14 Weeks! Hello 2nd trimester!

Baby Swenson
14 Weeks
size of lemon
3 1/2 in 
weighs 1 1/2 ounces

Here I am at 14 Weeks! I made it through the first trimester! WHOOHOO!!! I keep thinking, "Is this real life? Am I really pregnant?? Do I really have a human being growing inside my BODY!?!?" It's so crazy to think about. I just wish I could have an ultrasound everyday just to reassure myself everyday.
The first trimester was pretty tough actually but I think it could have gone a lot worse.. I thought I was going to be one of the lucky ones with no sickness at all because I didn't start feeling sick until about week 8. One of the worst parts was I caught a cold! And being pregnant you can't take really any medication... you are stuck to just waiting it out! I had the worst sore throat and head cold. Then nausea was on top of that. I clung onto my essential oils and diffused oils to help me breathe at night and soothe my symptoms. I seriously don't know what I would have done without them! Well good news is my cold is gone! YAY! Nausea still slams me sometimes but I am happy that in the whole time of my first trimester I only threw up twice! I am also the biggest sleepy head. Naps and more naps. Like deep sleep kind of naps. This makin a baby thing is tough. They say the 2nd trimester is usually when you feel the best so I am looking forward to that and to finding out the gender of our baby!!!

How far along: 14 weeks! Our little baby is the size of a Lemon, can now squint, frown, grimace, pee, and suck their thumb! Baby Swenson is set to nearly double in weight each week now! Wow!
Total weight gain: about 3 lbs I think
Maternity clothes: Not really. But I feel like I just want to wear leggins all the time and big shirts! I've noticed my jeans feel tighter and are getting a bit uncomfortable to button! This body changing thing is definitely going to take some getting use to!
Stretch marks: nope! Hopefully genetics play in my favor but I am also using essential oils with my lotion to help prevent.
Sleep: I'm so not used to having to get up in the night to have to go pee! But it happens every night and I hear it only gets more frequent.. oh and dreams! things are getting real weird haha
Best moment of this week: Entering the 2nd Trimester! And we got a nintendo 64 which we are stoked about.
Miss anything: Sushi!!! We are sushi lovers. I also really really miss bouldering rock climbing. We canceled our gym passes at momentum and it makes me sad. But it won't be forever!
Movement: nope.. Well I've felt a twitch in my stomach a few times but I don't know if that's baby Swenson or just my stomach twitching. Being the first baby I'm not really sure what to feel for and what to notice.
Food cravings: apple sauce! fruit popsicles! brothy soups!
Anything making you queasy or sick: most strong smells in general. I feel like I have a super sniffer. 
Have you started to show yet: kind of. I just feel like I ate waaaaaaay to many burritos. Can't wait until I look like I actually have a cute baby bump.
Gender: We don't know yet! Hopefully we will find out in the next few weeks!
Labor signs: uhhh no... I am anxious to even find out what labor signs to look for in the far future.
Belly button in or out: In... is it going to pop out? That will be interesting!
Wedding rings on or off: On 
Happy or moody most of the time: HAPPY! Luckily I haven't felt too crazy of mood swings. But maybe I should be asking David that question?? hahaha
Looking forward to: 2nd Trimester goodies! Finding out the gender of Baby Swenson- Also getting a baby bump that actually looks like a baby bump- and feeling Baby Swenson move!


  1. ah yay! excited to see your cute gender announcement :)

    1. ah we are so excited to find out the gender!

  2. Congratulations! Haha sometimes I look like I ate too many burritos as well...and I'm not pregnant ha. I can't wait to see a cute little bump on you!

    1. thank you!! haha you're too silly! I can't wait for a baby bump too!

  3. Congratulations! I'm excited to read more about your growing baby. We also have a nintendo 64 we love to play. So many super smash bros and mario kart tournaments.

    1. hey thanks!!! n64 is way fun! brings back so many memories.... and we kind of got tired of netflix lol We really want to get mario games! We don't have any yet. I want Super Mario, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, & Mario Party! haha a guess we are building our collection. Right now we have fun with Zelda and 007!


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