(Closed) SO Frustrating!!! PTL Update

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh sweetie! We’re due the same day and I honestly cannot imagine going through all that πŸ™ I hope everything slows down and you’re able to last at minimum 3 more weeks!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Both my cousin and SIL have been on bed rest with their little ones, I asked my cousin for advice for my SIL since she went through it first, here was her advice:

“As for things that helped me stay sane (well, I was never sane…just tried not to become more insane) I really spent a ton of time on my laptop. Does she have one? It will really help her to feel less isolated. I also really liked catching up on t.v. series Dvds that I hadn’t had time to watch when I was busy chasing a toddler around. They were better than renting just movies because they lasted longer and I would only let myself watch one episode a day so I had something to look forward to for the next day. Does she have a netflix subscription? That might be nice to just download to her laptop when she wants it. Also, when the Kindle came out, I thought that might have been nice to have access to whatever books I wanted. People would bring me books that I was not really interested in, so I just didn’t read them. The easy, instant access of a Kindle would have been nice:-)

Another piece of advice I would offer is that she needs to have some sort of a routine, however little it is. It helps the day go by faster. For example, I would wake up at seven (crazy, I know, but sleeping in made me feel lazy) the nurse would put me on the monitors while I ate breakfast, then I’d shower, get ready, check email, watch an episode of a dvd, eat lunch, read while I was on the monitors, take a nap, my daughter would come visit, internet time, my husband came to visit while I was monitored, we’d watch crappy summertime reruns, then I’d go to bed and do it all over again. It really helped to know what I was going to be doing day-in and day-out. I ALWAYS showered and did my hair, makeup, etc, even though I really had no reason to. It really made me feel better and of course I had the time, so why not?

Does she have any other kids? If so, nice quiet activities for them would be nice. I thought it was so thoughtful when people came to visit me and brought coloring books, puzzles, books, etc for Abby to use when she was visiting.”

Hope it helps or at least makes you feel like you aren’t the only one, hang in there!  Glad to hear that today was a better day!

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