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Name: Lauren Jimeson

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Occupation: Freelance writer, social media consultant, and founder and editor of A Mommy in the City

Baby’s Sex: Boy!

How would you describe your pregnant style?

This is most likely my last pregnancy so I want to make the most of it. I wanted to be chic, modern and elegant, while still comfortable because I have two little ones to run after.

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

With this being my third pregnancy, I pretty much knew what to expect with my body. What I didn't expect was how quickly everything would start showing! My bump started making an appearance much earlier this pregnancy which allowed me to embrace it for just a little bit longer. The biggest challenge that I encountered was making sure that I could still take care of my two daughters in the outfits that I wore, while still maintaining my style.

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

Although I have been through this twice before, it's so easy to forget about the pregnancy once your baby arrives. It's so incredible to feel him move inside of me and to see his little body on that ultrasound screen. Nothing in the world will ever replace that feeling of joy.

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

I love HATCH Collection. They have long been a favorite of mine and I started wearing it when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. It's modern and elegant and goes far beyond pregnancy, which makes it extremely practical for your wardrobe.

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

Saturday morning breakfasts in Central Park. It's been a tradition for our family when it's warm outside to take a walk in the park on Saturday morning and end up at the Boat House to have breakfast out on the patio. It's one of my favorite parts of the weekend because it's uninterrupted family time.

Lauren is wearing:

Rag & Bone Jacket (similar style)

Rag & Bone Boots

Gap Dress - non-maternity (similar style)

Photography by Desiree Walters Photography.

Shot on location at the Arlington Club.

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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