Name: Jennifer Weedon Palazzo

Neighborhood: Gramercy/Berkshires.

Occupation: Actor, Creator/Producer/Writer of MomCaveTV.com

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How would you describe your pregnant style?

For casual days, I love leggings and fitted tops that show off my bump with the coolest boots I can find. I want to still look like I have some connection to fashion! For more formal events, I love fitted dresses with a retro flair. My favorites are from PinUp Girl Clothing.

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

My butt gets WIDE in pregnancy, so I need much larger bottoms than tops. I also found winter coats a challenge. None of mine would zip/button around my belly and it's such an expense to find a good, warm winter coat that you'll just be wearing for the short time of pregnancy.

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

This baby feels like a humongous monster compared to my first son. I felt movement months earlier and the intensity of the movements wake me up at night.

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

Dresses by PinUp Girl Clothing, H&M Jeans, and ASOS maternity online.

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

I can't wait to take her to see her first Broadway show.

Jennifer is wearing:

Dress: ASOS (Similar Style)

Photography by Karilyn Sanders Photography

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