From moms-to-be to moms of three, this week, we’re turning our gaze to the women that drive us every day in everything we do. Because we’re never not inspired by you.
Listening… Oh boy. I’ve been in a “Whitley Radio Station” on Pandora kick for years (I mean is Pandora even a thing anymore??) It’s my go-to station for calm and relaxing folk music.
Wearing… Anything cool and comfortable these days! Just entered my third trimester so the pregnancy heat is insane, if ya know, ya know. Love my Nikki Dress from HATCH; it’s the perfect lightweight maternity dress!
Advice for newly pregnant women… First off, congratulations! Babies are such a blessing. One of my favorite things to do after finding out the gender is to pick out the name for the baby. It makes me feel even more connected to this little person growing inside of me! Also. MINTS are your best friend when the nausea hits. Trust. Just try it and you can thank me later.
Reading… The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz. It’s been a much needed diversion. Plus, I love reading books with strong female characters.
Advice for newly pregnant women… I always consider myself to be a rational person, but being pregnant during the pandemic has definitely thrown me for a loop. Best advice I try to give myself is to stay positive. Plus I appreciate having this extra time with family; it’s helped me cope with the stress.
Thoughts for new moms… Mom… mama… mother… mommy… it’s the most important role I’ll ever have in my life. In this moment, I’m soaking up all the goodness of my fourth and final pregnancy. Best advice, enjoy and be in the moment!
Reading… Cribsheet by Emily Oster
Wearing… These days I’m living in rompers and nightgowns from HATCH.
Advice for new moms… It’s OK to ask for help. Lean on your partner and whoever else you have available.
Pregnant life in quarantine is…Our new normal means, FaceTiming my husband into our OB appointments no longer seems strange, prenatal workouts on YouTube and The Bloom Method are now my go-to, and online child nutrition plus breastfeeding courses is how we’re prepping for our babe!
Reading…I just finished Ling Ma’s novel, Severance which has many eerie similarities to what we’ve all gone through during quarantine. Plus, I’m currently flicking through Nurture by Erica Chidi Cohen.
Wearing…I’ve been living in the Before, During and After Leggings. Literally. They’re perfect for being at home or taking walks.
Advice for newly pregnant women… Prioritize self-care. Prenatal massages might be out of the question, but take the extra time we have to stretch and exercise, cook nutritious meals and even though nail salons aren’t open, pick up some drug store tools and treat yourself to a self-pedicure!