Friday, May 10, 2013

Newborn lovin'

I am just about to drift off to sleep right now so I won't write much. But I did want to upload a few pictures from the past few days with our little Evangeline. But can I just say, she has been such a sweet, cuddly, happy baby. I feel like I could cuddle with her, hold her, and stare at her all day. And since Don has been off work all week, I have been able to do just that! 
I'll write more about it later, but for now---pictures!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Evangeline Skye

Evangeline Skye was born at 5:45 pm on 5/05/2013!! Just as Maggi and I had been hoping for Maggi's birthday :) 7lbs 5oz and 20 1/2 inches long. So far she has been a little too calm. Her heart rate has been a little low so she had to spend her first night having tests run (EKG and blood tests) and had to stay in the nursery to be monitored. Not a fun way for me to spend her first night. Pretty upsetting when I just had my baby girl and I just want to hold her and have her next to me. But maybe this means she'll be a laid back baby! I can hope, right? Everything checked out fine. I'm very thankful for that.
The Lord has truly blessed us with this sweet baby girl. I love her so much!
More pictures will come in the near future!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Energy Bites

My due date for Evangeline is tomorrow, May 4th. I'm really hoping she's born in the next 2 days, but we will just have to wait and see. One of those dates just so happens to be one of my best friend's birthdays. (Holla, Maggi!) And the other (the 4th) is National Star Wars Appreciation Day. May the Fourth be with you!
Anyway, I've been prepared for a while to cut back on my sugar intake as soon as I have her. In preparation for having her, I've already cut back and discovered a super tasty way to satisfy my strong sweet tooth!
Here's where the recipe comes in. Cyndi was telling me about energy bites that their family really likes, so I looked up some recipes and came up with my own recipe for a couple of different versions. A chocolate/peanut butter kind and one that is just peanut butter. These are just basic measurements. But I may have added a little bit more of one thing or another to get it to be the right consistency. I added more brewer's yeast to the kind without cocoa. Brewer's yeast is very optional. But it's high in B vitamins and apparently supposed to be helpful for milk supply, hence my use of it.

1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flax seed
1/3 cup honey
1-2 tbsp brewer's yeast
1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

Mix and refrigerate until they're able to be rolled into balls. After the boys and I did a little snacking on some of the dough before I rolled them, I was able to get around 22 of each of them (I think.) Then I just stuck them in the freezer. I think they taste best after it thaws for about 5 minutes.
So I'm able to fulfill my craving for sweets, and getting a dose of nutrition and 3 ingredients that are supposed to help with milk supply (oats, flax seed, and brewer's yeast.) And since they are super, super easy to make, I wanted to make sure I remembered this recipe!
I didn't take any pictures of them so I'll include some random pictures from the last couple weeks instead. Mayci did a great job getting some maternity/family pictures of us. But I only have a couple on my phone.

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