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PSA: If you have a friend on bedrest

  1. mediagirl

    hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts

    @winniebee: oh hey! I have a PSA for you!

    For those friends that have stopped by or brought you something, please remember to send them a thank you note. A small little thing like a thank you goes such a long way. I know you have a baby on the way and that will take up a lot of time after you're off bed rest but, Mr. WinnieBee (hehe) can get cards for you and stamps.

    I had a friend who was on bed rest in the hospital for 4 months. I visited her every week. I took her, and her husband sometimes, dinner from their favorite places. Paid for their dinners, my gas, the parking at the hospital etc and never heard boo from her thanking me for any of it. I'm kind of old fashioned and think a thank you card goes so far. Especially when the gift is something that means so much - just their time.

  2. mediagirl

    hostess / wonderful persimmon / 25556 posts

    @winniebee: Oh you are so lucky to have family around!! Even though they're not all awesome about visiting you (hehe) it still makes it so much easier on you.

  3. winniebee

    hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts

    @mediagirl: That is a really good point! I rolled in some of those thank-yous into my shower thank you notes (thanks for the gift and thanks for visiting thing). My husband sent flowers to my mom and his mom as a thank you, too. His mom has made us about 15 meals (in person and brings frozen) and my mom comes down like 2 times a week.

  4. red_seattle

    kiwi / 549 posts

    @winniebee: I was on bed rest for 7 weeks. I was able to work from home for 5 of those weeks. And I was on modified bed rest-- so 9 hours a day lying down, stopping everything if my contractions picked up (which they did, several times a week), and I was allowed an outing once a week if it was for less than 2 hours and non-strenuous. But no cooking, no going for walks or exercise, and the worst-- no sex. It was rough. But I was allowed off at 36 weeks, and then baby didn't show up until 40 weeks. That's life with a kid though right? You can't predict anything.

  5. red_seattle

    kiwi / 549 posts

    But hang in there! It's survivable, and while I would've smacked you if you said it at the time, I do kind of long for bed-rest again. At least I got plenty of sleep! haha.

  6. winniebee

    hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts

    @red_seattle: Haha! Thanks for sharing. All in, I will be on bedrest for about 6 weeks (3 days of which was in the hospital). I haven't been allowed excursions except doctor's appts, and though I didn't work the first week after getting out of the hospital, I've been able to work from home. I will probably be released in 1.5 weeks when I'm 36 weeks and change so I'm trying to "enjoy" what I have left of bedrest ; )


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