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Emily Rasekh's Pregnancy Style

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Name: Emily (Lawrence) Rasekh

Neighborhood: Upper West Side, NY

Occupation: Vice President, Digital Audio Initiatives at CBS Radio

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How would you describe your pregnant style? Almost exclusively leggings and loose shirts or large sweaters. I didn't find bump-fitting shirts flattering until my third trimester.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy? I found the phase towards the end of my second trimester/beginning of third a little difficult because my belly hadn't popped enough to wear things that accentuated it in a flattering way, but looser-fitting shirts started to look tight or else were way too oversized.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy? How much sleep I now require. I've never been someone that could fall asleep before 10pm but staying up past 9pm has now become a challenge!

What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby? I'm really excited about delivering in the Spring so I can walk around the city with the baby; especially Central Park when the Cherry Blossoms are out. I also can't wait for our families to meet this little one -- it's the first grandkid for both our parents and first niece/nephew for all our siblings so everyone is very excited.

What’s your top 5 registry essentials?

Cybex Priam Stroller + Aton Q Car Seat

Baby K'Tan baby carrier

Baby Bjorn Bouncer

Halo Bassinest

MyDiaperBox Monthly Diaper Delivery (I like MyDiaperBox because they donate diapers to kids in need for every monthly purchase made).

Emily is wearing:

Alex & Harry Original Cinched Top, White

Kate Cascade 4-Way Cardigan, Onyx

JCrew Fleece-Lined Leggings

Vince Blair 5, Black

Photography by Ana Gambuto for Well Rounded.

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