Me Pregnancy


I know I’m getting big, but when I see myself in photos (or catch my reflection in passing) I realize how absolutely huge I am! I’m 37 weeks pregnant now, and I’m just hoping I don’t go to 42 weeks like I did with Eleanor. I remember how uncomfortable I felt as the due date came and went.

A few people have asked for some maternity and nursing fashion help, so I’m going to put together a little guide and I should have it ready next week. Oh, and here’s a nice side view for you. I love the stripes peeking out!

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  • Dora B.
    January 21, 2011 at 3:19 pm


  • Charlotte
    January 21, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    you found time to brush your hair?????
    you totally rock the preggers look, by the way.
    speedy delivery! (sounds a bit Mr. McFeely…)

  • Christine
    January 21, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    whoa, baby! You looks great! Sending lots of comfortable and “on time!” thoughts your way. Looking forward to the guide!

  • Liz @ Law Mama
    January 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Oh, man, you’re so cute! And I sure don’t miss the end of pregnancy, either. I felt so huge.

  • Erin
    January 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    You look great. At least you have something to show for your pregnancy! lol I am 34 weeks and people are constantly talking about how small my belly is for how far along I am, which just means that all that weight I’ve gained has gone everywhere else but the belly, I guess. XD

  • Mandy Ford
    January 21, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    You look great! Oh how I remember those last few weeks. Hopefully he will come on time for you!

  • Tatyana
    January 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    I’m sure you feel very uncomfortable but I think you look great.

  • Tricia @ {every}nothing wonderful
    January 21, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    Oh my goodness – you are due so soon! I can’t believe that went so fast! You look adorable, as usual.

    My daughter was 2 weeks late too – whoa did that “came and went” part stink! Fingers crossed that won’t happen again for you!

  • Elizabeth
    January 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    No, the baby is huge! Can’t wait to “meet” him :)

  • Academichic
    January 21, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    You look wonderful!

    I’m 13 weeks pregnant now and blogging about it and trying to retain my style and identity as everything shifts and changes :)

    I’m looking forward to your maternity wear guide next week, thank you!


  • Kiona
    January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    nicole, you look ah-ma-zing! I love it!

  • kimberly
    January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    absolutely beautiful! (and that wallpaper is gorgeous, too!)

  • kaelva
    January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    oh my gosh are you wearing *gasp* jeans?!?! hehe :D I kid!

    You look amazing! I hope baby cooperates and doesn’t come late too! :)

    • Making it Lovely
      January 21, 2011 at 5:12 pm

      Skinny jeans! Actually, they’re (gag) jeggings. I’m wearing maternity jeggings. Super comfy and cute though!

      • Rebecca Mellor
        January 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

        Maternity skinny jeans (or jeggings!) and boots are definitely the way to go when you’re pregnant in the winter – I found it was the most easiest way to look stylish while being comfortable when I went 13 days over! You look great, hope he comes along soon!

  • Beth
    January 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    You’re so beautiful. Many prayers and blessings for you and baby in the next few weeks.
    P.S. I know it’s weird, but I know 5 other women who are due any day now. 5! I guess people were really busy in May…… lol.

    • Making it Lovely
      January 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      A bunch of other bloggers are due too. May was certainly a fun month.

  • Megan
    January 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    You look adorable! I’m 15 weeks pregnant with my first little one and I can only hope I can manage to keep a sense of style throughout my pregnancy like you do! I can’t wait to see your guide and get some ideas about where to shop!

  • liz @ btb
    January 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    eeeek, I wanna be that pregnant!

    btw, I saved that picture of Eleanor with glasses to my computer. It cracks me up every single time I open my picture folder.

  • Catherine
    January 21, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    You look great. I love the stripes!

  • Alyssa
    January 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    You look adorbs!

  • agirlandaboy
    January 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    You look great! Hang in there!

  • Sarah @ Comfort and Joy
    January 21, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    You look totally sweet. Love that momma belly in stripes! :)

  • Janssen
    January 21, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    You look amazing – I dont’ think you look huge at all.

  • Alice
    January 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    You look great! I love the side shot with the striped among the black and the wallpaper. Wishing you the rest and comfortable-ness you need right now :)

  • Michelle
    January 21, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    You look fabulous and not just for being 37 weeks! Really, you do. I am just a week behind you and have the same wishes for my son to arrive on time. best wishes to you.

