Maternal Thoughts & Emotions During Pregnancy


I’m about to enter my second trimester (next week to be exact!) and I can’t believe how fast time has flown by! I still remember the day when my husband and I found out that we were having another baby together. The joy we both felt is indescribable. We both wanted a sibling for our son for the longest time, and we are truly grateful to have been blessed to expand our family, however, my emotions have been on a roller-coaster ride.



I once read that “pregnancy is the happiest reason for feeling like crap“, and while the author of this quote is unknown I simply couldn’t agree with this person more. While my blog nor my social media accounts portray this “state of crap” in my images, I do want to share the truth with you, and simply be honest. Ultimately I have a voice and I intend to use it. Social media often portrays the perfect life and even though I consider myself blessed and grateful for the life that I have, i.e. my family—I do have days that are anything but glamorous. Let’s take today. I am writing this post in the afternoon after I have woken up from my 2hr nap. I’ve been taking naps twice a day (luckily my son’s at school!) and every time I wake I feel incredibly groggy. I can barely get up, and I just feel like, yep…, crap.


But I am blessed to feel this way, and I know that. Like the quote says, “pregnancy is the happiest” reason. I’m looking forward to see my body grow and feel my baby inside of me. I remember it with my son Kingston. I must have been around 20 weeks pregnant when I first felt him kick inside of me—what a wonderful feeling it was! I literally cannot wait to experience this again!

And as I am approaching my 2nd trimester this will also mean that I will work on the baby’s room! I’ve been busy on Pinterest finding some really neat ideas of what I want the baby’s room to look like, and of course I will share them with you as well! Stay tuned!

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

 PS: I will be attending an event with VOGUE Magazine at Tiffany’s in Chicago from 7PM – 9PM today! If you’re from Chicago I hope to see and meet some of you there!






  1. September 28, 2016 / 1:05 AM

    I just love this outfit, Vanessa! So perfectly styled and perfect for fall! You look beautiful although I’m sorry you are feeling pretty crappy! Hopefully the second trimester will be a breeze for you! Excited to see you tonight!

    xo, Jennifer

  2. Andrea Nine
    September 28, 2016 / 5:22 AM

    Totally understand all your feeling love and it’s ok, glad you can talk about it with all of us that love you!! You do look stunning in this outfit and I just know with your spectacular taste, the baby’s room will be darling!!! YOU are the most darling of all!! xo

  3. September 28, 2016 / 5:30 AM

    Simply cute look. Loved your outfit. Great post..

  4. September 28, 2016 / 8:58 AM

    Love that you share the reality of your life too, and is honest with the life behind the blog and social media. But a pregnant woman has all right in the world to take naps and just listen to the body! Xx

  5. September 28, 2016 / 9:31 AM

    This look is so fabulous! Love the colour combo! Pregnancy can certainly be tough.. hope you are looking after yourself!!
    x Emily

  6. September 28, 2016 / 9:49 AM

    I love your outfit beautiful! I really adore your skirt! How exciting to feel those precious little kicks! So making me miss being pregnant! It’s such a beautiful experience (most of the time) lol. Also, you’re boots are amazing! Midi boots are my favorite this year! So wish I could attend that event too! Need to visit Chicago!

    Manda |

  7. Cora
    September 28, 2016 / 9:55 AM

    Love the whole outfit especially the booties…Take good care of you…
    Enjoy your event tonight…

  8. September 28, 2016 / 10:11 AM

    Vanessa, I love how real you are with the emotions you’re experiencing, which from what I’ve understand to be normal, but still, as a blogger, people will look and think as though everything is perfect, so it’s great to share that you have your hormonal moments, too ๐Ÿ™‚ As for your outfit, I love that crochet top paired with that pencil skirt, is it suede? I can’t wait for you to share the ideas and decor you come up with for the baby’s nursery, I know it will look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful time at the Vogue event!



  9. September 28, 2016 / 10:21 AM

    Dear V., that’s why you are truly amazing, you are real! I loved this post, because you are right, social media and some bloggers act like everything is perfecting on their cruise ships, and just like you said, while we are blessed to have family and more, to lead a nice life, not everyday is this way. I hope you feel better soon, but as you said, or the quote ๐Ÿ™‚ it’ the happiest reason to feel that way ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see the baby’s room and to read that your baby started kicking! You look lovely as usual, dear V., chic and beautiful with the nice midi skirt and booties! Would have loved to meet you at the event! Hope it’s nice and that you have a wonderful day! Hugs and kisses!

