baby bump #3 / 34 weeks

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the countdown is on! working on the name list! the baby stuff has been pulled out from the backs of our closets and we’re touring the hospital this week where baby will be born!

so… this is happening!

insomnia has set in full force… i find myself taking long baths and watching a lot of the voice on hulu at 3 or 4 in the morning (ps-can we talk about jean kelley? i just adore her.) anyway, it’s totally terrible because i know i need that sleep, and i desperately want it, but just like those last few weeks carrying eleanor and samson, my body refuses to allow me to have it.   the day i find myself not pregnant or nursing, i’m getting myself a hotel room and sleeping for 24 hours straight.
samson was closing a drawer to his dresser a few days ago and accidentally smashed his finger. it wasn’t a bad smash, but he did cry and cry. as i held and hugged him and asked him if it was OK, he exclaimed between his sobs, “i want. to tell. baby….” i was a little confused but i said “you want to tell baby? ok… you can tell baby…” to which he pulled up my shirt to expose my baby belly and leaned in super close towards my belly button. “BABY!” he said so very seriously while holding up his smashed finger trying to calm down a bit from crying so he could speak, “i hurt my finger, baby!”
it was such a beautiful moment where i realized how much this baby is already included in all of our family activities and prayers and conversations.  it made me incredibly proud to be a mother of such a sweet little boy who will make one outstanding big brother along side his big sister soon.
this new little baby is already so loved. and it’s one of the best things about having more children, watching them come into this world with a built-in fan club of older siblings that will hopefully lend themselves to be the best examples and teachers for the newest addition. and while i know from experience there will be fights and drama and stupid stuff like hair pulling and clothes stealing and hurtful words said in a heated moment through the years that will get between them at times (i’m one of five, i get it) i hope they’ll always have each other’s backs through life. it’s sort of one of my biggest mama dreams for them.

ps. wearing // sonnet james reese dress, free people scarf, zara jacket, frye boots

  1. AGATA

    hi Davis Family!

    Aww I can’t believe that Samson did that! That was aww so cuute! He will be the best big brother ever. But it’s all thanks to you, because you teach them how to be so wonderful kids. I think kids want to be just like their parents so here we go :)

    Take care, I’m sending a lots of love to your family. xoxo

  2. Anca

    Gorgeous! Good luck these last few weeks!

  3. You are the cutest, and being pregnant has made you more beautiful than you already are! If it’s safe for you drink herbal tea, Yogi Woman’s Mother to Be Tea is a good one you can try. Enjoy the last few weeks of your pregnancy!

  4. Katie

    Ha ha I got it all wrong and read “where baby will be born this week” and thought what the … baby will be born this week?! why on earth?! only 34 weeks?! how do you know?! was close to heart attack. took me about two minutes to figure. will have coffee now.

  5. Anna

    Do you know it’s a boy or a girl?

  6. nanette

    oh i’ll be 34 weeks on wednesday! samson is such a cutie. my daughter will randomly pull up my shirt and kiss my belly, which is adorable. i love that she is thinking of the new baby. :)

  7. Dearest Naomi,

    First of all let me say that you look absolutely amazing! That story about Samson telling the baby about his finger is adorable I am sure he’ll be such a nice big brother! Can’t wait to meet your new family-member soon, good luck with the insomnia and enjoy those warm long baths :)


  8. Patience

    Unisom is a safe over the counter sleeping aid you can take while pregnant… just sayin’. It has saved my life in the past due to pregnancy insomnia.

  9. hanna

    Very excited for you guys –Hanna Lei

  10. I can’t wait to find out which name you end up deciding on! I bet you’re so excited now, it’s so close! And would there be anything better than a sweet, precious newborn at Christmas?!

  11. Dalia

    You’re a great, sweet and very loving mom to those babies! Thank you for being such a great example to us your readers.

  12. Lindsey

    Love this post! I can’t wait to read all about baby #3 :) I need some advice, I am expecting my first little one in the spring. My husband and I live in DC and plan to visit NYC in Jan. How do you manage to find warm enough maternity clothing with out spending tons of money?? Help! :)

  13. That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing that special moment with your babes. It makes me excited to experience that one day.

