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Name: Julie Capiola

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Occupation: Pediatrician with Premier Pediatrics (Brooklyn, Flatiron)

Baby's Sex: Male

How would you describe your pregnant style?

My pregnancy style is definitely comfortable, but I like to dress up my usual skinny jeans with some fun ballet flats, boots, or summer wedges.

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

Not surprisingly, my body is a lot curvier during pregnancy than usual for me. Finding a balance of fitted but flattering clothes was a bit of a challenge.

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

The biggest surprise during this pregnancy compared with my first was my level of fatigue from working full time and chasing around my almost 2-year-old son at home.

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

My favorite pregnancy piece was my pair of Citizens of Humanity black skinny jeans. In the warmer weather, I prefer dresses and tunics, especially those by Hale Bob.

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

I love going to Central Park to stroll and picnic in Sheep's Meadow.

Julie is wearing:

Puella maxi dress from Anthropologie

Kate Spade denim wedges (similar style)

Photography by Sofia Lynn Photography.

Shoot on location at ABC Carpet & Home.

Just about all of us had set assumptions about raising kids before we became parents ourselves. Some of these ideas might have been based on our own ideas of how we would absolutely do things differently than everyone else. Others, we believed what everyone else told us would happen would apply to our littles, too. But, that's not always the case, mama.

Below are six of the biggest lies I believed before having kidsβ€”and the reality of what actually happened for me.

1. Put your baby down drowsy, but awake

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