My Life Pregnancy


Home stretch! It doesn’t feel like it’s almost time, but I’m 38 weeks along already.

38 Weeks Pregnant

We’re expecting a boy, and every stranger that has put forth a guess has guessed correctly. “It’s like a basketball!” they say. “All belly!”

p.s. Me at similar points with the first two pregnancies, here and here.

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  • Roxy Schmid
    September 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    I was due yesterday, but gave birth 10 days early — thank god! With baby Knox’s early arrival, I got to go to Renegade! Lol
    Hope your delivery is quick and easy!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Such considerate timing. It’s important to get thyself to Renegade! ;)

  • Carol
    September 11, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    You look adorable and your best yet! Good luck with your new bundle.

  • Ariana
    September 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    You look vibrant and absolutely fantastic (which is do hard to do when it’s not your first pregnancy).
    Yes, indeed that’s a boy belly :) I had a girl first, and then 3 boys and the last 3 times it’s like there is a neon flashing sign shouting ‘I’m male!’ Best wishes for a healthy and safe delivery.

  • Emily T
    September 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    You look beautiful. Definitely all belly.
    Can’t wait to see baby pics and also to find out what you name him!!!
    We had our first, a little boy named Otis only 2 months ago. You’d think we named him Satan by the reactions we got. Anyway, I’ve always been intrigued as we too have a cat named Mabel.
    All the very best for the safe arrival of your beautiful baby boy.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Aw, I love the name Otis! Who would have such a problem with that?

    • Jamie
      September 11, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Otis is an amazing name.

    • Priscilla
      September 11, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Lol – “Satan”! I think Otis is adorable!

      Nicole, you are so cute! Best wishes for a soon & safe delivery!

  • Melissa
    September 11, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    You look great and I love the stripes! I’m 34 weeks with my second boy and get the “all belly!” comments too. Hang in there!

  • Danielle
    September 11, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    You look awesome! Adorable as ever! Good luck with the home stretch!

  • Kelley
    September 11, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    You look great!! Hang in there :)

  • Heather
    September 11, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    You look beautiful! Enjoy these last few days as a family of four and be sure to give Eleanor and August extra cuddles.

  • Kathryn
    September 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    hmmm, will you share a birthday? :) You look fabulous (and nicely coordinated with the room decor!).

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Maybe… but if it’s not going to be the 22nd, maybe it could be the 23rd (my grandma’s birthday)?

  • Alissa
    September 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    You look great! I loved wearing stripes while pregnant – I remember when my yoga teacher said you could tell I had dropped because the stripes went in a different direction! It’s funny about the belly – I have two girls and carried “basketball style” both times. If I ever have a third, I’m curious if I’d carry a boy differently.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Yeah, I don’t see how your body would carry differently based on the baby’s sex. People seem to put a lot of faith in it though!

  • melissa clary
    September 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    i read your blog daily, but have never left a comment. seeing this picture made me want to tell you, “you are the cutest pregnant gal ever!”. having had 4 my self, i never looked that good! good luck and enjoy #3. the world could use more third borns. you will soon understand why :)

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Thank you for leaving your first comment — and such a sweet one! Brandon is the third of three. :)

  • Amanda B
    September 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    You are the cutest pregnant lady ever!

  • Cassidy
    September 11, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Aw! I feel like I’ve “known” you forever — I remember the picture of you painting the rug on your old front porch while BIG pregnant with Eleanor. Can’t wait to meet this new little guy :) Thanks for sharing with all of us!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      I cannot believe I was able to do that. I certainly couldn’t take on a project like that this time around!

  • Jacky
    September 11, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    I was totally thinking boy. You look amazing, happy and healthy! Best of luck!

  • Mrs Limestone
    September 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

    You look great and I love the outfit! I hope you are enjoying you are being babied yourself for the home stretch.

  • Jennifer
    September 12, 2014 at 11:04 am

    You look great! I’m 32 weeks with my second boy and I have the same basketball belly. It’s quite a dramatic look in profile! I hope you get a chance to rest a bit. (ha!)

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:23 pm

      The profile is crazy. People keep telling me that from behind, I don’t look pregnant. (Until they see me walk/waddle, at least!)

  • Sayeh, The Office Stylist
    September 12, 2014 at 11:33 am

    You look great! Hope you have a safe and healthy delivery of your baby boy! Best wishes and good luck! :)

  • Paige
    September 12, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Hope you are feeling good. You look good! I like the short hair on you! Wishing you easy and comfortable labor and delivery!

  • SFDC
    September 12, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I had that same maternity shirt and it was my absolute favorite! You look fantastic. Best of luck for a smooth and easy delivery!

  • Cynthia
    September 12, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Wow, you look well-rested, perky, energetic, and ready to roll! In fact, you look WAY TOO GOOD for giving birth. I have a feeling you have a few weeks yet. Enjoy it!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Oh, I’m hoping I don’t go past the due date. Eleanor was born 15 days after and I’m not looking to repeat that experience!

  • Dawn
    September 12, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    You are looking lovely at 38 weeks and glowing, too! All the best on delivery day! Hugs!

  • Anne
    September 12, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Hi! My LO is 4.5 months and I just wanted to let you know I have a nursing-friendly store so when your LO is born, if you’re ever shopping for gifts or home decor in Forest Park, feel free to stop in and nurse in a comfy seat :) I nurse here, so I love to reach out to other (soon-to-be) nursing moms to show support! Love your blog!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks. I need to stop in sometime anyway — I was looking at some of what you have on the site and it all looks so good!

  • Sara
    September 13, 2014 at 9:55 am

    You look fantastic! I’m currently 25 weeks with my first and beginning to have a round belly. I’m in serious need of some cute bump friendly clothes, and I’m dying to know where you got that shirt!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 13, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      I bought it when I was pregnant the first time around, five years ago. It was from Motherhood Maternity.

  • Amber @ Wills Casa
    September 13, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    You look so adorable and definitely all belly! Can’t wait to meet the newest baby boy!

  • B
    September 15, 2014 at 4:20 am

    You look great!! Hoping you have a happy, healthy rest of your pregnancy! (I’ve got 4 weeks left!)

  • Bridget
    September 15, 2014 at 11:42 am


  • Dorris
    September 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    I don’t normally comment, but I had to because you look absolutely adorable. Seriously.

  • Leslie
    September 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Yeah, I was all up front like that, too, and I had a girl. Everyone said it was a boy, and one lady actually argued with me. (Um, I had amnio.) So, just saying that, while you look cute, where you carry really has nothing to do with gender.