Yesterday was pretty fabulous as my neighbors watched the babies for me for 30 minutes while I jogged. I was both esctatic to run and terrified of leaving them alone (with my perfectly capable friends). But the trial run (pun intended, hehe) went great and I felt both refreshed and energized at the wonderful chance to run, something that has become a rare treat since the babies arrived. This is a bit cruel, as now that I am finally able to run again (I was banned from running most of my pregnancy due to my high-risk pregnancy), I am now alone with the babies most days and by the time my husband gets home, I'm desperate to feed them dinner and crawl into bed. But now that I know they can survive being watched by non-family members, I am looking forward to popping out for the occasional jog, and rewarding my neighbors with endless healthy treats.
By the time the evening rolled around yesterday, true to form, I was exhausted, and my body ached. I had stupidly carried them in their front carrier for 3 hours yesterday. This was very, very dumb. I did not want to wake them as they were being cute little angels, so I ignored my aching shoulders and went for an hour walk, did some writing, laundry and house cleaning all while wearing the babies. Clearly, my shoulders and back were reminding me that my 11 week old twins are a little heavy to be carried that long.
Some days, you need a little treat to keep you going. For me yesterday, these little luscious bites of creamy goodness with a cacao crunch were just the ticket to take my mind of my aching, exhausted body.
Especially when Blair and Ivy are firm in their refusal to slumber, a little energy-boosting cookie bite goes a long way. In fact, in was difficult not to eat these all for dinner, but I'm glad I saved a few; they make an excellent 4:15am snack when you're soothing crying babies as well. I learned that this morning and as it turns out, raw cookie bites and tea make any morning better. Even if it still feels like the middle of the night.
I'm attempting to get them to nap here, but Blair (left) is making hilarious cooing noises and Ivy is flailing her limbs and randomly shrieking (thier usual M.O.) No idea why the picture makes them look like ghosts...
Cookie Dough Bites
yields 7 small cookies
1/4 cup sunflower seed or almond butter
3 tablespoons coconut flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
1.5 to 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1 tablespoon cacao nibs
1. In a bowl, mix all ingredients well with a spoon or spatula.
2. Divide into balls and chill in fridge to set.