December 7, 2015

Little Bump

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Dress: H&M (longer alternative)  | Vest: Intermix (very similar) | Boots: Stuart Weitzman ‘Highland
For those of you who follow me on instagram, might have already seen our exciting news! This Thursday, I’ll be 22 weeks pregnant and while I do love some chunky sweaters, that’s been the main reason for *so* many outfits based around them. I almost feel like I should be apologizing for that!
Before I get into the details, I just want to mention that before I got pregnant, I never really cared to read about the pregnancy details of others and basically, few things relating to that topic. I don’t mean to sound insensitive, but I would just bypass that sort of stuff and move on to whatever interested me. Of course now, I’m all about it!  So while I do plan to share and get into this exciting time in my life, I promise this won’t only turn into that type of blog.
BUT, I know some of you are in fact interested, so I wanted to share some things relating to my pregnancy. The first trimester was a bit of a rough one due to the constant state of nausea and overwhelming fatigue. I fell asleep on the train, in the passenger seat of any car and pretty much, anywhere I could squeeze a nap in. When Wendy, Anh and I first planned Paris, this was way before I found out I was pregnant and as the trip approached, I remember thinking “oh my goodness. I’m just so tired. How am I ever going to make it in Europe?” Luckily, I was totally fine once I got there! So yea, the fatigue was the thing I remember most, but as so many people said, once I hit the second trimester, I had 90% of my energy back. The nausea was also pretty bad, but seltzer and Pellegrino became my best friend. I also had to make sure my stomach was never empty, otherwise, I’d get insanely sick.
Aside from those few rough weeks, it’s been pretty smooth! I’m back to working out (I barely worked out the first trimester and felt so guilty about it) and back to eating healthier, rather than craving only carbs. I was on a major bagel, cream cheese and tomato kick and now I’ve replaced the bagel with a much healthier ezekiel bread.
I’m due on April 13th and we just found out the sex, so I’ll definitely be sharing that soon!
For any new parents out there, if there are any books out there that you loved, please share!Thank you guys for following!

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90 comments

  • Sasa Zoe

    Congrats!!! So excited:P

    Shall We Sasa

  • Anu B

    Congratulations! That is so exciting! I will certainly be reading your pregnancy details 🙂

  • Beauty Follower

    Oh congrats!
    So chic in grey!

    Have a lovely week 🙂
    beautyfollower.blogspot.gr

  • Caro

    How wonderful, congratulations! I hope everything will now go as planned an you can enjoy this pregnancy as much as possible!

  • Äni

    Aaaaaaw, congratulations!!!

    xx
    ani from ani hearts
    ♥

  • DEMELER

    Congrats babe! You looks beautiful
    xo
    http://thedemeler.com

  • Emma Loves Fashion

    Congrats!
    you looks so beatiful with your bump,
    Emma
    http://www.emmalovesfashion.com

  • Cyrielle Vexenat

    Very warm congratulations! This is one stylish bump! Looking back at the previous weeks' outfits it seems kinda obvious now that the clothes & accessories were "strategically placed" 😉 but hey this is such a private, personal time in your life and yet you are sharing it with your readers, so don't apologize!

  • sylvia mireles

    Congrats Helena!! So happy for you 🙂

  • Vanessa Ciliberto

    ohhh congrats!!!

    TheVogueWord
    TheVogueWord

  • Jewelle

    Congratulations!!! You look beautiful :-). Best wishes in the months to come.

  • Ale Bellaire

    Congratulations!!! One book I loved was "our babies ourselves" because it explains why we raise babies the way we do and helps you to feel less guilty about any choices you make, in my case, keeping the baby crib in my bedroom. I love being a Mom and I wish you nothing but the best. My baby is 5 months old, and I still look at her, feel so happy and think "she is mine"!!!. Just holding/hugging her gives me the warmest loving feeling.

  • Ale Bellaire

    Congratulations!!! One book I loved was "our babies ourselves" because it explains why we raise babies the way we do and helps you to feel less guilty about any choices you make, in my case, keeping the baby crib in my bedroom. I love being a Mom and I wish you nothing but the best. My baby is 5 months old, and I still look at her, feel so happy and think "she is mine"!!!. Just holding/hugging her gives me the warmest loving feeling.

  • Emma Walker

    Congrats! Love that dress

    Emma | With A City Dream

  • Ç.

    Congrats 😀
    Can't wait to see your looks from now on 😉

  • Danielle

    Congratulations! This are fantastic news! You look lovely in that grey dress!

