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Any updates? We'd love to hear from you!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for September 4, 2017
« on: September 07, 2017 at 11:10 AM »
Way to go, BabyB#2! So close to the finish line!

A question for all of you ladies: When you are in bed, are you above the covers or below the covers during the day? I ask because I'm working on a children's book about bedrest with another bedrest mama.

Also, which title do you like better:
1) Stuck In Bed: The pregnancy bed rest book for kids … with tips for moms.
2) Stuck In Bed: Helping kids understand pregnancy bed rest  … with tips for moms.
3) Stuck In Bed: The pregnancy bed rest picture book for kids … and moms.

Thank you!


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Hi, Skarnik. Welcome to the group!

Have you met our new member Desparatemom? Here's her post: http://forum.keepemcookin.com/index.php?topic=4313.0 She's also expecting twins.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for September 1, 2017
« on: September 05, 2017 at 08:38 AM »
I am SO excited for both of you and how far you have come with your pregnancies! Please keep checking in and let us know when you deliver! If you feel comfortable, feel free to post baby pix on our Facebook page! Big hugs to all!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 4, 2017
« on: September 04, 2017 at 01:50 PM »
It's Labor Day in the U.S. today. Mostly I'm a fan of labor days when Mom is at least 37 weeks along.  ;) So it's the last unofficial day of summer here, with the kids starting school tomorrow. Do any of you already have kids? I can't wait for you to have the experience of taking those "First Day of School" pictures! Do it when you'd be getting up for a bathroom break anyway. And I wish the same someday for all of you moms-to-be!

I'm looking forward to your updates! I hope to be more involved with KEC again once we're back into our school year routine. We should be starting the Live Chat again beginning next Tuesday. I will let you all know!

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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 / Re: Monday Roll Call for August 28, 2017
« on: September 01, 2017 at 11:21 AM »
Congratulations, Candice! I am so happy to hear your little girl is doing well and joyfully at home! You did it, mama!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for August 21, 2017
« on: September 01, 2017 at 11:19 AM »
Congratulations, Sally! I am so VERY VERY happy for you!!!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 28, 2017
« on: August 28, 2017 at 11:09 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

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 21, 2017
« on: August 21, 2017 at 11:53 AM »
Hello, you wonderful mamas! I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's updates!

Were any of you able to get eclipse goggles for today if you are in one of the states where it will be visible? Do any of you live near the path of totality?  The longest duration of totality will be near Carbondale, IL, where the sun will be completely covered for two minutes and 40 seconds. Some places, like Kansas City, KS— which is at the edge of totality — will only witness totality for about 20 seconds.

Speaking of things that are round... Does anyone want to post belly pix on our Facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin I thought that might be fun!

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela


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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for August 14, 2017
« on: August 14, 2017 at 10:27 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 7, 2017
« on: August 07, 2017 at 10:49 AM »
Hello, ladies!

Today I am sharing a link to an article about moms who nearly died after delivery.  I know you don't want to think about any other possible thing that can go wrong with your pregnancy, but there is some excellent advice here. I developed preeclampsia that led to kidney failure and me being away from my son the first two weeks of his life. Demanding care for mothers AFTER delivery is a topic I feel strongly about. When your OB says to make an appointment to see her in 6 weeks (the standard of care), you don't have to wait. If you've been experiencing high blood pressure, headaches, bleeding, placenta previa, swelling, anxiety, depression or anything else that concerns you, set an appointment within the first week after delivery. Those are symptoms or complications that could become worse after you deliver. You can also have a doula come to your home to assess your health.

My other recommendation is to have a partner or family member who is ready to advocate for you if something doesn't seem right or if something goes wrong. If you feel like your health care providers are listening to you or aren't taking you seriously, your partner MUST fight for you. Your partner can also be your second set of ears. Have them write things down for you and encourage them to ask questions.

Here is the link: http://www.npr.org/2017/08/03/541191480/if-you-hemorrhage-dont-clean-up-advice-from-mothers-who-almost-died

On a lighter note, I hope to see you all on the live chat tomorrow!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Live chat 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 July 31, 2017
« on: July 31, 2017 at 08:13 AM »
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? Quick note: There won't be a Live Chat tomorrow.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas! 
Angela

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 July 24, 2017
« on: July 24, 2017 at 09:55 AM »
"You can learn many things from children.
How much patience you have, for instance."
                                    --Franklin P. Jones


Ain't that the truth! And sometimes even before they are born!

Let us know how many weeks along you are, and tell us how you're feeling. Do you have any appointments this week or any news to report from last week? Be sure to set an alarm for tomorrow's Live Chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
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 July 17, 2017
« on: July 17, 2017 at 10:33 AM »
Looking forward to hearing from my ladies! My little guy will celebrate his 9th birthday this week. The time has gone way too fast! And that means KeepEmCookin' is closing in on 9 years old too! My 16 weeks on bedrest with him is what inspired me to create this group.  ;D

Tell us how many weeks along you are, and get us up to date on anything that happened last week.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
--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 July 10, 2017
« on: July 10, 2017 at 09:07 AM »

Music! Take some time today for music.

Think of a song that has always inspired you, like "Roar," or "I Will Survive," 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!  ;D

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 to get you started:

"Ain't no Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
"Fighter" by Christina Aguilera
"Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson
"Roar" by Katy Perry
"Happy" by Pharrell Williams
Can't Stop the Feelin': by Justin Timberlake

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela


Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/educate-yourself/symptoms-of-preterm-labor/
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