  • Ann
    January 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Oh you look so cute! I used to love wearing stripes (actually still do) when I was preggers. And you are just right—there is no right size. Enjoy!

  • Audrie
    January 21, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    You look amazing! My cousin just had her baby today, a week early, so hopefully it’ll be the same for you! :)

  • kat
    January 21, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    I think you look adorable, and btw, i’m 35 weeks and look about the same size. I love the stripey shirt, where’s it from?

  • Camellia
    January 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    You look adorable! I love stripes on a round baby belly. So cute.

  • Sarah K
    January 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    You look great! Love the stripes.

  • Suzie @ cupcake monkey
    January 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I don’t know one pregnant woman who hasn’t felt huge by the end, but you look GREAT…not huge. I love your outfit!

  • Lora
    January 21, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Omigosh, you look amazing. The only big part is your baby belly, which is totally cute.

  • Michelle Martins
    January 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    You look gorgeous!!! Congratulations!! :)

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode
    January 21, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    You look fantastic, beautiful, and so healthy! Here’s hoping this one’s on time or early :)

  • Stephanie
    January 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    You look fabulous!!!!! You really do! I can’t wait to see your fashion advice next week!

  • amber of
    January 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    DUDE! that’s a lotta baby.

    looking good! the stripes are super cute!

  • Kari S.
    January 21, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    You look absolutley beautiful! And boy…. you sure have dropped! Anytime now me thinks! Best of luck!

  • Samantha
    January 21, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Gosh you look low, I don’t think you’ll go full term.
    are you taking bets yet? hahah

  • Making it Lovely
    January 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Yeah, yeah… I remember everyone saying how low the baby looked last time at 37 weeks. Then I went five more. ;)

  • Allyn Howard
    January 21, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hi, I just came across your blog from Decor8. I love your profile pic juxtaposed with that wallpaper! The curved lines are perfect. You look great, Good Luck!!

  • Jaimie
    January 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Well, you look adorable. My sister-in-law was ENORMOUS (don’t tell her I said that…) once she got past six months, but she said it was the healthiest and most comfortable she’s ever been with her body.

    PS – I love your haircut.

  • Camille
    January 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    You don’t look huge.

    My SIL was induced with her first baby at 42 weeks. The second came on his own at 37 weeks!

  • jan
    January 21, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    You look beautiful – and we all know you will have a healthy baby – yay for you!

  • Aimee Giese | Greeblemonkey
    January 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    You look lovely!

  • Kathryn
    January 21, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Hang in there – you look great! Sending good (and soon) delivery thoughts your way. I’m 34 wks with baby number 3 and I think I’m that big (and mine don’t come early either). I almost burned my stomach standing too close to the stove the other night – I think it’s time to stop cooking!

  • Mariela
    January 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    You look great, congratulations!

  • Allison
    January 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I was thinking you didn’t look that huge until I scrolled to the side view… wow! I hope the last few weeks go quickly and remain as comfortable as possible. I’ve still got a couple months to go myself.

    • Making it Lovely
      January 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm

      Yeah, I look pregnant from the front, but the side view? WATCH OUT!

  • michelle
    January 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I can’t wait to see him!!! you look great!!!

  • Kristín
    January 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    you look really good! 38 and 5 days here, also with a boy. Congratulations! :)

  • Valerie
    January 21, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Oh gosh, that brought back memories! I got constantly disbelieving looks on my last month AND went into early delivery (thank GOD!). You are rocking the jeggings lady, will they be a keeper post-delivery? ^_^

  • karen @ our slo house
    January 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    OMG, you are so cute.

    If it’s any consolation, my first went 41 weeks and my 2nd went 39 weeks. (and this difference in the actual delivery was tremendous — way easier and faster witht he 2nd.)

    ~sending good thoughts your way~

  • Delta
    January 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I think you look AMAZING!

  • Colleen
    January 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I was 9 days late with my first, on time with my second 10 days early with my third and 5 weeks early with my 4th. Unless you carry low, that baby looks like its about to drop out! You might be going sooner than later. Good luck, hope it all goes smooth!!

  • rachel
    January 22, 2011 at 4:19 am

    such a beautiful belly!