    Danielle
    http://www.spring2spring.com

  • Nissi Mendes

    Congrats!!!

    ♥ Nissi
    http://www.nissimendes.ch

  • Evie Campbell

    Congrats! You look great!

  • Kristina

    Wow congratulations, that is so amazing! And I love your outfit, you look beautiful 🙂
    ♡ Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  • Jada Nicola

    I love your dress! Congratulations on your new journey!

    http://thegirlfromconnecticut.blogspot.com/

  • Bella B

    Congratulations your going to be a fabulous mom with stunning style!!

    http://xoxobella.com

  • Poshnessary com

    Beautiful outfit. So excited to se more of your pregnancy style

    Kisses from http://www.poshnessary.com ❤

  • Alicia Braxton

    Congratulations! You look amazing!

  • Bogi Vrg

    Congratulations! I'm very exciting about your maternity outfits!
    I read 4 books but they were rather useless. Just listen to your instincts! I never wanted a child but now I have a 11 months olda baby boy and he is my biggest love and happiness in my life.

  • Kristina Pervanas

    Congratulations Helena!!! What an exciting time for you! Can't wait to see how you #stylethebump!

  • Shauna C

    So excited for you! Looking forward to seeing all of your fabulous maternity looks 🙂

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

  • Elizabeth T.

    Aww congratulations! 😀 This is such exciting news! And loving the all grey outfit, btw! So chic <3

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Natali

    Now, BIG CONGRATULATIONS are in order!!! Such a sweet post and the bump reveal!! All the best to you with the pregnancy!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • Anonymous

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!

    Katie

    Our first day of exploring Chicago is up on the blog today!

    http://www.lamiabellavita.com

  • Shelbi Samuelson

    What to Expect When Expecting is a good one while pregnant. If you can read before your baby arrives The Happiest Baby on the Block & Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.

    Congrats!

  • Liz Lauren

    congrats! that's amazing

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • ravenlocks

    This is so exciting! I'm really glad to hear you're feeling a lot better. My mom had rough pregnancies. I always felt so bad for other mothers who went through that.

    You look absolutely beautiful with your little bump showing 🙂 As I said before…you're the chicest mother!
    I love this outfit.

    xo Azu

    http://www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Seriously though, you look AMAZING even though you're 22 weeks pregnant! I would look like a hot mess 😛

    http://www.ashrealasitgets.blogspot.com

  • Annette Vartanian

    Congrats! You look great! I'm due on April 10th and can attest that the second trimester is much easier. No all day nausea although I'm still pretty exhausted. Dressing the bump is fun even though a bit of a weird experience at times!
    Xx Annette http://www.avintagesplendor.com

  • Emily Satzger

    Congratulations! I'm due just two weeks after you. My husband and I have been listening to Bringing Up BeBe, and love it so far…may be worth checking out.

    I'm in love with that dress, it's so flattering for your sweet bump.

    Best wishes!

    Emily

  • Shadowy Lady

    Congrats Helena…

    First trimester was rough for me too…not so tired but just I had a strong gag reflex and hated most food. The rest of the pregnancy was a dream though.

    The only book I found useful was "Happiest Baby on the block". I was part of an on-line community called Baby and Bump when my daughter was a baby and I found the ladies on there very helpful

  • Tasha Juli

    You look beautiful! I can't wait to see your pregnancy style evolve!
    Tasha Juli
    stylesplendorbliss.com

  • Casandra Horn

    You look amazing! Congrats!!!

  • Marie a la Mode

    Congrats Helena! You look great and I'm glad you're feeling better : ) I am due one month before you! A book I've just started reading that I'm enjoying is called "Bringing Up Bebe." xo

  • Sarah Murphy

    Exciting news! So happy for you!

    x Sarah
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

  • Nuria - Enmivestidor

    Enhorabuena, disfruta mucho de tu embarazo.

    besos

  • Cory Cary

    Congrats! I am a new(ish) mom in NYC and it is the most crazy, wonderful, challenging, amazing ride ever. I have lived by What to Expect (the book and the app) and the Wonder Years (book and app). So excited for you! And yes, the first trimester is the worst … you can't tell anyone you are pregnant and you feel awful!

