12 Weeks

In typical me fashion, I’m late! We were a day late taking our 12 week picture and 4 days late posting about 12 weeks! Better late than never, right?

And surprise! I cut my hair off!! I cut off about 13 inches that I’m donating to locks of love! I’m loving my new hair cut especially during the summertime!

Here is the belly at 12 weeks 1 day! There really isn’t anything to see and this larger shirt would hide a bump if it did exist! I started this pregnancy weighing about 20 pounds less than I started Paxton’s pregnancy and about 7 pounds lighter than I was at my lowest point while I was so sick with morning sickness with him so I am definitely smaller this go round. (And I’m hoping that means I stay smaller and don’t weigh more than my hubby at the end of the pregnancy…it was just 1 pound, but still!)

Here’s a shot of me pregnant with Paxton:

I am exactly 12 weeks 1 day here too! You can see that there was a little bump starting to form here! (I’m quite excited about comparing my growth this time with the pictures from last time!) (I also think I look much younger…not that I look old now! I think it’s the hair…)

I’m beginning to feel almost normal. My appetite is just about completely back, I’ve meal planned and thinking about meal planning and cooking doesn’t make me feel nauseous!! Yay! I am still extremely tired and finding I can’t stay up past 10:30 or so and need a nap or a time of rest during the day. I feel bad that I’m not able to be as active as I would like with Paxton but I’m hoping once I hit the 2nd trimester I’ll get some energy back.

I lie in bed almost every night and every morning hoping I can feel the baby! Nothing yet but I’m expecting to feel some motion sometime in the next few weeks since it is my second pregnancy!! I cannot wait to begin feeling those little flutters!

With this pregnancy I want to document my growing belly and baby as well as the growing big brother! I know 7 months is going to make a world of difference in this little guy so we’re going to snap a picture together each week too!! (I’m sure it will begin getting tricky holding a heavier and heavier toddler over a bigger and bigger belly but we’ll manage!)

And just because he’s so stinkin’ cute and expressive, here’s another one!!

Seriously, I’m thrilled about this new little baby and can’t wait to have another sweet newborn to love on (and just thinking about that makes me feel like my heart might just explode!) But, with all that being said, I’m so excited that Paxton is going to have a sibling!! I can just picture the two of them interacting this time next year (the new little one will be almost 6 months then and should be quite active and interactive!!)

13 Responses to “12 Weeks”

  1. Kelly says:

    You look beautiful! I love your new haircut!! Paxton is such a little man 🙂

  2. Phoebe says:

    How exciting, Rachel! Congrats to all 3 of you!

  3. Rachel Campbell says:

    I think running after a little one, as well as breastfeeding, makes a big difference in your starting weight. I'm still well under what my pre-pregnancy weight for my daughter was and I'm already into the 2nd trimester! Kinda weird!

  4. Meg says:

    Rachel, I am so excited for you, John David and Paxton!!! I love the pictures (the one from Paxton's pregnancy included) and the "baby bump" that is barely noticable. I was wondering how you could be starting 20 lbs lighter than last time seeing as you were so thin then too, but what Rachel Campbell mentioned could very well be the reason! Geeze Louise. I'm glad you are feeling good this time around, and I pray that you continue to feel this well throughout the pregnancy.

    • Rachel says:

      Breastfeeding definitely has been a cause for weight loss over this past year. I started off this pregnancy 20 pounds lighter than with Paxton. However, in these pictures there's only about a 10 pound difference since I was so sick with Paxton and lost about 13 pounds. I'm thinking I'm "out of the woods" as far as sickness goes! I'm feeling good already and nesting is kicking in! I'm hoping once I reach the second trimester my energy level will get a much needed boost though to go along with the motivation!!

  5. sux0rz1 says:

    So very excited for you!

  6. Rachel says:

    Thank you!! We're thrilled! 🙂

  7. Sarah says:

    I love your hair cut. So exciting!

  8. Amy Lynne says:

    You look wonderful! I hope your energy level comes back up soon!

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