Well NOW I'm an Invalid :-( — The Bump
August 2014 Moms

Well NOW I'm an Invalid :-(

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I just went in for my follow up appointment with maternal fetal medicine, and I'm on scheduled bed rest for anywhere from 2-6 more weeks.

I'll be going in every two weeks
For every hour I'm on my feet I have to spend 2 hours down
No sex (hubby is gone anyway... so whatever)
No lifting anything over 5lbs... super fun with two toddlers.  Basically forces me to be housebound because I can't put them in their car seats

I know it has to be done, I get it's for the baby, but this is bull shit.  I'm seriously not happy about it.
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  • Ugh. That sucks :(  hope it goes by quick for you!

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  • RacllaRaclla
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    I'm so sorry!

    That's got to be extremely frustrating!
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  • Oh man, what a bummer. Do you have family / friends that can bring you groceries and stuff?
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  • Wow, how awful! Like PP asked, do you have anyone who can help with the toddlers? I'm so sorry!!! I hope that you can pass the time quickly without losing your mind from (practically) bedrest boredom!
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  • Ugh, that sucks!  Sorry to hear.  Hopefully it will only be the two weeks instead of six.  Hopefully you have someone around that can help with the kids/errands/housework.
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  • Oh dang it!! I'm sorry! Do you have anybody that can help with your other two children?
    I'm waiting for my mom to call back.  She is supposed to come out next month to help me move, I'm hoping she can just move her ticket to come earlier.  So we'll see.  The last couple of days my friends have been amazing, but my house practically needs a revolving door on it and I can't keep going that way for 6 weeks.  If it were a guarantee it would ONLY be two weeks, maybe.  But it's not certain and it could be longer. 

      I really really really really really x1000 do not want to get my inlaws involved.  They are huge giant worriers and they'll put extra stress on not only me, but my husband.  He's deployed and really doesn't need the extra stress, I'd like to avoid having him in the loop at this point unless it becomes a big problem as opposed to an inconvenience.  Right now, the baby is fine, and if I do as I'm told there's no reason why I can't carry to term.  I don't need him worrying when he needs to be studying, focusing on the mission, and getting ready for our next unit.  

    So.... here's hoping my mom can come out so I can avoid the extra drama.
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  • That's rough, hopefully your mom can move her ticket.
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  • Oh no! I'm so sorry :(
  • That sucks!  I hope your mom can come out and help out a little bit.  
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  • Venus04Venus04
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    Okay, obviously do what your doc says, but have you read the most recent research on bed rest? It basically says it rarely helps, but that docs do it because it can't hurt. I swore if I got put on bed rest I'd limit my activity severely, but not cut out...I don't know...going to Starbucks and having a hot cocoa while sitting down. Again, Doc knows WAY more than I do, but everything I've read that's written by top OBGYNs says it's a precaution, not a prescription. So maybe don't be too hard on yourself during this time. Balance bed rest with happiness. :) 
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  • Thank really sucks. I'm sorry :(
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  • Ugh that really stinks! So sorry!
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  • Venus04 said:
    Okay, obviously do what your doc says, but have you read the most recent research on bed rest? It basically says it rarely helps, but that docs do it because it can't hurt. I swore if I got put on bed rest I'd limit my activity severely, but not cut out...I don't know...going to Starbucks and having a hot cocoa while sitting down. Again, Doc knows WAY more than I do, but everything I've read that's written by top OBGYNs says it's a precaution, not a prescription. So maybe don't be too hard on yourself during this time. Balance bed rest with happiness. :) 
    Honestly the restriction that's the killer (and also most important) is the weight limit for lifting.  I feel like the 1 hour up 2 hours down rule still gives me freedom to, like you said, go to starbucks, take a slow 15 min walk, etc... but the lifting thing!  Can't really vacuum, can't train my dog, can't put my kids in the car.  That's what's seriously killing me in this whole thing....
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  • I'm sorry :( My H and MIL have decided that it's best for me to be babysat. They are treating me like an invalid, and it's pissing me off. I'm sorry with your situation. I hope your mom can come stay with you.
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  • chase16chase16
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    Ugh. Hopefully it's only 2 weeks, and you can have someone help with the kiddos! Thinking about you!
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    Hopefully its just two weeks, and you have someone to help out!  Good luck!

     

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  • I'm sorry! As someone who has been on modified bed rest for the last two weeks and will continue for the foreseeable future, it's not fun but I just keep telling myself it's best for the babies. Fingers crossed your mom can come out, I know when my inlaws have come down to keep me company it tends to stress me out more than when my parents come. Hang in there, you can do this!

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  • I'm sorry to hear it.  :(  I can't imagine being on a weight lift restriction of only 5lbs.  That's crazy and makes grocery shopping a real PITA to boot, nevermind having littles in the house!!!

    Fingers crossed your mom can come out early.

    Also, when your LO gets older, imagine the "...this is what I did for you!!" story you can tell.  ;) 

    I'm looking for the silver lining here...I know it's not much of one...but it sure makes for a good pregnancy story, right?
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    That sucks but I'm glad the MFM is being good about keeping you baking that baby!




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  • Boo!!! Sorry for the bad news.
  • I'm sorry, that is really tough. I hope it is only for 2 weeks. Thoughts and prayers for you!
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    Ugh, I am so sorry!
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  • Hope continue to do better and restrictions get lifted sooner than later!
     
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  • Sorry about that,  but it is a good thing you have help at least.
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  • I'm sorry that you have to go through this (especially the weight restriction!), but I'm so glad that your mom will be able to come and help out. Sending good thoughts!


  • oh dear! Sorry to hear this - hope you get through it quickly!!
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  • M&MaxM&Max
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    Oh gosh that totally stinks! Hoping this is just temporary! 
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  • Ughhhhh.  That really sucks.  You don't realize how much you need to lift things until you are restricted.  I was on bed rest for two weeks and it was depressing!  You can do this, though!  Hope your mom can come out.
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  • Brutal.  So glad your mom could come to help out.  Hope the time flies!
  • A 5 lb weight limit would be seriously difficult to follow. I'm glad your mom can come help out though! Mines been here to visit this past week to help keep my toddler busy while I get the nursery ready and help stock the freezer with meals. It has been amazing! Fingers crossed it is only two weeks of extra rest!


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  • That really sucks.
    but yay for your mom coming!. do you have things to distract your other kids with?

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  • pmpkn219pmpkn219
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    Ugh that sounds extremely annoying. I think especially the no lifting with toddlers!! glad your mom can come out

    hope it passes by quickly... lots of Candy Crush or Bumping for you?
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  • sjs1013sjs1013
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    I'm very sorry to hear this.  Hopefully you'll be cleared for regular life after another couple of weeks of bed rest.  Do you have a friend or relative who can come by and take your other children out for a few hours to give you a break and get them a change of scenery and fresh air?  That might help too.

  • I'm sorry! Hopefully someone will be able to help you out! Rest up though!
     
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  • pmpkn219 said:
    Ugh that sounds extremely annoying. I think especially the no lifting with toddlers!! glad your mom can come out

    hope it passes by quickly... lots of Candy Crush or Bumping for you?
    Don't play Candy Crush, but I'm sure I'll spend a lot more time Bumping.  Probably at odd hours too, because when you sit on your butt 90% of the day you're not gonna sleep well.  I'm also pretty worried about the affect this will have on my online shopping habits lol
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  • Boo! Sending positive vibes your way, take care of yourself.
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  • I am sorry you are dealing with this, but I am glad to hear that you mom can come earlier! I hope your bed rest is shorter rather than longer!
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