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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

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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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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 20, 2019
« on: May 20, 2019 at 06:54 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 Thursday at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific? Or, we can keep it open to discuss anything.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: 1.13 cm at 20 weeks
« on: May 16, 2019 at 10:50 AM »
Hi, Alolita!

It is wonderful to hear from you! What excellent advice. Something I regret is not letting go of what was beyond my control. I couldn't accept what was happening. In any case, I'm so happy to hear where you and your little one are now!

Thank you for taking the time to share your story! Much love to all!

--Angela

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Hi, Karla.

How has everything been for you?

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Hello! Here's something to get the week started with some positive thoughts.!

Tell us the most important thing you've learned while on bedrest. It can be philosophical or something practical (like knitting or a craft, or something you read in a book about newborn care) or something silly or fun (like how many animals have blue tongues: bit.ly/1QSkfen)

I'll start. When I was on bedrest, I learned that there is only so much in life you can control. For everything else, you just HAVE to let go.  (I also learned that my husband has NO idea how to fold towels, but he CAN cook.  :D )

Hope to see you all on the live chat on Thursday!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 6, 2019
« on: May 06, 2019 at 08:30 AM »
Hello, ladies!
You all are doing the most important job in the world and you deserve all the support you can get!

The last couple of weeks on the Live Chat have been pretty slow. It would mean a lot to me, and especially the other bedrest moms here, if we could count on more of you to come out. It can be a lot of fun! Please let us know if you will be on the chat on Thursday. :)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 29, 2019
« on: April 29, 2019 at 08:48 AM »
Hello!

A big welcome to the many new members of the Keep 'Em Cookin' community who have joined us this past week! I'm thrilled you found us! And many thanks to ALL of you for the great support you're providing one another. You are an amazing group of women!

I thought I'd do a fun question this week, to help keep you focused on the end goal: What do you dream of doing with your baby someday? Is there a certain activity? A hobby you'd like to share? A place to go? Tell us!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: First Time Mom with Hematoma
« on: April 25, 2019 at 12:57 PM »
Hi, Flickatodd! I'm sorry I'm just now responding. I was away with my husband and my two bedrest kiddos. What a scary situation you're going through. How have things been this past week? I'm relieved to hear you will be having weekly ultrasounds. I hope that will give you some reassurance. Sending positive thoughts your way!

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What's Your Story? Tell us. / Re: Success Story
« on: April 25, 2019 at 12:31 PM »
That is wonderful! Congratulations! Thanks for taking the time to share your story. I know it will be an inspiration to other moms!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 22, 2019
« on: April 22, 2019 at 10:28 AM »
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 April 15, 2019
« on: April 15, 2019 at 09:49 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',
Angela

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll call for April 8, 2019
« on: April 08, 2019 at 07:02 AM »
Happy Monday!

I hope each of you will schedule something today to anticipate. For example:

*Order a new book/movie/game that you have been wanting.
*Have a great friend bring you lunch or dinner from a favorite place.
*Ask someone to finally take care of that thing around the house that has been driving you crazy but you just haven't felt comfortable asking.

Remember that you are an important person doing an important job!  Don't hesitate to ask for the care and attention you need.  :)

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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