Feb 11, 2014

Is That a Basketball?

I have officially started waddling when walking. There is no getting around it. It's hard to walk normally when you have a basketball as a belly.

{Sweater: H&M (old), Vest: Old Navy (old), Leggings: ON Maternity, Boots: DSW, Bracelets: David Yurman, Alex and Ani, Forever 21}

I'm now about 35 weeks pregnant, which makes me almost 9 months pregnant. Why do people say you're pregnant for 9 months when in reality it's 10 months. It's such false advertising. I have about 2 weeks to go until the baby is considered full term (yay), but about 4 weeks or so until my actual due date. These next few weeks are going to feel so long, I just know it... but we're so close!

My posts will probably become more sporadic and random as we head towards the end of my pregnancy. Between getting things ready for the little one, getting things ready at work for my maternity leave, and just feeling tired in general... I'm not sure how much I'll be able to get up here on this blog. But have no fear, you can keep up with me on Instagram since it's easier and quicker for me to use. That will probably be the first place I announce the baby's birth to you guys as well, so be sure to follow me, @alwaysmaylee!


Jess said...

I hope you're feeling as great as you look! :) You've definitely kept your style throughout your whole pregnancy...I think I'd be ready to wear nothing but sweatpants and sweatshirts by this point. :)

Jess - J's Style

SydneysFashionDiary.com said...

You're almost there. The little one will be so worth it =) Have a wonderful day and take care!

Rachel said...

you're naturally so tiny so that's why there is the "basketball effect" haha! Can't wait to see the little one soon!

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

You are so close and all pregnant people agree that the 9 months thing is so incorrect.
You are so there doll!!!

Happiness at Mid Life said...

You are the home stretch!! Love that you are still able to wear non-maternity clothes...so awesome!


Kathleen Harper said...

So close!! I love theses pink stripes and the vest is a fabulous addition!

Schnelle said...

You look great! It's so exciting- almost time to meet your little bundle of joy! Enjoy all of the little movements and flutters, that's what I miss most about being pregnant.

Sarah said...

So pretty, and that outfit looks so comfortable!


mariafelicia magno said...

you look so nice...i like your tee and bracelets..

Pooja Mittal said...

I always thought baby comes after complete 9 months..
I am young to follow you right know on Instagram to be in touch and see the little princess
Have a great week

Sofia Donatelli said...

I can't believe you're almost due and you look great.

Have a wonderful day.


Katie said...

that sweater is so pretty! and i am so excited that you are so close!! you look amazing!

Ricademus said...

The commenters are right, you're lovely @ 35 weeks and Baby Girl is going to be so worth it!
Nine months does sound better then ten. I guess we mostly ignore that there are 13 four-week periods every year.

emily | shell chicd said...

You are keeping up this blog so well for being 35 weeks-- and still looking amazing!! I see myself living in long-sleeve tees + vests like that when it's my time :)
xx, Emily
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Simply Sabrina said...

Aw, you look SO cute! Enjoy this time, it will pass by so fast!

x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

TheTinyHeart said...

You are getting so close now! I think it's awesome that you've still been blogging this whole time!

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

Not to much longer to go.

Fashion Sky Fall said...

Beautiful <3 I wish you success and be healthy you and your fam . I am following with insta <3

Alyson said...

you look SO adorable pregnant! I remember not feeling like that much around 35 weeks but you totally make it look good with your cute pink stripes and army vest (a personal favorite color mix!).


Caitie Schlisserman said...

you're looking pretty cute!! I feel like your belly has grown overnight! Must be getting sooooo excited!

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Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos said...

You are all baby! so tiny and cute! Hang in there... these last few weeks seem like forever but will really fly by.

Jamie said...

you look adorable and you are glowing! Best wishes to you and your family. xo


Frannie Pantz said...

You're so close!!!! Isn't it crazy how quickly it actually goes? Before you know it, that little dumpling will be in your arms! Get as much rest as you can now. I am 27 weeks tomorrow!

