Fancy Baby has learned his first song and he loves to sing it ALL the time now. The poor thing can’t say “S” or “L” sounds but he gives it his best shot. Enjoy!
I have a bunch of friends who have just had a baby or will be having a baby soon and I love to bring these cookies to new moms. They are comforting, delicious and nourishment to a new mom who decides to nurse her baby or not. Husbands like them too and I haven’t yet heard a report of any of them starting to produce milk after eating the cookies
Milk Making Cookies
- 1 C butter (2 sticks, set out at room temp for 1 hour)
- 1 C sugar
- 1 C brown sugar
- 4 Tbs water
- 2 Tbs Ground flaxseed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 C flour (whole wheat is best if you have it on hand)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 C Whole Oats
- 1 pkg Chocolate chips (12 oz)
- 3 Tbs Brewer’s Yeast (buy at Whole Foods)
- Preheat oven at 375.
- Mix 2 Tbs of flaxseed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes.
- Cream butter and sugar.
- Add eggs.
- Stir flaxseeds into butter mix and add vanilla.
- Beat until well blended.
- Sift: dry ingredients, except oats and choc chips.
- Add butter mix to dry ingredients
- Stir in the oats and then the choc chips.
- 10. Drop heaping tablespoon sized balls on parchment paper on baking sheet.
- 11. Bake 12-14 minutes.
***The oats, flaxseeds and Brewer’s yeast are the important ingredients in the cookies that are supposed to help increase milk supply.
***Recipe adapted from here: http://www.food.com/recipe/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-lactation-cookies-by-noel-trujillo-192346
Alrighty, so it’s been awhile ..my bad. BUT. We have BIG news!! There’s going to be a new addition to the Fancy Family and it’s a sweet and much anticipated human baby. I am currently 13 weeks and 4 days pregnant with #2. Our expected due date is May 2, 2013. That is 1 day before my 33rd birthday on May 3rd. As of right now, I’m kinda leaning towards getting induced that last week of April. I like the idea of an April baby and we’re FOR SURE not going 8 days overdue like we did with Fancy Baby.
We have already had our first 2 OB appointments which went wonderfully and let us know that our sweet bundle is healthy and active. Unfortunately we won’t find out the gender of our new baby for a few more weeks but I’m dying to know. I don’t even really care either way but I really want to start planning and mentally bonding with new baby. We’re anxious to choose a name and figure out if we have everything mostly covered or need to start filling our lives with all things pink.
Here’s the obligatory blob ultrasound pic. This one was from our 9 week appointment.
Thank you for sharing in our joy and I won’t wait 3 more months to post another update. I’ll try to do at least 1 per week. Hopefully!
Okay so this is super sappy but I stumbled on this older blog post called Giving Your Children the Best Day and it really struck a chord with me. I won’t rewrite what the original post said but it reminded me that I want to be the best mom (and wife) that I can be each day. I want Fancy baby to look back on his childhood and remember how much his Dada and Momma loved him and that we had fun together.
I wanted to remember all of this so I’m linking to it and re-posting some of the content.
I’m not a huge Taylor Swift fan but this song is really sweet. It’s obviously about a girl and her mom but what captivated me was the feeling of love, acceptance and family that the song inspires.
Here are the lyrics too:
I’m five years old, it’s getting cold, I’ve got my big coat on
I hear your laugh and look up smiling at you, I run and run
Past the pumpkin patch and the tractor rides, look now, the sky is gold
I hug your legs and fall asleep on the way home
I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall
But I know you’re not scared of anything at all
Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today
I’m thirteen now and don’t know how my friends could be so mean
I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys
And we drive and drive until we found a town far enough away
And we talk and window shop ’til I’ve forgotten all their names
I don’t know who I’m gonna talk to now at school
But I know I’m laughing on the car ride home with you
Don’t know how long it’s gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today
I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger
God smiles on my little brother, inside and out, he’s better than I am
I grew up in a pretty house and I had space to run
And I had the best days with you
There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you’re talking to me
It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy’s smart and you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world
And now I know why the all the trees change in the fall
I know you were on my side even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine
And I didn’t know if you knew, so I’m takin’ this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today