Name: Darcy Le Fleming

Neighborhood: Clinton Hill

Occupation: Owner, My Brooklyn Baby

Baby’s Sex: Girl

How would you describe your pregnant style?

So far my pregnancy style is the pretty much the same as pre-pregnancy style but I have made a conscience effort to wear necklaces and earrings while I can. I wore my first daughter in a baby carrier a lot so I had to keep the jewelry away from her little fingers for a long time.

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

My bra size has gone up 4 sizes already and even though the same thing happened with my last pregnancy, it really takes some getting used to.

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

I am much more relaxed this time around. Last time I was constantly checking week by week pregnancy milestones but this time I rarely even know how many weeks pregnant I am.

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

Now that it is warm out I live in comfortable sundresses and sandals. I can still fit in a lot of my normal wardrobe but I'm definitely going to need to find some maternity jeans once the weather cools down.

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

I'm looking forward to having a newborn in the fall because it is such a lovely time for walks through Brooklyn neighborhoods and parks.

Darcy is wearing:

Loyal Hana Anya Dress. The hidden nursing zippers are brilliant!

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Photography by Linda Farwell Photography

Penthouse courtesy of: Katherine Salyi / The Justin

This Bump Envy post was brought to you by Loyal Hana.

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