Babes With Babies

April 20, 2010

I’m 37 weeks (out of 40) today — so I’m rounding up and telling everyone I’m 8 1/2 months. And I am clearly filling out this dress to the absolute max. I should definitely be wearing the next size up, but I’m so close to done that I’ve stopped buying maternity clothes. Is it too scandalous? Also. I had my roots colored on Monday and my hairdresser gave me a blowout. What do you think? Do you like the straight hair?

The dress was a gift from the ladies at Babes with Babies. They sent me the sweetest package. A trio of luxurious balms and what has turned out to be my favorite maternity dress in the whole world. It’s called the Avalicious and it’s made from the softest material. I love it because the gathering at the tummy looks great at a few months in, and still looks good when it’s completely filled at 8 1/2 months in. (Plus I dig the asymmetrical hemline — I’m admiring it in the second photo.)

The packaging made me happy. Pretty boxes and grosgrain ribbon — but best of all, they add dried rosebuds! Such a pretty touch. I’ve felt so spoiled this pregnancy. Every time a friend suggests a baby shower, I just laugh and change the subject.

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1 Erin @ Sprouted In the Kitchen February 20, 2009 at 1:36 pm

The outfit that the woman in the middle is wearing, the purply-soft something, looks incredibly comfortable. Like something I would try to figure out how to wear outside of the house!

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2 Marbella Mummy February 22, 2009 at 8:52 am

Hola! Oh my god I have just come across your site and am so inspired by you. I love what you are doing and will be staying in touch for sure!

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3 the moms at babysteals February 22, 2009 at 9:17 pm

Love it! Haven’t heard of this company how great! Just stumbled on your blog it’s wonderful.

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4 tara February 23, 2009 at 8:03 pm

how is it that i love *everything* you post?

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5 Abby April 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm

good MORNIN’ Mrs. Blair you look absolutely AMAZING!!!!!! i’ll go as far as WAMAZING (wonderfully amazing) which I only use in extreme circumstances like this

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6 brenna April 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I was about to ask how there were zero comments here… then I got beat by a couple of minutes. ;) Anyway, your hair looks awesome! I absolutely love it. Of course, the curls are classic — but I am loving the straight hair and your color looks great too.

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7 Garinee April 20, 2010 at 11:48 pm

You look amazing! Love the blowout and LOVE the dress!

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8 marisa April 20, 2010 at 11:50 pm

you look seriously gorgeous and not scandalous at all. i find it hard to believe you are 37 weeks. pregnancy really agrees with you!

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9 MMW April 20, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Yowza!!! your hairstyle is HOT! I wish I looked that fab when I was 37 weeks pregnant. Thankfully those days are over.

All the best in these last few weeks,
xoxo MMW

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10 Heather April 21, 2010 at 12:54 am

you look amazing at 37 weeks! seriously. i would imagine that when you are chasing around 5 kids already you’re bound to stay in shape! :)

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11 dunski April 21, 2010 at 1:51 am

37 weeks and you look so hot?! Wow. speechless.

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12 Alisa: a pina colada April 21, 2010 at 2:31 am

You’re a hot mama! I really wish I could look that good pregnant, then maybe I’d have another one…
um. nope. It was a passing thought. :) Super happy for you though. Hope everything goes well these last few weeks.

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13 Shandis April 21, 2010 at 4:02 am

You are definitely a “Babe” with babies! LOVE the blowout, super sophisticated and modern!

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14 Tanya Keeping April 21, 2010 at 4:37 am

You look fab! And your hair is awesome!!! I hope you realize how great you look. Now you need to share how you do it! What your secret??? Here’s to hoping for a post filled with tips and trick on looking fab;)

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15 Shannon April 21, 2010 at 5:54 am

You look great! Your hard-to-sleep nights don’t show. Good luck with the next few weeks.

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16 The Urban Wife April 21, 2010 at 5:55 am

Ditto to all the comments before me. Hot, hot, HOTTTTT!

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17 Deb April 21, 2010 at 5:57 am

You’re looking hawt!! Love the straight hair and oh, how I wish I could look like that at 37 weeks. I swell to the point of having shrek feet. It’s not pretty. Glad you’re feeling spoiled this pregnancy…. you deserve it!

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18 Alli April 21, 2010 at 6:39 am

Gaby you look GORGEOUS! The straight hair really, really suits you.

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19 Adventures In Babywearing April 21, 2010 at 6:57 am

You are stunning!!! Your hair looks fabulous.

Steph

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20 Carmen April 21, 2010 at 7:04 am

You look really gorgeous in that outfit! and your hair looks great! also I like how it looks when is curly, but straight like this makes you look sophisticated…congratulations! you’re almost ready for the BIG day!

