This week I have been really really feeling pregnant even though I am only 25 weeks. Well, I guess 25 weeks would feel pregnant right? I was talking to my mom yesterday telling her how I imagined what it would be like being pregnant, but not really knowing what it was really like. There are some things you can imagine and other things you simply can’t until they happen.
Pregnancy is totally different! I talk to God and I thank him for the gift of creation and pregnancy. It is so hard to wrap my mind around the fact that I am carrying a human being in my body. Everytime I feel a flutter or quick movement from my stomach I stare at my tummy, shocked and bewildered.
Has this happened to any of you women out there? I am sure it has! It brings tears to my eyes that in 15-17 weeks, God-providing, I will see my little baby. I have a friend who sent me a lovely devotional called Expecting–Praying for You Child’s Development–Body and Soul.
In this devotional, it leads me to pray for my baby by each week that passes. It is amazing because it tells me how the baby is developing each week. AMAZING! There is one thing about having a weekly email telling me the size of my baby, but it is another when the devotional helps and leads me to pray for my unborn child.
Yesterday I started applying almond and coconut oils to my tummy. Signs of stretch marks indicate already how fast this tummy is growing. I thank God for my mother coming in town. She has been of great comfort and has helped with washing dishes and cooking alongside me! It is great to get recommendations from her too!
I love cooking for her too though! I made some delicious muffins before she woke up this week and she loved them. So did Ryan. I totally forgot I have not photographed them and luckily I was able to capture the last 2 muffins before they are devoured today! Hee hee
I found the recipe at One Perfect Bite, but the original recipe is from Mississippi Kitchen. They start as White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Muffins but I do not keep white chocolate so I used regular dark chocolate chips and instead of using flax seed meal to sub for the egg, I used a banana. These muffins came out so great and delicious! Make them for your family.
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup So Delicious Original Coconut Milk
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts (I used roasted and salted)