Winter Pregnancy Survival Guide

Winter Pregnancy Survival Guide

I’m not going to lie: Being in pregnant in the winter can be brutal. Chicago has been exceptionally cold this early in December—from icy streets to tons of snow—it simply isn’t easy. But I decided not to let the harsh winter weather get me down. Instead, I to look forward to the warm-weather months where I will be able to take the baby on long Spring/Summer walks once he’s born.


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To keep warm and comfortable during winter when you’re almost 7 months pregnant can be a challenge at times but I’ve learned that layering is always key! And while my bump continues to grow I cannot help but be mesmerized. It might be harder to dress the bump but it truly is such a miracle. I cannot believe what my body is actually capable of. My back aches and my rib cage gives me tremendous pain but every time I feel little Baby J kick inside of me, well…, all the pain is forgotten.

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So, yes, I might complain about the cold and I may secretly wish it was warmer but I honestly cannot wait when our little baby boy is born during the Spring! I know this will all be forgotten…

As always, thanks much for reading & have a wonderful Monday!



SWEATER c/o | VEST c/o | PANTS c/o | SCARF c/o



  1. December 19, 2016 / 1:13 AM

    I can’t believe your almost 7months where has the time gone! I can’t imagine being so cold, we are in a very cold bit here and I sure am looking forward to spring!

    Lots of love… Sydney

  2. December 19, 2016 / 2:13 AM

    I agree with Sydney above. 7months already? Time flies.

  3. December 19, 2016 / 5:36 AM

    LOVE that dusty blue vest on you!!! You shine even in minus temps…so cold today girl…stay cozy and warm you beautiful doll!!

  4. December 19, 2016 / 5:45 AM

    Aww bless you Vanessa. Pregnancy during winter cannot be easy. I’m not pregnant but my body during the winter is ridiculous. I just cannot do it. Hope you’re able to cope.

    Mich X

  5. December 19, 2016 / 7:38 AM

    Oh, dear V., such a lovely post and super sweet pictures! Now I can see the baby bump and you really look amazing! Baby J will bring many smiles on your way and the rib and back pain will be forgotten, like you said! I loved your vest and sweater, you look stunning! Hope the weather is a bit better soon! I should write you in a better way, dear V., but this year was so busy and I am feeling a bit exhausted, so I will wish you here a fantastic Christmas for your family, the first with Babay J (7 months 🙂 and the next will be even more beautiful with your two sons! Children are the spirit of Christmas! You are such a lovely girl and friend, keep being this way, cause you are really a treasure! Hope you have a lovely week and a merry merry Christmas!

  6. waketonroad
    December 19, 2016 / 8:00 AM

    The blue vest is so pretty! I’m sure it’s especially hard to be pregnant in winter, it is so cold everywhere this year! But you’re right, the spring walks will make it all worth it! xo Bryn

  7. Cora
    December 19, 2016 / 9:12 AM

    Your still so stylish and your pregnancy…Love the whole outfit..Have a good start in a week…😗😘😍❤

  8. andreaswellnessnotes
    December 19, 2016 / 9:22 AM

    You look stunning in the blue vest dear Vanessa! I can imagine that dressing for very cold temperatures can be a challenge when you are pregnant… But you are so right, you’ll get to enjoy being out and about with your baby in spring!

    Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie ein wunderschönes Weihnachtsfest!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  9. December 19, 2016 / 9:39 AM

    I love how positive you remain love! With focusing on spring instead of winter and focusing on the baby rather than the pain your body goes through! Due to the fact that time is flying by insanely quickly these days, I know he’ll be here in no time!

    Have a lovely week! Xx

  10. December 19, 2016 / 9:46 AM

    I love that blue vest, Vanessa! It looks beautiful paired with the black; these two are one of my favorites color combos during the winter, so pretty! Your bump is too cute! I love all the tips you’ve been sharing with how you’ve been managing to style and remain chic throughout your pregnancy! I hope you’re having the best start to your week so far, beauty!



  11. December 19, 2016 / 9:50 AM

    My friends always prefer being pregnant during the cold season because they get to enjoy the warmer weather with the baby. Just be careful with the snow. Plus I can’t believe it’s 7 months. It felt like you just told us your 3 months. Love the color of that vest.

  12. December 19, 2016 / 10:19 AM

    I cant believe How fast time is going. That blue vest looks perfect on you.

  13. December 19, 2016 / 12:11 PM

    Happy Monday Vanessa! I can imagine it must be challenging to stay warm at 7 months pregnant but you manage to make it all look so easy. And I agree it’s all about the layers these days. i love that blue vest on you. Hope you have a great week!

    xo, Jackie

  14. Amy Arnold
    December 19, 2016 / 12:42 PM

    Layering is definitely key and you make it look chic and easy. Such a beautiful mama!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  15. December 19, 2016 / 12:51 PM

    First of all, massive kudos for taking these shots in the freezing cold, its warmer in Berlin but I’m not doing any outside shots for a while! Looove your baby blue sleeveless coat. As for the aches and pains, good on you for taking them on like a champ. Hope you had a lovely time with your bro et al over the weekend. Xx

  16. Pentené
    December 19, 2016 / 4:00 PM

    I’m swooning over your winter pregnancy style. You look amazing. Never thought of how difficult pregnancy would be in the winter too. I always thought about the summer roughness because of the heat. Baby J will be here soon enough. Xoxo

  17. December 19, 2016 / 4:20 PM

    Spring is a wonderful time to have a baby. The best time really I think. And love the long vest, this is perfect to double as maternity wear.

    Allie of

  18. December 20, 2016 / 10:00 AM

    Your maternity style is so chic, babe. And yes- this will all be worth it! 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

  19. December 20, 2016 / 2:40 PM

    Oh the weather in Chicago has to be super freezing indeed! Your guide sounds really good – I will keep those tips in mind even though I am not pregnant 🙂 Happy Holidays!
    xx, Carmen –

  20. December 20, 2016 / 4:42 PM

    I can’t believe that you’re almost 7 months pregnant. You look stunning, Vanessa. I love how you style your bump. You truly prove that you can look super stylish even while pregnant.

  21. December 20, 2016 / 11:35 PM

    That blue vest looks so beautiful against your all black look. Hopefully the rest of the winter won’t be quite as harsh@

  22. December 22, 2016 / 12:47 PM

    Almost 7 months? The time has flown by!!! You have the most beautiful pregnancy style and it might sound cliche, but you are glowing! Sending well-wishes your way in hopes that you have a smooth rest of your pregnancy.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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