Name: Natalie Alcala
Neighborhood: Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
Occupation: Founder & CEO, Fashion Mamas
Baby’s Sex: Girl
How would you describe your pregnancy style?
Lots of black, which isn't very different from my pre-preg style. However, I'm wearing much more form-fitting/body-conscious pieces right now because I'm loving the curves!
Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy?
I learned my preg style early on when I was expecting my now three-year-old son, Diego, so it's just more of the same. Lots of tight knit dresses!
So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?
I'm most surprised by house different this pregnancy is from my last pregnancy. I was very sick during my first trimester this time, and I'm still going through tons of hormone changes. Instead of feeling euphoric like I did with Diego, I've been really emotional and quite introverted — which is very unlike me!
I also didn't have this demanding (in a great way!) business when I was pregnant with Diggy (I created FM when he was a newborn), so I'm much more busy and tire easily. This little lady inside me is definitely putting me to work! I'm grateful for it all.
What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?
I've always felt like such a "Boy Mom" so it's going to be interesting to nurture a girl. I'm most looking forward to raising a dynamic and compassionate female. And yes, coming from the fashion industry, I'm very excited to dress her. My real-like mini me!
What’s your top 5 registry essentials?
1. White soft onesies
2. Lots of diapers
3. A super cozy glider for those marathon breastfeeding sessions
4. A stylish and chic baby carrier
5. A stroller with a hoverboard so Diggy can ride along with us (a must for all the second-time mamas out there!)