I was discharged from the hospital (for the first time) exactly 1 month ago and I started bed rest. I wrote a letter to my 22 kiddos, cried a little and felt bad about leaving them without any warning. At home I settled onto my red couch with pillows, blankets, and 1 gallon of water a day. Kent set up a power cord to charge my phone and computer. I had my little station set up & I was prepared for at least 5 weeks of bed rest, possibly 6. I was monitored twice weekly by the doctor and just a little over 2 weeks after the start of my bed rest, Baby Susu arrived. I'm still on that red couch a lot, but this time I'm surrounded by baby blankets and burp cloths. And I've ditched the 1 gallon of water a day.