More Than Halfway

I am now 21 weeks into this pregnancy, which means I am technically more than halfway there. Every day that passes means we're one day closer to meeting our baby girl, and we are so excited!

{Dress: Francesca's (old), Cardigan: H&M (old), Booties: Madden GirlBracelets: David Yurman, Forever 21}

Every weekend has been filled with projects and shopping trips to get ready for this little peanut... yet amazingly we haven't purchased one thing yet. No furniture, no gear, nothing. Besides those pink converse sneakers (the cutest thing ever), I haven't bought anything. I know, it's so unlike me. I've just been doing a lot of research and we've been doing a lot of looking around to make sure we pick out things that would be perfect for her.

One thing I've noticed we're having difficulty with is furniture. I just can't seem to find any that I love. If you're a parent, where did you buy your baby's crib and dresser? Any tips are welcome!

137 comments:

Egle Ge said...

You look so cute and lovely. Beautiful dress! :)

Taipei Style said...

You look beautiful! I really like the combination, specially the boots!

TaipeiStyle
Gemma

Melody said...

That dress is so cute! do you know what your going to name her yet?! you know I don't have kids, but Josh just bought a crib for his nephew and its one of those that changes into a toddler bed and dresser. Which seems like a good idea cause they grow so fast. He bought it at Babys' r Us.

Petite Hues said...

You're such a beautiful mom-to-be, you carry the bump nicely and very stylish too. Hope everything is well with pregnancy and you get your peanut some goodies soon! :)

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

Furniture is hard! We have a huge furniture place here where everyone shops, but that won't you do any good. I'd recommend getting a crib that converts int a toddler and full sized bed, that's what we did. We also got a matching dresser that doubled as a changing table, that was really helpful when it came to space too. Good luck! Also, you look super cute today!

mariafelicia magno said...

so sweet.... <3
love this print...your dress is very nice
kisses

Alissa said...

YAY! You are getting so close. I can't believe it's already furniture buying time. I cannot wait to see this nursery!

Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Looking at the pose from the front I can't even tell you're pregnant but you do have the glow. Love the print of that dress.
xo
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Melanie said...

You look amazing girl!! It's all in the tummy that's for sure. Loving the print of that dress. You are inspiring me to try more bold patterns. Have a great day!!!

xo Mel
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Carly said...

Love this dress on you! I used the baby bargains website to do research, it compares furniture and big items by price, safety rating, etc! Loved it!

Carly
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RoselyC said...

It must be so exciting to look at all the baby clothes and toys. Good luck on the furniture shopping.

Adam said...

pretty dress

Emmylou said...

You look great, Yi-chia:) Pregnancy certainly agrees with you.
And TBH, most of the furniture we had for our first-borne were from family and friends, and we just kept using them for the subsequent kids:) You can put some stuff on your baby registry wish list, and see what u get.

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

You are looking so great, Yi-chia! I love this dress on you!

Setarra said...

My brother and sister in law invested in a convertible cherry wood baby crib that will in the future transform into a full size bed. I believe they got it from Target and the set came with a dresser as well. It was the one thing they purchased on their own (outside of their registry) because they know they will use it forever no matter how old my little niece gets :)

Alyssa said...

You are totally glowing, Yi-chia! So so happy for you!

TheTinyHeart said...

That aztec print is so cute and this dress shows off your adorable baby bump!

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Dina Karivalis said...

Beautiful dress, you are the cutest pregnant woman ever!
xo Dina
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Shira said...

Ah this is so exciting:) And I love this cheerful dress!

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his little lady said...

I can't believe you are already past halfway! Pregnancy looks good on you my friend ;)
xo TJ

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Happiness at Mid Life said...

You look so pretty and so lucky that you are only carrying the weight on the baby. As for baby furniture, we bought ours from Babies R Us. We bought the convertible bed type (he is now in the full size bed). The furniture feels really sturdy. Our problem came after we bought it, it was recalled and it was such a nightmare trying to buy a bed frame that matched the rest of the furniture.

Alice
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dela belle k said...

I'm so happy for you! You are going to be a great mommy!