  10. Tamara
    September 28, 2016 / 11:43 AM

    Even without being pregnancy everybody has bad days, but people forget that and focus on the life on Instagram. Which is obviously unrealistic! thanks for sharing the other side V!


    Tamara –

  11. September 28, 2016 / 11:46 AM

    First off, I’m so sorry you have been feeling so blah. Good news is you are almost out of the woods and into the second trimester which hopefully will be smooth sailing for you! Secondly, I love this outfit! You styled it perfectly and look beautiful! Excited to see you tonight!

    xo, Jennifer

  12. September 28, 2016 / 12:35 PM

    Thank you for being so transparent about your pregnancy! I think it’s so helpful for other women who have experience it (or have yet to). Have an amazing time at the event for Tiffany & Co! Sad to miss you!

  13. September 28, 2016 / 12:35 PM

    Thank you for being so transparent about your pregnancy! I think it’s so helpful for other women who have experience it (or have yet to). Have an amazing time at the event for Tiffany & Co! Sad to miss you!

  14. September 28, 2016 / 12:58 PM

    I love the quote, Vanessa! And how everything in this post is so real. You are so right that social media portrays a perfect life and existence, but that is so not the reality. I hope you start to feel better as you enter your second trimester next week! Love your entire look, too. Those booties are fabulous!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  15. September 28, 2016 / 1:03 PM

    Vanessa, I love this outfit so much. I love the nude colors on you and then the pop of purple from your sunnies. So fabulous!

    My Vogue Style |

  16. September 28, 2016 / 1:08 PM

    It’s really nice to hear your honest take on pregnancy. Everyone loves the glossy images but we all know it’s not all glamour shots in life. I’m so happy for you and your family! I’m sure it can be a bit taxing but as you said it’s a blessing!


    Violet Roots || Instagram || Twitter

  17. Megan
    September 28, 2016 / 1:45 PM

    Vanessa, I love your honesty! Finally a blogger who keeps it real! You’ve been my favorite for a long time but lately you’ve been killing it! Not only is your style SO amazing but you are down to earth! Many can identify with you which i think is so important! Hope you feel better soon! My current pregnancy has been tough too! Lots of nausea…but like you said: It’s the happiest excuse! xx

  18. September 28, 2016 / 1:58 PM

    So sorry to hear you’re not at your best right now! I do hope you get to feel better for your second trimester.
    Keep being so positive and focusing on the good and thanks for sharing all of this! I love how real you are!
    And how gorgeous are you? You look so hot with this outfit!
    I hope you have a great rest of your week! I’ll be praying for you to feel better babe!
    Much love!

  19. September 28, 2016 / 2:00 PM

    Poor thing! I know exactly how you feel! Been there 4 times!
    Pregnancy is hard, but after you have your baby in your hands it’s so worth it!
    Hope you feel better soon!

  20. Izabela
    September 28, 2016 / 5:05 PM

    Vanessa, I really appreciate that you are sharing your thoughts and emotions with us. Everyone is entitled to having moments when they feel a bit blah. Hopefully the 2nd trimester will be easier for you.

  21. September 28, 2016 / 6:58 PM

    Wow, congratulations! And what a gorgeous mom you will be!! I love your outfit! And wish you all the luck with your pregnancy!! Xx Susanne –

  22. marta
    September 28, 2016 / 8:44 PM

    Those are very true words!! It’s the best reason to not feel good that’s for sure, it’s nice to hear your honest experience as you are right social media portrays this image of pregnant woman that can be so unrealistic and discouraging to other women so good for you for sharing this! I hope you feel better as the days go on and feeling the baby kick was so unreal and amazing, very glad you will be blessed to experience this once again too! On another note this outfit is ultra chic and I’m obsessed with those booties! Have a wonderful night with your family Vanessa! Love you, xoxo

  23. September 28, 2016 / 9:22 PM

    Vanessa, you look beautiful. I love how you styled your pencil skirt with that beautiful lace top. And thank you for being so open and honest with us. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing but also so hard on the body. All my girlfriends tell me it’s harder the second time around but also incredibly rewarding too. I hope your second trimester goes smoothly and your energy level come up. Hope you have a great time at your Vogue event!

    xo, Jackie

  24. September 29, 2016 / 3:36 AM

    Vanessa, I’m grateful that you are sharing realness of pregnancy. I sometimes wonder if I ever will be ready for babies, yet I don’t want live my life without. Big congratulations from me. I cannot wait when I’ll see your baby. I hope you’ll feel better soon. You look stunning as usual! Wishing you lovely and relaxing day!


