Name: Anna Sommers Treece
Neighborhood: Montclair, NJ #suburbs (via DUMBO, BK)
Occupation: Momma, Consultant and Postpartum Doula
Baby's Gender: It's a boy! (again) #momofboys
How would you describe your pregnant style?
I always focus on comfortable since I have a 2.5-year-old toddler at home with me most of the time - and keeping up with him is key. That being said, I try to find fun and edgy pieces that I can pair with comfort so that I feel “like myself" while I'm pregnant. I like to mix ripped jeans with fitted sweaters and ballet flats, or boyfriend jeans with a bulkier sweater and clogs and I feel like I'm not too far off from what I would have worn pre-pregnancy.
Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during pregnancy?
One of the first things I noticed when I was pregnant with my first son is that I had a hard time identifying with a lot of maternity styles, so I would get maternity leggings and jeans and then more flowy tops from stores like Calypso St. Barth. Doing that made me feel like I wasn't losing myself for 9 months plus I had some great postpartum pieces once baby arrived.
With this pregnancy one of my must-haves was finding ripped boyfriend jeans that were similar to a rag & bone pair that I wore all the time pre-pregnancy. I lucked out with a pair from ASOS maternity and they are definitely a go-to. I also find myself focusing more on shoes and bags. Clogs from Hanna Andersson this time around make me feel chic and are a comfy choice to chase a toddler.
So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?
How different this pregnancy is compared to my first. I was convinced I was having a girl it was so different! I had a relatively easy pregnancy with my son and I have been battling hypermesis gravidarum (still at 19 weeks!) and am really thankful for diclegis. Without anti-nausea medication there is no way I would be able to exist at home with a toddler. This pregnancy also got off to a rough start and I was monitored closely the first 10 weeks as I battled low progesterone and bleeding. I was so fearful of losing someone that we were so hopeful for.
I am also surprised at how tired I am (even in my second trimester!). My husband has been a total lifesaver for helping ensure I get to sleep in on weekends and rest when I need to. Week days can be a bear if Sullivan decides to skip his daily nap or takes a few hours to get to sleep at night. Toddlers! Supportive husband is my hero.
What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?
I am so excited to welcome him into our zoo! He has a big brother who is so excited to meet him, a father who is waiting to welcome him into our #gingersnap clan and two fur-siblings who will love him as much as they love his big brother. Our family has so much love to give this little boy once he hits earthside.
What's your 5 registry essentials?
- Nose Frida (it's gross, but it helped us so much — even now)
- Baby Nest's Snuggle Nest Surround. We are a co-sleeping family and this is key for helping set boundaries in the bed.
- Ring Sling or Wrap. Ring slings and Stretchy Wraps are great for newborns and we love Sakura Bloom and Solly Baby. They help keep baby close and give you freedom throughout your days.
- Organic Cotton bodysuits. Softest bodysuits are a wonderful gift for expectant momma's.
- Dutailer Verona Glider in Gray. Never underestimate the value of a comfortable (and chic) glider. We still use this to ready stories to our son.
Anna is wearing:
A Pea in the Pod Elbow Sleeve Rouched T-Shirt
Hanna Anderssson Maternity Midi Skirt
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Original photography by Lori Berkowitz.
Shot on location at Burson & Reynolds.