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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 23, 2018
« on: April 23, 2018 at 11:38 AM »
Happy Monday, ladies. I'm looking forward to your updates!

I have an exciting update today. I have co-authored a children's book. It's called "Stuck In Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids ... and moms." It's about a boy whose mom is on bed rest and the questions he has, which are then answered optimistically by his mom. It's playful and fun, and then there are tips for moms for making the most of this time together. The Launch Party is Wednesday, and we'll have giveaways and will be reading the book live. You can find out more on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stuckinbedbook/ Here's a link to it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2HnPmNW

How have all of you been? What's coming up this week that you are looking forward to?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays 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 April 16, 2018
« on: April 16, 2018 at 11:55 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', 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 Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin


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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 9, 2018
« on: April 09, 2018 at 11:32 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 blow dry my hair. And when I had visitors, a quick stroke 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 bed rest? What parts of your beauty routine do you still do?

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

Don't miss our Live Chat tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern time. 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 April 2, 2018
« on: April 02, 2018 at 12:31 PM »
Hello, you wonderful mamas! I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's updates! Any April Fool's Day babies?

Does anyone want to post any belly pix on our Facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin Thought that might be fun!

I hope to see you all on the live chat tomorrow!

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 Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 26, 2018
« on: March 26, 2018 at 11:39 AM »
What's the craziest thing someone has said to you while you've been on bedrest? Here are my faves from my two pregnancies:

1) You're STILL pregnant? Maybe you didn't even need to be on bedrest.
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!

I hope to see you all on the live chat tomorrow!

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 Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 19, 2018
« on: March 19, 2018 at 11:58 AM »
Who's still cookin'? Any deliveries last week? Any St. Patrick's Day babies? What do you ladies have planned for this week to help pass the time?

We had a couple of ladies come out for the Live Chat last week. I hope we can add a few more this week. It's a lot of fun when we get a crowd! Our Live Chats are Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific.

It seems like 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 on in your posts. Keep 'Em Cookin, mamas!

--Angela

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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

Join the Live Chats at 2 pm Eastern 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 March 5, 2018
« on: March 05, 2018 at 01:22 PM »
Hey, pretty ladies!

Let us know how many weeks along you are, and if you had any OB appointments last week.

Also, I'm looking for a couple of volunteers to help me monitor the chat room. If you could spare 15 minutes a day for a few days each week, it would be a big help. (Email me at angela@keeepemcookin.com.) My job has been very busy lately, so I haven't had as much time for KeepEmCookin.

Thanks, girls!
--Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for February 26, 2018
« on: February 26, 2018 at 03:08 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

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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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. And when I had visitors, a quick stroke 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

There is no live chat tomorrow. 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 February 12, 2018
« on: February 12, 2018 at 12:35 PM »
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 tomorrow!

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 Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for February 5, 2018
« on: February 05, 2018 at 05:18 PM »
It's February and here you are! Your dedication to your babies is wonderful.

Just for fun, share with us which TV shows you are watching. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit how much TV I've been watching lately, but I HAVE to let my brain zone out after a packed day with work and the kids. You need to give your brains a break, too.

I recently finished the second season of "Stranger Things," and the most recent season of "Black Mirror." I really want to recommend "The Time in Between" and "The Paradise." Both of those are about women who push through their hardships and take charge of their lives. They rock it! Like you.  ;)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm (Eastern time): http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Preventing and treating preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/educate-yourself/prevention-treatment/preventing-preterm-birth/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for January 29, 2018
« on: January 29, 2018 at 01:02 PM »
Hi, ladies.

I was thinking about a time when I was playing with Batman and Robin figures with my son. He said that he wished that he had a Wonder Woman figure so that I could be her.  :-*

Of course, that made me think of all of you! You are Wonder Women, doing everything you can for your babies. And you're also so wonderful for the support you provide each other! Whenever someone's having an especially tough day or week, you all are there. So thank you!

Anybody have any appointments this week?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm (Eastern time): http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Preventing and treating preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/educate-yourself/prevention-treatment/preventing-preterm-birth/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for January 22, 2018
« on: January 22, 2018 at 02:44 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

Join our live chat on Tuesday at 2 pm (Eastern time): http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx
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 January 15, 2018
« on: January 15, 2018 at 04:49 PM »
I can't believe we are already two weeks into the new year! How has this past week been for all of you?

I hope to see you all at the Live Chat tomorrow! We've been having a lot of fun lately. If you can, plan some of your "up" time during the chat so you can access it on your laptop or desktop. It will be easier to follow along than using your phone. You CAN use your phone though, so no worries.

And keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

Live Chat tomorrow at 2 pm EST/11 am PST! http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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