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s said...

half way already?! wowowowowowoow!!! I can't believe it! So happy for you and of course you look abs gorgeous i love how u paired the dress with the booties. =D lets catch up asap! xO!
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Gail J said...

aw can't wait to see little baby :)

Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Wow, the time is flying by so fast! x

two birds said...

we didn't do any decorating until later in the pregancy, either. we ended up getting most of the furniture from babies r us. they have a nice selection. good luck!!

Jane said...

i love the print on your dress! and congrats on being a little over the halfway mark!

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Nice! xx

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Jacy said...

Oh my goodness, I can't believe you're already over halfway there! You're looking amazing!! Hope the pregnancy has been going well so far and continues to :) Love your outfit too!

~Jacy

Amber said...

Such an adorable outfit (: and, congratz on reaching the halfway point!

Katie said...

you are so adorable!! yeah for being half way!!

Gina said...

You look so gorgeous and glowy, and that baby bump looks adorable on you. Very cute dress too.

Furniture is always tough for me too because I don't like everything all matchy matchy. Sometimes a mixture of basics and antiques can be nice. Wayfair (online) has some really cool things. I ordered a California King distressed black headboard from there because I hated everything at the furniture stores.
XO, Gina
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Share a Secret said...

You look so pretty :)

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xoxo

PAPS said...

I used love baby shopping. Yes you need to get the correct stuff or else it is such waste. we are spoilt for choices these days.
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Rachel Lynne said...

CUTE! I love this outfit so much!

Diana Ashuayem said...

You look lovely!
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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

Oh my God,you are looking soooo pretty and cute I can't believe you're already over halfway there! Hope the pregnancy has been going well so far and continues to my dear.Love your cute outfit! Take care honey <3

Sofia Donatelli said...

Loving your global print look. YOu are glowing in your pictures. You look very happy. Love that you are capturing the moment.

Happy Monday!
Sofia

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Pooja Mittal said...

You are getting more and more beautiful with each passing day.. :)
Dress suites you so well and co deals the bump a bit..,
Loved your shoes...
Haven't shopped yet !! I can understand the feeling of getting only the best for her
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Katta said...

Great. I really enjoy everthing on your blog! <3

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Mihaela Pojogu said...

lovely photos, you look so beautiful!
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nancy @ adore to adorn said...

You are so adorable! Love the pattern on your dress!
I wish I could help you out on furniture recommendations. I'm sure I'll be asking you one day! hehe

xo,
nancy

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

You are one cute pregnant lady. That dress is lovely on you. Congratulations!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

The print on your dress is cute and you have a nice glow. :-)

Mo

Anouka K said...

Time is passing so quickly! It seems like you shared the news only yesterday. Thanks for keeping us updated with your experience.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

You re simply wonderful!!
A pretty future mother!

Have a wonderful day doll!

Jen ♥ said...

I feel like time is going by so fast for you! Haha..I'm sure you feel like it's dragging because that's how I feel. I just can't believe you're at 21 weeks already!

I'm SO glad to hear you say you don't have anything yet. I'll be 31 weeks this week & we only have a couple small things - no clothes, no furniture. I have a couple friends who are due around the same time as me & they've had everything since about 20 weeks so I've been feeling behind the curve.

I'm pretty sure I've decided on the crib (a Graco at Target online - it converts to a toddler, then daybed, then full size headboard). We're having a really hard time deciding on the stroller - I definitely want something that comes with the car seat but there are so.many.options. My brother got one that also came with a bassinet but I was looking at those & they're like $700! That seems really pricey & feels like it'd be cheaper to just buy the stroller & then find a bassinet of some kind.

I think Babies R Us has the best selection because they have the most stuff but I'm not sure they have the best prices. I've tended to find what I like there & then shop around online to see who has the best price. There may be a faster way but I also like reading the reviews on each different site to see what people have said.

Good luck with it all. If you have any questions you have my email. And I must say...pregnancy looks good on you!! :-)

Jenn @ WLB said...

you and your bump are really the cutest!

The Twirl Team said...

