How I Spend The Last Days Of Pregnancy

Every woman and pregnancy is different. But for many of us, the last trimester and especially these last days of pregnancy, is a time for nesting. For those who don’t know, nesting instinct is that overwhelming desire to organise and get ready for your new baby, an instinct that from my experience is strongest the later weeks coming up on delivery. However, aside from getting incredibly organised and detailed oriented about sorting, washing and ironing baby clothes, things that I actually finished last month, now I am taking time to do the following things from myself.

How I spend the last days of pregnancy - Stella Asteria | Fashion & Lifestyle Blog - maternity style with maternity/nursing robe by PinkBlush

Relaxing

I am taking advantage of any free time by relaxing at home through meditation, listening to my favourite classical music, watching movies, reading books and of course sleeping.

Reading books

If you’ve been following me on Instagram for any amount of time, you’re most likely aware of what a bookworm I am. I love reading books about pregnancy and parenthood, and I have learned so many useful things during these months. Pregnancy is such an amazingly complex process, and the internet is full of conflicting advice, lots of horror stories and misinformation! Reading books from experts is the best choice.

How I spend the last days of pregnancy - Stella Asteria | Fashion & Lifestyle Blog - maternity style with maternity/nursing robe by PinkBlush

Spending time with my husband

We’re not of those couples who believe that their time alone is over; yes, having a baby changes things, but for the better. Actually, I believe it works like a magnifying lens on the relationship. If there is a solid relationship full of love and true connection, the arrival of a baby will make it stronger (and the opposite). However we really enjoy doing things just the two of us during these last days of pregnancy, as always, like going to restaurants, cooking and chilling late into the night together. And we do these things to celebrate our new baby, not because we feel like we’re running out of time.

Pampering myself

Like with my beloved ones, I love giving myself some love, by doing things that make me feel great. I am taking care of my skin like never before, enjoying massages every week, taking long baths, cooking my favourite meals and staying in bed for as much as I feel like.

My favourite way to pamper myself during this period, is with beautiful and of great quality loungewear and robes. Actually robes are my jam right now. And among the ones I’ve tried, PinkBlush Maternity wins hands down! It has become my top choice not only for maternity clothes (so many beautiful dresses), but also for delivery/maternity robes. They offer an amazing variety of colours and prints to choose from, and they are lightweight, flowy and fit perfectly around the waist. Aren’t they super cute?

What about you? If you are a mom, how have you spent the last days of pregnancy? Let me know in the comments below!

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How I spend the last days of pregnancy - Stella Asteria | Fashion & Lifestyle Blog - maternity style with maternity/nursing robe by PinkBlush

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71 Comments

  1. 10/02/2018 / 10:02

    Stella, you literally glow of happiness. It’s so nice to see you so happy.

    xx
    Veronika

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      10/02/2018 / 12:01

      Thank you Veronika! xo

  2. Jo
    10/02/2018 / 10:46

    Wonderful photos my Dear. You look full of happiness, and a baby, of course.
    I’m soo happy for you.
    Love, Jojo

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      10/02/2018 / 12:00

      Thank you so much darling! xo

  3. Gabrielle
    10/02/2018 / 16:30

    Oh wow, these are such stunning and dreamy photos! I adore your night robes. Your final days of pregnancy sound full of calm, how beautiful. Reading, relaxing, pampering and spending time with loved ones sounds just perfect.

    ps. adore the interior design of your bedroom!

    aglassofice.com x

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      10/02/2018 / 17:56

      Thank you Gabrielle, so glad you like everything! I might write a post on our bedroom update when it’s completed. Have a nice weekend! xx

  4. 10/02/2018 / 18:34

    You look amazing dear! Good luck! xx

    fashion-utopia.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      10/02/2018 / 18:35

      Thanks!

  5. 10/02/2018 / 19:30

    This sounds like the perfect way to get ready to bring a new baby into the world! I love that you and your husband view your pregnancy like that. Even though it’ll be different, it’ll be so much MORE love! I can’t wait to see what an amazing mama you are!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      10/02/2018 / 19:55

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment Susie, it means a lot! xoxo

  6. 11/02/2018 / 01:37

    I can’t tell if pregnancy has been tough or not for you, but I do have to say that you wear it (for you and your baby) oh so well. I love that you didn’t compromise your style and that you transitioned into it so beautifully. It’s really inspiring to see you keep at your blog, take time for yourself, and care for your baby all at the same time. And in those cute frames too? Stella, yes. All the yes!!!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      11/02/2018 / 11:33

      My pregnancy was actually magical. I will never forget this period and I will definitely miss it! Thank you for your beautiful comment Danielle! Hope you’re doing great! xxx

  7. Yiota
    11/02/2018 / 15:08

    You look amazing Stella, you are glowing!! You have the same attitude towards things as I do, I hate when people say ‘do things now you are alone because when you have kids, you won’t have time to do anything’… I am not a mum yet but I plan to do everything with my kids and husband, nothing changes and why should we change? Beautiful post!! Happy Sunday 🙂

    Yiota xx
    PinkDaisyLoves

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 17:29

      I am so glad you think this way Yiota! Imagine how much of these things I’ve heard during pregnancy. Like every sentence starts with “wait until…” and “sleep now that you can”. Like when you decide to have a baby, you are not aware of the sleepless nights, and you imagine sleeping all day in a hammock in a Balinese beach… I don’t understand why people are so negative, when there are so many nice things to say. But what bothers me the most is the certainty and the ill-wishing tone they say these things, just as if they are sure you won’t do half as bad as they do. Same thing with pregnancy, they wish you “ypomoni” & “courage” like you have a terminal disease! I actually have to write a post about it haha!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you will be always that positive. 🙂 Have a beautiful week!

