5 Month Update on Baby Jacob

I CANNOT believe that nearly 5 1/2 months have gone by since my little guy was born! He is the sweetest, happiest little guy and I LOVE him! 

You wouldn't know it looking at him now, but if you've been following on my facebook page you know we have been struggling to get him to gain weight! At his 4 month check up he had reached 12 pounds and finally made it onto the growth charts at a whopping 2%. I have never been so happy to hear a 2% score in my life!! 

We struggled with breastfeeding and ultimately ended up with a combination of breast and formula to get him to put on the pounds! He is the sweetest, best baby I could ever wish for. He only cries when he needs mommy!

Plus, he has the most handsome smile ever! He's sportin' his Thirsties cloth diaper and a newsboy hat I made him in these pictures.  His baby blue eyes are sure to make him a heart breaker in a couple years.

He goes in for his 6 month check-up in a few weeks and I'm hoping he has continued to put on some weight. I have been making my lactation cookies to try and keep up with him!

Lactation Cookie Recipe {Dairy, Egg, and Peanut Free Options}

If you are nursing a little one and haven't heard about lactation cookies... well, you're in luck! Essentially a Lactation is cookie is pretty much what it sounds like. It's a cookie you can eat to help with your lactation {milk production}. The cookies are full of yummy and super healthy ingredients to help give your body a little boost! 

Nursing a baby takes a lot from us moms (literally!) and sometimes we just need a little something extra to help us get through it. Plus, it doesn't hurt that they taste so darn yummy! I have to make these in 1/2 batches so that when I eat them all in 2 days I don't feel so terrible. AND, as an added bonus... when your hubby says so sweetly, "haven't you had enough cookies?" you can sincerely reply, "NO. They are for the baby and I need to eat them!". Ha!

Seriously... doesn't just looking at the picture make you drool!? Well, wipe off your keyboard and write down the ingredients so you can make some of your own! If you scroll down to the bottom of the recipe you can find some *egg, **dairy, and **peanut free options too!