Week 17 Bumpdate

How far along: 17 weeks!

Baby Size: The baby is a size of a turnip ! (5 inches long, 5 oz)!

Weight gain: up 1.5 pounds to 118 but I expect this number to soar after Thanksgiving.

Maternity clothes: Still holding out for Black Friday sales!

Stretch marks: Crossing my fingers and using my creams every night!

Sleep: Like a champ this week thanks to my new Bump Nest! I also had another dream about my teeth falling out. This is the third time since I found out I was pregnant that I’ve had this dream so of course I decided to google it. Apparently this is a very popular pregnancy dream and according to the “dream therapists” is an over exaggeration of our fears and anxieties {ie: anxiety about appearance, fear of losing control, not feeling prepared for the task at hand, etc.}. Whew! Remind me not to google my dreams from here on out!

Gender: I can’t believe we will know in TWO days!!! Thanksgiving can’t come soon enough!! Pink or blue? I am dying to find out! Thank you to everyone who voted in our gender poll! Looks like we are tied for boy and girl!

Movement: I swear I felt my first flutter during my prenatal massage over the weekend. Not sure if it was just wishful thinking or a very light flutter but I was so excited!

Best moment this week: Getting ready for the arrival of our families for Thanksgiving. You can read about our Thanksgiving preparations and plans {here}!

Looking forward to: Spending time with our family, stuffing my face with turkey and desserts,
finding out our baby’s gender and Black Friday shopping!

Food cravings: Ice cream, cheese quesadillas, french fries, blueberry muffins & bagels, orange juice…


Anything making you queasy or sick: Still saying NO to chicken.

Labor Signs: Will start answering this in about 26 weeks…


What I miss: I had a nasty cold all last week and definitely missed medicine, especially nighttime medicine. My doctor gave us a list of approved medicines for colds at our first appointment but I decided to tough it out. Instead, I sucked down a whole bag of Cold-Eeze. They are just cough drops, right? I read the box after my 10th drop to find out that you can only have 1-2 per day. I had mom guilt for days.


Symptoms: While I was sick, I had sharp pains every time I sneezed or coughed (which was frequent). Apparently this is just another awesome symptom of round ligament pain.

Nursery: Hoping to purchase our crib and rocker on Black Friday, pending sale price!

Belly Button in or out? In

Wedding rings on or off? On

Mood: Oh-so-happy!!!

Workouts: My cold really kicked my butt this week so I only managed to take one Cardio Funk class and one elliptical workout.

Prayer for Baby: 


Dear Lord, as my baby continues to grow and gain fat this week, I pray that she will gain the right amount of weight, including the healthy amount of body fat. Please help me to eat in a healthy way, and exercise regularly so I can continue to have a healthy pregnancy. Help me to also concentrate on good health and not become obsessed with my body weight/image. Whether we are having a boy or girl, I pray that You will continue to bless and guide my baby’s development. I thank you for your love and protection. In Jesus’s name. Amen.


 “But now God has placed the parts, each one of them, in the body just as He wanted.” 

– 1 Corinthians 12:18





  1. Jodi
    November 26, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    You are going to have the Happiest of Thanksgivings this year finding out what you are having. Enjoy Mama!

  2. Morgan Rae
    November 26, 2013 / 1:46 pm

    This is sure to be a Thanksgiving you will never forget. How special to have your family there when you find out the gender of the baby. Congrats!

  3. Meg
    November 26, 2013 / 1:55 pm

    Oh gosh that is so exciting!!!! You are such a gorgeous pregnant lady!!! Enjoy every moment xx

  4. Becky {This Is Happiness}
    November 26, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Beautiful pictures! So excited for you guys and can't wait to find out the gender!! What a fun Thanksgiving! And love your sweet prayer for baby ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Bekah @ reโ€ขsolve
    November 26, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    That is so interesting about the teeth dream…

  6. Heather
    November 26, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Hope you feel better. Colds really stink when you are pregnant because you can't take anything! Kudos for working out anyway. Hope you score some great Thanksgiving deals for your nursery.

  7. Shayna Yancey
    November 26, 2013 / 3:32 pm

    You look beautiful as always! I can't wait to find out what y'all are having!! Glad you are feeling better!!!

  8. Lindsey Regan Thorne
    November 26, 2013 / 4:30 pm

    You're a doll!!!! I'm so excited for y'all… 2 more days! ๐Ÿ™‚ It could very well be a fluter… I felt my first one at exactly 17 weeks! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  9. Cortney
    November 26, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    Round ligament pain is the worst:( So exciting to feel the baby move and to find out whether it's a little guy or gal:)

  10. Peach State of Mind
    November 26, 2013 / 7:36 pm

    You are looking cuter and cuter with every week! Can't wait to find out if it's a boy or girl!

  11. The Reedy Review
    November 26, 2013 / 7:41 pm

    Oh, what a wonderful Thanksgiving this will be. You're looking great!

  12. PolkaDottyPlace
    November 27, 2013 / 1:17 am

    I had the tooth falling out dream non-stop during pregnancy! I'd always wake up and feel for my teeth. I'd forgotten about that little pregnancy quirk. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving hosting all of your family. I'm anxious to hear boy or girl – my vote is boy ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart
    November 27, 2013 / 2:04 am

    You are too cute.. I'm loving your photos of just yourself and your couple pictures! I can't wait to find out what the baby is.. I haven't seen you in person but you almost look like you are carrying a girl. I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. You are so blessed!!

  14. jen
    November 27, 2013 / 2:08 am

    You are gorgeous! I had the teeth dream too!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving! Much to be thankful for! Next year will bring even more thankfulness in a way you can't yet imagine!

  15. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    November 27, 2013 / 9:27 am

    Yay for Thanksgiving!! Can't wait to know x

  16. April of A. Liz Adventures
    November 27, 2013 / 1:14 pm

    First flutter, eeeek! And you are a rock star with your workouts. I am straight sedentary minus some walks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. [darci @ the good life]
    November 27, 2013 / 3:58 pm

    Is it strange that I'm more excited about finding out if this little babe is a boy or girl than I am about getting to eat copious amounts of pumpkin pie tomorrow?? That's big. BIG.

  18. Jamie Vespa
    November 27, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Have a great Thanksgiving & can't wait for you to find out what you're having!!!! :DJamie @ The Growing Up Diaries

  19. Crystal
    November 29, 2013 / 1:52 am

    I'm sure your flutter was the baby! You are at the right time! Both of my girls loved(love) when I get massages..

  20. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    November 29, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Your head is in the right place! For whatever reason I didn't gain a lot in the first trimester and early second, but I really didn't even pay attention to the weight issue. I wanted to gain! And looking back I probably should've indulged even more! ๐Ÿ™‚ So excited for your baby girl!

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