16 Weeks

Baby Swenson
16 weeks
size of an avocado
4 1/2 in long
weighs 3 1/2 oz

How far along: 16 weeks! 4 months along! Our baby is hitting major growth spurts! They've even started growing toenails!
Total weight gain: about 4 lbs I think
Maternity clothes: I've started to make the transition. My jeans are kind of out of the question now. So I've been wearing leggings and jeggings all the time and it's awesome. 
Stretch marks: nope! Hopefully genetics play in my favor but I am also using essential oils with my lotion to help prevent.
Sleep: My nightly routine of getting up at least once in the night to go pee haha
Best moment of this week: Actually being able to see a little baby bump! And we got a new dog so now we have two dogs! Pretty crazy but we think it will actually be way better and actually easier than having one dog because they get to play together all day and also be outside dogs! (You can see our new dog here!)
Miss anything: I still miss rock climbing bouldering! and I am missing my cute jeans a little bit...
Movement: I don't think so.. I haven't felt anything yet where I am like, "whoa that's for sure Baby Swenson!"
Food cravings: Strawberries. I feel like I could eat them all day everyday. We are putting in a garden in our yard and I am so excited to plant strawberries among tons of other yummy fruits and veggies!
Anything making you queasy or sick: strong smells! blah blah blah. Then again everything smells strong now a days. 
Have you started to show yet: yessss. FINALLY a little baby bump! It's the craziest thing ever to me!
Gender: We don't know yet.. BUT WE FIND OUT NEXT WEEK! They tried to see at my last Dr. appointment but it was a little too early and the regular tech was on vacation and the other tech was new so she was unsure. At first she was like "you're having a girl!" then she was like "oh wait, it's a boy!" So we were back to square one. ahhhh biggest waiting game everrrrr. But at least we got to see our baby! We were blown away by how much the baby has grown since our last ultrasound. I mean we saw arms, legs, hands and feet! We could see the little spine and leg bones! We even saw Baby Swenson move all by itself. Whoa!!!!! Human life is AMAZING!
Labor signs: nope
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: K I think I've finally experienced a pregnancy breakdown!! haha and it was embarrassing! I was on the phone with Rocky Mountain Power about a miscommunication with our bill and I just started crying on the phone and couldn't help it! poor guy on the phone ha! These emotions are crazy and it's like they are all amplified x100. But yes I am Happy!
Looking forward to: Finding out if Baby Swenson is a Girl or Boy next week!!!


  1. Natalie! I'm so happy for you! This is so exciting!!

    1. Thank you Lindsay! We are super excited!!! and wow you're in China! That's so awesome! I almost did that exact same thing with ILP before I met Dave! Have so much fun adventuring!


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