Name: Desiree Verdejo

Neighborhood: Harlem

Occupation: Founder of Vivrant Beauty

Baby’s Sex: Girl

How would you describe your pregnant style?

While I usually lean towards more flowy styles, my pregnant style involves fitted t-shirt, sweater dresses and comfy boots. I love highlighting my baby bump!

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

Being pregnant during the winter, it was tough to find a warm coat that didn’t make me look larger than the bump already did. Oh, and the greatest challenge had to be taking off winter boots every night.

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

I’m used to working late and running around as much as necessary so I’ve been very surprised by how tired I was while pregnant. I am never usually able to relax and take a mid-day nap, but there have been days where I’m not able to keep my eyes open.

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

I’m so excited for her to see and try things for the first time — eating cake, petting a dog, flying in an airplane. I can’t wait to experience the world through her eyes.

What’s your top 5 registry essentials?

1) Bumbo Changing Pad

2) Boppy Newborn Lounger

3) Organic baby bath products from The Brown Crayon Project

4) Ring Sling Carrier from Sakura Bloom

5) Muslin Swaddle Blankets by Aden + Anais

Desiree is wearing:

Forever 21 Dress (similar style)

Sam Edelman Booties