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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 19, 2020
« Last post by Angela on October 19, 2020 at 07:33 AM »
Hello, ladies!

For women experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, and particularly those on bed rest, you're so focused on NOT delivering your baby that you may not think much about delivery. I wanted to share this quote on the power of giving birth, and to reassure you that you will be ready whenever the time comes!

“Birth is an opportunity to transcend. To rise above what we are accustomed to, reach deeper inside ourselves than we are familiar with, and to see not only what we are truly made of, but the strength we can access in and through birth.” – author Marcie Macari

I love that! What are YOU doing to get ready for delivery?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
--Angela
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Hi ladies! I am currently 18+2 weeks with my second baby. My son came early at 33 weeks after an unexpected PPROM. They are watching me closely this time around and I've been taking baby aspirin once a day since 10 weeks, Makena progesterone shots once a week since 16 weeks, and so far I'm not showing any signs that I will go early again. Has anyone had a full term baby the second time around after having a preemie the first time? If so did progesterone shots and everything help you? My doctor seems hopeful and I'm trying to stay positive. We were super lucky that our little man only had a 10 day NICU stay and has always met all of his milestones and is big for his age lol. Any stories would be appreciated!
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 12, 2020
« Last post by Angela on October 12, 2020 at 02:31 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 'em cookin', mamas!
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for October 5, 2020
« Last post by Angela on October 05, 2020 at 08:35 PM »
Happy Monday!

I hope each of you will schedule something today to anticipate, and then tell us what you did. 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.   :)

If you're reading this, I hope you will post a message here. Something as simple as telling us how far along you are and how long you've been on bed rest helps other moms to know they aren't alone in this. Keep 'em cookin', mamas!

Angela
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Those are really great tips. It does make sense.
https://mercymaternity.com
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 28, 2020
« Last post by Angela on September 28, 2020 at 08:54 AM »
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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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 21, 2020
« Last post by Angela on September 21, 2020 at 07:50 AM »
Welcome to our new members! Thanks for joining, and I hope to see your Monday updates here each week! It's a great way to get to know the other bed rest 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 Thursday on the Live Chat. It's so much fun when we can get three or four moms on at  once. Please take a moment to set an alarm on your phone. See you there! http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/

Keep 'em cookin'!
--Angela


Live chat: Join us every Thursday at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific time for a live chat with other bedrest moms. http://www.keepemcookin.com/live-chat/
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Making the Best of Bed Rest / Monday Roll Call for September 14, 2020
« Last post by Angela on September 14, 2020 at 02:55 PM »
Hello, ladies!

How is everyone doing? How many weeks along are you? Any surprise trips to L&D last week? And who is holding smooth and steady? I'm looking forward to your updates!

Keep 'em cookin'!
--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/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 September 7, 2020
« Last post by Angela on September 07, 2020 at 09:49 AM »
Happy Labor Day! Tell your babies not to get any wild ideas.  ;)

My kids are heading back to school tomorrow. Anyone else? My "bed rest babies" are a middle schooler and a first-year HIGH SCHOOLER! They'll be starting the year off learning from home, which is disappointing, but kids are pretty darn resilient!

What do you all have planned?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

Join the Live Chats at 2 pm Eastern/11 am Pacific on Thursdays: 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 September 31, 2020
« Last post by Angela on August 31, 2020 at 12:27 PM »
How about a Zoom chat this Thursday?!? I've noticed that our turnout for the Thursday Live Chats has been low. Is there something about the chats that we could do differently? Would you like to receive a reminder e-mail? Chat on Zoom? Just let me know... Your participation is what makes it work.  ;D

Let us know how your last week has been. Any news to share?

Keep 'em cookin', mamas!
Angela

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