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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 18, 2020
« on: May 18, 2020 at 09:17 AM »
Hello, ladies!
So tell us what's new! Does anyone have any new books or movies to recommend to help pass the time? Also, does anyone want to propose a topic for our live chat Thursday at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific? Or, we can keep it open to discuss anything.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 11, 2020
« on: May 11, 2020 at 11:02 AM »
Hello! Here's something to get the week started with some positive thoughts!

Tell us the most important thing you've learned while on bed rest. It can be philosophical or something practical (like knitting or a craft, or something you read in a book about newborn care) or something silly or fun (like how many animals have blue tongues: bit.ly/1QSkfen)

I'll start. When I was on bed rest, I learned that there is only so much in life you can control. For everything else, you just HAVE to let go.  (I also learned that my husband has NO idea how to fold towels, but he CAN cook.  :D )

Hope to see you all on the live chat on Thursday!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 6, 2020
« on: May 04, 2020 at 08:20 AM »
Hello, ladies!

You all are doing the most important job in the world and you deserve all the support you can get!

The last few weeks on the Live Chat have been pretty slow. It would mean a lot to me, and especially the other bed rest moms here, if we could count on more of you to come out. It can be a lot of fun! Please let us know if you will be on the chat on Thursday. :)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 27, 2020
« on: April 27, 2020 at 08:25 AM »
Hello!

A big welcome to the many new members of the Keep 'Em Cookin' community who have joined us this past week! I'm thrilled you found us! And many thanks to ALL of you for the great support you're providing one another. You are an amazing group of women!

I thought I'd do a fun question this week, to help keep you focused on the end goal: What do you dream of doing with your baby someday? Is there a certain activity? A hobby you'd like to share? A place to go? Tell us!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 20, 2020
« on: April 20, 2020 at 09:43 AM »
Hello, ladies!

Let us know how many weeks along you are and if you have any appointments to look forward to this week. How are your OBs handling your appointments during this time? Are they doing telehealth visits when possible? Or still having you come in for all appointments? Are they scheduling appointments further apart so the waiting room is less crowded? If you had any appointments last week or any trips to L&D last week, let us know how those went.
 
Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 13, 2020
« on: April 13, 2020 at 08:19 AM »
“I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.”
-- Margaret Thatcher


And you will get your own way, ladies! One day at a time...  ;)

Do any of you have a mantra or something you say to yourself to stay motivated during bedrest? For me, my mantra was: "Right now, I am exactly where I am supposed to be." Also, "These weeks (or months) will change the life of my child forever."

Keep 'em cookin',
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 8, 2020
« on: April 06, 2020 at 08:04 AM »
Happy Monday!

I hope each of you will schedule something today to anticipate. For example:

*Order a new book/movie/game that you have been wanting.
*Set up 3 calls (or FaceTime, Zoom, etc.) to have with friends or family members this week.
*Ask your partner to take care of that thing around the house that has been driving you crazy but you just haven't felt comfortable asking.

Remember that you are an important person doing an important job!  Don't hesitate to ask for the care and attention you need.  :)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 30, 2020
« on: March 30, 2020 at 08:09 AM »
Hello!

A big welcome to the many new members of the Keep 'Em Cookin' community who have joined us this past week! I'm thrilled you found us! And many thanks to ALL of you for the great support you're providing one another. You are an amazing group of women!

I thought I'd do a fun question this week, to help keep you focused on the end goal: What do you dream of doing with your baby someday? Is there a certain activity? A hobby you'd like to share? A place to go? Tell us!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Live chat: Thursdays at 2! Join us every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern time for a live chat with other bed rest moms: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Check out "Stuck In Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids... and moms" https://amzn.to/2I0Oq3e

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 23, 2020
« on: March 23, 2020 at 08:59 AM »
What's the craziest thing someone has said to you while you've been on bed rest? Here are my faves from my two pregnancies:

1) You're STILL pregnant? Maybe you didn't even need to be on bed rest.
2) I shouldn't say this, but you really remind me of Jabba the Hut.
3) "How are you doing?" ... said by a (male) doctor strolling right into my hospital room and starting up a conversation (and continuing it!) while I was using the bedpan!!!
4) Let me know if you need any help. I can give you the number of my cleaning lady.

I'm sure there were others! Tell me yours!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 16, 2020
« on: March 16, 2020 at 10:45 AM »
All of you have basically been under quarantine as it is, but how is the coronavirus quarantine (in many states and cities) affecting you? Will your partner be at home? Be extra safe, ladies!

Who will be joining us on the Live Chat this week? It's a lot of fun when we get a crowd! Our Live Chats are Thursdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

It seems like many new members joined last week, so I hope you all will take a minute to fill us in on how you're doing, either here or in a "Share Your Story" post. Keep 'Em Cookin, mamas!

--Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 9, 2020
« on: March 09, 2020 at 08:50 AM »
Welcome to another Monday Roll Call!

I know it can be tough to stay motivated, so I thought it might be good to share the things that brighten your day most. For me, the highlights of bed rest were negative FFN tests, seeing my babies on ultrasound, and having my husband paint my toenails. One night he set up a "romantic" dinner on a card table next to our bed. So what keeps you going?

And as always, let us know how many weeks along you are and if you have any appointments to look forward to this week. If you had any appointments last week or any trips to L&D last week, let us know how those went.
 
Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Cal for March 2,2020
« on: March 02, 2020 at 07:46 AM »
Hey, pretty ladies!

It's a new month and you are still cookin'! Let us know how many weeks along you are and what you've been doing to stay busy.

Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for February 24, 2020
« on: February 25, 2020 at 01:24 PM »
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."  --Viktor Frankl

So, ladies, what do you wish you could respond to differently? Your partner? This pregnancy? Your children? Your thoughts?

How are you responding now, and what would it look like or what would you say or think to respond differently? How will it free you?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for February 17, 2020
« on: February 17, 2020 at 09:14 AM »
Hello, ladies!

How do you look? I know it may seem silly to get dressed or put on makeup to sit around the house, but you might find that it boosts your spirits! It was really tough to style my hair with no mirror, but I still found it relaxing to brush and blowdry my hair. When I had visitors, a few strokes of lipstick seemed to help me feel like myself again. And don't underestimate the power of a body lotion in your favorite scent.  :)

What are YOUR beauty tips for bedrest? Do you feel like your appearance can have an effect on your mood? Feel free to offer your thoughts, or just let us know what's new and how many weeks along you are.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for February 10, 2020
« on: February 10, 2020 at 08:24 AM »
Hugs and kisses, ladies!  :-*

Will you be doing anything special with your sweetie for Valentine's day? I know holidays can be difficult when you are on bedrest, but hopefully you will be able to enjoy a meal or a movie together. Finding time for romance (or just feeling connected) is especially tough when you're on bedrest. You really have to work hard to make those opportunities happen.

And for those who think Saint Valentine can take a hike and keep on walking, what are you looking forward to this week?

I hope to see you all on the live chat Thursday! Set an alarm on your phone so you don't miss it.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join our live chats Thursdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
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