A Toddler Mom’s Worst Nightmare—Bed Rest
The worst thing that could come out of any doctors mouth is “BED REST”. Unfortunately, In my case I was told on Friday that I am on bed rest for the rest of my pregnancy.I only have 4 more weeks left, but I don’t think any pregnant mother enjoys hearing those words especially when you have a toddler to raise and a house to maintain.
I am shocked that I was not placed on bed rest sooner, but I was finally getting into the hang of being miserable working 40 hours a week on top of taking care of my 3-year-old , keeping up after my fiance, and maintaining the house. For a first time mom it might be a little bit easier for them to stay at home and actually get some rest, but for a mother of a 3-year-old it is a near impossible feat. This is something that is impossible to try to explain to a doctor. I feel like sometimes I might get more rest by going to work than being home with the little man. Don’t get me wrong, I love my son more than the world itself, but it is tough to try to keep a child entertained at home when you are on bed rest. I think by the time the baby comes both my son and I will have driven each other crazy.
I wasn’t planning on placing my son in daycare of preschool until the beginning of next year, but at this point I feel like maybe it is better if I just enroll him now while I am on bed rest so that way I can actually rest. I have tried planning some easy activities that he can do while I rest, but it is tough to keep a lone 3-year-old entertained. I am wondering if there are other mothers out there that have come across similar issues. I was told that bed rest is patient testing especially with my type of lifestyle. I am the type of person that is constantly on the go –either shopping, working, or just doing chores around the house. Not being able to do any of these things on my own is what is going to kill me.
I am hoping that I can at least try to get some rest and that when the baby comes that myself and the baby are healthy due to the doctors decision.
The good news is that I will have more time to try to enhance my blog. At this point, I am just doing this for fun. I enjoy writing reviews and just writing about what I feel, but I wouldn’t mind if blog turned into something bigger. While I am on bed rest, I am going to attempt to take a little bit of time out of my day to update my blog daily.
Posted on October 15, 2012, in Parenting, Personal, Photography, Pregnancy and tagged 36 weeks, bed rest, bedrest, daycare, first time mom, health, mother, motherhood, parenting, pregnancy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.