Bump Update: 3rd Trimester

Bump Update: 3rd Trimester

I still can’t believe that I’m already 29 weeks, and as with every stage of pregnancy, the third trimester brings a mixed bag of emotions and feelings. But I’m ready!  It feels good to be this far along, even though this pregnancy has been a little harder on me compared to my first born.



Perhaps I should be feeling proud of making it through the first two trimesters, but I kid you not: It gets harder and harder. Even though I love to display my ever growing bump (a precious reminder that Baby J is busy growing in there!)—I still get overwhelmed and emotional from time to time. The tangible evidence of baby brother we keep talking about is coming closer and closer. There are days where I want to hurry things up and slow down at the same time…So much needs to get done still before Baby J debuts his big arrival. So perhaps mentally, I need more time but physically…I’m done. You may not see it in my pictures but I’m in a lot of pain these days. My rib cage hurts—especially when sitting down (like right now as I am writing this post) and my back gives me tremendous grief. However, I’m grateful that Baby J is still inside of me. The early contractions I’ve had almost 2 weeks ago were very scary and I don’t want this to happen again until our precious baby boy is actually ready to come out.


My son Kingston, though is over the moon and couldn’t be more excited. He thinks he can start playing with his baby brother the minute he’s born—it’s too cute! It melts my heart every time he says these things. So, while mommy and daddy are getting things ready, and even with all the change ahead, perhaps we are pretty much at peace with it. Motherhood has taught me so much already. We tend to be perfectionist’s, and I might worry a lot but there’s one thing I’ve learned from my first born: Everything will work out one way or another.


As always, thanks so much for reading & following along my pregnancy journey! Your support has been so tremendous—my family and I can’t thank you enough!






  1. Nancy
    January 16, 2017 / 1:31 AM

    I think it s so nice that we can ,,follow,,your pregnancy! It s exiting! I hope the pain gets a little less for you. Have a great week Vanessa!

  2. January 16, 2017 / 3:36 AM

    I dear, I love this black and white super chic outfit, you look so cute!!
    Kisses! 💕 F.

    La Civetta Stilosa

  3. January 16, 2017 / 5:49 AM

    Ahhh, I cannot live you are in your 3rd trimester. So exciting to meet your lil guy soon!!! Well, those boys are gonna have the most beautiful mama in all the world!! You look fabulous in this back and white chic ensemble!!

  4. January 16, 2017 / 6:07 AM

    Looking so chic in this leather jacket, hat, and shades! So sorry that you are so uncomfortable. Saying a prayer for you. Can’t believe that you are already in your 3rd trimester! Time is just flying and hopefully it will for you too. XO


  5. January 16, 2017 / 7:32 AM

    Omg I can’t believe you are already in your 3rd trimester! That is so cute that Kingston is excited – so sweet!! You are looking beautiful!


  6. Cora
    January 16, 2017 / 7:44 AM

    You look so fabulous, you don’t even look that your pregnant…Can’t wait to meet Baby J .. ..Kingston is so cute he taught he can immediately play with his baby brother…
    Have a good start in a week Babe..❤❤❤

  7. January 16, 2017 / 8:22 AM

    wow you look so stunning!! I love the dress and i cant wait to see baby J!!!!

  8. January 16, 2017 / 8:24 AM

    Oh, sad to hear the pregnancy is harder this time, but he’ll be here in no time! And you take the prize for looking absolutely stunning, even though your pregnancy symptoms are bothering. The blouse is gorgeous and love it in combo with the jacket. So gorgeous love! Xx


  9. January 16, 2017 / 9:28 AM

    I adore this look a lot, its hard to to believe you’re in your trimester! Really great details- the hat, pussy bow blouse, transparent details on skirt…as for your pain, brava for pushing through it like a trooper. Wishing you a week with as little pain as possible. I’d love to say no pain at all, but I know thats unrealistic. Xx

  10. January 16, 2017 / 9:29 AM

    yes, it will all workout and so happy that everyone is excited to meet the new baby! On a fashion note, I really love your sunnies & those pink pom pom heels you Instagramed a few days back…Have a happy week ahead, Vanessa!–Katelyn

  11. January 16, 2017 / 10:07 AM

    I loved reading this post, Vanessa, and how you are in sharing how you’re feeling, including the ups and downs. It’s very relatable and encouraging, especially for me as I’m embarking on this journey, too. I will say this, regardless of how you’ve felt throughout the pregnancy, you’ve managed to really create such beautiful and stylish outfits that flatter your growing bump. I’m hoping that the discomfort will ease down and it will be smooth sailing for you here on in. Thanks again for sharing, my beautiful friend, sending lots of love your way!



