Friday, July 20, 2012

Spinach-Banana Muffins for the Picky Eater

Let me preface this post, my Boys are usually great at eating all types of food, including vegetables. Much to the dismay of my veggie-loving heart, they have recently gone on green strike. In order to incorporate more veggies in their diet, I came up with this recipe:

Spinach-Banana Muffins

1 1/2 cup spinach
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 very ripe bananas
1/2 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Combine the first 6 ingredients in a food processor until spinach is creamy and in very small pieces. Mix last 4 ingredients in a separate bowl and fold into spinach mixture until just combined. Grease cupcake pan or use papers and fill 3/4 full. Bake at 375 for 12-17 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cooking time may vary depending on stove. Makes about 1 dozen muffins.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Binkie bling clip winner!

Justine is the winner! I will contact you soon! Please keep tuned in for future giveaways and don't forget you can always visit my etsy shop!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Binkie Clip Give-Away!

In honor of my new Etsy shop and in the good light of pending purchase of our new home, I am giving away a custom binkie clip to one lucky person! This person will work with me to customize their own binkie clip! See picture for example. Each clip is studded with genuine Swarovski Crystals. To Enter: Comment to this post with your name, email address, and favorite sports star. I will draw at random and announce the winner on May 5th. Good Luck! To visit my etsy shop:

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Some pictures!

The very talented Stacey Atkin took some pictures of Donovan for us! Here's a sneak preview!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Some pictures for you!

Donovan's Birth story

I woke up early Sunday morning (1/18) to bloody show and I started having hard (not soft, not medium, but HARD) contractions, they were roughly 8 minutes apart. As the day progressed, they softened up and moved to about every 15 minutes, at this point I didn't think I was in labor, possibly false labor. That night I had a hard contraction about every 20 minutes or so, "definently false" I thought, though they seriously hurt!

A sleepless Sunday night to Monday (1/19) morning, my contractions moved from every 20 minutes or so, to every 5 minutes. I was in labor! We headed to the hospital when my contractions were 2-3 minutes apart, but sadly got sent home when it was discovered that I was only 1 cm dilated! I was seriously frustrated with the pain. We had a regular weekly OB appointment later that day, so I was still hopefully that I would have our son late that night/early morning. I spent the afternoon laboring contractions out in the bathtub as that was the only place I could bear them without breaking out into tears. At my OB appt, I was still only 2 1/2 cm dilated, but my OB prescribed something to help me sleep between contractions.
I managed to get a small amount of sleep Monday night, and late Tuesday morning (1/20) we decided to go back into Triage to see where I was. When I arrived, I was 3 cm dilated and they let me sit there for an hour to see where I would be, if I didn't progress to a 4 in that time, they would send me home again. THANKFULLY, I progressed to a 4 1/2 in 45 minutes and I was admitted! Shortly after being admitted around 11:30, I had an epidural, which was my lifesaver! I was able to sleep and get some well needed rest!

At 1:00ish, they broke my water in hopes of bringing the baby's head down further, I hadn't progressed since I had the epidural. My OB came to check on me at 6:15 and to her and my surprise I was complete and ready to push! They let me labor down for about 45 minutes while they got everything ready since the baby was still at a station-zero. I started pushing about 7:30 and gave birth at 8:14pm! The whole experience was amazing, pushing for me wasn't very difficult, we were joking in between contractions and watching some TV. Somehow managed not to break a sweat!

They put Donovan on my chest as soon as he was born and, seriously, the whole pain of pregnancy and labor went away as soon as I saw my son! He is the most amazing little person in my life and I am thankful for every moment that I get to spend with him! He has been an easy baby so far and I look forward to being the best mama possible!

Friday, January 23, 2009

He is finally here!

I will write more later, but I thought I would copy and paste something that was written by justin on our myspace page.

Post by Justin January 20th was a day.... I just don't believe how lucky I am to be a father! Am I nervous? No... I'm so happy! And I wish someone would shake me because I must be sleeping... But I know I'm not and look forward to every day to come, to spend with Donovan and Stacy. I can't wait for him to be fully awake tomorrow and his eyes open and he gets his first full view of his new world and how many oppertunities it is going to have for him. The whole experience of the birth of your first child (at least for me) is amazing, joy, warmth, smiles that are endless, and just so happy!