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Monday Roll Call for January 14, 2019
« on: January 14, 2019 at 08:50 AM »
How are we two weeks into 2019? I hope it has been moving quickly for you as you head toward the finish line!

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.”

These men came to the challenge with a certain mindset that I think helped them to power through.

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!

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« Last Edit: January 14, 2019 at 09:11 AM by Angela »


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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 14, 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019 at 01:50 PM »
Hi all,

I just joined the forum last week. Today I am 30+1 weeks pregnant with twins and have been on bedrest since 24 weeks for short cervix. I have another ultrasound this afternoon and really hoping things are still stable.

When we first found out about the complications I never thought we would make it to 28 weeks, but here we are at 30! All I can say is don't lose hope.


P.S. Great analogy above! You're right I didn't want to answer the ad but in the end I think we will be stronger because of it


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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 14, 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019 at 03:15 PM »
Hello! I am also expecting twins (currently 28w6d). I went into preterm labor (contractions, short and dilated cervix) at 23w2d. I was in the hospital for a month and now home on more bedrest. I have another ultrasound this coming Friday to check cervical length.

Lauren 237 - Getting to 30 weeks is exciting!!


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Re: Monday Roll Call for January 14, 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019 at 10:46 AM »
I am currently 32+2 now, hospital bed rest since 24+1 due to bleeding from complete placenta previa, placenta increta, and a short cervix at 1.3 on top of it all. Hoping for another 3-4 weeks, but time will tell.

Yay for both of you still being pregnant! 28 weeks and 30 weeks are huge milestones and bedrest is hard! Love the analogy above, so so true 💙