Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stopped Up Bowels

DD2 has been sick since Sat evening with a runny nose (which is now subsiding) and to top it off she has not had a BM since Thursday. She was so fussy Saturday and Sunday nights, waking up almost every hour. I was exhausted come Monday, so when she was not even consolable by breastfeeding I called the pediatrician. We went in and she told us that DD2 was constipated but it was not that bad, so to give her a 1/4 a cap of a powdered laxative in 8 ounces of water or juice a day for 2-3 days. When she starts having soft / liquidy stools to stop giving it to her.

As of today, no BM. We are still waiting for her intenstines to empty out. I am worried about her poor litle body and the discomfort she is in.

Other recommendations the Doctor gave us were:

eat veggies and fruit
increase liquids
increase fibers
let DD2 sit on the toilet for at least 5 mins after each large meal of the day

(all of which we already do)

If nothing happens by tomorrow, it is back to the doctor's office.

Please wish us poo!

***Follow Up***
DD2 has been going quite regular now. She did not go for almost 5 days! Poor baby :(

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Chocolate Coconut Crimson Hemp Drop Cookies

I love hemp, chocolate, and oatmeal raisin cookies so I made these cookies today. It's sort of my own recipe that I pieced together from other recipes.


1/2 C Butter
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 C White Sugar
2 tbs Dark Molasses
3/4 C of Hemp Plus Cereal
2 tbs Vanilla Rice Milk
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 C Shredded Coconut
1 C All Purpose Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
3 tbs Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1/2 C Crimson Raisins
1/4 C Flax Seed Meal (Ground Flax Seed)

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees farenheit

Soften Butter and cream together butter, vanilla, sugar, and molasses.
Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, hemp cereal, and rice milk. Fold them together until everything looks moist.
Add the salt, cocoa powder, raisins, and coconut. Again, fold together until everything looks moist.

Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for about 8 minutes (+/-) at 375 degrees farenheit.

Remove let cool for a minute or two and remove to a cooling rack.

Enjoy with your favorite kind of milk, add to the side of some icecream, or grab as a healthy snack on the way out the door.

If anything these cookies are an interesting combo!

p.s. DD2 loved helping me mix and drop them on the cookie sheet :)