Name: Jill Cromwell-Wang

Neighborhood: Upper West Side

Occupation: Advertising Sales

Baby’s Sex: It’s a boy!

How would you describe your pregnant style? My pregnancy style is pretty much my non-pregnancy style. I try to feel as much like myself as I can during pregnancy, so I don’t like to change my style. I mainly just wear regular clothes that fit the bump. Most of my pregnancy wardrobe is either flowy or stretchy pieces from Zara, and the only real maternity clothes I buy is from ASOS because they are affordable and stylish, and I can rock most of them post-pregnancy as well, which is a plus.

Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during this pregnancy? Hmm not really. The pre-pop stage is always a bit challenging because I generally just feel frumpy, and neither loose nor tight clothes seem to fit right. I also love wearing rompers during pregnancy, but the constant (and urgent) need to pee makes it a bit challenging.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy? How insanely fast it’s going while having a 14 month old at home and how differently I’ve approached the fear and anxiety over everything with #2. I’m much more relaxed and easy going about this pregnancy and birthing process.

What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby? I’m looking forward to that first moment of meeting and holding him in the hospital after birth. It’s such an emotional and out-of-this-world experience. Oh and those cuddle sessions when they fit on your chest the first few months—those are the best! But I really can’t wait to see my daughter with her baby brother, and I’m excited to give her a sibling that she can grow up with.

What’s your top 5 registry essentials?

Ergo Baby 360

Magic Merlin sleep suit

Fisher Price Rock n Play

Medela Hand Pump (I rented a hospital grade pump but this hand pump saved my life daily when I was on-the-go)

Marpac Sound Machine

Jill is wearing:

ASOS Maternity Cold Shoulder Bodycon Dress

Maria Shireen Bracelet. Chicest way for me to have a hair tie on hand at all times

Icon Undies. I legit live in fear of sneezing and peeing my pants so these are a must for me (especially in the third trimester)

White Sandals (something similar)

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