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Preterm Labor: Anything and Everything / Re: Bedrest!
« on: August 01, 2019 at 10:10 AM »
Hi, ladies! Thanks for connecting with each other. I'd like to personally invite both of you to our Live Chat today at 2 pm Eastern. I hope you'll check it out now and make a screen name if you'd like. http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Sending positive thoughts to you both!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 29, 2019
« on: July 29, 2019 at 09:27 AM »
Hi there! It's almost August 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 late at night, but I HAVE to let my brain zone out after a packed day with work and the kids home for the summer. You need to give your brains a break, too. Anyone have any recommendations for a comedy, or something just silly? Any dramas to take your mind off things? New seasons of Stranger Things and Orange Is the New Black are out.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas! Hope to see you on the Live Chat Thursday!
Angela

Join our live chats Thursdays at 2 pm (Eastern time): http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 22, 2019
« on: July 22, 2019 at 09:32 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 Thursday's Live Chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join our live chats Thursdays 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/
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 15, 2019
« on: July 15, 2019 at 10:14 AM »
Looking forward to hearing from my ladies!

My little guy will celebrate his 11th birthday this week. The time has gone way too fast! And that means KeepEmCookin.com is closing in on 11 years old, too! My 15 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

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 8, 2019
« on: July 08, 2019 at 09:37 AM »
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

And one more for those who won't give up ... and will keep ridin' 'til they can't no more ... "Old Town Road": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yCeoVwOHx4

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: First Time Mom with Hematoma
« on: July 02, 2019 at 08:49 PM »
How are you ladies coming along?

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 1, 2019
« on: July 01, 2019 at 12:53 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 those babies cookin'!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 24, 2019
« on: June 24, 2019 at 07:20 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.
 
I'm looking forward to your updates! Hope to see you all on the Live Chat on Thursday.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

Please give $2 or more to help KeepEmCookin.com stay online. PayPal: https://bit.ly/2Yz78G8
Live chat at 2 pm Eastern on Thursdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 17, 2019
« on: June 17, 2019 at 08:31 AM »
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 on Thursday.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

Please give $2 or more to help KeepEmCookin.com stay online. PayPal: https://bit.ly/2Yz78G8
Live chat at 2 pm Eastern on Thursdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx
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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: You can do it! My success story.
« on: June 11, 2019 at 04:23 PM »
That is FANTASTIC! I'm so happy for you that you made it so far. I'm wishing you a safe and speedy delivery!

Thanks for sharing your story. It will continue to inspire other high-risk moms for a long, long time.

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 10, 2019
« on: June 10, 2019 at 07:00 AM »
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

What songs inspire you?

Also, we have lots of visitors to the Monday Roll Call each week, but very few people posting. KeepEmCookin has the greatest impact when we share and connect. Please take a couple of minutes to register and post. Thank you!

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll call for June 3, 2019
« on: June 03, 2019 at 10:11 AM »
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. Do you have any other suggestions on how you can make spending some time outside happen?

I hope you all can join us Thursday 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


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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 27, 2019
« on: May 27, 2019 at 09:49 AM »
Hello, ladies.

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 Thursday at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

Please give $2 or more to help KeepEmCookin.com stay online. PayPal: https://bit.ly/2Yz78G8
Live chat at 2 pm Eastern on Thursdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/thechatroom.aspx
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 19+3 short cervix
« on: May 26, 2019 at 09:14 PM »
Hello, Laamea.

How have you been doing the past few weeks?

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I am so very very sorry. When you are ready, there are a few groups for infant loss I'd like to recommend:

Connected Forever: https://connected4ever.org/
Share: Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group: http://nationalshare.org/
Return to Zero: http://rtzhope.org/parents

The value of the support of other parents can't be measured. They understand what you are going through and can offer you so much comfort.

With thoughts of healing,
Angela
(((hugs)))

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