I’m so excited about today’s interview with Liz Stanley of the hugely popular lifestyle blog, Say Yes to Hoboken. Although I don’t know Liz personally, I’ve taken several Alt Summit classes with her, and she’s always delivered on her promise of responding to questions and emails. That earns her an A+ in my book!
It’s rare nowadays for such big bloggers to take the time to reply to their emails — and it’s not like Liz isn’t busy! Besides sharing inspirational ideas for living a stylish and crafty life on Say Yes to Hoboken, Liz is the Managing Editor of Julep and contributes regularly to Babble.
Besides being an all-around Liz Stanley fan, I wanted to speak to Liz about being pregnant because she’s written so honestly about her struggle with secondary infertility. What a thrill that after four years of trying to conceive, she now has a baby on the way!
Liz was 28 weeks pregnant when we spoke. Read on to learn about her pregnancy experience…
A. November 8th
Q. Boy or girl?
A. GIRL (hooray!)
Q. Do you have a name picked out?
A. Not exactly. I hate that part!
Q. Is this your first child?
A. Second. Totally different pregnancy, too. I was much more sick this time around. I’m 28 weeks (at time of interview) and still on anti-nausea meds! Also, I popped out way earlier and am feeling way more uncomfortable earlier than I remember as well!
A. I absolutely love being pregnant. I love dressing the bump and having an excuse to go to bed early and eat an extra serving of dessert 🙂
Q. What’s the worst thing about being pregnant?
A. It took us so long to conceive, I’m so happy being pregnant and no major complaints but morning sickness and I have had our moments. It’s cruel. It’s like the 3-4 month long flu.
Q. Any cravings or food aversions?
A. I haven’t had much an appetite for meat (which is sooo no like me) and every morning all I want is juice and breakfast egg sandwiches.
Q. How do you dress the bump?
A. You can’t get much more feminine than being pregnant, so I’ve been drawn to more chic and more edgy pieces. I thought I’d love the oversized trend while being pregnant, but I feel like it just makes me look huge. Surprisingly, I’ve really liked fitted dresses and shirts that show off the bump! When else can you stick out your stomach and feel confidant about it?!?
Q. What are the essentials that have gotten you through the pregnancy so far?
A. Prenatal Yoga videos (I have a couple I love. My favorite prenatal video is Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rae. Complete Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga & Short Forms 2 DVD Set is good too — a little more intense.), maxi dresses and maternity leggings, and Dear Kate undergarments as well.
If you’d like to share your pregnancy experience, please send me an email with “Being Pregnant” as the subject.