You look great! it feels like just yesterday that you announced your pregnancy and now you're halfway through! lovely dress and good luck shopping!
xoxo
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Maiken said...

you're such a cutie pie :) gosh and I can only imagine this blog will experience cuteness overload when the little lady has arrived ;)

Maiken,
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Daria said...

Hey dear,
You look wonderful with your belly! I hope you enjoy this time and your baby is ok.
I'm sure, your girl will be beautiful!

I'll make my first Q&A post and I know comment my blog sometimes, so I would be happy, if you leave some questions for me which I can answer :)

Kisses
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emily | shell chicd said...

You look amazing, and for this being your first kiddo, you have mastered the art of maternity dressing!! Too cute!
xx, Emily
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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Hello Yi-chia, these photos are very tender and is notorious your pregnancy, congratulations, very cute dress by the way!

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Sarah Hartley said...

Love that your little bump is poking out! As for furniture, so far we've only bought a crib (found at Target, it's convertible and received very good reviews), but that's as far as we've gotten because like you, we haven't found anything we love!

Meredith said...

I love this look! That dress looks awesome with those ankle booties. And you are looking fabulous!
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Ricademus said...

Booties are the perfect footwear for a pregnancy update post! :) Not buying anything yet is okay, hopefully baby showers will provide much of what you need. You probably need to have a list within the next 4-6 weeks so people can start figuring out who is going to get what.

PS - My wife would be upset that you're not gaining weight. Our first was a lasagna fiend, so there was a little more weight gain than she wanted--but she had to give the baby what she wanted!

Anngelik Martinez said...

You look glowing and beautiful! I love that dress, your daughter is going to be looking fabulous.

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Sue Figueroa said...

you alway wear the prettiest prints

FitTravelerAJ said...

You look amazing! You can't even tell you are pregnant from the front. Good luck with the furniture shopping. :-)

-AJ
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Lu Ross said...

You look so pretty in this dress! I love the print and colors of the dress and it looks great with the black cardigan. I love cardigans. Your hair is so shiny and beautiful! I can imagine how excited and happy you and your husband are. I don't have children yet, but I think that the store Baby R Us has some beautiful cribs. I will put 3 links below of some websites. I saw some beautiful 4-in-1 Convertible Crib and Changer Combo.
Love,
Lu

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http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Cribs/6406/subcat.html

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Kim Alston said...

Yi-chia you look so beautiful! I love your dress. She'll be here in no time. Wait for the sales. There should be some awesome ones right after Thanksgiving and the beginning of the year. You'll find the right crib and accessories.
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Rachel said...

You look great! I can't believe you're halfway there ahhh!

Head to Toe Chic said...

Such a cute dress!! and I love your cute bump!

xo,
Angela

libys11 said...

omg!!! i love this look!! the dress is really flattering on you!!! gorgeous print! :D

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Love and Ace said...

Such an exciting time for you guys! You are glowing and the print on that dress is amazing! xx Kat


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Love and Ace said...

Such an exciting time for you guys! You are glowing and the print on that dress is amazing! xx Kat


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Hannah Gottlieb-Graham said...

I can't believe you're already over halfway through your pregnancy- how exciting! I'm glad we can all share your journey with you here :)

Xo, Hannah

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Lulu Soler said...

You are SO adorable. Looking beautiful dear!

Lulu
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Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

This dress is gorgeous and you are glowing!

xx
Kelly
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Kellyinthecity said...

Such a cute and colorful dress! You are such a beautiful mother-to-be!

<3

Kelly
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Rachel Ashely said...

Love the outfit! Your baby bump is growing and its so cute!

Xo,
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Rachel Ashely said...

Love the outfit! Your baby bump is growing and its so cute!

Xo,
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smk053078 said...

That's what you should do....not buy very much and let people spoil you!!! Have you started to register yet??

smk053078 said...

BTW, I just want to rub that precious belly!!! Is that weird??? ;)

5thandvine said...

You look adorable!! I love that dress so much!

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Dahlia said...

You look so great and cute! <3

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Chioma said...

you are so cute! love that dress :)

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Jessica S said...

