Bump Update: 31 Weeks

Bump Update: 31 Weeks

Officially 31 weeks! What? How did this happen? Where does the time go?  Oh, I know. As I’m approaching my due date faster and faster I still have a lot of things that need to get done before Baby J makes his big debut.


Chicagoooo! Did anyone else LOVE the weather we had last week?! We shot this maternity look while it was over 50 degrees, and while I wouldn‘t say it felt like Spring, it sure felt better than below zero temperatures. Wish it would stay this way, though since we’re back to the 30s but hey (!), I’m remaining optimistic because I’m celebrating 31 weeks today! Still cannot believe how fast time goes! So far, I’ve been blessed: Since my 27th week scare (early contractions!) I’ve not gotten them again, thank goodness! I’ve been taking it easy, and I made sure that I listened to my body whenever it needed to rest (which has been a lot lately!). My fatigue has returned and I catch myself taking 1 to 2 naps a day. I literally just fall asleep. But I figure I get all the rest I can get now before Baby J arrives…


Speaking of Baby J…He’s quite the kicker, I tell you (a little soccer player in the making!). Sometimes his kicks are so strong that I literally catch myself touching my bump in a protective way, like: “Ouch, this hurt, little man!” My son Kingston thinks it’s the funniest thing, though! He keeps reminding me how gentle he is…It’s too cute—he’s already competing with his baby brother. 🙂

As always, thanks so much for reading & have a fabulous weekend!



DRESS c/o | BOOTS c/o



  1. Nancy
    January 27, 2017 / 2:09 AM

    Just give in, into the fatigue. You look fabulous!

  2. January 27, 2017 / 5:57 AM

    You look amazing Vanessa!! He’s going to be quite the active kid if he keeps up with the kicking haha! Love ya girl!


  3. January 27, 2017 / 6:54 AM

    You look so beautiful, dear V., ethereal, like coming from a fairy’s book! No joke! The pictures are really that beautiful and you look amazing with this maternity look – I love lace and green clothes! Wow, Baby J seems to be hectic inside, I imagine he is eager to see the world! But there are some weeks to go, he must be patient 🙂 And Kingston saying he is gentle, that is so cute! Where did the time go… this is true… just yesterday you announced that you would give Kingston a brother, now 31 weeks are gone! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, dear V., enjoy the weather – maybe it gets better again! Hugs and kisses!

  4. January 27, 2017 / 7:00 AM

    So crazy how time flies by haha, feels like you only recently announced the pregnancy! Glad to hear your well though and keep taking them naps girl!! Such a pretty dress too, love the detail of the lace! Xx


  5. January 27, 2017 / 7:36 AM

    Isn’t it something how fast the time goes? You look absolutely stunning in this hunter green and the black lace peaks are just amazing! Speaking of amazing, you are one incredible mama and I wish you a sweet and cozy weekend full of rest and happiness!

  6. January 27, 2017 / 7:42 AM

    You look amazing! I’m in love with this dress and the lace hemline! Can’t believe you’re 31 weeks – you’re almost there!

    xO – Steph

  7. January 27, 2017 / 9:30 AM

    Omg, can’t believe you are 31 weeks already! You look amazing girl, love that knit dress on you!
    x Emily

  8. January 27, 2017 / 10:08 AM

    You look STUNNING in this color, Vanessa! Jewel tones just pops so beautifully against your skin and hair tone, so pretty! I also love the fit and lace detail on the dress, it’s so unique. We had a few days of similar weather and I was loving it, but since then, it has dropped here too 🙁 Thankfully we have just a couple of months until spring, though! As you know, I’ve been experiencing intense fatigue much of my pregnancy, so I can relate to how you’re feeling (and I’m glad I have someone who can relate to me, haha). I’ve always been one to be very active, hyper, and never took naps to not having much energy for anything; I often have to push myself to get the daily things done. But, since you’re ahead of me, I take your advice to heart, also considering this is baby #2 for you! So, I’ve been taking it easy and resting when I feel I must. I know it must feel so amazing to feel Baby J kick and such a cool experience for Kingston, he’s going to be an awesome big brother! Last Friday, I started to feel flutters for the first time and ever since, I’ve been feeling them everyday and it’s such an amazing feeling. Thanks so much for sharing, my dear friend, sending lots of love and blessings to you and your beautiful family; Happy Friday!



  9. January 27, 2017 / 11:18 AM

    You look so gorgeous!! I love the dealing near the bottom of the dress.

  10. Tamara
    January 27, 2017 / 11:48 AM

    You look absolutely radiant and beautiful Vanessa! the baby bump is just getting cuter and cuter! Have a great weekend gorgeous!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  11. January 27, 2017 / 12:05 PM

    Wow, Vanessa, you look incredible! I love the lace detail on that dress, and the color looks great on you!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  12. Cora
    January 27, 2017 / 1:30 PM

    You look so beautiful at that green dress as always…Kingston is so cute, he will be a good big brother im sure…Have a nice weekend with your family…

  13. Amy Arnold
    January 27, 2017 / 2:37 PM

    Simply stunning my friend! I love the dark green with the black lace. Glad you are doing well and listening to your body.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  14. January 28, 2017 / 11:16 AM

    This dress is gorgeous, as are you, you look so fantastic! So excited to meet the little one, not long to go now xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  15. January 28, 2017 / 5:05 PM

    Thirty one weeks and looking fabulous Vanessa! I love the lace trim on your dress, it’s so fabulous! You’re in the home stretch now, how exciting !!
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

    xo, Jackie

  16. January 28, 2017 / 6:33 PM

    Gorgeous! I love your studded boots.
    I used to live in Chicago. Hope you’re keeping warm with a weather like that.


  17. January 29, 2017 / 4:52 AM

    I totally love that outfit V! And your update sounds so cute – you should already look for a soccer team for your little man 😉
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  18. January 29, 2017 / 12:12 PM

    Hey hon, so I’m going to speak about something completly unrelated to this post- I love your bunny snap on Instagram, you looked soooo cooote, like you were K’s sister and not mother. I love that dress, the lace detailing is genius! Have a good week ahead Bella. Xx

  19. January 29, 2017 / 1:40 PM

    This dress is gorgeous on you! You look absolutely amazing- that pregnancy glow is real! So glad you haven’t had any more contractions and that you are doing well. Sending love and positivity <3
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  20. Lulle.Beaumiroir
    January 29, 2017 / 3:58 PM

    Wow, that dress is gorgeous, I really love the color!


  21. Doreen's Style Diary
    January 29, 2017 / 4:36 PM

    You look amazing babe. So glad your pregnancy is going well. I love the lace trims in this dress.

  22. January 29, 2017 / 10:12 PM

    How do you do it to always look so gorgeous? No matter what you are always so stunning. I am in love with the color of this dress and the bottom detail.
    Have a gorgeous week Vanessa!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  23. meronnjambigmailcom
    January 30, 2017 / 12:48 AM

    First of all you look fabulous and pregnancy never looked so good on anyone as it ha son you!! Keep taking those naps so that you an recharge your energy. I can’t believe it’s been 31 weeks already, the baby is almost around the corner!!!

  24. Jeanelly
    January 31, 2017 / 4:48 PM

    You look so amazing! This dress is perfect! You’re style is impeccable! I’m so inspired for when it’s my turn!

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