REAL-MOMS SERIES: JENNIFER

Jennifer shares a few highlights of her pregnancy with daughter Olivia and how her style adapted over time:

 

Do you have a name picked out?
Olivia Gioia

What’s something you really love about being pregnant?
Something I really love about being pregnant is feeling her little kicks!

What are/were you most nervous about with motherhood?
I think I’m most nervous about knowing what to do when she actually comes, just being a good mom.

Have you had any cravings?
Biggest cravings have been: mangoes, pie, and donuts

Jennifer in BellaNove’s Layla Split Neck Blouse

Have your hobbies or favorite pastimes changed while pregnant?
Since being pregnant, I haven’t been able to run as much but I’ve taken up a lot of walking which has been nice.

What maternity pieces could you not live without?
Maternity pieces I could not live without: Leggings!!! And my maternity jeans.

How has your style changed while being pregnant?
My style hasn’t really changed all that much, although these days. I’m actually wearing more dresses than usual and am thankful I can still wear heels when I want to.

What were some of the biggest challenges with dressing for maternity?
Some of the biggest challenges with dressing for maternity was finding flattering styles for my body while still feeling comfortable.

How are you planning on balancing work and motherhood?
I plan to take a few months off of work when she arrives and then eventually go back part-time in the beginning so that I can spend as much time with her as possible.

What will you miss most about being pregnant?
What I’ll miss most about being pregnant is being able to eat for 2 and using the excuse “I’m pregnant” to get out of doing things lol

Something interesting about you that people wouldn’t normally know?
I’m deathly afraid of birds and have no idea why!