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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 9
« on: May 09, 2011 at 07:31 AM »
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! I know it can be difficult for those who have lost a baby. I try to focus on being thankful for the time I had with my angel babies still safe in my womb. Everyone here knows that life is full of challenges. And I know what a strong group of women you all are. Looking forward to your updates!

So tell us what you are up to this week, and remind us how many weeks along you are.

I hope to talk with you all at the live chat tomorrow at 2 pm EST. We have a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (Dr. Adam Wolfberg) available to answer our questions, and I can't wait.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Tuesdays at 2: http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx Live chat at 2 pm Eastern
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.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 May 2nd
« on: May 02, 2011 at 06:48 AM »
You did it! We're into the month of May and you're still cookin'! Except for those of you who delivered full-term babies last week! We had two of our forum ladies, one of our Twitter ladies, and one of our Facebook ladies deliver! And even if you don't make it to full term, know that EVERY single day counts!

I walked yesterday in the March for Babies in York, PA and it was wonderful to see so many people out supporting the prevention of preterm birth! And today I'm attending the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists annual meeting. Very excited about the seminar on best practices for the obstetrician regarding preterm birth. I'm hoping that means they'll be talking about prevention specifically.

Tell us what you are looking forward to this week! Let us know how many weeks you are and if you have any appointments coming up. 

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Tuesdays at 2: http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx Live chat at 2 pm Eastern
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.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 April 25
« on: April 25, 2011 at 08:15 AM »
How is everyone doing today? It sure seemed like there was a lot going on with everyone last week. Some good news and some blah news, but a lot of moms still cookin'! Amazing things happen every day, so stay positive ladies!

So let us know how many weeks you are and if you have any appointments this week. 

It's been great seeing everyone's photos in their profiles or as attachments (see "Additional Options" below) to your posts. And we had a good turnout last week for the "Tuesdays at 2" live chat. Hope to talk to even more of you tomorrow!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Tuesdays at 2: http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx Live chat at 2 pm Eastern
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Roll Call for Monday April 18
« on: April 18, 2011 at 09:01 AM »
How are all you amazing mommies doing?  Let us know how many weeks you are and if you have any appointments scheduled this week. I'm looking forward to your updates!

And I hope you all can make it to the live chat tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern on the KeepEmCookin website http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx. Tuesdays at 2! And I've been trying to find a time for Thursday evenings, but the turnout hasn't been very good. If anyone would like to recommend a time for Thursdays, I'm open to suggestions.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela


Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Roll Call for Monday April 11th
« on: April 11, 2011 at 07:44 AM »
Welcome to the start of a new week! How is everyone doing? Let us know how many weeks you are and if you have any appointments this week. 

When you get a chance, reach out to some of our newest moms who haven't received many replies yet. And feel free to add a photo to your profile or post a photo as an attachment (see "Additional Options" below) to your posts. So excited to have these new features up and running!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Tuesdays at 2: http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx Live chat at 2 pm Eastern
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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How to Register / Add a picture to your profile
« on: April 06, 2011 at 11:15 PM »
Click on the "Profile" button on the home page, and then click "Forum Profile Information." Scroll down to add your own photo.

To attach a photo to a post, click on the "Additional Options" link that is below and to the left, written in pink. From there you can browse your computer for the photo and attach it.



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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Roll Call for April 4th
« on: April 04, 2011 at 09:31 AM »
Happy Monday! I'm really looking forward to hearing your updates!

I also want to let everyone know about the new Keep 'Em Cookin' chat room. (See the new button in the menu above!) We had two fantastic live chats last week and have another one scheduled for tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern time. Tuesdays at 2! Just enter your screen name in the login box at http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx and you can join the chat. Hope to see all of you there!

In the meantime, let us know how you're doing...

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Roll Call for Monday March 28th
« on: March 28, 2011 at 07:25 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. 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

Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.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 March 21
« on: March 21, 2011 at 09:10 AM »
Welcome to another Roll Call!

Reading this post (http://forum.keepemcookin.com/index.php?topic=1331.msg3853#msg3853) reminded me of my biggest bedrest regret. I felt so frumpy and depressed that the last thing I wanted to do was be around other people. But that was exactly what I needed! I didn't want people to see my messy house and unstyled hair, and I felt like I wouldn't be a very good host. You know what? Your real friends don't care one bit! Those few times that I invited a friend over, or told a family member what I needed to make bedrest just a little bit easier, THAT is what I remember. Even now I'm still thankful for my college roommate who brought me my favorite chicken salad sandwich! Invite people into your space, and see how it makes you feel.

So back to Roll Call, my dears. How many weeks are you? How are you feeling? Any appointments coming up? What will you be looking forward to this week?

Keep 'Em Cookin', mamas!
Angela

Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin
Check out the Idea of the Day each weekday here: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for March 14
« on: March 14, 2011 at 08:33 AM »
Hello, dear bedrest mamas!

How's everyone doing? How many weeks are you? Any appointments to look forward to this week?

For any of you currently on 17P injections or who will be taking 17P injections, I've posted an article here about how to obtain a prescription and seek financial aid for Makena, which as of today is the brand name for 17P: http://www.keepemcookin.com/news.aspx

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.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 March 7th
« on: March 07, 2011 at 09:38 AM »
Happy Monday everyone! Congrats to Reaganh3 on the arrival of Rosalyn Scarlett at 39+ weeks! What an inspiration! Don't get discouraged, mamas. Even with the odds stacked against you, you CAN get your babies here safely.

How's everyone else? How many weeks are you? Any appointments to look forward to this week?
Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.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 February 28
« on: February 28, 2011 at 08:08 AM »
Look at you! One day until March 1st! I came across a quote from a Greek philosopher named Epictetus that I thought might be a good mantra for getting through those tough moments on bedrest when you're feeling down or like it won't ever end:

"No great thing is created suddenly."

My sister had her 19/20 week ultrasound last Thursday and I'm excited to report that she is expecting a girl! And with our family history of preterm birth, I'm even more excited to announce that her cervix is measuring a healthy 4+ cm. A short cervix is an excellent predictor of preterm birth (info here: http://keepemcookin.com/prevention.aspx) so I'm thrilled things are looking good.

Anybody else have appointments last week? Any trips to L&D for monitoring? And what else is going on?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela


Your daily time-waster: the KEC Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Roll Call for Monday February 21
« on: February 21, 2011 at 08:12 AM »
Can't wait to hear all your updates! I think we have several moms moving into 30 weeks and beyond.

So here's what I'm looking forward to this week: My sister has her 19/20 week ultrasound on Thursday! Of course I'm excited to find out if she's expecting a girl or a boy, but I'm also anxious to hear what her cervical length is. We have a long family history of preterm birth, so I've always wondered if an early-to-shorten cervix is genetic. (More info on a short cervix as a predictor of preterm birth:  http://www.keepemcookin.com/prevention.aspx)

What are you all looking forward to this week?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela


Your daily time-waster: the KEC Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Roll Call for Monday February 14th
« on: February 14, 2011 at 07:59 AM »
Happy Valentine's Day! When you all think about love today, think about the amazing love you have for your babies. You are all amazing and working so hard to get your babies here safely. Every day is a gift!

Let us know how many weeks you are today, and what you're looking forward to this week. Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela


Your daily time-waster: the KEC Idea of the Day: http://www.keepemcookin.com/bedrest.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx

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