  8. Carmen
    11/02/2018 / 23:17

    Stella this post is so beautiful and it really comes from the bottom of your heart. I loved to learn about your honest experiences and expectations. And even though I am not pregnant, you really inspired me with your words. It’s so important to pamper yourself and take those moments from yourself from time to time!
    Have a wonderful start into the new week tomorrow <3

    xxx, Carmen – http://carmitive.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 17:31

      Thank you so much Carmen, it means a lot to hear this from you! Have a great week sweetie! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 17:31

      Thanks babe! xo

  9. 12/02/2018 / 02:29

    It’s great that you spent your last days of pregnancy relaxing and doing things you enjoy. Definitely a great way to prepare yourself for that day of labor! I’m happy that you believe that having a baby will make your connection with your husband stronger :). Wishing you the best, Stella!

    exquisitely.me

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 17:32

      Thanks a lot Nancy! 🙂

  10. Jo
    12/02/2018 / 09:22

    You make this trimester period sound so wonderful, and seeing you look so beautiful sitting on your lovely nest, makes even I, feel I’m missing out on something quite magical.
    Love, Jojo

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 17:32

      Thank you so much my dear Jojo! xo

  11. 12/02/2018 / 13:57

    Dear Stella, I am so happy to see you are spending you last trimester in this way darling. I would add one more thing, lots of sleep and rest, as for me sleep depravation was the biggest thing to endure. I am totally loving your ensemble here!

    xoxo
    Lovely

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 17:34

      Definitely! It’s the first time in my life that I don’t set the my alarm clock, and that says a lot hahaha! Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful week! xx

  12. 12/02/2018 / 16:51

    Stella you’re glowing!! So insanely pretty and happy to hear that you really treat yourself the last days of your pregnancy. I wish you so much love, light and strength for the last days, the delivery and the first days with your baby!! Can’t wait to follow this new part of your life. Xx

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 17:35

      Thank you so much for your sweet comment and wishes my dear! Kisses xoxo

  13. 12/02/2018 / 17:42

    Dear Stella,

    I wish you all the love for birth and of course for life as a small family.
    The pictures are magical and you shine like a diamond!!

    Lots of love,
    Susa

    http://www.MISSSUZIELOVES.de

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 19:58

      Thank you so much Susa, you’re so sweet! Have a great week hon <3

  14. 12/02/2018 / 19:43

    You are looking just beautiful, I never met you but i love reading your articles and l love following you to see your posts as it brings such positive and beautiful feeling. So happy to see you glowing through the latest stage of your pregnancy, and loved your attitude , if people would think like you the world would be such a better place, you be a great mom!

    Wishing a safe delivery for both of you
    Have a great night beautiful💓
    XoX😘

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      12/02/2018 / 19:59

      Thank you so much Sara, your words melt my heart! Have an amazing week! <3

  15. Ankita Bardhan
    13/02/2018 / 00:31

    Stella you’re a glowing beauty! I am glad you’re taking care of yourself now as that’s the most important thing – your health. Sending you all the love, strength and comfort from my side 🙂
    Hope you’re having a lovely Valentine’s week <3
    xx
    Ankita
    http://realgirltalks.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      13/02/2018 / 23:36

      Thank you so much Ankita! Your words make me smile! Have a great Valentine’s week yourself <3

  16. 13/02/2018 / 03:45

    You are the cutest momma ever!!! Love all your photos, Stella!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you’re having a great week!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      13/02/2018 / 23:35

      Thanks so much Len! xoxo

  17. 13/02/2018 / 06:04

    You’re a gorgeous prego! You’re such a beautiful inspiration for all moms and soon-to-be moms out there. Can’t wait to see your gorgeous baby too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      13/02/2018 / 23:35

      Thank you so much Jessica and likewise! Most stylish mom hands down 🙂 Kisses!!

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      13/02/2018 / 23:34

      Thanks!

  18. 13/02/2018 / 20:48

    I would be all about pampering myself, especially since the months after pregnancy are some of the toughest. Hope you’re doing well, keeping happy and healthy with baby 🙂

    xx Yasmin

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      13/02/2018 / 23:34

      All is great hon, thanks for your wishes 🙂

  19. 14/02/2018 / 13:28

    You look sooo pretty! I love this post!

