I broke down and decided to take a 16 week bump shot today. Honestly there is just nothing to see because I had lost weight and finally gained only 0.6 lbs back. However that roll of fat I used to have in front is no longer fat but a nice hard abdomen from the occupant.
Look away if you don't want to see the photo.
Even with putting my hand below the bump I have no real bump. I blame the inherited wide hips I got from my mom.
But yes, I have plans tonight of cutting the tags off the maternity clothes. First washing them and seeing how much they shrink before hemming the pants of course as I've made the mistake of hemming a garment first then washing it and well it was horrible.
Last night, the milk part of the title, J and I went to a breast feeding class. I found that I do have one of the suggested manual pumps on my registry but I also added in the electric ones they suggested. For those of you with experience with pumping what do you recommend?
Now for the real milk and cookies. I have a recipe to share with the ladies that want to improve their milk production. This is a recipe that a gal created to help with her lactation.
makes 5 dozen. suggested 4 cookies per day
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 TBSP water
2 TBSP flaxseed meal (no substitutions)
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 cups thick cut oats
1 cup chocolate chips
2 TBSP brewers yeast (no substitutions)
Preheat oven to 375
Mix 2 TBSP of flaxseed meal and water, set aside 3-5 minutes.
Cream together butter and sugar.
Stir flaxseed mix into butter mix and add vanilla.
Beat until well blended.
Sift: dry ingredients, except oats and chocolate chips.
Add butter mix to dry ingredients.
Stir in the oats and then the chocolate chips.
Drop on parchment paper on baking sheet.
Bake 8-12 minutes.
Try substituting white chocolate chips
May add 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut
I threatened to make these today for the soldiers where J works and he dared me. Alas I'd rather not want to feel responsible for odd things happening to the guys.