Friday, September 11, 2009


No-Bake Cookies, originally uploaded by Brown Eyed Baker.

I have read that eating oatmeal is supposed to help increase your breast milk supply. I wonder if this is what they had in mind? I guess it's doubtful. However, it seemed like the perfect excuse to make my favorite childhood cookie tonight.

Nobody mentioned exactly how you are to consume the oatmeal.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

My New Life

And I must say, I do love it. I was totally expecting to be overwhelmed and wishing these early days away. I was overwhelmed with the twins' early days and the constant 'round the clock feedings. This time? I guess I'm armed with the most helpful tool I could have... experience. I know that the middle of the night feedings will come to an end. I know that the 'round the clock care will come to an end. I know that the evening fussiness will come to an end. I know that the unpredictability of everyday will come to an end.

Other things I know? I know that this tiny, beautiful, little baby girl is just days shy of being a month old. I know that this first month has flown by already. I know that she's almost two pounds heavier and at least an inch taller than the day she was born. I know that she's already growing out of her newborn diapers and clothes and some of her 0-3 month clothes. I know that her legs are growing chunky and cheeks plumper. I know that she's already giving more sleep at night. I know that the breastfeeding woes that I experienced in the early days have passed.

The single most important thing I know? Piper is my last baby. This will all be over in a blink of an eye. So, no matter how tired I am or frazzled I can become, I'm trying to savor every sweet moment of it. These tiny baby feet are growing with each passing day and I know it won't be long before I look back at this photo and wonder where the time has gone.