Oh my beautiful friend! You are just glowing & looking great! Enjoy every moment of the nesting... sounds like fun!

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Nilu Yuleena Thapa said...

Love your dress and the pattern! You look gorgeous!

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Michèle Kruesi said...

you gonna be a stylish mommy, dear :)

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Charnele Michel said...

Loving this colorful dress!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

You look amazing, the print of the dress is so cute!

The Fashionable ESQ said...

I don't have any kids, but I would be just like you...I would be hesitant to buy anything until I was completely sure. I hear that with these kinds of decisions you're never sure, though! :)

You look awesome. The location where you shoot your pictures always makes me want to go on vacation and get away from Miami.

xx
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Fabulous Petite said...

You are the cutest soon to be mama ever. I think that the furnitures for the baby is the biggest investment and needs to think through. Although there will be lots of sales coming so you are lucky. You are glowing and i super love the print/colors and the boots. Oh I miss being pregnant.

xo
Sam
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Sam said...

21 weeks, wow! Thats fantastic, you look amazing Yi-chia! Love this beautifully printed dress.

Amy Fashion Blog said...

you will find what you love soon

sugarlens said...

I got our crib from Walmart -- Graco Lauren in white. It was just around $100 and both my kids slept in them. Now my new nephew is using it. It's solid crib and can be converted to a toddler bed, although we never used it as that. I am definitely not the one to spend lots of money on baby gear.

Charu Sharma said...

you look so pretty as always and nice dress!! You are becoming more graceful with each passing day...happiness is reflecting on your face :) God bless you <3

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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

You are absolutely rocking the pregnancy glow Yichia!!!!!

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Alicia Mackin said...

Wow Maylee! Less then 3 months. Did you see the post I did on the nursery? Check out Sissy + Marley for inspiration here is the post. But the neutral trend is huge and grows with your child.

http://www.dressingken.com/2013/10/the-flat-sissy-marley.html

Edita said...

Oh wow. Very very adorable :)


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Bumble Of Joy said...

Halfway! You look great :)
We got our crib from Babies R Us. We bought most of our items there and Target. It can be overwhelming with all the options, plus it's your first baby I can totally understand what you are going through ; ) I've been there hehe. I'm sure whatever you guys end up choosing will be perfect!
Feel free to email me with any questions - Eva

Mrs C said...

Wow, how time pass.. you are looking radiant and glowing!

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Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

That's amazing that you're already halfway! You look beautiful and I absolutely LOVE this dress!

Federica Di Nardo said...

You look truly beautiful!

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Kacie Ellis said...

You look so good! Pregnancy totally suits you! Gorgeous!

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Samantha Nie said...

I know nothing about baby furniture..but GUND makes the best stuffed animals!

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Lily Fang said...

Yi-chia, you look great! Your patterned dress is so pretty and your bump is so clear now! That bow necklace is simply adorable. Good luck with the rest of your preparations!

Annie said...

Congrats on being halfway! You look SO cute in that dress, and I love it with those ankle boots :)

Annie
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Simply Sabrina said...

You are literally GLOWING! I'm sure the hundreds of comments are reassuring that you are as beautiful and stylish as ever :)

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Sofies closet said...

This is such a cute outfit, and congratulation with the baby on its way :D

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

You look amazing!!!! Hope you're feeling good! xo, Julie

Sheila said...

Love that dress on you and your cute baby bump!! Ah! So exciting!!

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Carole Fuchs said...

Looking beautiful as always!!

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lisacng @ expandng.com said...

You look so great!!!! I'll tweet you a link to a book I found really useful when buying big ticket items for baby!

JP Lord said...

The next half will go by so fast!!! You look great love. And - as a parent (and newer mommy) I eat sleep and breath target. They have great brands and low prices. Another great place to look is obviously Babies R Us. But it's usually the same products that Target carries. I know we got our crib and changing table from Target and they not only survived KK looking pristine but we plan on using them for the next one!
xo

Imogen said...

Beutiful dress. I love the pattern, so amazing. That is very exciting that you have reached the half wy point to seeing your adorable and gorgeous little girl.

