Name: Aynsley Kirshenbaum
Neighborhood: Kensington, Brooklyn
Occupation: Nutritionist and Personal Trainer
Baby’s Sex: Female
How would you describe your pregnant style?
Function and fitted ! I’m up and down on the floor a lot with my clients and my 4 year old, so I need clothes I can move comfortably in. And I will admit, I like showing off the bump . Pregnancy has been my least body-conscious time in my life.
Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during pregnancy?
I keep forgetting that I’m pregnant, and sometimes my shirts aren’t quite long enough to cover my belly all the way. I’ve been making an effort to choose longer shirts lately!
So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?
This is my second girl, and I’ve been surprised how different each pregnancy has been. I’m much more tired and less nauseous this time around.
What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?
I’m really excited to see the sibling dynamic. My daughter is SO into my pregnancy and her sister. I’m looking forward to watching their relationship grow.
What’s your registry essentials?
Oh, wow, in our NYC apartments you really get to see how much of the gear isn’t necessary.
- Swaddles with velcro (trust me, no one wants to be attempting origami on a screaming newborn!)
- A variety of baby carriers. I love the Maya Wrap for the first few months, the Moby for the first 9 months and a soft structured carrier like the Ergo baby for the rest of the time.
- .Bottles . This time around I also registered for bottles, I’m hoping to have more success with bottle feeding.
Aynsley is wearing:
A Lululemon non-maternity dress, so comfy! (similar style, here )
Photography by Laura Vladimirova of Natural Birth Bebe.