Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What is a girl to do?

Hello friends. I decided to start a blog. I'm not one for writing but thought this would be a great way to let my creative juices flow and to help other mommies-to-be who are on bed rest.

Let's see it's been almost 4 weeks since I had a cervical cerclage. For those of you who do not know what a cerclage is, it's when a women has a shortened cervix therefore they pretty much sew you up (they describe it like a purse string) to prevent preterm labor. I was crossing my fingers that the doctor would approve me to go back to work after a week but that was not the case...I am out for the count until March 2010.

So what is a girl to do? I see myself as a pretty active person prior to this diagnosis...exercising, cooking, cleaning, running errands etc, you know what most people do on a daily basis plus more. Now I am limited to showers, making small meals and using the restroom. I can't even leave my house for the holidays. My response was.." Doc, you're not serious...right?" But I received the lecture that if I do not follow these instructions I could risk the health of the baby! So what the heck it's time to find my inner creative juices...thinking this is a great way to express my thoughts and share ideas on how to survive bed rest. It can't be that bad...right? We'll just see. Stay tuned for more.


  1. Hi Juls,
    OK this could be difficult for a previously active person! However, the fact that is could jeopardize the health of baby and Mommy out weighs the fact that you need to remain resting. I am thinking about you and missing you greatly at your desk. I will check on you later, Lori

  2. This is a great idea! Bed res is not the ideal situation for anyone, especially for you JuJu, but you have to try and make the best of it. Once baby is here, it will all be worth it:)