Special Deliveries

The staff at Diapers.com has baby on the brain–and not just yours.

Diapers.com pregancy

Pregnancy can be divided into two distinct stages: before and after you learned about Diapers.com. Before: You hemmed and hawed over what to register for, filled your medicine cabinets for every possible healthcare contingency and stocked up on more newborn diapers than could possibly fit in your NYC apartment. After: Wait, I can order anything my baby needs and get it to my house overnight (or in some cases, today)? This baby thing is going to be a piece of cake!

Of course, there’s a reason that Diapers.com magically carries just what we need to keep our babies’ every whims satisfied–there’s tons of moms and moms-to-be in residence. In fact, this season the company had nearly a dozen growing bellies on staff, which makes it “the most convenient (informal) focus group you could imagine” says Diapers.com CEO Maria Renz. “It’s great to have a group of women who are in the same life stage we are targeting; we can bounce ideas off of them, get their feedback on buying and merchandising decisions, and receive instant feedback on their user experience.”

For a pregnant gal, working at Diapers.com is basically like living the dream: tons of the latest and greatest products to test out, a super flexible work environment and a crew of other pregnant women to play with–the group recently hosted a “Beer and Bellies” Diapers.com happy hour, complete with mocktails, pickles and ice cream. Oh and did we mention employee discount? Score.

We recently visited the company’s Jersey City headquarters to catch up with a few of those gorgeous glowing mamas-to-be and find out how they’re prepping–and dressing–for their upcoming special deliveries. Get a glimpse below.

Emilie Arel Scott
Name: Emilie Arel Scott
Job: SVP Retail
Estimated Due Date: 2/22
Boy or Girl: Girl

How would you describe your pregnancy style?
The same as my pre-prego style…a little bit California casual mixed with some NY street…with slightly more elastic than before.

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump and why?
My favorite finds are Gap maternity tees and camis. They are the perfect fit and make a killer outfit with a Marlow sweat pant.

Floral Pumps

What are 3 of your top registry essentials? Hmmm…so many to choose from!

  1. Medela pump and accessories. My girlfriends have made it pretty clear to me to buy only the best when it comes to the pump.
  2. Ergobaby carrier. Not to be dramatic, but I’ve heard it’s life changing. And to have two free hands and be able to pop around with the little tot sounds pretty cool.
  3. Halo swaddle sacks. Although I learned how to do the swaddle thing in baby class, I have a feeling when the baby is crying and I haven’t slept in a day I won’t be very good at it…a built in velcro version sounds easier.

Maternity style

What’s the best perk about being pregnant and working in the baby industry?
As a first time mom, I am totally clueless and I am surrounded by experts – I have an amazing team telling me exactly what to do! (Now if I can only convince them to come to my house and help out in those first couple months)

Emilie is wearing:
Paige Denim Verdugo Ultra skinny maternity jeans. They are seriously the best. I will be wearing them for non-pregnant years to come.
Gap black cami
Alice + Olivia lace top (similar style)
Banana Republic Pumps (similar style)

Latoya Davis

Name: Latoya Davis
Job: Senior Project Manager of Operations
Estimated Due Date: 5/19
Boy or Girl: Girl

How would you describe your pregnancy style?
Laid back chic.

Pregnant belly

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump and why?
Any jersey knit or cotton casual dress since it’s easy and I can dress it up or down. H&M has some good ones I wear probably too often.

What are 3 of your top registry essentials?
I haven’t started a registry yet but I always heard that Boudreaux’s butt paste is a necessity to help with the diaper changes. My other two would be a Mamaroo bouncer for calming the baby and loads of diapers.

Maternity Style

What’s the best perk about being pregnant and working in the baby industry?
Being able to preview the baby gear and having 8 other co-workers pregnant with me during the same time!

LaToya is wearing:
Banana Republic jersey cotton striped dress (similar style)

Diapers.com Maternity Style

Name: Kasey Jamison
Job: Senior Director of Business Development
Estimated Due Date: 2/04/2015
Boy or Girl: Boy!

How would you describe your pregnancy style?
I’d describe my pregnancy style as classic and comfortable. I wear a lot of billowing shirts mixed with leggings or form fitting pants. Interestingly enough, throughout my pregnancy I’ve been able to wear my pre-pregnancy shirts mainly because they tend to be flowy. I also try to wear heels when I can to add some length to my legs. Also, as many other New Yorkers, I wear a lot of black. I have to be conscious about incorporating color into my wardrobe to brighten it up.

Kasey Jamison

What’s been your favorite pregnancy piece or brand to show off your bump and why?
I love my Gap body maternity shirt. It’s tight and shows off my belly and can be worn on it’s on own or with a nice long open sweater. And, of course it’s black. I swear I could live in this shirt.

What are 3 of your top registry essentials?

  1. Stroller: Picking a stroller was the most stressful part of our registry. Living in NYC, we wanted something small and functional and there are so many options. My husband and I went back and forth on this for a few weeks and ultimately decided on the Bugaboo Bee3. Hoping our baby likes it!
  2. Fisher Price Rock-N-Play: Everyone tells us this little device is critical in helping babies fall asleep. It’s on the smaller side which is great for our tiny NYC apartment.
  3. Blankets: I wouldn’t say this is the most essential item on our registry but picking out bedding and blankets was the most fun. I ended up registering for at least 5 or 6 nice blankets for the baby.

Pregnancy Style

What’s the best perk about being pregnant and working in the baby industry?
You learn a lot just from talking to co-workers about the best products to buy. Diapers.com is also a very mommy friendly place to work and it’s great when co-workers bring in their kids.

Kasey is wearing:
Old Navy Dress (similar style)
Nordstrom Necklace
Aldo Boots (similar style)

Photography by Ady Dorsett.

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Jessica Pallay

Jessica Pallay

JESSICA PALLAY is Co-Founder and Editor of Well Rounded NY. She is a Brooklyn mama to Libby and Elsie, and writes about all things pregnancy and new motherhood.

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