    Mihaailo | mihaailo.blogspot.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 17:04

      Thx

  20. Kate
    14/02/2018 / 16:24

    So beautiful photography and words dear! I hope everything goes as planned and your baby comes out healthy and strong! Relax as much as you can and take a good care of yourself! <3

    xoxo
    Kate | https://sparkleandthecity.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 17:03

      Thank you so much Kate! Kisses xoxo

  21. 14/02/2018 / 19:42

    You look so lovely! I’m glad you’re taking these last days to do some of your favorite things, best wishes for you and the baby!
    Marta

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 17:02

      Thank you Marta! xx

  22. 14/02/2018 / 21:19

    Love reading this! I totally agree with you on spending time with your husband! To be honest, sometimes we still find it difficult to keep the balance between work and life (as love couple as well as parents)..

    You look beautiful as always, mommy Stella! I hope everything goes well with the arrival of your little one 🙂 I’m sure yoú’ll be an amazing mom!

    Vivian x

    http://www.viviantse.net

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 17:02

      I am sure it’s difficult, but at the end it happens! 🙂 Thank you so much Vivian, it means a lot! xo

  23. 14/02/2018 / 21:38

    Wonderful post and thanks ever so much for sharing Stella, it’s so important to have some quality pamper time especially when you’re almost approaching your due date.

    You look stunning in these shots and wishing you ALL the very best for you and your family.

    Sending all my love!!

    Laura xo
    http://www.shehearts.net

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 17:01

      Thank you so much Laura! <3

  24. 15/02/2018 / 07:55

    Hon, you are positively gloooowing! I enjoyed reading this article and having an insight into what it’s like in the last few days before giving birth. And loved the part where you wrote that having a baby puts a magnifying glass on the r/ship….oh so true, I don’t have a baby but I have many female friends that do and follow a mummy FB group (to promote my dance classes to after birth ( ; ) and from what I’ve heard, you really are right- only the strong seem to survive the shift that occurs when a baby enters the mix..anyhoo, wishing you lots of happy nesting time! X

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 17:01

      That’s very interesting Biki! Thank you for sharing with me 🙂 And also very interesting about your dance classes, I hope you will write more about it on your blog! Thanks for stopping by! xx

  25. Susanne
    15/02/2018 / 12:14

    Stella!! You are doing such a great job by taking care of yourself and the time to relax!! You look amazing and I guess you are sooooo excited to meet your baby! Wish you all the best and luck! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 16:58

      Thanks so much my dear Susanne! xoxo

  26. Claire
    15/02/2018 / 12:45

    Such an adorable post! I am not a mum (yet) but I could totally picture myself doing the same things you do 🙂 You must have time to reflect about life and it must be an amazing experience on a personal level. Best wishes to your little family 🙂

    xx

    Claire from Dresscape
    http://www.dresscape.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      16/02/2018 / 16:58

      It is really amazing Claire, and I am so glad you see it that way! The most wonderful, transforming journey 🙂

  27. 16/02/2018 / 22:13

    Stella, you are absolutely glowing! I’m glad you’re taking the last few days of your to prepare for baby. But also to taking time for yourself and for you and Anesti. And I agree if there is a solid relationship then a baby will only make the bond stronger. I’m so excited for you guys and I can’t wait to see baby! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Hope you have a great weekend

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

    • Stella Asteria
      Author
      17/02/2018 / 17:50

      Thank you so much Jackie! I’m always happy to hear from you! xoxo

  28. 17/02/2018 / 17:50

    What an exciting time! You look absolutely adorable and I’m so glad you’re enjoying this nesting time:)

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

  29. 18/02/2018 / 10:02

    this sounds like a perfect idea to spend last few weeks before the baby arrives. you look so happy and radiant xx

  30. 19/02/2018 / 04:47

    Look at that glow! I’ve never experienced pregnancy but a few of my friends have. Enjoy these last moments of quiet hehehehe!

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

  31. Miri
    20/02/2018 / 09:21

    I was as you. I completely agree with the fact that experts’ books are much better that reaching informations on the net.

    Congratulations for your baby. Hope you won’t suffer as much as I did.

    Havea nice day 🙂

    XO
    Miri
    https://currentlywearing.com

  32. 20/02/2018 / 22:15

    Oh your baby belly looks soooo cute – hope youre still doing great and cant wait to hear more news from you and your little family 🙂

    Tina

    STYLE APPETITE

  33. 01/03/2018 / 19:16

    Love that you have been spending time relaxing! Definitely a good idea to make the most of your time now. I really hope things are going smooth for you, not long until little one arrives now! Take care an spoil yourself!

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  34. 03/03/2018 / 23:37

    What good advice! ) It was interesting to read! I personally spend this time trying to do everything and plan things far ahead of time) And, of course, I have a rest) I wish you a light birth!

  35. 06/03/2018 / 20:49

    Great way to spend your last days! I’d be bundled up in bed binge watching my fave shows and spending with the hubby too. 💞

    xx,
    Cynthia

  36. 08/03/2018 / 14:20

    Great tips for the last trimester of pregnancy! Reading books and pampering sounds perfect! Also congrats on your little one! xx

    Andreea

  37. 19/03/2018 / 21:28

    Stella, you look amazing! Loving your gorgeous glow and your robes are beautiful!
    Congrats on your little bundle xo

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