Lots of PBS, Noggin (if you have cable) kids shows & DVDs. I would do a lot of coloring & sticker books with my kiddo, also read *lots* of stories on the couch. We lived close to a library so I would reserve books online & my hubby could pick them up at the checkout desk on the way home from work.
My hubby would feed our son breakfast in the morning, and pack snacks & lunch in the fridge the night before so I didn't have to prep anything. We lived off paper plates & plastic cups to save on doing dishes and hired a maid to come in once a week.
I was wondering since school is out now maybe there is a responsible tween girl in the neighborhood that would be interested in earning some extra money this summer? You would be there to supervise & maybe you could hire them at a reduced rate (vs an older more mature babysitter) a few hours a day to help take care of toddler.
When I asked my OB how I was supposed to take care of my toddler on bedrest, she asked me how I would take care of my toddler on bedrest in the hospital, since that was the next step if we couldn't keep my pressures down.
I hope this helps, good luck.
Hypothyroid mom to Connor and Claire
(severe pre-e at 38 weeks & "mild" pre-e at 37 weeks)
& baby Annabelle
(chronic HTN & GD, superimposed pre-e @34 weeks, induction @37 weeks)