Our Adoption Journey

New Mommy

That’s right – we have our baby girl! We’ve actually had her for a few months now, which explains the lack of blog posts – I’ve been savoring every moment and had a complete lack of desire to share those moments with the world at large. Now, I’m back to work (BOO!) and during my downtime am savoring the reliving of mommy hood moments.

Life rarely ever turns out as expected, and this journey is no exception – there were a few frustrating moments, but overall we have been blessed beyond belief. We have a perfectly healthy, happy daughter that, amazingly, looks and even, according to my Mom, acts like I did as a baby.

We ended up choosing to formula feed, rather than breastfeed (mainly due to scheduling delays and exhaustion). I would feel guilty about that choice but for the fact that our little girl is as healthy as a horse.

I can not even begin to put into words how much I love this daughter of ours and how much she lights up my life. I won’t even try. I’ll just say…

THANK YOU, JESUS, FOR THIS WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL LIFE!!

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I haven’t had much in the way of production since my last post, so yesterday I made “Lactation Cookies” to help with supply. These are the best cookies I have EVER baked – so moist and delicious! Here is my recipe:

Lactation Cookies – for boosting breastmilk supply.

MIX 2 tbsp flaxseed meal & 4 tbsp water, set aside 3-5 minutes.

CREAM 1 cup real butter & 1.5 cup Cane Sugar, adding 2 eggs one at a time.

STIR flaxseed mixture into the mix

ADD 1 tsp Vanilla.

BEAT until blended.

MIX 2 cups wheat flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt, 4 heaping tbsp BREWER’S YEAST this is the magical ingredient. Do NOT substitute Brewer’s Yeast with typical baking yeast, it is not the same.)

MIX & ADD 2 sliced bananas, 1 cup blueberries, 1/2 cup homemade applesauce, dark chocolate, 3 cups Oatmeal.

DROP onto cookie sheet

SPRINKLE with cinnamon

BAKE cookies 15 min @ 350 degrees.

ENJOY!

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Lactation Cookies

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