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21 Jeanette Mc. April 21, 2010 at 7:14 am

Perfection! Hair and dress – absolutely gorgeous. I can tell you, I NEVER looked that good pregnant. I agree with Carmen, very sophisticated.

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22 Ashlea Walter April 21, 2010 at 7:18 am

You are amazing!

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23 Megan April 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

You look great. You’re a great advertisement for that dress. I only hope I look half that good at 37 weeks. Maybe the dress will help ;-). Thanks so much for posting info about maternity wear that can be bought in Europe. (Buying online in the US and posting it to Germany is nearly impossible thanks to the archaic banking system, and the shopping here, well…it’s not so great).

Thanks for the tip (really)!

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24 Nancy Lynn April 21, 2010 at 7:28 am

Wow! Love the hair. I’ve never seen a more chic pregnant women!

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25 Craftd April 21, 2010 at 7:33 am

Oh. My. Goodness. You look PHENOMENAL!

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26 Jessica Rosario April 21, 2010 at 7:39 am

You look fantastic, Gabrielle!!! I don’t think you look scandalous at all in that dress. Oh, and your hair is so bouncy. You are one sophisticated mama :)

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27 Pat April 21, 2010 at 7:43 am

Stunning. I miss my belly at 37 weeks. I was in my best shape by child number 5 and form fitting clothes are made for pregnant lady!
Enjoy!

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28 Amanda Joy April 21, 2010 at 7:48 am

You look AMAZING. A little intimidating for anyone else who is ever going to be pregnant though!!!

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29 Natalie April 21, 2010 at 8:20 am

You’re hot! I love your hair and that dress looks amazing on you. Congratulations! I can’t wait to see pics of your little one.

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30 Rachel Doniger April 21, 2010 at 8:36 am

You look fantastic. Now I have to go buy that dress for my pregnant self…

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31 Inha April 21, 2010 at 8:39 am

you look fabulous! hang in there :)

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32 Jessica April 21, 2010 at 8:53 am

8.5 months with version 6.0…i’m impressed! you look fabu (and i like the tightness of the dress – the bigger you get the tighter the clothing SHOULD be).

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33 selena April 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

you look fab! preggo bods are beautiful. i miss it. (but not that badly, yet.)

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34 mary April 21, 2010 at 9:05 am

Oh my God. You are gorgeous — I want to look like you right now, never mind when I’m pregnant! ! I love, love the hair. Woo-hoo!

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35 Shana April 21, 2010 at 9:11 am

Not scandalous at all. In fact, when it comes to maternity wear, I believe the tighter the better. Show those curves!

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36 Beth April 21, 2010 at 9:20 am

Seriously! How many women look that amazing at 37 weeks?? You’re rockin’ that dress!

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37 Emily Marie April 21, 2010 at 9:42 am

Not scandalous at all – just gorgeous! I love maternity clothes that make pregnancy look beautiful, cuz it is! And so are you! Love the hair too.

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38 rob April 21, 2010 at 9:48 am

you always look fab, to the point that i wonder if you’re for real.
your post about curly hair tends to run in the background of my mind (i’ve got wild hair – not consistently curly, not consistently straight) — and wondered if you ever did the blowout thing. it looks great!

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39 Em April 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

Congrats on making it to 37 weeks and the official “full term” title! Love the Babes with Babies site- I was drooling over their actually-cute nursing clothes. Thanks for sharing!

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40 Ann April 21, 2010 at 9:50 am

love the straight blowout! Love that simple, sexy dress! Hot mama alert! Grey is a great color on you!

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41 Avril April 21, 2010 at 10:00 am

You Look Beautiful!!!!!!

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42 karey m. April 21, 2010 at 10:08 am

straight hair. love. pregnant bod. love. dress. wear often.

love all of this so so so much.

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43 Alicia W. April 21, 2010 at 10:10 am

The hair is fabulous! As a curly girl who straightens her hair every day, I know it can be a pain to do, but seriously, it looks fantastic! I am adding this dress to my list of maternity clothes I will NEED next time I am pregnant. You look great!

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44 kimberly April 21, 2010 at 10:20 am

You look amazing! Love the hair, love the dress, love everything! You look great, especially with this being your 6th!

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45 Kellie @ Greenhab April 21, 2010 at 10:22 am

Oooh that dress *almost* makes me want to be pregnant again. You look great!

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46 Sarah April 21, 2010 at 10:54 am

You look hot! Gabby- seriously, pregnancy suits you!

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47 Sarah April 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

I love your necklace! Where’s it from?

