It’s official; I’m an incubator

As of today, I am officially on modified bed rest until 32-36 weeks when my cerclage is removed. I feel alright. I think my mantra of ‘prepare for the worst and then accept whatever better comes along’ has been helping. I have been mentally prepared for total bed rest; currently my bed rest plan is :

  • Standing restricted to 30 mins every 2 hours.
  • When not standing, I can be sitting with legs elevated or laying on my side.
  • No lifting anything that weighs more than a gallon of milk. ( I picked up a friend’s son on Saturday and almost dropped him when I realized what I was doing)
  • No bending when it can be avoided.
  • I can leave the house when I’m certain to be seated wherever I go; this is a big one for me because it means I can still go to church weekly.

So it’s not terrible! This still allows me to cook every other day or so and do light chores around the house as long as I strategically plan my day. I have become a master at mapping my journey around the house and collecting items as I go on my way to my destination. I have a few activities that are keeping me busy right now. I have started tackling the registry and working on my address list so that when we are ready to send out announcements etc that information is all ready. We will make it through this!! My Nugget is a fighter and I am going to do all I can to fight along with them.

8 thoughts on “It’s official; I’m an incubator

  1. Bed rest was hard for me, though to be fair, I wasn’t on it as long as you’re going to be. Still, the best way is to really make the best of your time. Catch up on reading, Netflix, take up crafts and hobbies. I’m not going to lie and say it’s going to go by super quick but it won’t be excruciating if you keep yourself busy. Heck, even start a weekly blog entry on how it’s going in terms of rest.

    How often are you seeing your docs? For me, I had to see my OB every two weeks and for my MFM, every month.

    Keeping you and nugget in my prayers! Your pregnancy will have a different outcome! 🙂


    1. I’m counting my time by weeks “hey, I can do this one more week”. I see MFM every two weeks and my OB every 3 weeks for now. I do go to the OB’s office every Friday for my shot so that is helpful because I know I’m getting out at least once a week. It is so helpful to have friends on here that know what this is like; I can look at Bear when I’m discouraged and know that it can be done 😊

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      1. You really do have to keep the faith. I wish I could tell you you won’t worry anymore but that’s just not the case. As a woman who’s had PgAL experience, it was frightful. Most of my days were really good, but sometimes I had those bad thoughts creep in and it took a lot to undo those. You have a lot of support here and that’s very important and I’ll be here every step of the way! If you’re on Facebook, there are IC groups you can join (I know one is Incompetent Cervix Awareness and I forgot about the other). It really does help to know other women who have gone through the same thing and can support!

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  2. Bed rest can be so isolating — or it was in my case. I’ll say a daily prayer for you and baby and your husband…just telling you so you know you’re not alone! I was in your exact position a year ago almost to the day, so your experience really speaks to me.

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