Name: Alexandra Gizela

Neighborhood: Harlem

Occupation: Mom/Founder/Designer, Cabbages & Kings.

Baby’s Sex: N/A

How would you describe your pregnant style?

Comfortable. I have been lucky to have always been pregnant in the summer... I can just wear maxi dresses all day long :) I don't know what I would do in the winter with layering!! So I have been able to stay true to my non-pregnant style: classic with a twist? Kind of boho-chic?! It honestly changes all the time...I can't really pin a style for me.

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

It's quite hard finding pieces that are both affordable and stylish. Because of this, I find myself going a couple sizes up in women's rather than shopping in the maternity section.

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

It does not get any easier. The comment I get most is that I am a pro at this (because I have 3 kids already). NOT the case at all. Each pregnancy has been so different... from weird allergies and eczema to gestational diabetes to more intense lower abdominal sensations and back aches.

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

Everything. Every moment with his/her siblings. I need to make an extra effort to remember each stage this time. It has become a blurr with my others. I have forgotten what they were like as newborns, it's quite sad, really.

What’s your top 5 registry essentials?

  1. Anything Frida baby! They can do no wrong...the snotsucker, AMAZING.
  2. Cybex Yerma Baby Carrier in the embroidered birds of paradise! So cool and comfortable! Baby carriers no longer have to be so boring and ugly :)
  3. Babyzen Yoyo Stroller because we travel so much...game changer
  4. Boxum Baby 3 in 1 portable bassinet, diaper bag and changing station!
  5. Beaba Babycook Food Maker

Alex is wearing:

A dress from Cabbages & Kings new mommy + me line coming out in Spring 2018.

Photography by Steve Vaccariello.

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