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

The last couple of weeks on the Live Chat have been pretty slow. It would mean a lot to me, and especially the other bedrest 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 Thursday. :)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join the Live Chat at 2 pm Eastern on Thusdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for November 5, 2018
« on: November 05, 2018 at 01:08 PM »
“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...   ;) As always, let us know how you're doing! Also, I hope to see ALL of you in the Chat Room Thursday at 2 pm Eastern.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
--Angela

Live chat: Join us every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern time/11 am Pacific time for a live chat with other bedrest moms: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 29, 2018
« on: October 29, 2018 at 02:17 PM »
Hello, ladies!

For women experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, and particularly those on bedrest, you're so focused on NOT delivering your baby that you may not think much about delivery. I wanted to share this quote on the power of giving birth, and to reassure you that you will be ready whenever the time comes!

“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.” – author Marcie Macari

I love that!

Question for you all: Would anyone be interested in me starting a private Facebook group? Would you be more inclined to post there instead of here?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
--Angela

Live chat: Thursdays at 2! Join us every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern time/11 am Pacific time for a live chat with other bedrest moms: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call AND a Success Story
« on: October 22, 2018 at 11:37 AM »
Success Story!
I'm dedicating today's Roll Call to Jmomma and her incredible success story. She joined the KEC Forum when she was only 19+5 weeks along with a 1.8 cm cervix. She was a very active member and continues to inspire us with her story below, which she sent to me just a few days ago...

I delivered our baby on August 7, at 38+4. He was 6lb9oz, 18 inches long, and everything was perfect, no NICU time at all. I went into labor during the night with contractions that became steady and painful and did not go away. I was so sure they would eventually stop, so I got ready for work in the morning and by the time I was done getting ready, I had to stop and breath through each contraction because they hurt so much. It turns out by the time we got to the hospital, I was complete. I still ended up with a c/s because the doctor was not comfortable with me pushing being that I already had 2 previous c/s. I'm glad I got to experience labor with contractions, and no medication. They hurt so bad, but I realized I could count down from 30 and by the time I got to 1, they would be over and I felt 100% fine until the next one came on. They were much different than the pitocin contractions.

I hope all the "new" mommas stay strong and keep cooking, and the mommas that were due around the time I was are all doing well with their babies!

Congratulations, Jmomma!

Current bed rest moms and moms-to-be: Be sure to post an update here to let us know how you're doing. How far along are you? What are you looking forward to this week?

NEW DAY FOR LIVE CHAT: Our high-risk pregnancy  and bed rest Live Chat is now on THURSDAYS at 2 pm Eastern (1 pm Central/Noon Mountain/11 am Pacific) http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 15, 2018
« on: October 15, 2018 at 12:54 PM »
"I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything."
--Dan Millman


And this is your time to cook! Let everything else fall aside...for now. So tell me what is new, ladies! What are you looking forward to this week? As always, let us know how many weeks along you are.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

Angela

UPDATE: High-Risk Pregnancy Live Chat: Now on THURSDAYS at 2 pm Eastern (1 pm Central/Noon Mountain/11 am Pacific) http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/


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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 8, 2018
« on: October 08, 2018 at 12:00 PM »
Happy Monday!

I hope each of you will schedule something today to anticipate, and then tell us what you did. For example:

*Order a new book/movie/game that you have been wanting.
*Have a great friend bring you lunch or dinner from a favorite place.
*Ask someone to finally 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.   :)

If you're reading this, I hope you will post a message here. Something as simple as telling us how far along you are and how long you've been on bed rest helps other moms to know they aren't alone in this. Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

Angela

UPDATE: High-Risk Pregnancy Live Chat: Now on THURSDAYS at 2 pm Eastern (1 pm Central/Noon Mountain/11 am Pacific) http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll call for October 1, 2018
« on: October 01, 2018 at 12:52 PM »
Happy Monday! And welcome to another month! So here's something new... I have been hosting the Live Chat at 2 pm Eastern on Tuesdays for years and years. Starting this week, I'm changing it to Thursdays at 2 pm. Will that work better for you all? Who can make it this week?