  12. January 16, 2017 / 10:12 AM

    Chica!! siegues viéndote guapísima!!! hasta en tu tercer trimestre!! Que todas sabemos que ya cuando llegamos aquí el cansancio nos puede y acabamos vistiéndonos como más cómoda nos sentimos, aunque la que lleva el estilo en su interior se nota!! GUAPISIMA!!!

    el blog de renée

  13. January 16, 2017 / 10:18 AM

    Don’t worry it’s going to be worth all the pain you are going through, It definitely isn’t easy but the results is so much better. Hope you feel better. Love your outfit by the way and a happy new week to you.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  14. kaitlinschubert1
    January 16, 2017 / 10:24 AM

    You’re beautiful! The bump is adorable. Hope you start to feel better soon!

    Katie | Willow and White

  15. January 16, 2017 / 10:52 AM

    I can’t believe you’re already in the third trimester!! Your little man will be here before you know it!

  16. January 16, 2017 / 12:23 PM

    The post is great! I love your blog:)


  17. January 16, 2017 / 1:28 PM

    I love these pregnancy updates! It feels like your pregnancy has flown by here on the blog. I’m so sorry you’ve been experiencing hardships throughout it. You’re so strong, and you carry all those issues of pregnancy with grace! Thank you for sharing with us. xx
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  18. tamara
    January 16, 2017 / 2:32 PM

    Kingston is so adorable! You’re looking absolutely gorgeous V!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  19. January 16, 2017 / 3:14 PM

    Ooohh, dear V., you look so beautiful, really stunning, we can see the divine motherhood aura there! Lovely jacket and glasses and baby bump! I am so sorry to read that your rib cage hurts and that sitting down is uncomfortable 🙁 And that physically you are done, but there are things to do – well, you will do all, I am sure! And Baby J is comfortable inside, and growing healthily! I am glad you didn’t have the contractions anymore! And how sweet is Kingston, saying he will play with his brother the minute he is born! I really hope you feel better, dear V., all is worth when there is love and that you have a lot! Many hugs and kisses, dear V.!

  20. Kathlynn
    January 16, 2017 / 6:00 PM

    You’re so fashionable I cant tell!!! Do you have your closet on Glamoutfit app? I want to follow you. I would love to see what else you have in your closet!

  21. January 16, 2017 / 6:08 PM

    You look absolutely amazing in this leatehr jacket Vanessa. You are so close to see your baby boy, how exciting. Wish you a fabulous week ahead.
    Nina’s Style Blog

  22. January 16, 2017 / 6:48 PM

    I’m sure it seems like forever to you but I can’t believe you’re already in the 3rd trimester! I’ve been told the time flies. Having contractions that early must have been so scary! I’m so glad everything is ok though babe. Sending you hugs and love for this b&w look! Kait

  23. January 16, 2017 / 7:53 PM

    You look gorgeous, Vanessa! I can’t believe you’re in your third trimester already, you’re almost there!

  24. January 16, 2017 / 7:57 PM

    I’m so sorry that it has been such a rough pregnancy, Vanessa. I hope the last few weeks go by quickly (but not too quickly!). How sweet that Kingston is so excited for his baby brother and how cute that he is ready to play with him! You look gorgeous as always! Keep resting, your sweet baby will be here so soon!!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  25. January 16, 2017 / 10:38 PM

    I can’t believe how time flies! I feel like it was just yesterday that you were announcing your pregnancy!

  26. January 17, 2017 / 2:15 AM

    You look gorgeous as always, Vanessa. I love the combination of the winter white dress with the black jacket.
    I’m sorry to hear you’re suffering with this pregnancy – take care of yourself and get plenty of rest. You’re almost there now!
    Sending lots of love,
    Julia x

  27. January 17, 2017 / 7:40 AM

    Can’t believe you are 29 weeks pregnant… you look so amazing! Love your shades.
    That’s so sweet that Kingston is so excited for his brother!
    Have a great week!

    xO, Steph

  28. January 17, 2017 / 8:48 AM

    I hope everythings will be better.
    You look so lovely and so chic in this outfit. I love your blouse.
    And i can’t believe you’re in your third trimester. ☺

  29. Amy Arnold
    January 17, 2017 / 11:50 AM

    I remember feeling that same way – mentally like I needed more time but physically ready. Pregnancy is tough on your body. You look amazing. I love this black and white outfit. Take care of yourself mama.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  30. January 17, 2017 / 1:00 PM

    Congrats! Just started wk 29 on Sunday too!! I feel you on the mixed bag of emotions but am also ready for the 3rd trimester. You look amazing and look forward to more updates 🙂


  31. January 17, 2017 / 1:05 PM

    I’m glad that things have calmed down after that big scare a few weeks ago. I’m sorry that you are uncomfortable and in pain. And I know the feeling of not being ready; but you know that in the end everything is going to work out the way it is supposed to… And how wonderful that Kingston is so excited!

    Man sieht dir auf jeden Fall nicht an, dass es dir nicht so gut gut! Du siehst wunderschön aus. Ich wünsche dir alles Gute in den nächsten Wochen!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  32. January 17, 2017 / 3:05 PM

    Sorry to hear about the pain you’re experiencing. It must be incredible to think about the little human inside your body. Thank you for sharing your pregnancy journey with us.


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