With dd, I was admitted to the hospital at 31 weeks, 6 days, and stayed there until dd was born at 35 weeks, 3 days. She was perfectly healthy, no time in NICU and was able to go home with me 2 days later.
I wish I had a laptop, but I read about 10 books, did a cross-stitch (got it about 95% finished and to this day, it's not done). I watched A LOT of TV. I was allowed to walk to the garden sitting area once a day for about a 1/2 hour and I was allowed up to take a shower and go to the bathroom. Other than that, I was in bed.
I think it was easier for me b/c I was in the hospital- if I had been at home, I might have been tempted to get up more often than I should. Most of the time, I did pretty well mentally- knowing every day she stayed put, the better chance she had, but there were a few bad days when I was very upset.
I had friends come visit and I talked on the phone to my family who live out of state.
Michelle -mom to Katlyn 4/00 , Jake 3/02, and Seth 5/04