Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I have mixed feelings because they are my last babies :( I feel very proud that I breastfed twins for 1 year and I am selfishly :P excited to reclaim my body, no more annoying nursing bras, looking forward to smaller boobs, and I won't have to watch what I eat for their sake...only my own.
Maybe the timing is perfect because soon and FINALLY I will be meeting with a neurologist to figure out treatment for my MS and not having to figure out medicine around breastfeeding might be easier.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I expected that we'd have a kid or 2 but 3 in 4 yrs kinda blows my mind a little, although we did hit a buy one get one free special with Blake & Barrett LOL . I never expected that I'd be dealing with MS either and now I have my days where my body feels way older than it is and now I just look back at how healthy I use to feel 4yrs ago or even 1 year ago. Still very positive though and still coping naturally, no meds yet, which has me curious if whatever I end up on will make me feel much different than what things have been like lately.....numbness/ tingling in random spots, joint weakness, and fatigue. Heat takes its toll on me and I notice a big change on the cooler and breezy days. Today is pleasant, we had light rain in the morning just like on our wedding day, which brought smiles and great memories.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I'm still going strong with my dairy free diet and it seems to be treating me very well. I've also found that reg. coffee tends to set things off for me, a major bummer to a coffee lover; so with that I now start my mornings with tea AND I only treat myself to coffee once in awhile.
I have been having so much fun in the kitchen lately, changing recipes to dairy free and using my harvest of zucchini :) I froze some zuchini to play with another time and I've also made more bread, zucchini brownies, cookies, savory pancakes, and this weekend we will have sweet zucchini pancakes for breakfast.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I wanted to share this bread recipe cause I finally perfected it and its so moist and yummy :)
Makes 2 loaves
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cups veg. oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
3 cups flour 2 cups grated zucchini
preheat oven to 350 and grease (2) 8x4 bread pans
Mix together sugars and oil then add eggs. Mix together dry ingrediants THEN add to the wet mixture. Stir zucchini into batter and then pour into prepared pans. Bake @ 350 for approx 60 minutes or until bread tests done with a toothpick. Bread cuts best when completely cooled, enjoy!
Something I've found that keeps me cool and symptoms a little tamer is wearing a cold herbal pad on my shoulders.