  • Benita
    January 22, 2011 at 5:47 am

    You’re wearing jeans! :)

  • Dianna
    January 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

    you look great :-)

  • Desiree Fawn
    January 22, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Gorgeous belly! :D
    Can’t wait to meet this little one <3

    Enjoy the last few weeks!

  • Ashlea Walter
    January 22, 2011 at 8:26 am

    “They” always say to avoid horizontal stripes when pregnant or otherwise, “huge,” but I happen to think this look is FANTASTIC. Pure fun and loveliness. Enjoy it!

  • Anita K
    January 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    There’s nothing more radiant and healthy looking than a pregnant woman! (i know i know you don’t feel “radiant” but you look great!)

  • Emmmylizzzy
    January 22, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Okay, you are so not huge! I’ve got a 40 weeks pregnant picture buried so deep in my computer that I hope nobody will ever find it!

  • Sarah
    January 22, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    i’m sorry you’re feeling huge, but you look absolutely adorable and fantastic!

  • Lydia
    January 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I love the stripes peeking out on the second photo too! You look fantastic!! Best of luck with your delivery.

  • christina winters
    January 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    may I just say that your hair is looking flawless, which is not always an easy feat this far along!

  • jbhat
    January 22, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    You look so good! And I’m thinking sooner than later. He’s going to want to get out of there so he can join in the fun.


  • kpriss
    January 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Awwww!You’re looking absolutely lovely! I remember first time I saw a pregnant woman after I gave birth to my first kid (yeah, lots of first :D), I cried. Even now, after my fourth and I still want a pregnant belly whenever I see one!

    What did they tell you? How big is he? You’re going for a C-section or natural? Just asking, after all, it’s the baby that chooses how to come (and when). But Colleen is right, you know, unless you carry low, your precious bun looks ready to pop! ;) Oh, wait, I just remember you had a C-section for Eleanor! Sticking with that?

    Either way, fingers crossed!

    • Making it Lovely
      January 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

      No, I mentioned “complications” (I never went into details, but it was rough), but no C-section with Eleanor. I’m hoping things will go more smoothly this time. The doctor thinks this baby will be big, but he says “you delivered a nine pound baby before, you can do it again!”

  • rebecca
    January 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    you look so great! are you having a boy? that would be my guess! my mothers way of telling is if its a girl you carry high, boys low. and most the time she is right!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  • Kris Mays
    January 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I’m surprised they let you go to 42 weeks. It seems like they are always in such a hurry to deliver you they don’t let you go that long.

    My deliveries were all over the place. But I doubt your second will go that long. Take care!

  • Kathy
    January 22, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    You look sooo cute!!

  • Bethany Joy
    January 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    CUTENESS! I hope I am as well dressed when that pregnant. I envision ugly maternity tops and yoga pants haha.

  • jessica
    January 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    a. you look smashing pregnant!
    b. i am sure it is somewhere on your site, but where can I get that wallpaper?!! Grazi!

    • Making it Lovely
      January 22, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      The wallpaper is ‘Clacket Lane’ by Mibo.

      • jessica
        January 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

        Thank you kindly!

  • Melissa
    January 22, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    You look great! It’s about time you finally posted a photo of your belly’s progress! Enjoy these next few weeks – believe it or not, you’ll miss pregnancy – such a gift.

  • Embracing Change
    January 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You look great! The stripes shot is awesome…love the belly!
    Stacey :o)

  • Dana
    January 23, 2011 at 1:06 am

    You rock. I hope I’m a cool, stylish mom like you some day…soon. (I turn 29 in a month and I’m definitely getting “baby fever,” ha.) I look forward to seeing your maternity/nursing fashion guide.

    Best wishes,

  • Laura
    January 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

    I so need help with maternity fashion :( ugh what they have out there is horrible

  • April
    January 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

    You look beautiful. And I love the stripes. So fun! I’m looking forward to your maternity fashion suggestions! I’ll pass them on to my sister who is expecting her first. :)

  • Helen
    January 23, 2011 at 11:27 am

    You look gorgeous! Hope all goes smoothly with the labour. Good luck : )

  • Jessica at Lavender and Lilies
    January 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Right there with you. I’m 6 1/2 months and I’m already big so I can’t imagine what I will look like at 37 weeks. Good luck as these final weeks tick away. May he come on time and peacefully!

  • Rita
    January 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    I think you look really beautiful. Good luck!

  • Michelle
    January 23, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    You look fantastic!

