How far along? 27 weeks + 2 days

Baby’s size? About 15 inches and over 2 pounds.

Name: I haven’t decided whether to keep it a secret on my blog or to announce it! I kind of just want to let everyone know once he is here. But I will say that it starts with a W. 🙂 

Favorite Maternity clothes? Aside from my J. Brand maternity jeans, I’ve been living in these maternity leggings, which I have in black but they are only available in gray now. Guess others like them, too! They are nice and thick. I bought these for dressier days, but haven’t worn them yet. I’ve been loving these long sleeve shirts because of how soft they are. The whole Gap Maternity line is pretty great and the price doesn’t make me feel guilty. 

Movement: He has been a little wiggly worm lately and the moves are feeling bigger and bigger.  I wish I felt him at all times because it’s just a comfort to me. Next week I will start my movement counting, where I take one hour at night and am supposed to feel him move at least 15 times. My doctor said I should feel that within the first 15 minutes.

Food cravings: No particular cravings, but still loving those cheeseburgers and sweets. 

Feeling? Lots of energy and overall, pretty great. But I can’t lie and tell you that I haven’t felt uncomfortable at the same time. I thank God every day for allowing me to be pregnant and I know this is probably the best experience I will ever go through, but I just wish I felt more like myself. I didn’t understand how women could possibly have a single negative thought about pregnancy until now that I’m going through it myself. I’m trying to find that “pregnancy glow” that I see in other people, but I feel like I’ve been on the opposite end of the spectrum during the past two weeks. I wouldn’t say I’m having a tough pregnancy, but it has just been trying at times. I’ve found myself at the doctor and pharmacy many times getting medicine for this and medicine for that. Uncomfortable things. The extra weight is hard on my joints and my back aches at all times. Pretty sure my hips are out of place, too, because it hurts to lay down. But it’s all worth it—I would gladly take these pains any day if that means being able to be a mommy. I’m just keeping it real with y’all so that it doesn’t look like I’m painting a picture of rainbows and butterflies, when in my heart I sometimes feel a little different. I feel so blessed to be pregnant—please don’t misunderstand my words! I’m just ready for our precious boy to be here in our arms and off of my  bladder! I can’t wait to see who he looks like. I’m sure I will forget all about the emotional and physical discomforts once he is here and then I will probably miss being pregnant. Being a woman is tough, haha! 

Baby Goodies Acquired: 

Remember when I mentioned that I had artwork commissioned by Way Way Allen for his nursery? I had the two paintings framed by Framebridge and it was a super easy process. I just went on their website, picked out my frame, and told them how big my artwork was. Then a couple days later, special packaging arrived at my doorstep along with a label to ship the artwork to them! Before I knew it, I had an email from someone at Framebridge letting me know of another option I had for framing if I wanted it. I thought this was such a nice touch that they took the time to offer a personal suggestion. Then about a week later, the framed artwork was on my front porch. I am totally keeping this company in my back pocket for future projects. The price was right and I honestly couldn’t ask for a more streamlined process. You can save 10% off your Framebridge order with code HOLYCITYCHIC.

I’m in love with the way it all turned out. 

I have a few other things laying around for his nursery. The wooden fish was carved by hand in Indonesia. We picked it up at Celadon (they just opened up their website for shopping!). I would have loved to have bought every single one of the fish they had in stock to put all together on a wall. Nothing but fish. I would love that.

The Ballard Designs mirror is not in stock anymore on their website. Oh, you better believe that if it were, I would buy about three more. It’s by far my favorite piece of wall decor that I own. I would love to put it in our front room/formal living room, but the baby is getting it. 🙂

And because there was a lot of realness in this post already, here’s the dumping ground that will soon be a nursery. I don’t know what color the walls are or what color they will be, but we will be painting them. I do like this current color, though. We have it all throughout this house. 

We bought the Ikea Hemnes three drawer dresser and updated the pulls with ones from Anthropologie. They have the best knobs. The ones we bought are no longer online, but I am seriously loving these. And these are probably the most precious knobs I’ve ever seen.

I can’t wait to have our family of three all together. Well, four. Can’t forget about my Winston.

Previous updates: 

pregnancy announcement  |   14 weeks  |   16 weeks  |   18 weeks  |   20 weeks  |  23 weeks



  1. January 6, 2016 / 2:37 pm

    Thanks so much for the Framebridge tip! My husband brought home an un-stretched piece of canvas art from a trip to the Phillipines an embarrassing amount of time ago (3 years ago? Oops…) and we still haven't framed it because it's so expensive! I'll be placing an order ASAP to finally get this baby on the wall.

    I love the way your nursery is coming along and you look great! Hang in there!


  2. January 6, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    You look amazing!! And YES we want to know the name! Looks like your nursery is coming along beautifully as well!

  3. January 7, 2016 / 2:46 am

    You are glowing, even if you don't see it! Pregnancy is no joke and seriously hard stuff, do not feel badly being honest about that!

  4. January 7, 2016 / 2:52 am

    The nursery is going to be perfect! I remember working on my little girl's room. It's such an important part of nesting and preparing, and you will be glad you did it later when you spend all those late nights awake with the baby admiring it! I don't think anyone has a "glowing" pregnancy – so many changes on your body and mind at the same time! Just keep smiling and add more highlighter. 🙂

  5. January 8, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I want to know the name! Walker or Wyatt? Those are my guesses. Walker is the name I have picked out for my future baby. I also love Wyatt but have a close friend whose little boy is named Wyatt so I can't use that name.

  6. January 9, 2016 / 5:10 am

    Or Weston…that's my other guess! Apparently I have baby names (and W names!) on my mind 🙂

  7. February 16, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Love this room! Regarding the dresser, did you go with "white" or "white stain".

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