Not on bed rest.... but

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Not on bed rest.... but

I have been directed not to return to work until after the wee ones get here.

This is now going to be a very long 2 3/4- 3 trimester .... at least work was a distraction.

What should I do with my time ? other than chase my 15 month old around ?

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Ugh, I'm sorry. I was also really bummed to have to leave work early.

If you're still able to move around and do stuff, plan on getting everything done in the next couple of weeks that requires moving about. Make sure that whatever requires that you walk more than a few feet gets done before week 28. But definitely don't overdo anything in one day!! Go to the dentist, do some major stocking up at the grocery store (be sure to buy any very specific things your SO would never be able to find in the store), shop for cribs, take a birth class if you're going to, and start stocking the freezer full of muffins and meals (you'll need them soon enough, this isn't even for after birth). Oh also, go to the movies and eat a meal out, if you can!

Once you're stuck on the couch all day ... well, I hope you're addicted to the Internet. Keep your credit card handy, don't go too nuts on Etsy, and get everything you need for the babies sent from Amazon Mom. Don't go too far from the printer and email so you can deal with all of the little stupid things there are to deal with from state disability if you get it and the insurance company.

That plus the 15-month-old and you'l be plenty busy! Smile
But I'm sorry, it does suck to be taken out of work unexpectedly.

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take it easy, but yes try to get stuff done while you can. Smile

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Was there a reason they wanted you to stop working at this point? Just curious.

Yes, it will be important to get everything done now while you can still wander around.

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It wasn't a decision on my part... my doctor thinks it best.

I teach in a four story building in the bronx. I teach on floors 2,3,&4 all day I am running between floors with materials. I had asked administration if I could be allowed on one floor, they said no. So my ankles are huge and turning red, as well as an elevated stress level.

So at my doctors appointment this week I was told i had to walk around less or stop working. So stop working it is, since they cant accommodate me.

It was nice today we went to the park for a little bit - i got to sit on the bench while dd ran around with friends Smile I have been making lists of stuff that needs done, so dh can help me get the stuff in the house then during the day i can take care of it a bit at a time.

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Yes, that much running has to be crazy, so glad you can be off. Smile Take it easy, but enjoy being upright and mobile while you can (not that everyone does bedrest, but ya know.. )

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"eg4cg" wrote:

I teach on floors 2,3,&4 all day I am running between floors with materials.

Wow! I'm surprised you lasted as long as you did! I was contracting like crazy at that point. (And soon after my cervix started opening.) And I was in the same classroom all day!

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yup..... so that is why I am out!! my Principal actually called me after I sent an email with the dr note attached... she asked if I would be back by next week!

I told her I wouldn't be back until after the babies came and probably not until May, she was shocked! Then she said I thought you aren't due until January!!

ha ha!

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"eg4cg" wrote:

yup..... so that is why I am out!! my Principal actually called me after I sent an email with the dr note attached... she asked if I would be back by next week!

I told her I wouldn't be back until after the babies came and probably not until May, she was shocked! Then she said I thought you aren't due until January!!

ha ha!

Yes, you should be out of work. I cannot imagine that much running. I worked until 32 weeks. I am a school psychologist and I travel around. I didn't have to do all of that though. I did carry heavy test kits, which was stupid.

As for your principal, ROFL People that have never had multiples, just don't get it. It is like they think it is a normal pregnancy and you can work until you deliver. Nope, not happening for most people. The fatigue alone is enough to send you crawling for your bed full-time. The discomfort, contractions, and physical risks make it even more important to stop working early and to take care of yourself near the end. It is hard to explain that to people, even those who are pregnant with multiples. You have to reach that point to really understand, I think. Biggrin

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Shop!!! Its a lot of fun, and I've been doing too much of it lately! Althoug girls are more fun to shop for then boys.