BUMP STYLE INSPO: MATERNITY DRESSES I LIVED IN

Starting off this post with a friendly disclaimer: I’m not pregnant again. Instead, since I know so many of my readers ARE pregnant or are HOPING to get pregnant soon, I’m excited to share some of my favorite maternity dresses with you from when I WAS pregnant. It feels like years ago and just yesterday all at the same time! Rounding up some of my favorite maternity dresses ever below as well as photos of me wearing similar looks. Including some photos of tiny Naiya too before she officially became a big sister. I blinked and now she’s basically a teenager so these photos to me are EVERYTHING. I can only imagine how special they’ll be when Naiya becomes an ACTUAL teenager and beyond.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR A MATERNITY SHOOT

I planned on sharing our maternity photos before Sadie was born but since the past weeks have been such a blur, excited to finally share now! Better late than never! Naiya, Phil and myself had so much fun snapping these a few weeks back while we dreamed about what our family of four would be like. Throughout the shoot, I remember feeling like I was about to pop and wondered how much longer Sadie could possibly stay in my belly.  She was clearly running out of room in there and I couldn’t wait for her to come out! Looking back at these photos now, though, dare I say I actually already miss the bump?!  I had such a tough pregnancy where I was very sick and threw up every day and yet I still look back at this time missing it! Am I crazy?

OUR MATERNITY SHOOT

I’m so excited to share my first post since Phil and I have officially become parents! Our daughter, Naiya Lennon Galanty was born August 30th at 11:40pm at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. She was 7 pounds and 21 inches of pure cuteness and she has completely melted our hearts.  We are so in love and so exhausted at the same time and the past couple of weeks have been such a whirlwind. Naiya has already started to grow and change so much and she’s not even two weeks old yet. Time is already flying by and we’re trying our best to savor every minute.

WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG

August 24th was our daughter’s official due date but she’s still apparently very comfortable and is cooking away! The past two nights, I’ve had really intense contractions that were so bad, I was convinced they were the real deal and we needed to head to the hospital. That said, since they were not happening in repetitive intervals and they were kind of all over the place, we knew the hospital wouldn’t admit us yet. 

BUMPDATE: 40 WEEKS

Hello, August 24, 2017! Phil and I have been dreaming of this day for what seems like forever because it’s our daughter’s official due date. Even though she’s not showing any new signs of coming out just yet, this still feels like such a special day and we’re so thankful to have made it here.  I’ve heard from so many other moms that first time moms usually go into labor late but I honestly can’t believe I’m still preggo!  We have our 40 week OB appointment today and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we find out some good news.