Jul 25, 2008

I feel so THIN!

Yesterday I ran into the library with 5 kids and books that were due, I somehow managed to get out of there with books only for me. I kid you not, highly unusual behavior.
As I looked at the big girl section books (also highly unusual), my eyes spotted- 'When You're Expecting Twins, Triplets or Quads.' (a pregnancy book) I saw it nestled between the other books on the shelf and the word TWINS caught my eye. I remember what the Holy Spirit had asked me to ask Him. I felt the nudge to bring the book home.

As all my kids were in bed-my Knight and I sat and read. I shuffled through this book, to see if there was anything I needed to know about this 'pregnancy' of mine. Fits of laughter and me spouting bits of multiple pregnancy knowledge to my Knight was what you would have heard.
Joy unspeakable joy-God is preparing me.
Come to find out, the normal weight gain for twins is 40-56 lbs. whehhh! As a girl who has had infertility and only one pregnancy where I gained all of 15 lbs (due to my heart condition)...I am feeling very thin today, well for an adoptive mom who is pregnant with ...well that remains to be seen.
A slew of recipes resides in the appendix of the book...titled, 'Best Recipes for Moms-to-Be of Multiples.' Let me share one...perhaps the Holy Spirit has you pregnant with something He is creating for your life. We need to take care of the spiritual as well as our physical bodies...so here goes:

Yogurt Guacamole-serves 6

3 ripe avocados (1 1/2 lbs)
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (YUM)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups plain low-fat yogurt
6 pita breads, split
2 tablespoons medium-hot salsa (HOOK a sister UP!)
In a large bowl, mash the avocados. Stir in the remaining ingredients except the pita bread. Serve on warm pita.


Renna said...

I have experienced recent travailing in the spirit akin to birth pains. I'm not sure yet what it is, whether it's for something God's about to birth in my own life (not babies), or if it's for something or someone else. My pastor's wife thinks it's for revival in our church, and though we're all wanting that, I'm not sure yet if that's what it's about. God will show me in due time, though.

Meanwhile, I'm anxious to try that yummy quacamole! ;-)

Shawnstribe said...

aww, ive got twins, so wishedid seen that recepie then ; )
still trying to shake off my twin pregnancy extra pounds...but heres the catch....the twins are 20!!!!
no lie...ive gotta do something hey ; )
love from across the pond

Martie said...

I hope you enjoy your recipes! Eat up - your'e eating for two - or perhaps three?!!!

Just wanted to let you know I am still following your blog and keeping your adoption in my prayers. We are sure enjoying the little one God has given us!!


Angela said...

Just found your blog from Missy Kollar's. We, too, are adopting from Ethiopia! A girl (age 3) and a boy (age 2). We had court yesterday, but didn't pass (yet) due to a paperwork delay. We have 2 homegrown (a girl-5 and a boy-4) and we also homeschool! I saw Hungary and Ethiopia on your intrest lists... I lived in Hungary for a year and LOVE it. I got to go back and visit friends there last fall... Sounds like we have a lot in common...
Email me...I would LOVE to invite you to our blog! :)

Razor Family Farms said...

What a super post!

BTW, I love using plain yogurt in my guacamole, too! I thought I was the only one!


I guess great minds think alike!


Renata said...

Yummy recipe! BTW I put on less weight carrying my twins than I did with the others!! I am looking forward to hearing what God has in store for your family!

Pura said...

Delicious recipe! ... to be expecting no matter the situation we are in it is always exciting.

Lil_Birdie said...

:) babies still not ready

Lovella said...

. . .so fun, the recipe looks delicious .. I'll try it. . I wouldn't mind a set of twin grandbabies. . snicker.

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