Name: Sy Yang

Neighborhood: Brooklyn, NY

Occupation: Founder, koko's nest

Baby’s Sex: Boy

How would you describe your pregnant style?

Contemporary comfort, with the occasional red lip.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during pregnancy?

Dressing while pregnant is one thing; dressing while pregnant and keeping up with a toddler is another! For my first pregnancy I wore dresses everyday, but this time around, I've found that dresses are not ideal for my lifestyle as a mom to an active toddler (i.e., constant crouching, chasing, squatting, climbing). I have had to switch to wearing more shorts and pants, which are not as comfortable for me because I tend to carry very low and waistbands are my enemy.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?

Pregnancy forces me to slow down in a way that is impossible for even my headstrong self to counteract. There is simply no reasonable way to avoid it. Especially in this city and with the busy-ness of my life, I am continuously amazed how pregnancy makes me surrender to my body's immediate needs on any given day. My to-do lists are replaced by to-eat lists, my workouts are replaced by naps, and I live moment by moment, while still dreaming of what's to come.

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump?

Other than basics, I love non-maternity brands that are forgiving enough for growing baby bumps. I've found that REISS has wonderfully stretchy bodycon dresses that take you through the pregnancy and beyond (and they're absolute essentials when you have a season full of weddings to attend!)

What NYC experience are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?

I love visiting the blocks, the little nooks that mean the most to us as a family -- where my husband and I met, where we had our first date, where he asked me to marry him, where we said our vows in front of friends and family, where we gave birth to our daughter, where we have lived and spent some of our most memorable moments together. It will be really heartwarming for me to walk down those streets with my husband and two kids knowing that my family has grown out of a succession of such moments created in this crazy city.

Sy is wearing:

SKY dress by REISS (similar style)

Shoes by Madewell (similar style)

Photography by Linda Farwell Photography

Penthouse courtesy of: Katherine Salyi / The Justin

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