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Elizabeth Cox's Pregnancy Style

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Name: Elizabeth Cox

Neighborhood: West Village

Occupation: SAHM, Co-Founder of Six Degrees of Mom

Baby’s Sex: BOY!

How would you describe your pregnant style? Functionally athletic! Chasing after my two toddler girls keeps me in my Lulu leggings and sweaters pretty much at all times!

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy? No, I'm pretty much a pro at this point!

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy? How different this boy pregnancy is!! Most noticeably, my bump is totally different (more out, less wide - a nice change!) but I've also been way sicker for way longer. But overall, my girl pregnancies were much easier physically! Who would have known.

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What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby? The love of their sisters!

What’s your top 5 registry essentials?

1. Cannot live without the Baby Bjorn Bouncer and toy bar. If I could only have one thing for a baby, it would be this item! My second child practically lived in hers!

2. Also love Parasol Co. diapers

3. My Bugaboo Bee with ride-on board

4. My Keekaroo changing pad (that thing is so functional)

5. Ubbi Diaper Pail

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Elizabeth is wearing:

Top: Mom's The Word.

Leather patch jacket: Mom's The Word.

Jeans: Paige, available at Mom's The Word.

Boots: Manolo Blanhik

Get 20% off your purchase of $100 or more at Mom’s the Word when you use code WRMOM through 4/30/17.

Photography by Ana Gambuto for Well Rounded.

*This post was sponsored by Mom’s the Word. Thank you to our Bump Envy Bundle sponsors dapple and Bravado.

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