Last night the stars aligned and I actually got a good nights sleep! The nurses only woke me up twice… it was amazing. Both last night and today I got a lot of 4 hour breaks from the monitor. It seems like babybug is more reactive, which is a great sign…
So, I started googling ‘Physical Recovery from Bed Rest’ today because I am really starting to feel the side effects. I am stiff and definitely weak. I feel physically tired after taking a shower. I came across some forums of people talking about their long term bed rest… and a lot of them were on bed rest for 10+ weeks. One was 20 weeks! I can’t imagine. I will hit 4 weeks before delivery… I just can’t imagine 20. Wow, that really puts things in perspective.
Here’s a good article about the importance of exercises while on bed rest. Luckily a physical therapist came to see me a couple of weeks ago and gave me some stretches to do every day. They are very simple and are more for circulation than anything, but it’s better than nothing. I haven’t found much out there on recovering from bed rest, but I think I will just see how it goes and if I experience any issues, I’ll go to a physical therapist.
It’s nice to know we are close enough to start thinking about recovery!!!