30 Days of Bed Rest



I have to admit, it has not been easy. I will also admit I’ve thoroughly enjoyed not going to work. I was sick of the “rat race”. I was dying to have at least a week off so I could relax and regroup in peace. The weekends just weren’t enough anymore.

I’ve learned some lessons about myself and others that only being on bed rest could have taught me. #1 – Everybody ain’t for you.

A recap of my first 30 days on bed rest while pregnant.

I have truly appreciated this time away from my 9-5. All the ideas I had months ago that rushed in with excitement and rushed out just as fast due to lack of time have resurfaced. Besides the aches and pains I feel like the younger me that had dreams, you know before bills and obligations.

I hope my daughter never falls into the “but my job comes first” trap, unless she owns the company.

A few weeks ago at an ultrasound the tech asked “are you trying to be on bed rest?” My face lit up! Finally, someone understood how I felt! So many people think it’s all fun and games because I get to stay home…NOT! It’s more frustrating because it’s so much I want/need to do for the baby’s arrival but physically cannot. I feel defeated at times. Then I had to realize this is the my first lesson on being a good parent. I’m staying put and respecting the doctor’s orders for the sake of my baby. This still doesn’t make it a piece of cake though.

Overall I’ve enjoyed being on bed rest. It can get a little lonesome at times but knowing it’s the best option for baby makes it all worthwhile.

I also have to admit I’m running out of ideas/activities. If you have any suggestions, please comment below.

May 23, 2015
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  • Reply Lisa

    I’ve never been pregnant so I don’t know what being on bed rest is like. In my mind I would equate it to being unemployed, which I was up for about a month. I knew I had another job starting but in the mean time I didn’t know what to do with myself. I felt like I was in this weird limbo. I did a lot of reading. If you’re a fan of young adult fiction there are so many series to get sucked into…and I did haha. Best of luck on your last few weeks!

    May 25, 2015 at 7:04 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Hi Lisa, it’s somewhat like being unemployed because I have no where to go everyday. A bit worse though because I’m limited on where I can go and what I can do. I have been reading…and catching up on Netflix!

      May 25, 2015 at 8:30 PM
  • Reply Heather @ The Nerdy Fox

    I was on bedrest with my last child. I spent two weeks in the hospital on strict bedrest and then they sent me home and I was on strict bedrest at home for the rest of the pregnancy. It was lonely and hard. I had a 3 year old at the time and no help. It was a really rough month and a half, but we all made it through!
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    May 26, 2015 at 1:52 PM
    • Reply Dae

      Yeah, it’s lonely. Luckily I’m not on strict bed rest but I do have another four months on the couch.

      May 26, 2015 at 6:30 PM

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