  • Brit Kellerhoff

    "The Science of Parenting" written by Margot Sunderland. Highly recommended and really really helps to truly understand your child and his/her needs. It even should be mandatory to parents to be… 😉
    About the author (from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margot_Sunderland)
    Margot Sunderland is a British child psychologist and psychotherapist.[1]She is Director of Education and Training at the Centre for Child Mental Health London[2] and Honorary Visiting Fellow at London Metropolitan University at London Metropolitan University. She has been working with families and children for over 30 years. She is the author of over twenty books in the field of child mental health, which collectively have been translated into eighteen languages and published in 24 countries.

    All the best to you
    Brit

  • Carina Z

    congrats – wonderful news!!
    xx Carina
    the golden avenue

  • sanssouci •

    Congrats! You look amazing and wish you the best! Love what you're wearing!
    http://www.sanssouci.website

  • Sam

    Congrats!!!!

  • Eva-Lynn

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! x

    fashionistainthedark.blogspot.com

  • Jenny Tsang

    Congrats love!!

    xo Jenny
    ❤ Tsangtastic.com

  • Jalisa G

    Oh my goodness, congratulations, Helena! This is such exciting news! You look so beautiful showing off your baby bump and I can wait to learn more about your pregnancy and the way you dress the bump these up coming months! I'm so happy for you, many blessings!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  • heavenrain

    very happy for you XO

    (I'm due on 5th May so I am happy i will be able to see your pregnacy style maybe I learn some tricks along the way ;))))

  • alyssa amato

    Congratulations!! So happy for you! Love the grey monochrome palette. So chic. xx

    http://www.fashionsensored.com

  • Magdalena Fenzl

    congratulations!!! you look stunning!

    xxx, Lena

    ellecouture.blogspot.de
    Instagram: ellecouture_lena

  • Anonymous

    THANK YOU for taking the time to share your experience. I'm in my first trimester and having the exact same problems (no energy and always having to have food in my stomach). I feel like a lazy, carb-grazing machine. I've been feeling guilty about practically living off of bread and little to no exercise, but reading your post made me feel so much better. It seems like all of my girlfriends had a very different experience (practically no eating at all) and I've been feeling a bit "lonely" in my experience. Anyway, thanks again and congratulations!

  • Unknown

    Congratulations! My little guy is 4 months old. I'm in the middle of Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child and think it's great – already been helpful. Also enjoyed Bringing Up Bebe.

  • Sara Morais | The Citified

    Congratualtions Helena! 🙂
    I can't wait to read about this new journey.

    xx Sara
    http://www.thecitified.com

  • PiotrowskaPaulina

    Love grey ! great pictures

    http://moje-kreacje.blogspot.com

  • Lauren Richardson

    Congrats girl!! I'm so excited for you to experience the joys of pregnancy! I am due about a month after you! I would definitely start reading other pregnancy blogs, that is what I loved to do when I was pregnant with my first. Also read The Bump articles…they are very helpful!! With my first, I bought What to Expect When You're Expecting, but I actually didn't read it too much…it is a great book though!

    I hope you are starting to feel better and regain that energy! I'm just starting to get over my morning sickness and get back into blogging…thank goodness!! I can't wait to read about your growing bump!

    xoxo
    Lauren
    Dressing Dallas

  • The Kelley Doll

    OMG congrats, I had no idea! Also, I was really getting some great winter style inspo from your chunk sweater outfits!

    – Maya at http://www.TheKelleyDoll.com

  • Yaudy Cristina

    You look adorable!

  • Fiona

    Congratulations! These are exciting news. I do not have any book recommendations but I have a suggestion for you, breast feed, if you can. It is the best investment you will make for your child's health; it will pay off, trust me.
    Best wishes!

  • Heidi Hendricksen

    So very happy for you! I can't wait to follow along on what's sure to be a very fashionable journey:) You will make a wonderful mom!

    Wishes & Reality

  • studentsandstyle

    Congratulations! How exciting 🙂 I'm 22 years old and nowhere near considering having a baby anytime soon, but I still find it interesting and love following my bloggers through their pregnancies!

    -Rae
    studentsandstyle.wordpress.com

  • Carolyn

    congratulations to you!!

    http://heyprettything.com

  • Chic Beat

    Congratulations! You look amazing and you are the most fabulous pregnant woman I've seen.
    http://chicbeatblog.com

  • Sabina B.

    congratulations on such a wonderful news!

    http://jeansandroses.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    So in love with your post.Beautiful!
    http://www.newyearshoponline.com

  • Anonymous

    Look so gorgeous! What a great pictures.
    http://www.newsdate2011.com

  • elifnaz

    Congrats, you look gorgeous!

    http://bellemelange.net/blog/

  • Krizia

    Oh, I didn't know!
    Congrats!!!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack – Fashion Blog

  • Elena

    Congrats, Helena!

