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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 9, 2018
« on: July 09, 2018 at 03:16 PM »
Music! Take some time today for music.

First, think of a song that has always inspired you, like the theme from Rocky, or "Roar" by Katy Perry, or a favorite workout song. Next, pick a song that will take you to another time and place in your life when you were carefree, young and idealistic. Finally, pick a song that means something special to you and your partner, perhaps a song from your wedding or a song from when you first started dating. Don't underestimate the power that music can have on your mood!

As always, let us know how many weeks along you are and how the past week has been. And, tell us a song that inspires you. Here are a few links to get you started:

"Ain't no Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO_PWF0bmoM
"Fighter" by Christina Aguilera: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PstrAfoMKlc
"Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn676-fLq7I
"Survivor" by Destiny's Child: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmc8bQoL-J0
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 2, 2018
« on: July 02, 2018 at 01:43 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',
Angela

P.S. Our Live Chat will return next Tuesday at 2 pm Eastern time.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 25, 2018
« on: June 25, 2018 at 12:14 PM »
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. We called it "dinner on the terrace." 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 Call for June 18, 2018
« on: June 18, 2018 at 03:24 PM »
We're closing in on the official start of summer! It's exciting to see time passing, but I know it can be a tough time as friends and family are having cookouts and weddings while you're stuck at home. This is a time when it is especially important to invite people over so that you don't feel quite so left out. Does anyone have suggestions on things you can do when visitors come over?

I'm looking forward to your updates! Hope to see you all on the Live Chat tomorrow.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Live chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific on Tuesdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 11, 2018
« on: June 11, 2018 at 01:28 PM »
It's a new week! Anyone else have kids winding down the school year? Mine are done this week!

What are you looking forward to over the next few days? And if you don't have something special planned yet for this week, what will it be?

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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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 28 weeks and feeling hopeless
« on: June 05, 2018 at 03:51 PM »
Don't miss the live chat TODAY at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for June 4, 2018
« on: June 05, 2018 at 03:50 PM »
Hi, ladies!
Don't miss the live chat TODAY at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 4, 2018
« on: June 04, 2018 at 12:48 PM »
Hi, ladies! How's the weather near you? Try to find a chance to spend some time outside. For example, while eating a meal (when you'd be sitting up anyway) or reclining on a lounge chair. Any other suggestions on how you can make that happen?

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

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Oh, wow! That's fantastic! Has your OB said when you might get to lesson your restrictions?

So what have you been doing to keep busy? Any advice for other bedrest moms just beginning their journey?

Congrats!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 28 weeks and feeling hopeless
« on: May 31, 2018 at 06:41 PM »
This is so crazy that we have four 28-week mamas! Let all be sure to get together on Tuesday at 2 pm Eastern for the Live Chat. Who can make it?

http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

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It always makes me so happy to see you checking in! Congrats on 28 weeks and counting!!!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 28, 2018
« on: May 28, 2018 at 05:11 PM »
With the long weekend here in the U.S., I hope you're spending some extra time with family and friends. Did anyone have any OB appointments last week? How about this week?

Looking forward to hearing from you! And ... seeing you all in the Chat Room tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Like Keep 'Em Cookin' on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Looking Back on Bedrest
« on: May 23, 2018 at 01:46 PM »
Hi, there!
Thanks so much for sharing your story and offering this advice to our moms. You're so right about what you said:  Even though bedrest seems like forever, once it's over, it seems like a blur.

Wishing you, Baby Jenna and your family all of the best!

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That is so VERY VERY wonderful to hear!!! Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us, and your success story. You are going to bring hope to more moms than you can imagine!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 21, 2018
« on: May 21, 2018 at 11:45 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 tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific? Or, we can keep it open to discuss anything.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Like Keep 'Em Cookin' on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin

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