Taking in the Last Few Days of Pregnancy…

Good morning! Anyone wake up early to watch the royal wedding? I for one…..did not! Ha! This mama needs her sleep before this baby comes, and weekends are my days to sleep in because Kevin is home to get up with Molly. And by sleep in, I mean sleep until 7am. But a 7am wake up is practically sleeping for an eternity when you have a newborn, so I am soaking up these final moments of sleep for sure!


And this morning I slowly got out of bed and enjoyed my coffee on our front porch/patio area. It was so nice. Just to sit and reflect on how life is about to change. And no these pics are NOT of this morning. They are from a couple weeks ago. This morning I look like a hot mess with absolutely zero energy to get ready for the day. But I will say I have been getting fully ready for the day more than usual lately. Just because I want to look somewhat put together if I suddenly go into labor! Our dear friend and photographer Ashley Burns is planning on coming to the hospital to be our birth photographer. We had a birth photographer with Molly and it was one of the best decisions ever. I have the most amazing photo of the moment Molly enter the world and the first time I laid eyes on her. I cry every time I see it. I’ll have to edit it (to hide some things) and share it at some point. It’s just so beautiful.


So even though I don’t currently look like I do in these photos, I feel like I look in these photos – happy and relaxed! I think I am going to go get a mani/pedi! Which will be so nice. Details on my outfit below the pics as always! The “dress” I’m wearing is really more of a cover-up for summer, and I love it. And the heart necklace I’m wearing is another fave of mine. I find it whimsical and romantic!

Hope you guys have a great weekend! After my mani/pedi, we will likely be in full on baby prep mode over here! So exciting!

P.S. We STILL don’t have a name for him! I am kind of freaking about it but trying not to!

28 Thoughts

28 thoughts on “Taking in the Last Few Days of Pregnancy…

  1. Hi Ali
    Having a mani-pedi is a treat that you deserve!
    I can’t wait to see the pictures your friend Ashley takes of yours & Kevins new-born baby boy! (and the ones of Molly)
    today’s my birthday & i like your idea of getting a bit pampered….I think i’ll do the same & get a starbucks coffee, too! yum
    enjoy the weekend!

  2. Hang in there, Ali! I have 4 weeks to go with my first and I’m starting to get uncomfortable.. I can totally relate to trying to sleep as much as possible, though, while the house is quiet. When you’re feeling up to it, would love some recommendations of post-partum wear (including underthings). Thanks!

  3. Had to check your blog to see if there was any new news! Can’t wait to hear! Don’t feel bad…We didn’t have a name for our son until an hour before I started pushing. We went with Joseph Matthew. 💙 ( we call him Joey )

    Good luck! Keep us posted!!

  4. Hey there Ali,

    I’m getting up there to be number one to reply! Ha! I kept going back and forth checking to see if you had posted anything on instagram or your blog. Getting excited for you as always, but for then I thought woo hoo! I know in time he will come.

    You would think I had nothing to do today! Ha! Had moved into a condominium on Wednesday down here in ocean view Delaware not to far from Bethany Beach and so much needs to be done and I sit here still in the pjs hair up in a bun looking at my phone, going back and forth seeing if you had posted anything.

    It’s ok! Jay can’t say anything since he’s looking at the horses deciding what to play for the Preakness so he ain’t doing anything either! Ha! So I’m thinking now that God has given the weekend for our day of rest instead of Sunday! Ha!

    Hang in there reasons for everything! Enjoy Jolly Molly, Kevin and Owen.. 🤗😘🐕
    I’ll be thinking of you and praying with you when I get to mass today and also thanking God for giving me the weekend for our day of rest instead of just Sunday’s!

    Keep Ali safe!
    Hugs! 🤗💙😘

  5. Ps… don’t worry about the baby’s name… I’m sure it’ll come to both of you when your eyes meet his! 💙🤗

  6. My first had a name early (Ty) but my next two boys weren’t named until after they were born!! (Jace & Cade). Good luck mama, you will pick the perfect name 😘😘

  7. Hi Ali,

    Congratulations for the upcoming birth of your baby boy. I am excitedly following your posts, and can’t way to see the little man make his debut. I’m sure Molly is going to make a great big sister!
    I love those picture tiles you shared in a recent instagram post that you hung in Molly’s room. I’ve been looking for the link but can’t seem to find it. Could you please share it again?

    Thanks, and wishing you an easy and safe delivery!

  8. I for one…DID stay up and watch the royal wedding LOL 😉 It was truly beautiful but I am definitely in need of some coffee. Starbucks sounds realllllllllllly good about now 🙂 Gorgeous dress!!!!!!!! Enjoy your pamper time!

  9. Gorgeous Ali!

    You are feminine beauty and sensuality themtself.
    Soon your little prince will look at you and be dazzled by the most beautiful princess.
    I agree with Diana. His name will come to you as soon as your eyes meet him.

  10. So Kevin and son have the same initials and use same middle name.. How do you like Kaison or Kaidan Matthew Manno?

  11. I have 2 boys and a girl.(girl named Wren)
    Boys names are Silas Samuel & Abram Joseph. We call Abram- Abe for short sometimes. A friend of mine just had a baby and named him Boden. So cute. Whatever name u choose will be perfect 😉 congrats!!

  12. Hi Ali! Hubby and I woke up at 2:30 am to watch the Royal Wedding! Per tradition 😂I watched princess Di’s when I was young with my grandma 💗So fun! We got up and had popcorn 🍿 in the wee hours 🙂 She was from England so that made it more special! This afternoon we made a full English brunch to celebrate. 3 hrs of sleep 😴 in the last few days, feeling it now. Worth it 🙂 Hope you are having a fab weekend!! 💗💗💗 before babe comes!!

  13. You look beautiful and glowing in the dress… sending you love and light Ali and eagerly awaiting the birth of your baby boy. Hope all goes great!!

  14. I’m with your friend Diana above…..a name will be easy once he is born. I had a name for my 3rd baby but when I saw her, it just didn’t fit. So she got another name! I’m a firm believer in figuring that out once baby is here. Best of luck to you and remember, it’s not all that different with two babies than one. And it will not be overwhelming! I had babies very close together and so many people told me how hard it would be and it was not at all hard. Just hectic and FUN. Can’t wait for the good news!

  15. Kevin’s radio station was talking awhile back about baby names for you and I didn’t get to call/ text my offering- Miles Manno!! Goes together well, huh?!

  16. You always look beautiful. In the photos as well as your instagram photos and stories. Don’t worry about the name. It’ll come to you and it’ll fit perfectly. It took us a long time to come up with our son’s name – Layne Mackey. When we weren’t sure of the gender it seemed that girl names were easier for us to agree on… I can’t wait to see photos of your new little baby boy!

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