Thursday, November 4, 2010


David called to check on our "totsicles" today.  The annual storage fee is assessed in November so we wanted to make sure everything was still in order.  Those 2 little embryos have been in storage for 2 years now and it is so hard to believe.  I decided to take a walk down memory lane and read this blog from the beginning.  Sure there are several gaps in the posts but I had tears in my eyes as I recalled my journey from the despondent woman I once was to the happy mother that I am now.  Tomorrow marks the 2 year anniversary of my first embryo transfer.  It did not result in a pregnancy but thankfully we had 5 embryos that we were able to cryopreserve for future use.  It amazes me to think that, once upon a time, Trey and Ty were 2 of those little frozen embryos!  I thank God for them every day and I pray that someday our two remaining totsicles will result in a sibling(s) for my precious baby boys!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Baby Cereal Pancakes

I have SO much baby cereal in my cabinet and I hardly ever feed it to the boys.  I was so happy when I came across a recipe for baby cereal pancakes on!  I frequent the site a lot but I somehow missed the recipe until now.  The recipe is as follows:

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup baby barley cereal (or other commercial baby cereal)

1 cup formula (or another liquid such as milk)

1/2 cup mashed banana (or fruit of your choice)

1 tbsp melted margarine or butter (unsalted type)

3 egg yolks

1/2 cup baby oatmeal ( commercial baby cereal)

apple juice (about 1/2 cup) or use water if you prefer

Add cinnamon, nutmeg, dash of vanilla or other flavorings if you wish.

Mix all ingredients together and add enough juice to make pancake consistency. Cook on cook top in frying pan as with "regular" pancakes.

I can't wait to try the recipe.  The only problem is that I'm not very good at making pancakes.  I guess this will give me a lot of practice!