  • Steve Holliday

    Good luck, stay safe and please keep posting. Your a beautiful woman. Happy holidays.

  • Monika Wlodarczyk

    This outfit is perfect! Thank you for sharing your story of the first trimester 🙂

    Love,
    http://www.thestyleventure.com

  • Cristina SF

    Congratulations, Helena!! 🙂

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

  • LavishLibra

    So happy for you, congrats! Love your maternity style.

    Lavishlibra.com

  • JJ

    So exciting!! I'm due in ten days. The best book I read during my pregnancy was Expecting Better, by Emily Oster. She's an economics professor at the University of Chicago. It's a smart read — I just couldn't deal with WTE and some of the other traditional pregnancy books. It also happens to be the only book I brought home that my husband was able to make his way through, as well.

  • Laura Mitbrodt

    How exciting! Congrats
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Arteresa Lewis

    Congratulations!! That's so exciting!! And you look absolutely gorgeous in this outfit! I love all the grey.

    ArteresaLynn.com

  • ayme nicole

    Seriously, congratulations!!! I think you're the third blogger I've seen announce their pregnancy so something must be in the water haha, or we're all just getting older and more mature. So happy for you!

    coffeeslag

    COFFEESLAG Crafted Taste Box

  • Candace Howard

    Congrats!! I'm looking forward to seeing how you style that baby bump : )

    Best,

    Candace
    http://www.liveloveandREAD.com

  • courtney conway

    Congrats! This look is so cute! Those shoes are amazing!

    http://www.breakfastatvogueblog.com/

  • annaandbill

    Congratulations Helena! I have been following your blog for a little over a year now and last January I myself got pregnant. My little monkey is now 2 months old 🙂 As you may imagine I love fashion and here are my top 3 things I credit to bouncing back sooner than later and being able to wear my favorite fashions again:
    1- Spoiled mama products (they have a tummy butter that is absolutely amazing. I am still using it post partum as I never got even 1 stretch mark and it helped fade a few little ones I previously had)
    2- Tracy Anderson prenatal dvds (they come in a set of 9 one for eachonth and are super effective )
    3- babycenter.com hands down the best site for pregnant mamas with tips and tricks you cant find anywhere else!

    Enjoy this time!!

  • annaandbill

    Congratulations Helena! I have been following your blog for a little over a year now and last January I myself got pregnant. My little monkey is now 2 months old 🙂 As you may imagine I love fashion and here are my top 3 things I credit to bouncing back sooner than later and being able to wear my favorite fashions again:
    1- Spoiled mama products (they have a tummy butter that is absolutely amazing. I am still using it post partum as I never got even 1 stretch mark and it helped fade a few little ones I previously had)
    2- Tracy Anderson prenatal dvds (they come in a set of 9 one for eachonth and are super effective )
    3- babycenter.com hands down the best site for pregnant mamas with tips and tricks you cant find anywhere else!

    Enjoy this time!!

  • Elodie

    CONGRATULATIONS! Can't imagine the cute outfit and/or sneakers you two will get her/him. I've been following you for years now, so even though I'm not keen on pregnancy blogs, I'll definitely read your posts. I mean, at this point, it's almost like hearing from family. Haha!

    – Elodie x
    http://www.elle-yeah.com

  • Chantelle la Mode

    LOVE this look especially the bump!! Your work is a true inspiration to me as a new blogger 🙂

  • Shirley Doremi

    Congratulations! That's possibly the best Christmas present for you and Keith for the year!

  • Diana

    Congratulations! I found The Mayo Clinic Guide to a healthy pregnancy and Breastfeeding Made Simple 7 Natural Laws very helpful. I credit having no back pain and a great labor and delivery to practicing yoga and barre burn throughout my entire pregnancy. The Storq bundle was perfect and Old Navy has the best maternity work out clothes for the price. I kept That's It! Fruit bars in every bag and bought a BKR water bottle which I brought everywhere. I love All Modern for nursery decor that's chic and kid friendly.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats! April 13 is an excellent day to be born. I would know! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    This photo shoot is breathtaking!
    http://www.newyearsale.co.uk

  • Kamari Kids

    little bump is the cutest

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