Susannah said...

You are so cute! That dress accentuates your baby bump perfectly!

Jen said...

You look so beautiful Yi-chia! It's so nice to follow along as you get closer and closer to meeting your precious baby girl! As you know my husband and I don't have any kids yet, but we do have four nephews so I have a little bit of experience with nursery furniture. One of my sister-in-laws went with this big dresser from Ikea to use as storage and as a change table. I was pleasantly surprised at how well built it is (I know since my husband and I put it together for them while they were in the hospital lol). I like that it looks quite nice and is pretty reasonably priced.

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Kenya Hunter said...

You look adorable Yi-chia! Such a great print!

xo, Kenya

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Kathleen Harper said...

Yay!! Halfway there, that's so exciting! I love the print of your dress - so cute and colorful! And your little booties are perfection.
<3
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E ♥ [refined couture] said...

Love your booties Yi-chia! I like how you keep mixing in fun, bright prints even though the weather's getting so chilly :)

xoxo,
E
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Annie L said...

That is exciting! Love the tribal dress.
xo Annie
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Michelle {lovely little things} said...

Yay! It will fly by, enjoy feeling her move, I loved that part :)

LyddieGal said...

I always find shopping to be so much harder when I *have* to buy something as opposed to when I don't need anything, and especially when I shouldn't be shopping.

But I'm sure you will find some things that feel right, and you've still got plenty of time to decide.
Chic on the Cheap

Virginia said...

You look adorable at that stage! simple lovely!

Vale ♥ said...

That dress is amazing ! Kisses


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Elle Sees said...

i swear you just announced it! it's flying by, to us of course! ;)

Georgina Castellucci said...

You look so cute Yi-chia and SO TINY!! I will definitely ask around re: the furniture but I am sure you plethora of readers have given you lots of help already xo

Beauty Follower said...

Lovely dress,
have a wonderful day dear!

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Maddie said...

Yaiy! Congratulations on being more than halfway of waiting for your cute, little baby to arrive! :)
This is a really great outfit, the dress must be my favorite!

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Alyssa said...

You are just glowing in these pictures! And I love the print of the dress!

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Style-Delights said...

This dress is so cute! You are glowing:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Elana said...

Can't wait to see all of the adorable stuff you get for your baby girl! That is going to be one stylish child :)

As usual, you look adorable here. What a fantastic dress!

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Jamie said...

love that dress.. you are looking absolutely stunning throughout your pregnancy.. if only I can be that lucky! xo
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Jamie said...

love that dress.. you are looking absolutely stunning throughout your pregnancy.. if only I can be that lucky! xo
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Maya McDonald said...

You look SO good girlfriend! I love this fress on you, and I'm so happy you're over halfway there! Can't wait to keep counting down the week with ya! xx

Melo Limparfaite said...

you make pregnancy look easy and glamourous :)

Elsha said...

I just love you! And your bump:) And I have the hardest time with you not buying anything yet, I will not have that kind of self control when I am expecting

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Pretty dress! You look great and I hope you're feeling well too. We got hand me down cribs from my older sister who has twin girls too. :D I was glad we didn't spend much on cribs because our girls outgrew them quickly and transitioned to regular beds. BTW, highly suggest Aden and Anais swaddling blankets... my girls still use them as blankies! :)

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Looking radiant with your munp!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

That summer dress is so pretty. You wore it so well into Fall. Getting ready for a little girl is so exciting. I was in your shoes last year. We actually custom-made her dresser and half-custom-made her crib. But then again we live in Europe now so there are different retailers here AND a lot less space. Almost all of her clothing comes from US though. We love Carter's, Baby Gap, Old Navy Baby & Gymboree. I have also found the cutest clothes at Wal Mart & Meijer's. I am sure at the end all of your baby girl's clothes, dresser, crib and her room things will be beautiful - I am sure of it. =)

Rebecca and Lori said...

You look fantastic!!! Pregnancy suits you. :)
Lori

Kathy said...

LOVING this dress! Perfect for your bump :)

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