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.
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.