January 10, 2007 03:37 PM

With two and a half months left to go before her due date, we’ve learned that Marcia Cross, 44, has been placed on immediate bed rest for the remainder of her pregnancy with her fraternal twins. No specific reason was given, but the decision was made last week. Marcia’s rep says, "This is a precautionary measure only."

This means Marcia, who is nominated for a Golden Globe for Desperate Housewives, will miss the award ceremony this weekend. She told People early last week that, "I’m going to the show if I can waddle out of the house. I don’t know what kind of tent they are going to put me in. I’m thinking black or navy. It’s not going to be a high-fashion year for me. And I’m thinking barefoot. I deserve it."

The safety of Marcia’s babies is obviously more important – however, she still had two more shows left to tape before she went on maternity leave, and her storyline cannot be immediately wrapped. Therefore, Desperate Housewives is moving into Marcia’s house to finish. Yup – while Marcia is upstairs resting, the production team is busy carting props and furniture in from the set and turning Marcia’s downstairs into a likeness of her character Bree’s home. When they’re done, Marcia will be able to finish the last two episodes without ever leaving her house – filming a few short scenes and then retiring back to her bed.

Source: TV Guide

Thanks to CBB reader MaryAnn.

Were any readers on bedrest? If so, for how long, and how did you pass the time?

Sidelines.org is a great resource for moms on bedrest.

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