Blogger Lillies & León on Preparing for Baby Number Two

Guest Editor: Nicole Vargas, Lillies and León

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Here we are with 10 weeks left to go in my second pregnancy, but baby girl and I are hanging in there! My first pregnancy was a breeze- this time around, though, has proven to be a bit tougher. All day sickness for the first four months and running after a toddler are a terrible combination. So I have been keeping it simple with a few maternity staples like these jeans and this tee – both of which I wear several times a week- sshhh!

However, regardless of the exhaustion, I am so excited to be having a girl! We shared the news with our son early on and up until recently he refused to accept that he was having a sister – he was rooting for a boy. He has slowly, but surely, come around and I can see the excitement growing about bringing home our little girl. As far as preparing him for a new sibling, a friend of mine recommended reading books with him on becoming a big brother. I also talk to him a little each day about his sister and let him feel my belly when she kicks, which he loves.

We don’t want to overwhelm Lucas, our son, with “baby things” though. When she arrives we will have him help with daily tasks in order to make him feel like he is a part of her routine. For example, we are planning to keep a basket of diapers within his reach so that he can help mommy and daddy during changes by passing us her diaper.

When I became pregnant again, if I’m being honest, for a while I suffered from a bit of mama guilt. I’d look at Lucas and think, “He’s not my baby anymore!” I was concerned about him not being our sole focus. As time has gone on, the excitement has grown and the feelings of guilt are fading away. I just can’t wait to see my children together and watch as they form an incredible brother and sister bond. We are absolutely thrilled to have our baby girl join the family!

One of the greatest things about having been pregnant before is knowing what expecting styles I like and also what children’s products I trust. There are just so many I love! A few of my favorites are Hugo loves tikiFreshly PickedZara KidsAgatha Cub, and Oeuf. I think after the first trimester sickness, I deserve a little retail therapy!  -Nicole

In The Press May 2015

In the Press BlogIt’s been an exciting Spring season for all of our great brands here at Destination Maternity! We are so thrilled to work with amazing designers and personalities, many of whom are moms and moms-to-be that inspire us each day. Check out a few of the exciting mentions from the past few months in case you missed them:

Molly Sims, Brand Ambassador for A Pea in the Pod, featured on mollysims.com / Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod featured on StrollerTraffic / Jessica Simpson Maternity Soul Mate Tee featured on People.com / Jaime King featured in US Weekly wearing Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod / Olivia Capone Myers featured in The Wall Street Journal for her summer maternity style tips  / Personal Style Blogger Leanne Barlow in Rachel Zoe Collection for A Pea in the Pod

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Style File // Leather & Leops Dishes On Designer Maternity Denim

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Photos: Courtesy of Staci Acqusanta

Staci Acquasanta of Leather & LeopsLEATHER & LEOPS is a stylist, fashion blogger and soon-to- be mom! She has an amazing sense of style, so it’s no surprise she’s looking fabulous through pregnancy. During a recent chat Staci dished, “Just because I was pregnant did not mean I was going to start dressing any differently. I was so excited to see that everything I would typically wear was offered in maternity versions at Destination Maternity. While I did love my maternity leggings, I would try to dress it up with a long sleeved tee and a fur vest.  I always say that it’s important to dress for your body and being pregnant, I tried to do just that.”

Some of Staci’s favorite maternity essentials are easy layering tanks, Mama Mio Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Butter and a great body pillow. She’s also been living in A Pea in the Pod’s Splendid Maternity Leggings and David Lerner Leggings and counts herself a fan of our designer jeans featuring the Secret Fit Belly®.  “I loved that I was able to go to Destination Maternity and find my favorite designer jean brands in maternity versions” said Staci. “The Secret Fit Belly is so comfortable and has allowed me to easily grow into my pants, as I’ve worn them from month 3 to now (almost 8) without any problem. Besides the belly material, the jeans feel just like a normal pair of jeans and have the same exact look. I also loved that I was able to get more than plain denim.  I invested in a pair of black coated and maroon coated pants to change up my look from everyday denim. My favorites by far have been AG, DL1961, A Pea in the Pod’s boyfriend jeans and 7 For All Mankind.”

We love that Staci’s style hasn’t wavered! She’s proven that you can stay true to your own style even with a bump! -Olivia

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