Sheila said...

Awww you look great Yi-chia! Almost there!! :)

xo - Sheila

K.Lee said...

I remember the first time realizing that I have 1 additional more month of pregnancy...I was pissed...lol.

Until you yourself is up and going, why not do...baby fashion picks instead:). just a idea/suggestion...haha.

Or get literal and show what parenthood looks like in the infant stage...yikes.

love you Yi-Chia! God Bless you!
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xoxo, K.Lee

p.s. you look amazing pregnant!

K.Lee said...

I remember the first time realizing that I have 1 additional more month of pregnancy...I was pissed...lol.

Until you yourself is up and going, why not do...baby fashion picks instead:). just a idea/suggestion...haha.

Or get literal and show what parenthood looks like in the infant stage...yikes.

love you Yi-Chia! God Bless you!
#1 Fan

xoxo, K.Lee

p.s. you look amazing pregnant!

fashion-meets-art said...

awwwh so cute! what a super cute belly and i love love love your happiness in the face- your smile is fantastic! follow you now.
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Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

You are looking so, so great! Hope you enjoy the last of your pregnancy. I can't wait to see photos of your new little one soon!

CodeOverdressed said...

That 9/10 months always confuses me too! Anyway you look so cute and happy, the stripes here are adorable. Hope you enjoy this last weeks of pregnancy!

Cee. ♥
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Emily said...

lovely pictures!

Emmylou said...

Oh gosh! You're tiny compared when I was pregnant, Yi-chia:) People thought I was having twins with my second pregnancy....heh!
So exciting....enjoy the last few weeks, my dear.

Sarah said...

I always said the same thing, it's 10 months! Why didn't anyone tell me?! You look great. Enjoy not working! Hopefully you'll get some time to relax between when you go on maternity leave and when the baby comes. My first time I got 2.5 weeks, even though I left 4 weeks prior to due date. Second time around I got 2 weeks, I feel cheated!

two birds said...

oh yes, the waddling days! but you look adorbale as ever!

Because Shanna Said So said...

EEEEEEEEK! We have a waddler!! LOL! And not to be Debbie Downer, but you are right, the last month seems to drag on forever...but try to enjoy it and get all the rest you can!! ;)

Alice said...

you are so pretty!! *__*

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Sam Cole said...

I feel you. The last trimester is the hardest for me. I know you guys are so ready for her but we'll be waiting for you all the sweet pictures and updates. How exciting!!!!!


nancy @ adore to adorn said...

you are by far one of the cutest pregnant women I've seen. You don't even look old enough (seriously...young!) =)

Time sure flies! I can't believe you're almost due!


getcarriedaway said...

beauty you! You look just wonderful sweety!
Have a great week!


Jeans and a Teacup said...

Awww....you're almost there! Excited to see the little one!
Jeans and a Teacup

Kathleen Lisson said...

Wow, you're so close! I'll follow you on Instagram for the latest news.

Federica Fila said...

Love your look! :)

Shopping Lady said...

Great outfit, you look so lovely!

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Jessica said...

You still look great! Babies are so adorable! Hopefully you will have your baby at your due date. One of my best friends went a few weeks past her due date. She said she felt like she was never going to give birth!

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Vale ♥ said...

You do look gorgeous, what a beautiful mommy to be ! My other friend who had babies told me how long the last pregnancy weeks can be...just hang in there, soon you'll be able to meet your little treasure ! Kisses

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Alyssa said...

Eek! So soon! Thinking about you and your family during this exciting time–can't wait to see your little one!

Mihaela Pojogu said...

take care of you, will be fine! xoxo
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Trois Petites Filles said...

You look Beautiful! Good luck to both you and your baby!

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

You look so beautiful and as cute as a button. I cannot wait to meet your sweetie.


OccasionallyAJ said...

You are adorable! I bet you have a great waddle. Love the pink stripes with the green vest. :-)


unitedcolorsofaggie said...

