Thursday, December 26, 2013

17 Week Pregnancy Update and Baby Bump Photos

Hey, everyone!
I'm a day late in posting this blog. I was busy with family yesterday. I hope everyone had a great Christmas with your loved ones! Brad, Oopsie and I are heading back to TN tomorrow morning (we've been in Gulfport, MS visiting family since last Friday).
I'm 17 weeks and 1 day today. Hooray! That kind of rhymed. Haha! My bean is now the size of an onion and is about 5.1 inches long and weighs about 5.9 ounces. Everything is still going wonderfully! Praise God!
I did have quite a scare on Saturday and Sunday though. My dad always takes Brad and I out to eat at a buffet when we visit and I got a bad case of food poisoning afterward. It hit me about 3 AM on Sunday. I got up and was vomiting, had the runs and was sweating; then getting cold chills. The puking and runs lasted until my last round at 11:45 AM. I couldn't even keep water down; it was awful.
Then, I still felt bad and was battling being really hot and getting chills, so I took my temperature and it was 100.7. I Googled and everyone said to drink lots of cold water (I was keeping it down by this point) and take a Tylenol. My temperature was back to normal by 10:00 PM. Thank God.
Fear was hitting me pretty badly about all of this affecting the baby but I had to reject it and continue to put my faith in God. He didn't bless me with this miracle baby for nothing. I know my bean is in His hands and that I will have a healthy baby with no side-effects from being sick. AMEN! :-D
I'm loving going to my midwife appointments each month and hearing my bean. This month my bean was jumping while we were listening to him/her. It was so sweet!
Speaking of him/her ... we find out the bean's gender on the 13th! I can't wait! Brad and I are like 90% certain that it's a boy and everyone we've asked, with the exception of my stepdad (Bud) and best friend (Emily), thinks it's a boy.
So, what do you all think it's going to be? I'd love to know!
In other news, we changed our girl name from Emma Lee Moyers to Emilee Grace Moyers. Brad and a few other family members weren't crazy about the name Emma. We went though every girl name out there (we're not a huge fan of girl names) and couldn't find one that we both liked more than Emily but it's so popular and I really wanted my middle name Lee involved and I didn't think Emily Lee sounded right. So, we decided on Emilee Grace (because it's by the grace of God I'm pregnant) and I absolutely love it! If it's a boy, we're still naming him Brady Scott (a play on his daddy's name, Bradley Scott).
My pregnancy this month: I still don't feel pregnant. My only symptom continues to be burping. I've noticed this past week that I have started sweating much easier though, which I read yesterday hits a lot of women around this time. My nose is also getting stuffy a lot more.  Oh, I've also been experiencing round ligament pain sometimes. My belly is growing but I still feel like I could go either way to people ... fat or pregnant. I'm hoping by the end of next month I'll for sure look pregnant. I know I keep saying that but it has to happen one of these months. *Crosses fingers*
I'm supposed to be able to feel the baby any time now. I've read and heard that it feels like butterfly wings, gas bubbles, twitching or rolling. I've had quite a few moments the past few days where I thought, Is that the baby?! but I still can't be certain. I'm waiting for the moment where I know without a doubt that it is the baby; I'm so excited for that moment!
Cravings: Still carbs and fruit.
Here are my baby bump pictures this month.

Warm winter blessings,


  1. Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas! I'm still pulling for a boy, my mom has switched to a girl because she wants to share middle names with the baby haha.

  2. Amy, You look Beautiful! You look fabulous pregnant. All your hard work over the last few years is continuing to show through your pregnancy. I lost a lot of weight before my pregnancy and I was still smaller at 9 months pregnant than I was at my biggest and that was an Awesome feeling. It was so nice to just be healthy while pregnant. I just wanted to tell you how great you look with your growing bump! Tina

  3. Your blog is just what I needed! So much of it resonates with me. I too had trouble TTC and we were blessed in April 2013. God is so faithful. I recently started back on my weight loss journey. Congrats on your blessing! Fyi- I too had the stuffy nose and would suggest a humidifier if you don't already have one.

    1. Thank you, Kristy! Congrats on your baby! :)