I have a very dear friend who has just been put on bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy (you know who you are, and if you are reading this, stop and go get back into bed!). Fortunately, her due date is very soon, so she shouldn’t be confined to her bed for too terribly long. I never had to go on bed rest with my pregnancy, but at the very end, I pretty much just sat all day, except for those walking excursions I took daily to try to get the baby to come on out. Right about now, bed rest actually sounds kind of nice. This tells me two things: 1. I need to try to relax a little bit more and go to bed earlier so that I’m not as tired, and 2. I have no idea what bed rest is really like, and how boring it can probably be. So with that in mind, I’d love to hear from anyone out there who has ever been on bed rest…what did you do to pass the time? Here are the suggestions I made to my friend for what to do while on bed rest during pregnancy:
1. Eat chocolate
2. Watch reality tv, the more ridiculous the better
3. Sleep while you still can!
4. Do crossword puzzles, or some other fun activity like word searches or coloring
Other bed rest tips for my friend?