Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Angela

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 117
31
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for July 3, 2017
« on: July 03, 2017 at 10:18 AM »
When something is important enough, you do it even when the odds are not in your favor.

                                                                  --Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors


So you may not be developing spacecraft or electric cars like Elon Musk. What you're doing is far more important, because you're the only person who can do it for your baby (or babies)! So get ready to tackle another week!

Let us know how many weeks you are, if you have any OB appointments this week, and what you are looking forward to. If you had any appointments last week (or trips to L&D) let us know about that too.

Keep 'em cookin' mamas!!!

Angela

*There's no chat tomorrow due to the Independence Day holiday in the U.S.

32
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 26, 2017
« on: June 27, 2017 at 08:35 AM »
Happy Tuesday! So I blew it yesterday with not having time to post the "Monday" Roll Call. And if you take a look at the new posts to last week's roll call you will see our ladies had a lot to share in the past few days! Congratulations to DanaS, SuzieQ and Winteriscoming. Take a look at the June 17 Roll Call for their updates. Let's say a prayer and send positive thoughts for these babies to grow healthy and strong.

To all of our ladies: 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

33
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 19,2017
« on: June 19, 2017 at 08:31 AM »
June 21st marks the 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! It was great to hear from so many of you last week! Hope to see you all on the Live Chat tomorrow.

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Live chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific on Tuesdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

34
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 12, 2017
« on: June 12, 2017 at 11:16 AM »
It's a new week! Anyone else have kids winding down the school year? Mine are done this week!

What are you looking forward to over the next few days? And if you don't have something special planned yet for this week, what will it be?

I've noticed that our turnout for the Tuesday live chats has been picking up. So happy to see that! Is there something about the chats that we could do differently? Would you like to receive a reminder e-mail? Just let me know...

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Live chat at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific on Tuesdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

35
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Monday Roll Call for June 5, 2017
« on: June 06, 2017 at 02:03 PM »
Hi, Suzie! Looking forward to talking to you today on the Live Chat.

Hi, Candice! What an amazing story! 5 extra weeks and still cookin'. You will be an inspiration to other moms, for sure. I hope to see you on the chat today, too.

36
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for June 5, 2017
« on: June 05, 2017 at 09:52 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. Any other suggestions on how to make that happen?

I hope you all can join us tomorrow 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

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin
Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx

37
We are 10 minutes away from the Live Chat.  ;D

2pm Eastern/1 pm Central. http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

38
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 29, 2017
« on: May 29, 2017 at 10:11 AM »
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 tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

Symptoms of preterm labor: http://www.keepemcookin.com/symptoms.aspx
Like Keep 'Em Cookin' on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin

39
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Crinone Gel Question
« on: May 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM »
Hi, Dana! Sorry if TMI, but I'm sure there are other moms having a similar issue. So did your OB have any recommendations?

Hope to see you on the chat tomorrow!

40
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 22, 2017
« on: May 22, 2017 at 10:41 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 tomorrow at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific? Or, we can keep it open to discuss anything.

Keep those babies cookin'!
Angela

Join our live chats Tuesdays at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Like Keep 'Em Cookin' on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KeepEmCookin

41
We're live in the Chat Room.

42
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for May 15, 2017
« on: May 15, 2017 at 11:01 AM »
Hello, ladies!
It has been very exciting to see so many members join the Forum over the past week! You all are doing the most important job in the world and you deserve all the support you can get!

Can I get everyone to commit to reaching out to a friend this week? Invite a friend to come visit you, and maybe bring a meal from a favorite restaurant or bring you a snack food you've been craving. Or, call an old friend for a long chat. Is there a board game you haven't played since you were a kid? Play it. Staying connected to other people helps SO much!

Keep 'em cookin', mamas! And see you on the chat tomorrow!
Angela

Join the Live Chats at 2 pm Eastern on Tuesdays: http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
Follow Keep 'Em Cookin' on Twitter: http://twitter.com/KeepEmCookin

43
Making the Best of Bed Rest / Re: Hospital bed rest problem
« on: May 11, 2017 at 10:15 AM »
My dear ladies,
I have to start by saying that I cannot provide a medical opinion, so I encourage you to ask your OB/the RNs if there is a very specific reason to keep an IV port.

Is there ANY possible situation where they would need IV access in less than 5 minutes??? Because that is about how long it would take to put one in. Why should you be in constant pain? Unable to move freely? Why create an opening for infection? Please follow up with your healthcare providers and let us know how they answer these questions. You have the right to decline it.


44
Oh, my goodness. You must be so scared right now. I hope you will seek the support of other preemie moms right away. There's a fantastic group for parents of preemies here: http://www.inspire.com/groups/preemie  Everyone is SO helpful and compassionate. I really encourage you to join the group.

You'll also want to check out the list of resources at The Preemie Parent Alliance page here: http://www.preemieparentalliance.org/member-directory/ There may be a local group for you to connect with.

Please don't hesitate to ask for support during this time.  Share with your friends and family the ways they can help you (laundry, go to the grocery store, bring you clothes and food to the hospital, drive you around).

Also, a group called Graham’s Foundation sends care packages to the parents of micropremies. Request a package here: http://www.grahamsfoundation.org/care_package_request.html

We will all be praying for Finley. (((hugs)))

45
Consider it good news! Although there have been some changes, that's still a good range to be in. Keep taking it easy when you can and listen to your body if you ever have any preterm labor symptoms (http://www.keepemcookin.com/educate-yourself/symptoms-of-preterm-labor/). In the meantime, your OB is comfortable with your activity level, and that is good for maintaining muscle tone and flexibility. Positive thoughts headed your way!

Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 ... 117