WIW 2/15-2/22: 38/39 weeks--finished my last week of work!

Last week I was on call at 37/38 weeks, and this week at 38/39 weeks was my last week of work. It was pretty grueling--on Wed I had a full day of 15 procedures from 7:30-3 with no lunch break. I've never worked that hard even when I am not pregnant, much less within a week of my due date! But all my patients wanted to get their procedures done before I go out on maternity leave so I had to keep going. I am so glad I made it to 39 weeks and through my last day of work today without going into labor! Thought I'd throw in a few pics of me at work just for fun...the nurses bought me a cake and flowers, so sweet! Now I am just hoping for a few days more to recuperate and get everything done before the baby comes. I haven't even had time to pack my hospital bag yet!

Regardless of how busy I was, I wanted to end my pregnancy work wardrobe on a high note, because I knew this was my last chance to dress up while pregnant! All of these outfits I would have been excited to post as individual WIW threads...I felt fab in all of them! And none of these pieces are maternity clothes, just my loose or stretchy regular clothes, so I can still wear them after the baby. Although I am scared of 4th trimester dressing...just when I had gotten used to dressing and showing off my baby bump, I am going to have to rethink the way I dress again! That is, if I have the energy to get dressed at all--I'll probably be pretty tired with the baby! So if I don't post for a while, you'll know why I'm busy...but I will come back as soon as I can with an update!

Which outfit is your favorite? Thanks for looking and commenting!

1-3. This sweater dress has done a great job of stretching to accommodate the bump--hopefully it won't be permanently stretched out!
Similar outfit in January:

Calvin Klein sweater dress
Black tights
Black Frye Melissa lace-up boots
Black Kate Spade trench
Michael Kors black studded satchel
WHBM silver bracelet

4-6. I love burgundy, tweed, fur and patent. Feels so luxe and wintery. It was raining so I pulled out my fave burgundy rain boots.
Similar outfit in November:

H&M burgundy cardigan
Gap black maternity tank
Halogen burgundy boucle skirt (elastic waist and partially unzipped)
F21 double buckle brown elastic waist belt
Betsey Johnson burgundy heart satchel
Aquatalia Vavoom chianti patent rain boots
F21 bronze bracelet

7-9. My "signature outfit", tweaked for pregnancy. But had to swap the leopard heels for ballet flats for comfort. Still doing demure bombshell with fitted waist and pencil skirts despite being a 3rd trimester pregnant apple!
Original outfit from last year, and similar outfit in September:

Nordstrom Hinge mustard paisley pussy bow blouse
Vince Camuto stretchy black midi tube skirt
F21 black elastic waist belt
Stuart Weitzmann red ballet flats
Fossil red satchel
Kate Spade black trench

10-15. I had bought this dress fall 2011 and sized up to an 8 because the hemline on the size 6 was too short for comfort. Several of you recommended altering it to take in the sides, but I never got around to it...I'm glad I didn't, because it worked perfectly as a maternity dress! It was cold (mid-40's) that day, but I really wanted to wear this dress. I tried putting a turtleneck under the dress, but just didn't like the look, so I just went with throwing a heavy parka on top to combat the morning chill. I think this might have been my favorite outfit for the week. I am still enthralled with the parka over silky printed dress look ever since I saw it on the Altuzzara Fall 2011 show:
Similar outfit in November:

Anthro Winter Tree shirtdress
Gap black maternity tank
F21 double buckle brown belt
J Crew burgundy tights (just wore the waistband under the bump)
Frye Melissa brown boots
Alexis Bittar orange leopard pendant
F21 bronze bracelet
Fossil floral satchel
Anthro olive parka

16-20. Can't believe I can still fit into my Anne Fontaine shirt--yay! It has a stretchy back panel. Made it through my last day of work--so glad to be on maternity leave! (though I'm only planning to take about 6 weeks off).

Anne Fontaine white double collar button down shirt
Target stretchy ponte leopard skirt
Stuart Weitzmann leopard ballet flats
Banana Republic gold chain necklace
Jack Georges brown briefcase
Lafayette 148 caramel leather jacket

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  • Caro in Oz replied 8 years ago

    #15 is my all time favourite:) Seriously they are all great but I have to choose #20 you look so happy & the clothes look fab.

  • Molly L-R replied 8 years ago

    #4 is gorgeous! You're right, it looks very luxe

  • replied 8 years ago

    You look great! Hope you get a chance to rest and prepare for the baby!

  • Deborah replied 8 years ago

    Natalie, you look gorgeous in all these outfits. You must be getting excited. I wish you all the best for the coming weeks and look forward to hearing your 'news'. Take care.

  • Emily replied 8 years ago

    Gorgeous - you definitely left work on a sartorial high note! I wish you and your family all the best.

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    You truly areTHE most fashionable pregnant lady ever! You look amazing!

    Best wishes for you and your family, and may the days ahead be filled with joy. And maybe some sleep!

  • anne replied 8 years ago

    You are one seriously fab looking lady at 39 weeks!! Hope all goes well with the birth of number 3!

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    Hope you manage a little rest. Makes me tired just looking! You look amazing, of course, and the last outfit is my favorite!