You look precious!!!!! I bet you can't wait to see your bundle of joy:-)!!!

megcasson said...

I am so excited for you!
I am getting way too clucky over babies lately.


Melanie said...

You look absolutely fabulous!!! I can't wait to see that little one.

xo Mel
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Adam said...

the big day will be here before you know it.

Laviña Jampit said...

congrats w/ the baby! :)


Laviña Jampit said...

congrats w/ the baby! :)


Head to Toe Chic said...

You look so gorgeous!!! I love your stripes and your vest! Can't wait to see pictures of your sweet baby girl :)


Jessica said...

You look incredible. It won't be long before your little one arrives.


Kristina said...

You still look adorable, even with the basket ball belly! I love your vest.

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Rebeca Muñoz López said...

Almost there for the birth of your baby! I can imagine how anxious you must be, I remember my pregnancy and as the last few days had many mixed feelings, joy, curiosity, fear, impatience etc. I like the vest and the contrast it makes with striped sweatshirt.


Shannon Hearts said...

You look SO adorable!

Who is that Girl Mo? said...

Almost there and you look great! :-)


prettyanddelectable said...

Looking great! Towards the end of my twin pregnancy I was literally so big I had to roll off the bed in the morning to get up and then climb back up into a standing position. I felt like Humpty Dumpty! It's all so worth it though. :) Take care and get lots of rest!

Anouka said...

Just hold on for a bit longer and soon your new life will start. Hope that everything will go according to plan!

Maiken said...

10 months is a long time and wow, it's almost over. unbelievable! I wish you all the best with everything that's ahead of you! :)

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Mica T said...

That striped top is so nice! :) Your bump looks cute and adorable! :)

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Sam said...

Wow, I can't believe how fast the time has past, you have kept excellently well hun, you look amazing!

Gina said...

You look marvelous, Yi-chia! I'm so happy for you, and can't wait to see pics of your little one. Best of luck over the next couple of weeks. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
XO, Gina

Andrea jueong said...

I always say the same thing, why people keep saying is 9 months? When I was pregnant I started to say 10 months and people kept looking at me like there is something wrong with me.
You look fabulous!

JP Lord said...

Let me just say that at 35 weeks you look INCREDIBLE! Pregnancy has certainly become you my dear. Just wait in ten weeks you'll be like holy cow that went fast!

Jane said...

oh my goodness! 4 weeks! how exciting :) you look wonderful!

Lu Ross said...

I can imagine how many things you need to do before you have your baby girl. You need to take time to relax too.You look lovely and happy and I'm sure you will be a wonderful mom. Your striped top is so cute and I love your vest too.
Have a wonderful day!


Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Just take things easy, especially the blogging part. You will eventually get a chance to catch up with everything. Take good care of yourself, sweetie. x

Ashley said...

You look fabulous!!!!

Xo Ash
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Love and Ace said...

you look great for 35 weeks lady - time has flown! I love that green vest over the striped shirt.

xx Kat

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Sakuranko said...

Your looks absolutely beautiful~
God Bless to you and your baby!

The Marcy Stop said...

aww too cute! youre so close! good luck with everything - hope it's all smooth sailing from here on out

The Marcy Stop

Kelly said...

It is the most beautiful basketball I have ever seen! I am so excited to meet her!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes


I think you look marvellous dear, and you're such a champion blogging and pregnant and always stylish. Take care,
M xx

Spoonful Of Diamonds said...

you look so cute with you pregnancy!



Alyssa said...

I can only imagine how difficult it must be to get around! But you still look cute as ever & I can't wait to meet your adorable baby (via Instagram of course)!

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Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

You look adorable :) totally understand about posts being sporatic. Being pregnant is hard work!

Rachel Ashely said...

You are so adorable! Love the baby bump!

Rachel Ashley

Julie, from prosecco to plaid said...

You look ADORBS. Ah so exciting!! xo, Julie

Simply Evani said...

