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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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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for April 1, 2019
« on: April 01, 2019 at 02:53 PM »
Thanks for sharing your belly pix over on our Facebook page! https://bit.ly/2FQYMDr Great inspirations!

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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for April 1, 2019
« on: April 01, 2019 at 07:46 AM »
Hello, you wonderful mamas!

I'm looking forward to hearing everyone's updates! Did any of you think you wouldn't still be pregnant in April? Well, you made it into another month!

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

I 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 March 25, 2019
« on: March 25, 2019 at 09:41 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!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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I remember very well the situation you were in. My daughter was two and a half when I spent 15 weeks on bed rest for my son. I felt guilty often and I hated seeing other people doing things with her that were what I would normally do. But some interesting things happened. There were activities that became special just to us (reading, play-doh, educational online games, snack time). Lots of snuggling. I actually wrote a book about how you and your young child can still find times to have fun and to bond. (See the ad at the top of the page or go to https://amzn.to/2FqK58P

So here's what I want you to remember. I spent 15 weeks on the floor of our living room laying on a futon. We explained that mommy had to stay on "the blue square." The night I turned 37 weeks, my husband tossed that futon out on the curb! I never wanted to see it again. When my daughter came down the next morning, she looked where the futon had been all those months. She looked at the empty space for just a few seconds with a puzzled look on her face. Then she looked at me and asked, "Can I have milk?"  She forgot it that fast! Kids are more resilient than you'd think.

You both are going to get through this! (((hugs)))

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