7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 111)

January 7, 2011 | 57 comments

Hi, everyone. Jen’s friend Hallie here. Jen asked me to let you know that though she’ll still be hosting 7 Quick Takes this week, she–sadly for the rest of us–won’t be able to write her own.

Jen’s been having regular pain in her legs for a while now. Since her clotting disorder puts her at an increased risk for DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis), her doctor thought it would be best for her to head to the hospital for an emergency ultrasound of her legs this evening.

I know she’s looking forward to reading your Quick Takes, though, so link away! (And check out her Twitter account for updates!)


Below is a linky list if you’d like to add a link to your own 7 Quick Takes post. (1) Make sure the link you submit is to the URL of your post and not your main blog URL. (2) Include a link back here.


  1. Nancy (n.o.e.)

    You can count on my prayers for your health, Jen, and of course that of your baby. I’m trying a 7 Quick Takes this week for the first time; I’ve loved seeing it here for the past few years.

  2. Elizabeth

    Prayers for peace and for health, heading your way!

  3. priest's wife

    Prayers to you and the little one!

  4. Kathryn


  5. Judy @ Learning To Let Go

    Jen, you’re in my prayers. Do follow all medical advice and take it easy. Not easy to do, I know, but essential. Trying my first 7 Quick Takes this week.

  6. Dorian Speed

    Jen, I know the most important thing you can do right now is rest, but I do hope you’ll let us know how you are feeling. You and your little one are in my prayers.

  7. Kerrie

    Jen get all the rest you need. You are in my prayers.

  8. Elisa | blissfulE

    I’ve been thinking of you alot today, Jen (I have this unusual personality type that clues me in to certain events, which I use as hints to pray). Glad to know why you’ve been on my mind. Continuing to pray.

    • MJS

      You do that too????? Wow.

  9. Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

    Know that you are an inspiration to many, and prayers are being offered up for your health and that of your baby.

  10. Angela

    Sending a prayer your way!

  11. Kate Wicker

    Praying for you, Jen.

  12. Kristen @ St Monica's Bridge

    Jen, I have Factor V, so I know all too well the struggles with Lovanox, Heparin, and the risk of DVT during pregnancy. I am offering up all my struggles today in parenting for you and certainly asking St Gerard Majella and St Elizabeth Ann Seton to protect you as well as Our Lady of Guadalupe. Lots of love :)Kristen

  13. Maia

    I won’t be posting a 7 Quick Takes this Friday, but wanted to say that you, baby, and family are in my prayers. Offering up discomfort (which I dislike more than pain) for you. Padre Pio was the saint who my family and I asked for intercession with my pregnancy DVT, and I’ll be asking him for special prayers for you!

  14. Judy

    Sending prayers your way.

  15. Jamie

    Praying for you!

  16. Doris

    Sending prayers your way! Thank you for the 7 quick takes.. they are as enjoyable to read as they are to write!

  17. Lisa

    I’m praying for you, the baby and the well-being of you family.

  18. Rea

    Praying for you, the baby and your family.

  19. Tracy

    Praying for you and baby and family!

  20. Laurie

    Hope you’re feeling better, Jen!

  21. Kristin

    Praying for complete healing!! Hang tough Jen!

  22. Kara

    Oh no! Praying for you, Jennifer!

  23. Not A Minx

    Hope your pain goes away soon! xo

  24. Beth

    Sending more prayers for Jen (and family and baby)!

  25. Shirley

    We’re praying for you and your family. Please keep us updated when you can!

  26. Nina

    Oh, Jen…… I was not happy to read this this morning. God bless you, and sweet little one. I am praying! LET us know updates, okay?

  27. Judy

    Thanks to you, Jennifer’s friend for stepping in for Quick Takes on her behalf.

    Please let her know that we are lighting a vigil candle for her and will keep her and her beautiful family close in prayer today.

    I hope you will let us know how she’s doing, if you’re able.

  28. Katie @ Wellness Mama

    Prayers coming your way! First time posting “Seven Quick Takes” Friday- thanks for hosting!

  29. Monica

    I’ll be praying for you and your baby today, Jenn….

  30. 'Becca

    I hope all goes well for you, your pain is relieved, and you come out of the hospital with fresh new insight into something unexpected!

  31. Kate T

    Praying for you, Jen! Thanks for hosting still and we look forward to hearing how you and Baby are doing.

  32. Michiel

    Jennifer, Praying for you.

  33. Erika

    Hi Jen, Many prayers for you today. I hope the doctors can pinpoint something! I’ll offer up my pain for yours! 🙂 Gosh, I love being Catholic….

  34. Tracy

    Praying all is well with you & Baby!

  35. Barb

    Saying a prayer for you!!

  36. Cynthia

    Many prayers going out for you!

  37. kigwit

    Praying for you Jen and your family.

  38. Catherine

    Jennifer – My husband and I will be praying for you and your family.

  39. Ashley @ Seeking Steward

    I’m praying for you each day. I know this is a difficult time.

  40. Margeux

    Ask ur dr. if these would be beneficial-good reviews of a natural product

  41. Liesl

    Prayed for you and the baby at Mass today! Hope everything is alright!

  42. Vicki

    Prayers and blessings during this time!

  43. Wsquared

    Jen, love your blog, and of course, you and your family are in my prayers.

  44. Janet

    Joining my prayers with the rest of the prayers for you.

  45. Sharon

    Keeping you in my prayers, Jen!

  46. Kerri B.

    Prayers for you, Jen, and for a continued healthy pregnancy.

  47. MelanieB

    Jen, We’re praying for you.

  48. Elena

    Hope you are feeling better soon Jen!

  49. Aimee

    I am praying for you, and for your family!

  50. Luz Spears

    Know that you are an inspiration to many, and prayers are being offered up for your health and that of your baby. Jen get all the rest you need.

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