Aloha! We are officially pushing towards the final week and yes, yes, yes mamma’s still playing catch-up with her “Elegant Expecting” series but I’m optimistic that we are getting closer!!
This was taken during my 33rd week (pretty much smack in the middle of the eight months mark), and we had a nice playdate that kicked off at lovely little bakery in the East Vilage called Abraco (used to be a hole in thew all place but they recently moved across the road and still have a Café 81 sign across the road hanging outside). I highly recommend. We met up with some ex-pat friends who wanted to talk preschool stuff (such is the new norm!), before heading north to the Upper East Side for a birthday party. Yes, these days our social lives consist of loads and loads of birthday parties. My 3 year-old toddler has a more rocking social calendar than I do.
Here I’m wearing my new gathered tank dress in black from Bun Maternity, which is great for both pregnancy and nursing!!! An absolutely winning combo in my book. I love it because the gathered-up details are absolutely flattering, particularly as you begin to balloon and you just need that extra support, and it is the best layering piece I’ve found to date. This pregnancy, I am all about BLACK… perhaps it’s the New Yorker in me (or the chillier weather compared to last time around when it was the height of summer!).
P.S. Can you believe how family-friendly Tompkins Square Park has become? We’re talking beautiful playground with sand castles (okay so the sandy itself can still be a tad bit iffy), plus weekend farmer’s markets. What a difference! Hubs loves to tell stories when this place used to be a junkie-zone… but times have certainly changed my friend.