Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Saturday 7

1. I have a new favorite snack. My cousin posted the recipe on facebook, then I saw it on pinterest. They're called No-Bake Energy Bites, and they're made with honey and ground flax so I feel like they're healthy. ;-) The recipe says they make 25, but mine must have been too big because it didn't make that many. I ate the entire batch in 2 days. Oops! Anyway, here's the recipe:

o                    1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
o                    2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes (I omitted this because I didn't have any on hand)
o                    1/2 cup peanut butter
o                    1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
o                    1/2 cup chocolate chips 
o                    1/3 cup honey
o                    1 tsp. vanilla extract

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Makes about 20-25 balls.
2. When we went to the doctor this week, the nurse called Lena "Lenna" (short e). I knew her name would be less recognizable than Lucy's, but I'm surprised how many people don't know how to pronounce it. I'm sorry if I've doomed you to people saying your name wrong all your life, Little One! Just be glad I didn't give you a dog name. ;-)

In other name news, my old boss and the kids I used to nanny for came to visit yesterday. Beth told me that her grandma's name was Lena Kay. Isn't that bizarre?!

3. As of Wednesday (1 week postpartum), I'm down 25 pounds. Having a baby is the best weight loss plan ever. And it's a good thing because so many people have brought us amazing meals! My fridge is packed full. Kind of makes me want to have a baby every week! ;-)

4. Despite all my whining, there's one thing I miss about pregnancy: having that personal space heater inside of me. I have been sooooo cold since Lena was born. I just can't warm up!

5. I've been sleeping like a rock since we came home from the hospital. It is so unlike me. I lay down on my back and wake up in the exact same position hours later when Lena wakes up. I never even budge. Yesterday morning Justin said, "Did you hear me get up with Lucy 6 times last night?" I totally didn't! Never heard her crying, never heard Justin get up or come back to bed. What kind of mother am I??

6. Things have gotten a little better on the breastfeeding front since that last entry. I've been using Lanolin every feeding and it's really helping. And the toe-curling pain is down to about 5 seconds instead of 20. So the latch problems are improving too. Now if my milk supply would just regulate so I'm not in pain all the time, that'd be great!! Thanks for all the advice and encouragement!

7. Here's a random one to end with: Lucy doesn't know who Winnie the Pooh is, but she has a toothbrush with him on it. I told her his name, but she continually calls him Winnie the Pool. Haha. Love it.

1 comment:

  1. Haha yeah, nobody can pronounce Orion correctly either (or Lambes, for that matter). Poor kids.

    Woohoo for magical baby weight loss!!

    I'm happy that nursing has gotten better! Hope your body gets the hang of it soon.


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