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Pregnancy is always hard, especially when you are considered “high risk”. Between my history of two cesarean deliveries and two preemies, as well as dealing with an extreme lack of iron during this pregnancy, I am definitely considered high risk. In fact, I spent a long few months on modified bed rest.

Doesn’t that just sound like Heaven? I mean, getting permission to stay in bed all day in your jammies, endless amounts of time to play on Pinterest or watch Netflix. Unfortunately, there are also down sides to bed rest.

For example, running out of snacks two hours before your husband gets home and you debate between getting up and walking all the way to the kitchen or just waiting and starving until there’s someone home to help you.

I shared before 55 things that moms think while nursing and it was really popular, so today I figured I would share some thoughts moms have during the typical day on bed rest.

50 Thoughts Moms Have While On Bed Rest

Bed rest sounds like the dream, but it can be frustrating. Today I'm sharing 50 thoughts that I'd have in a typical day on bed rest!


It’s going to be a good day.

I’ll get some work done.

I’ll read some of my book.

Maybe I’ll take a quick cat nap.

It’ll be a nice and productive day.

I wonder if Netflix has added anything new.

Nope. Oh well.

So many shows to binge watch… I’ll pick an HGTV show so that I can pretend I’m nesting.

Speaking of nesting, I need to get the laundry done. Well, I need to remind Chris to get the laundry done.

Maybe I should settle in for a quick nap, the day must be nearly over.

Oh my word it’s only 9 AM.

This is the longest day ever.

I’m never getting out of bed.

This baby is never going to be born.

I’ve refreshed Facebook 14 times in the last minute. What has happened to my life?

Why can’t I just go do something.

Maybe I’ll be productive! Thank goodness for lap top computers.

I have a huge list of things to get done.

Maybe I’ll just check Pinterest really quick.

Oh my gosh that craft is so cute!

I should get crafty and make super cute things for the baby!

Or, I can find them on Etsy and pretend that I made it myself..

Much better idea.

I’m getting a bit stir crazy, I should grab some lunch!

What to eat.. What to eat…

Frozen food for the win!

Bed rest sounds like the dream, but it can be frustrating. Today I'm sharing 50 thoughts that I'd have in a typical day on bed rest!

While that’s heating up, let’s go ahead and grab as many snacks as possible because we all know I’m not getting up again until Chris is home.

Ding! Food’s ready!

I’m a total multi-tasker, eating and getting my show started again.

I am upright for maybe an hour a day, how is my back sore?

I literally do not move for 90% of my time.

I should not be sore.

I am so bored.

I wonder how many ceiling tiles there are on my ceiling.

There are so many things that I need to do before the baby is here.

Do we have enough diapers?

Did I pack the diaper bag?

I need to add this stuff to a list for Chris to do.

Poor Chris, he has to do everything all by himself while I just lay in bed all day.

I kind of suck. I’m not doing anything at all.

Wait, no, I’m growing a whole baby over here.

That’s plenty of productivity!

I should get chocolate cake for all of this important activity I’m doing today.

It’s getting too late, so I am just not taking a nap today.

I’ve been in bed all day, how am I so tired?

Maybe I’ll just put my computer away and get comfier.

I am still watching tv, so I’m definitely not going to take a nap.

I would be up all night if I napped now.

*hears husband get home* Dang it I fell asleep and took a nap.

I’m going to be awake all night.

Being on bed rest is no easy task, so I hope this post gave you something to chuckle about and know that you’re not alone, Mama!

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