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48 Design Mom April 21, 2010 at 11:07 am

You guys have totally made my day! Thank you for all the kind words.

kisses,
Gabrielle

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49 Rendy Lemke April 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

Can you disclose the name of your hairstylist? I live in Littleton, and my hair seems to be exactly like yours.

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50 Design Mom April 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

Rendy, I see Melissa at Studio Cheveux (found within Sola Salon). She’s in Greenwood Village. Her number is 303.621.6042. I adore her.

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51 Lindsey April 21, 2010 at 11:33 am

You look amazing and absolutely gorgeous! Love the dress and your hair.

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52 caroline April 21, 2010 at 11:34 am

wow.

that’s all i can say.

you are a hot mama!

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53 Justine April 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

GORGEOUS! Both the dress and the hair :) I agree, it is hard to believe that you are anywhere near 37 weeks from these photos- you certainly wear pregnancy well! xo

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54 jessica April 21, 2010 at 11:40 am

My 8.5 month bodies of the past are all in awe of your hotness. If I’m lucky I look like this around 4 months ;o)

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55 Kristy April 21, 2010 at 11:51 am

The blowout looks amazing.

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56 amy April 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

HUBBA HUBBA you are a SEXY mama. Gabs- for realz. OMG beauty! xoxoo

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57 Kelly@TearingUpHouses April 21, 2010 at 11:53 am

You look great! I love your hair straight!

Kelly

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58 Lynnette April 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Wow. I know I shouldn’t but I can’t help but compare. I’m about 5 months along – due in August – and I swear my belly is that size right now. Guess it’s since I’m pretty short? Anyway, this means you look awesome for being 81/2 months! And the blow out looks great, too.

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59 Bec April 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm

You look really great, just so you know. And I think that dress looks just right! Oh, and I love your hair like that. Wow… I’m like your biggest fan! lol. Really, though- lookin’ good.

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60 Michelle April 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm

You look incredible! Love the dress, the heels and the new ‘do. Meow.

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61 Tina April 21, 2010 at 3:08 pm

SMOKIN’!

That is all

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62 whoorl April 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm

You look absolutely gorgeous, Mrs. Blair. (Can’t wait for the little one’s arrival!)

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63 Jenni April 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm

Gabby,

You look gorgeous! Love the hair, love the dress, love the shoes, love it all. Congrats on numero seis!

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64 EvaBabeDesigns April 21, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I wished I looked like you when I was that far along, but I was bloated and huge! Kudos to staying fit and looking hot and fashionable!!

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65 Stephanie April 21, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Love the hair, love the dress and girl…you look so good at 8.5 months!

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66 Aimee April 22, 2010 at 6:09 am

Awww, so nice! You look great; that dress! wish I would have had something like it; no more babies here though.

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67 Michelle Glauser April 22, 2010 at 7:20 am

I absolutely love the haircolor and the straightening!

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68 Natalie April 22, 2010 at 9:47 am

Your hair looks awesome! And you look smokin’ in your dress! Not scandalous!

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69 Pam April 25, 2010 at 9:18 am

Love the hair. Love the dress. Makes me want to be pregnant..real bad!

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70 Moira April 26, 2010 at 10:54 am

Love the dress. I’ve been looking for something like it to wear to work for the last few months of my pregnancy– too bad they don’t ship to the US!

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71 Alex April 27, 2010 at 5:41 am

Wow! I wish I looked that good at *any* point in my pregnancies! And may I also say that you look far better in that gorgeous dress than the model on their website?! ;-) (Next pregnancy I’m saving up for some of their clothes. Love it!)

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72 Heather April 28, 2010 at 5:40 am

Love the dress, LOVE the hair & absolutely love that you are rocking the heels at 37 weeks. I believe 37 weeks was right about the time I adopted a jammie pants or overalls ALL THE TIME wardrobe with each of my pregnancies! :-) You look amazing!!!

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73 Meghan Sonnenberg May 11, 2010 at 3:28 pm

You look beautiful and I loved the website you shared where your dress is from. I’m so disappointed that they don’t deliver here in the US though. :( I’m on my 4th baby and in desperate need of cute maternity clothes that make me feel wonderful!

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74 Miss B. May 20, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Gorgeous, just gorgeous!

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75 Lily August 4, 2010 at 5:30 pm

So beautiful and stylish! I hope I can look this chic when I become pregnant.

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76 jana August 30, 2010 at 10:57 am

i just happened to stumble upon your website. you are soo teeny tiny! im 6 1/2 months now and im twice as big! lucky you! hope you are enjoying your new little one! can’t wait to hold mine in december!

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