My Second Trimester


It’s hard to believe but I’m now at 29 weeks. December seems like it’s right around the corner, especially when it comes to preparing for him. Right now we’re going doing some major cleaning in our apartment. They call it nesting, I call it making room for the baby. Anyone who lives in NYC, knows that space is limited, so you’re always getting rid of things and finding new ways to organize and store what you currently have.

Nursery Update

As for the nursery, it’s still incomplete. We’re working with Ali, owner of Inspired by…Designs to complete his room. The space for the nursery is small…very small. Imagine a walk-in a closet. We needed some creative firepower to make it work. Since space is an issue, we decided to get a mini crib and a small dresser for his belongings. Thankful for tall ceilings, we’ll be implementing some shelving in the room for storage and decoration. Can’t wait to show everyone the finished look for the nursery!

More of the same

My second trimester has been similar to the first trimester, with a just few minor changes. My energy level is back to normal. I still need at least six hours of sleep. It’s so hard to believe I could fully function on three hours of sleep during college. I really need to stop thinking that I’ll ever regain that superpower. Getting to the gym has slowed down greatly. Not because I haven’t wanted to, but I just haven’t found the time. Things have been just been really busy with family, friends and my blog. Making time outside of that just hasn’t been a priority. On our last visit, the doctor said that yoga and pilates will prepare me best for my delivery, so I’ll be signing back up for Classpass and getting back into my routine. However, staying busy and not focusing too much on my pregnancy has kept me going at my normal pace.

Another change has been cramps during long walks or when I walk fast. Previously this only happened to me after drinking a bunch of water and then running. I’m starting to slow down on my walks and it usually goes away within a few moments. Oh yes, I’m also really thirsty, much more than usual. My first trimester I drank a ton of water, but I think I’ve been doubling my intake the last few months. My water bottle has become a good friend. Oh yes, one more thing, our baby boy loves to move and kick. It’s sporadic and really uncomfortable. I’ll be sitting at my desk writing (like I’m doing now) and he’ll just give me a good kick in the ribs and then start moving around. It doesn’t necessarily hurt all the time, but it does make for a funny feeling. Like most babies, he’s most active when I lay down in bed, so that’s always fun to see my stomach moving as he twists and turns.

Final Stretch

Heading into my last three months, I’m starting to get anxious about the delivery and praying everything goes well. I’ve heard every story (good and bad) you can imagine about child birth, so my expectations are all over the place. I’m thankful we’re less than twenty blocks from the hospital, so when it’s time, we can quickly get to where we need to be! We may actually get a hotel room by the hospital as the time becomes imminent so we can just walk over when it’s “go time”.

Q&A for next week

Next Saturday, I’m going to do a Q&A on my blog regarding my pregnancy. I’ve received a bunch of emails, so I’d love to do something where I can answer everyone’s questions. Feel free to leave them on the comment section below, tweet me or send me an email at


What I’ve been Wearing

Fitted Ribbed Dress

These fitted cotton dresses have been some of my favorite pieces to wear the last few months. I don’t always feel like showing the bump, so I do wear denim with chunky knit sweaters on certain days. Loose tops with a blazer also works great.  

Wool Fedora

Lately, I’ve been throwing on this wool fedora when I’m out and about in the city. It has a lot to do with fall and I really enjoy adding fun accessories likes this to my outfits.

Oversized Scarf

I’ve really grown to like these oversized scarves and cardigans during my pregnancy. As much as I love my fitted dresses, sometimes I don’t want all my curves showing. These add some character to an otherwise simple look and keep you warm!


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Today’s scarf is brought to you by Talbots. Thank you so much for the beautiful piece to add to my wardrobe. The scarf is to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. For the month of October, Talbots is giving 20% of their proceeds to the foundation to help fund the tools and research needed to find a cure for breast cancer. You can buy the scarf here! It makes for a lovely gift to any woman in your life.

If you’re looking for more of my maternity style looks, click here to check out all my outfits. Super exciting times ahead…later this month, I’ll be working with Victoria McGinley of Victoria McGinley Studio to redesign my site and optimize it for my readers. I cannot wait!

xo, Olivia

1 Comment

  1. Girl seriously pregnancy style goals!!

    Posted 10.1.16 · Reply

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