Let us know how you're doing... AND let us know what you're eating. What kinds of meals and snacks are easiest to prepare (or not have to prepare) on bed rest or limited activity?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

High-Risk Pregnancy Live Chat: Now on THURSDAYS at 2 pm Eastern (1 pm Central/Noon Mountain/11 am Pacific) http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll call for September 24, 2018
« on: September 24, 2018 at 01:37 PM »
Welcome to our new members! Thanks for joining, and I hope to see your Monday updates here each week! It's a great way to get to know the other bedrest moms.

So ladies, let us know how many weeks along you are. What are you looking forward to this week?

I hope we'll have a great turnout tomorrow on the Live Chat. It's so much fun when we can get three or four moms on at  once. Please take a moment to set an alarm on your phone. See you there! http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela


Live chat: Tuesdays at 2! Join us every Tuesday at 2 pm Eastern time for a live chat with other bedrest moms. http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 17, 2018
« on: September 17, 2018 at 01:18 PM »
Hello, ladies!

How is everyone doing? How many weeks are you? Any surprise trips to L&D last week? And who is holding smooth and steady?

I just wanted to say a quick word about preeclampsia today. I never expected that I would get it, and no one ever does. It can come on quickly, so I want to encourage all of you to keep an eye out for its symptoms: high blood pressure, protein in the urine, hyperactive reflexes, pain under the right rib, sudden swelling, sudden weight gain, nausea or vomiting, shoulder pain, vision changes (spots, blurriness), headache, lower back pain, racing pulse, confusion, shortness of breath or chest pain. You can learn more at www.Preeclampsia.org. If you have ANY of these symptoms, report them to your doctor right away.

Looking forward to your updates!

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 10, 2018
« on: September 10, 2018 at 12:43 PM »
Hi, ladies!
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 September 4, 2018
« on: September 04, 2018 at 01:37 PM »
So it's actually a Tuesday Roll Call. Yesterday was Labor Day and I spent most of the day offline. How about that? And now the kids are back to school. Anyone else have kids heading off to school today?

I've noticed that our turnout for the Tuesday live chats has been low. Is there something about the chats that we could do differently? Would you like to receive a reminder e-mail? Just let me know...

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Live chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific on Tuesdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 27
« on: August 27, 2018 at 11:49 AM »
Today I want to share some wisdom from my late grandma:

Don't meet trouble halfway.
Let it travel the full distance,
because something usually happens to it before it arrives.


Anxiety and worry seem to be such a common part of bedrest. There's just too much time to think about all that might go wrong! Try not to get trapped in that kind of thinking. Instead, feel confident knowing that you are doing all you can to keep your baby (or babies) safe.

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 20, 2018
« on: August 20, 2018 at 02:23 PM »
Hello, you wonderful mamas! I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's updates!

I have a favor to ask. We have had MANY new members join this past week. I love it! Would you be able to take time today to reach out to at least two other bedrest mamas?

Also, I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's Live Chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific. We have the best time when we can get a few of you on together. Please let me know if you can attend. Be sure to set an alarm on your phone so that you don't miss it. http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 13, 2018
« on: August 14, 2018 at 12:49 AM »
Welcome to our new members! Thanks for joining, and I hope to see your Monday updates here! It's a great way to get to know the other bedrest moms.

So ladies, let us know how many weeks along you are. What are you looking forward to this week?

I hope we'll have a great turnout tomorrow on the Live Chat. Set an alarm so you don't miss it!

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/educate-yourself/symptoms-of-preterm-labor/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 6, 2018
« on: August 06, 2018 at 05:19 PM »
Hello! A big welcome to our many new ladies who joined last week! And to our oldies but goodies, congrats for still being here! EVERY day counts! So give us an update: How many weeks are you? Why are you on bedrest? Any appointments this week?

I hope you all can join us tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern time for the Live Chat. It's always fun, but even more so when we have several moms on. In the meantime...

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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