  25. September 29, 2016 / 5:20 AM

    Congratulations on the little one darling! I do hope this next stage will be better. And just like you mentioned, it does help focusing on the positives.

    Funmi x

  26. Kelsey&Kenecha
    September 29, 2016 / 8:49 AM

    Your outfit is so stunning doll, so chic! Obsessed with the booties.
    Hoping for the best throughout your pregnancy doll, must be so exciting to start decorating! ๐Ÿ™‚


  27. September 29, 2016 / 10:24 AM

    Stunning outfit and a cute blogpost! xoxo

  28. September 29, 2016 / 11:00 AM

    I know what those groggy days are like (not from the pregn! Im writing this in my sweatpants after having chinese takeaway followed by a tea and biscuits : ) have fun at the tiffany event and i can’t wait to see how your baby room decoration goes xx

  29. September 29, 2016 / 11:06 AM

    Congratulations on your pregnancy, i hope you could overcome those emotions..
    And ohhh. i see the baby bump.

    Sheena Loves Sunsets

  30. September 29, 2016 / 11:11 AM

    You are such a trooper lady- and such a chic momma-to-be! I’m hoping you feel better in trimester 2! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Le Stylo Rouge

  31. Amy Arnold
    September 29, 2016 / 11:25 AM

    Such truth in that quote and this post. Someone described pregnancy to me as strange and wonderful, and I have adopted that description. After trying for so long, we are so happy to be pregnant. However, that doesn’t make pregnancy easy! I try to balance the gratitude and reality too. Glad you are taking care of yourself. You look beautiful!!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  32. September 29, 2016 / 11:46 AM

    Gorgeous look, I love your boots. Congrats! I’m sorry you’re not feeling well, hopefully you’ll soon feel amazing.


  33. September 29, 2016 / 12:24 PM

    Beautiful outfit! And thank you for keeping it real! I think it’s important to share some “not so pretty things” once in a while… Life isn’t always perfect but amazing nonetheless… Ich hoffe dass es dir bald VIEL besser geht!!!

  34. September 29, 2016 / 1:32 PM

    I love that even though you feel crappy you are looking at the brighter side of things . . . shows a great character trait

    Life is just Rosie

  35. September 29, 2016 / 5:18 PM

    I love reading these honest posts about pregnancy. I don’t have a kid myself but it’s nice to be prepared, be informed, & know exactly the ups & downs of the entire process. :]

    // โ–ฒ โ–ฒ

  36. September 29, 2016 / 6:16 PM

    You look so chic in this pencil skirt look ! Congrats on being in the snd trimester ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you start feeling better soon.


  37. September 29, 2016 / 9:31 PM

    You look gorgeous! I remember the first trimester/exhausted/feeling like crap SO well. The second baby was so much harder for me than the first. You’ll regain a lot of energy soon! I’m so glad you can get some rest during the day, take advantage of it as much as you can! Here’s to feeling better soon – can’t wait to see that gorgeous baby.


  38. September 29, 2016 / 9:40 PM

    Oh you surely are a chic mom! Look at that outfit! But I bet you do have times that feel crap, but I’m sure the joy worth it!

    xx Margaret

  39. September 30, 2016 / 10:31 AM

    Love your honesty and I really hope you start to feel better soon, you look stunning in this outfit too ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  40. September 30, 2016 / 7:06 PM

    I totally agree that social media is often used to portray only the best parts of life- the gorgeous and glamorous and aesthetically pleasing parts. Real life can get blurred, and it’s always important to read posts like this to bring us back down to Earth. You’re an amazing person and I’m so happy for you (glad you’re feeling better in your second trimester, though!)
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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