head and thinking of making it the past nine months....pain, frustration, fears, lonliness at times, unanswered questions, discomfort....it's been a season of seeing a lot of God's grace in my life...serving husband, helpful friends, meals provided, childcare offered, good medical facilities and personnel, a good hospital, pain meds (!), the prayers and support of family and friends....wow! I wouldn't have pictured or asked for some of the things these last months held....I still feel frail and week from bed rest and then a badly sprained ankle and then labor, but I'm just so thankful for God's grace in my life.

Our little Isaiah was born on the 28th and he is just so darn precious! I'm so in love! I'm loving just sitting and holding him and watching his little faces....so worth it! Immediately after delivery, I was so sore and just tired...just about a week out and I'm moving around again, and already...(ack!!!) forgetting....and thinking...."we could do this again....he's just too darn precious!!!" Yeah....we're insane! It's the magic these little people have over you! :)

So thankful for this forum; so thankful for these women, all their encouragements. It's meant so much. You all are a God-send. God bless you all in 2017!!! Keep 'em cooking ladies! :) Thanks for the encouraging words, Angela! Amazing story....good analogy!!! :) :) :)

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2017 at 05:14 PM »
Congrats Stillexpecting!

God's grace is sufficient for us.

Grace

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017 at 08:14 PM »
Congratulations StillExpecting, I'm so happy for you to have your little boy with you now!!!!
For me baby Olivia was born last Tuesday the 27th, she is doing good but in the NICU until she eats well which at this point I don't know how long it will be. I swear is harder to have her in the nicu than me being hospitalized for the many weeks I did but I am grateful that she is doing good. It has been quite the ride, hoping to be able to go to a normal life soon!!

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017 at 03:29 PM »
Huge congratulations Stillexpecting and Cyavca! Wishing you and your little ones lots of love and happy days in your journeys ahead. Xx

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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2017 at 11:15 AM »
Thank you!!! Best wishes to all of you!!!

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2017 at 06:18 PM »
Hello,

I'm new to this forum,  but I've had quite an experience the last few days that has landed me into bed rest. I was airlifted to a hospital after finding out that a portion of the baby's sac had slipped through my cervix which had opened. I wound up having a cerclage to close it back up and spent a couple days in the hospital. Luckily, my water didn't break and my baby girl is doing okay. I am 20 weeks along and can't believe this has happened, but so happy we still have her. The mandatory bed rest is sinking in....  Are there others that have had a weakened cervix and had this, and how long was your bed rest?