Pregnancy bedrest..... any suggestions to ease the boredom??????

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by babylady4, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

    Mar 30, 2009
    Central WI
    I am posting this for a friend of mine; pregnant with twins and 32 weeks along. She has been on bedrest for over 2 weeks and it is getting old....

    Any suggestions for entertainment? She is tired of watching TV, Movies, reading, knitting...... she is in a slump and is going to be in bed for possibly another 4 weeks.......

  2. sheaviance1

    sheaviance1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    How about scrapbooking?
  3. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    I HATED it...
    It was well... over 16 years ago now [​IMG]

    I watched a LOT of ER and worked crossword puzzles, read... etc... Snuck out of bed LOTS (always I have to use the potty excuse)

    Sudoku if she likes puzzles and math...

    Or... get her on BYC... can't seem to pull myself away.

    EDITED: scrapbooks is a WONDERFUL idea...
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 20, 2010
    Half Way, Missouri
    I was on bedrest for 2 weeks and that was long enough- they delivered at 37 weeks or it would have been longer

    I played a lot of games online, read books, worked on the baby book, wrote a letter to my unborn daughter...

    organized recipes, watched movies, bossed DH around and slept ALOT.
  5. ChikeeMomma

    ChikeeMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Mid Michigan
    I was on bedrest at the beginning and at the end of my first pregnancy. I was stuck in my room where only PBS came in on the television. I do like PBS for some things, but can't watch it all day long! I am sorry for your friend. It is the pits! I did many of the same things that were mentioned already. Best wishes to your friend!
  6. ebwy2

    ebwy2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2010
    laptop & internet connection.
    nintendo DS and some puzzle games.

    (I had months of rest...)

    and people to talk to breaks the day up for her
  7. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
    Eggberg, PA
    Internet!! I had four weeks bed rest 11 years ago (yikes!) dial up and all I stayed sane by finding a forum of moms to chat with. There actually was a bed rest forum at the time but dang if I can find it now......
  8. mulewagon

    mulewagon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2010
    That reminds me of what Marie Killilea, the author of Karen, did when on bedrest: she tacked up a target over the small altar in her bedroom, and practiced target shooting with an air rifle!
  9. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    If she has a laptop, has a LOT of free games of all genres. I like the "Elephant" games [​IMG]
  10. babylady4

    babylady4 Mother Goose

    Mar 30, 2009
    Central WI
    Thanks for all the suggestions!

    Yes she has her laptop and a Nook. She knits but does not scrapbook.

    She is on a magnesium drip so it kind of makes her loopy; but I like the idea of a target on the opposite wall! Maybe a nerf gun...... the loopyness makes it difficult to keep reading or watching TV for long sessions.

    I will pass along the link to the computer game site.

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