Oh my goodness love, I am so so excited for you! She is almost here! :) You look gorgeous as usual. I don't know how you do it. I'm pretty sure when I'm pregnant, I'll be living in yoga pants and a messy bun, I don't even dress as cute as you right now!

Alexandra Zakharova said...

I've got to say you look better and better) It's such a pleasure to scroll down those wonderful pictures of you! I can imagine only how exited you are)))) Take care!
Have a fabulous time!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Absolutely gorgeous and glowing! xoxoxoxo

Kacie Ellis said...

I get so confused on how pregnancy works with the whole 9 months but really 10 months thing. lol. Super cute outfit!


lisacng @ expandng.com said...

I bet it's an adorable waddle :). You rest up and take care these next few weeks!!! Pamper yourself! And I can't wait to meet baby girl!

Lulu Soler said...

Well, you don't have to do any vlogs and show the waddle, so it's ok :) You still look great in pics! The 4 weeks will go by fast!


K&R said...

you are so adorable, looking great girl!
and i know totally a lie about the whole 9 months thing, ugh annoying.

Stephanie Timmins said...

You look so lovely and wish you the best of luck with your delivery! God bless!Have a lovely day!

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

My Lovely ...I followed you during these months seeing your change and your Happiness for the magical event... It must be really Fantastic..
No problem if you will not post often, we will all follow you on Instagram!

My best wishes and Thanks for your sharing!

Cindy N. said...

You are so beautiful !
Congrats :)


Vogue Villain said...

You look amazing! Congrats on being so close :)

Aeroplane and Apparel said...

its awesome to see your progess...can not wait till the birth.


Kim Alston said...

well you look great yi-chia. i love that sweater and vest on you. ohhh, it won't be long now. so happy for you. can't wait. enjoy this time.

Jessica Broyles said...

You look just so cute! And I love that vest.


Manhattan Image and Style said...

You are so closed and look beautiful sweetie!

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Elle Sees said...

almost there, mama!

Jen said...

Waddling or not, you look amazing!! I love your striped pink sweater, it goes perfectly with baby girl!

xo jen
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AnnTan said...

omygawd! can't wait to see your baby! it's so close to due date!

Am2Pm Chic said...

You look adorable, and can't wait to see the little one.


em.me.ma said...

so exciing!!

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RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

Enjoy the last remaining days of your pregnancy Yichia.....you look GREAT!


The Simply Kelly said...

that´s always feel so long when almost reach the due date. i understand the feeling

Amber said...

Ahh! You're so close (:

Georgina Castellucci said...

SO excited for you Yi-chia and I will definitely be following your instagram!! xo

Jacy said...

Oh my goodness, you are so close! I can't believe how cute you look for being so far along. Good luck in the final weeks, and I'll be following along on IG!


Ileana said...

You look so beautiful!!! Can't wait to see some baby pics ^^


Sofia Donatelli said...

Can't wait to meet her in pictures. She's almost here. I hope you are getting rest before she comes.



Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

I'm in love that vest! Ah only a few weeks more to go, exciting stuff. You look stunning as always!


Melo Limparfaite said...

I can't wait to see her ! You're already 9 months, it seems like yesterday that you wrote about your pregnancy ! (I know for you it's LONG)... Don't worry about us, and just enjoy your child ! Hugs

Annie L said...

You're so close! And looking great, love the pink.
xo Annie
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Stella Scarlett Rose said...

You look so gorgeous! I love the stripes.

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wattwewear.com said...

you look absolutely beautiful! hope you're feeling good and it's going well!
xoxo Vera & Rony


Charnele Michel said...

I'm sure you make waddling look great! At least you are fashionable while doing it. Great layered look Maylee!


Maddie said...

Aww, you look so sweet and happy Yi- chia! :)
I really like your outfit, the vest goes so well together with the striped sweater!


Putri Valentina said...

I love your top color dear :D


Putri Valentina said...

I love your top color dear :D


Gita said...

Congrats on your baby! You look fabulous in this outfit, btw.