  • Fabi
    January 23, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Beautiful pictures!!!Love the blog!!!Please visit our blog

    xox Cybelle & Fabi

  • Elizabeth
    January 24, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Love the stripes! It reminds me of the cover to that movie Juno. So fun and sweet. I hope I am as cute as you when I am preggers!

  • holly
    January 24, 2011 at 8:56 am

    way cute. Where did you find the necklace? Love it with the green stripes!

  • Dawn
    January 24, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Don’t feel bad…I looked EXACTLY the same way you do now when I was preggo with my son. I think the boys just like to lay so that their butts or heads are sticking into our belly buttons. It makes us look so much bigger than we should. My daughter layed sideways most of the time and I didn’t look half as big with her and she was larger than my son.
    I totally remember the uncomfortable feeling too. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that you don’t go over…:)

  • Jen @ Fresh Crush
    January 24, 2011 at 9:21 am

    How exciting! Our first, baby Olivia, arrived Christmas Eve. You can take a peek at her here, , and it’s just the best thing ever. You look fantastic!!! What a full household you will have! All the best to you!

  • my little apartment
    January 24, 2011 at 11:55 am

    oh you look great!! and I love the darker ‘do as well…eek, so close!

  • Nicole RJ
    January 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Entering my 40th week I can totally commiserate. Even if the bump still looks cute feeling hugs is no fun!

  • Michelle
    January 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    You look adorable! Love the necklace

  • Maureen
    January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Nicole, you’re a total “basketball mom”…everything is thin and “normal” except your basketball belly! I have to say…you look fantastic. Although you may feel differently, you wear pregnancy so well!

  • Katie
    January 24, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I LOVE that necklace…where is that from?

  • Alisa
    January 24, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    My first delivery was “rough,” as you say, too (posterior baby, anyone?) but the second one–pardon my frankness–shot out like a cork. :) Best wishes for a similar experience!

    That baby has dropped for sure! Gearin’ up!

  • coral
    January 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    you look great + you’re so close now!
    my girl came 2 weeks early and we finished refinishing our entire wood floor 4 days before that, so I know where you’re coming from with all the last minute projects.

  • Tara Jane
    January 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Awe, so cute. Best wishes on Baby #2. From your posts it sounds like you are sad to say goodbye to your family of 3. I had the exact same emotions. I found that it is wonderful to be a family of 4 and really it felt like we have always been a family of 4.

    Wishing you a few good nights sleep!

  • Erika
    January 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Absolutely adorable!

  • Sarah Jane
    January 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Oh my, how I know! I’m 35 weeks and feel like a house! I got dressed for church yesterday and thought I looked pretty good…until I saw pics of myself after! I’m HUGE! Posted pics on my blog today. Oh well…it’s temporary and it’s almost over…for both of us! Hope all goes well for you!

  • bungalowbliss
    January 24, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    What a lovely baby belly–how wonderfully lucky you are! :) Best wishes as you enter the final phase of your pregnancy!

  • Anne @ Its a Baltimore Life
    January 25, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Adorable! I looked at some of your past pregnant post with your daughter…where do you get the cute maternity clothes? I am almost 5 months with my first pregnancy and so far Gap, Old Navy and Destintion Maternity seem to be the only places I have found!

  • Meredith
    January 25, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    You look adorable! I am right behind you at 36 weeks, but I’m carrying my boy totally differently — high and all the way around, rather than low and straight out. I can’t wait to see what you and Brandon name him and how his room turns out.

    Good luck!

  • Lindsey
    January 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Wow! Work it girl! You look gorgeous! Certainly have that pregnancy glow radiating from your eyes and smile. Best wishes in these final weeks!

  • Ann
    January 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Off topic, but your hair has gotten longer. Super cute!

  • Jean w/ Typical Suburban Family
    January 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    You look great!! You’re glowing!! I was 5 weeks early with my first son and 2 weeks early with my second son so I never made it to the end of a pregnancy. I came upon your blog and am your newest GFC follower.

  • Kate | Urban Kaleidoscope
    January 28, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Nicole, you look absolutely gorgeous! Sending you good birthing wishes from Australia.

  • Melissa | IS•LY
    January 30, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Nicole, you look fabulous!! I love your outfit.

    I’m hoping that I deliver sometime in the next week or so. I can’t wait. I’m hoping the same for you!

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