  • MsMary replied 8 years ago

    Wowzers, this has got to have been the most stylish pregnancy ever!! Well done, Doctor!!! Enjoy your rest! Can't wait to see Baby GP!!

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Natalie, you win the style award for your pregnancy for sure. I can't pick a fave because you are downright movie star glamorous in every one. LOVE 15!!!

    Good luck in the next few weeks!!!!

  • MNsara replied 8 years ago

    Agreed - most stylish pregnancy I've ever seen!! Hope you get some time in between now and delivery for prep and rest.

    I LOVE the leopard Target skirt with the Ann Fontaine. and the sweater dress is probably my next fave -- hoping it continues to serve you well post partum.

  • qfbrenda replied 8 years ago

    You look fantastic! I'm looking forward to baby news. Just because I'm curious... are you willing to share what type of medicine you practice?

  • sarah replied 8 years ago

    Well, of course #15 is my favorite! Wow, I really cannot believe how great you've managed to look during this entire pregnancy. I shudder to think of my own pregnancy wardrobe. I'm so glad you made it through your hellish week and you can now just relax and have that baby!!!!!!

  • replied 8 years ago

    Wow Natalie, you've gone out with a bang. I agree this has been the most fashionable pregnancy ever. I hope you get a little time to rest and nest before your beautiful baby arrives. Good luck with your delivery and we'll see you when you can spare the time. xoxoxox

  • Raisin replied 8 years ago

    Wow, way to go right to the end! You have very lucky patients. I think my fav outfit was 7-9, but my gosh you look so great in all of them, it was really hard to choose!! Enjoy your last week of pregnancy and good luck!

  • 4babiesMe replied 8 years ago

    I reaaalllly like #16! You look amazing in everything!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    Sweet Natalie - 39 weeks pregnant has never looked so healthy and stylish - EVER! You are an inspiration to all pregnant ladies out there who think they can't look fab with that ever expanding adorable baby bump.

    Congrats on making it to 39 weeks at work and now you can get yourself organized for your new arrival. My goodness, you even look fab in your scrubs!

    We'll see you when you're back and in the meantime, CONGRATS!

  • Sarah A replied 8 years ago

    Yes, most fab pregnancy dressing EVER! I love 14 actually, too but 15 and 20 are amazing. Congrats on making it through the last of your call and a super big welcome new baby GP. I hope you'll have a chance to get a little rest before the big day :)

  • Jewell replied 8 years ago

    Congratulations on making it to week 39 in incredible style! Two looks are tied for my favorite- the sweater dress and the leopard skirt with white top.

  • deb replied 8 years ago

    You look beautiful, happy, and surprizingly, not tired at all. Enjoy your time before the baby.

  • pil replied 8 years ago

    You always look fabulous but 4 has always been a favorite - so luxurious. The textures would make a good baby touch book for those infants with an interest in fashion - fur collar, leather belt, boucle skirt, patent boots. Much more fashion forward then Pat the Bunny : )

    Hope you can get some rest before the baby arrives.

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    My goodness! You are amazing - have a healthy and easy birth and looking forward to your 4th semester looks with your new accessory!

  • Echo replied 8 years ago

    Oh, I wish I could have looked half as good during my pregnancies! You truly are the most fashionable pregnant lady ever, and you look fantastic. #4 is my favorite, but all of your outfits are great. I wish you all the best with the delivery and with the new baby!

  • Runcarla replied 8 years ago

    Ah-mazing! Stylish through and through. #4 and #16 especially so.

  • krishnidoux replied 8 years ago

    Congratulations to you! What a happy, joyful smile. You are so stylish too. My favourite outfit is 2. But I love all the other ones too! And find very ingenious how you wear belts. It is a very beautiful way to flatter your delightful pregnant silhouette.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Super gorgeous Mama!
    I would have killed to look like you when I was preggers. I looked more along the lines of a train wreck :)

  • Day Vies replied 8 years ago

    You look so darn cute in all of these pic. I especially love the cheetah print skirt. Your outfits simply make me happy. You'll be my inspiration when we start growing our family. Well done!

  • Tanya replied 8 years ago

    You look stunning in each and every one of them Natalie! If I have to choose a favorite it would be the one with the leather jacket and animal print skirt. And I can not express how impressed I am that you were still working!

  • jayne replied 8 years ago

    Great photo of you in your scrubs! Congrats on getting so far! Enjoy those last weeks!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    You've knocked maternity style out of the park. I am just amazed at the wear you've gotten from your regular items. Good thing I'm too old to get pregnant again, because I could never match your total preggo fabness!

    Can't wait to meet the new little one...

  • goldenpig replied 8 years ago

    Thanks so much Caro, Molly, Ceit, Deborah, Emily, Thistle, Anne, MaryK, Suz, Sara, Brenda, Sarah, Claire, Raisin, 4babiesMe, Shannon, Sarah, Jewell, Deb, Pil, Shevia, Echo, Runcarla, Krish, Zap, Day Vies, Tanya, Jayne, and Una! You all are so sweet!

    Haha, funny that so many of you liked me best in the paper gown in #15--you guys are easy to please! Brenda, I'm a gastroenterologist and in the pics am getting ready to do upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Krish, I never thought I'd be using belts at the end of my pregnancy either but I guess I can't get rid of my preference for fitted waists, even though I don't really have a waist anymore!

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