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Dario Venuti said...

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Suzanne S. said...

You absolutely look amazing!!
Love the stripes :)
Happy V-day xoxo
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glamoroza said...

Still gorgeous! Wishing you all the best on your delivery day :)


Plum Pretty Sugar said...

You are glowing! We love this pretty and comfortable look on you!



lesley kim said...

congrats on your baby!! i haven't been to your blog lately.. you look amazing!!

Karen Curtis said...

You look gorgeous! The 9 month vs 10 month thing really confuses me too! The countdown is really on for you! Congratulations!

Karen Curtis said...

You look gorgeous! The 9 month vs 10 month thing really confuses me too! The countdown is really on for you! Congratulations!

Akinyi Ragwar said...

Your almost there, I know it seems so long! You'll be so happy when your baby arrives! Can't wait, you look so beautiful their is definitely a glow to you!

xoxo Akinyi

Miche said...

You look amazing! Congratulations!
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Rakhshanda Rizvi said...

You look so beautiful honey! I hope you're feeling as great as you look! :) You've definitely kept your style throughout your whole pregnancy. You are truly a fashion blogger <3 Kisses <3

Charu Sharma said...

Awww you look fabulous and I think your baby doll must be learning style tips from you ;) Love that glow on your face :)

Hugs & kisses

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

You look great for being almost full-term. Coral/peach always looks amazing on you. Your basketball bump is small and beautiful. =) You are right a pregnancy is 9 and a half months pretty much.

Lily Fang said...

Aw, your basketball analogy is too cute! And wow, your stomach really is getting big! (Hope that's not offensive haha. I recently had a conversation with one of the teachers at my school who's pregnant as well and people never know if soon to be mothers want their bellies to look big or not). But you're so close and while it's uncomfortable now, it'll be so worth it soon. You still look so chic with that pretty striped top and edgy vest. I'll be praying for a safe last few weeks!

Britt Whit said...

ahh you look great! love that you call it waddling! you still look chic!

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

You are SO cute!! I know you are ready. I'm right there with you!


Maya McDonald said...

I didn't realize you we're really 10 months pregnant rather than 9 when giving birth! False advertising is right, haha. You look gorgeous as usual, even when you're so fabulously pregnant! xx

Melody said...

You look beautiful Yi-Chia!!

Londyn said...

Your "basketball" is so beautiful! :)

Take care, rest and relax!


Harija said...

You are glowing... and really beautiful

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Lindsay Truax said...

I love the combination of the striped top and the vest.
Cute look.


LV said...

You look so pretty and so stylish. Towards the end of my pregnancy I had no style at all, but I was sick throughout the entire pregnancy. I admire how you have kept your style intact and looked so amazing through the whole pregnancy.


Meghan Silva said...

You look so amazing, usually towards the end one can tell the momma to be is exhausted but you glowing!

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Anat Koren said...

love everything! the photos are so great :D Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!


Hena Tayeb said...

you look great.. positively glowing.. take care.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Haha even with a "basketball" you still look adorable! It is the perfect accessory ;)

Kristin Reynolds said...

You are so beautiful and i'm so loving your adorable baby bump!! Thank you for the sweet comment!
Kristin xx

Audrey Allure said...

You look beautiful!

Jen ♥ said...

You're looking great! I know I'm late on this but I'm just getting around to catching up on my blogs.

Once I realized that you're actually pregnant for 10 months, not 9, it annoyed me SO much! I swear that's the biggest myth about pregnancy.

I delivered right on my due date so I hope you will too. Or maybe you'll go early! None of this 2 weeks late business many first timers go through. Can't wait to see the announcement! (And hear the name!)

Rachel Ashely said...

you look amazing!!!!

Rachel Ashley

Aeroplane and Apparel said...

Just checking up on you maylee, see how you are doing. it looks like you are very busy with the baby. i like your jacket too :)

alvera said...

You are absolutely a good mother, wish you be happy.

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