23 Weeks

 

{Why yes, we skipped 22 weeks! We never took a picture and I just forgot…I suppose that can be blamed on pregnancy brain! In fact I spent last week wondering how far along I am! It’s hard keeping track these days!}

This past Saturday was 23 weeks. It’s so hard to believe that I’m over half way already, this pregnancy is just flying by! Most days I can’t quite believe we’re welcoming another baby but the excitement is really starting to build! I see newborns and think we’re going to have one of those in a few short months, that is exciting!

I’m feeling great, my belly is just growing and Weston’s kicks just keep getting stronger and stronger! He spent all day Saturday moving around, kicking and bouncing on my bladder! He’s so much more active than Paxton was. John David is feeling him moving all the time and we’ve tried to get Paxton to feel but he won’t stay still to wait for a kick once we have his hand on my belly!

My belly is definitely growing and I’m beginning to ‘feel pregnant’ which is interesting to me since I didn’t really have any pregnancy aches and discomforts with Paxton until the last week or two! I suppose baby number two is harder on the body! Even with the slight discomforts, I’m still feeling great and when Weston is not moving all around, I sometimes forget I’m even pregnant, that is until I take a peep in the mirror!

Here I am at 23 weeks with Paxton:

 

 

My belly definitely looks much rounder here! I think I was bigger then. However, I woke up Sunday and I promise my belly had grown, so I look much more like this shot with Paxton now than I did on Saturday!

Here’s the adorable big brother! He’s getting so big and looking so much like a little boy these days! We have compared this picture at 23 weeks to the first picture we took at 12 and Paxton has grown so much, he looked like such a baby back at week 12! I know he’s just going to keep looking more and more boyish during these past few months and by the time baby brother arrives, he probably won’t look like a baby at all!

We talk to Paxton about his brother often. We mention Weston and tell him that his brother is in Mama’s belly! When we ask him where baby is, he’ll point to his belly so he’s starting to understand! He’s also doing a fabulous job ‘loving’ his baby doll. He’ll hug and kiss him, so sweet!

 

2 Responses to “23 Weeks”

  1. Kelly says:

    You look so good!! I'm glad you're feeling well. I completely understand mommy brain and trying to remember how far along you are! 🙂

    Where do you get your necklaces? I love how they just add a pop of color to your outfit!

    • Rachel says:

      I'm still struggling remembering how far along. With this pregnancy I really have to stop and think about it which kind of makes me feel bad since I could rattle off the week and day without thought while pregnant with P! John David brought me the turquoise necklace home from Ethiopia (I love it!) and the red one was made by a friend!

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