  14. Pie

    That is just the sweetest thing ever! I just had my baby boy, three months ago, and I can’t wait for him to be a big brother. You and your family are such an inspiration!

    Sending lots of good vibes from Louisiana!

  15. Emily

    Aweee, too cute.
    P.S. Your bangs are the perfect length.

  16. Omg, that story is amazing! Love how baby is already such a part of the kids’ lives! So perfect. Sleep will come – just enjoy being the cutest momma to be ever! Adore your outfit.

    Warm Regards,

  17. Bonny

    Your blog is just adorable Naomi, and I just love that you let us in on the little sweet snippets of your life. Your kiddos are so adorable. I’m wondering though about your boots. Are they comfy? I really need a new pair and yours look fantastic.

    • TAZA

      Thanks! I got them a few years ago for a trip to Europe and they worked out so well with all the walking I did. They have held up really well too which is a plus. I really love them.

  18. Kate

    You look absolutely beautiful! You’re definitely carrying quite low, so it’ll be interesting to see if the old wives tale is true and it’s a boy! I can’t believe there’s only 6 weeks left! So excited to meet baby #3!

  19. Oh I just love that story with Samson. What a sweet little moment. Your baby is not only loved by your family but by your readers as well. We all hope that as your due date gets closer the baby remains happy and healthy. Best of luck! You can do it.


  20. Sinead

    So cute! I still remember how excited I was when I found out that I was going to be a big sister at the age of seven. Meeting my little brother for the first time was probably the best moment of my childhood :-) You guys must be really looking forward to your new addition’s arrival!

  21. kiely

    its always fun to see that they recognize that there is a baby inside there! and that they’re excited about it! so fun :)

    oh and im in love with your scarf :)

    xoxo, kiely

  22. jessy

    This week? OH MY GOD!
    Lucky and many blessings for you and your baby. Have a good time :)

  23. Melissa

    So excited for you! Cannot wait to see if it is a boy or girl and what name you choose. Eleanor and Samson must be so ready to see Baby!! :)))

  24. Tammy

    Taza you are so adorable!! You look glowing and so happy. I have sunshine beaming from my monitor ;)


  25. Danielle

    I’m obsessed with Jean Kelley! She is so talented and cool, love her style.

    Oh, so much empathy for you… 34 weeks is when things get uncomfortable; you start counting the days until week 40. I had my 3rd last November and had insomnia too – my OB/GYN and nurse practitioner told me to take Tylenol PM. They said it was safe and not a “drug” per se. It really helped me catch some zzz’s that last month. Good luck!

  26. Teresa

    you’re adorable! I love how happy you look and how cute samson is with his little brother/sister!!!

  27. shayla

    what a sweet story :) and you are glowing pretty mama!!

  28. Mia

    Your family is just so beautiful Naomi..I wish to have a family like yours one day x

    Girl: Imogen (meaning last born)

    Boy: Finn (I remember looking at an instagram post a long time ago with a picture of Eleanor looking at a magazine and her “new boyfriend Finn”) Haha your babes are hilarious! :D

    Wishing you a happy & safe last few weeks!

  29. Lobke

    What a beautiful mum you are!!! Love your style ;-)

  30. Bea

    Hi Naomi!!
    that little Samson!
    he is sooo nice!!! :)

  31. Janis

    Awww!! Samson, that is too cute!! :)

  32. Jess.

    That is JUST the sweetest thing. Siblings are the very, very best. Thank you for your nice, gentle, family-centered life. Sorry about the no sleeping! I hope your tub is comfy. xox

  33. Jemima

    Hooray! Sorry to hear you haven’t been sleeping well…. But super exciting how close you are to having this little one! It’s so lovely that your bubbas include the baby already in your family… A very good sign I think!

    x jemima

  34. Jennifer

    so excited for you! having a party of 5 is tons of fun!!

  35. Abbey

    Dude, I totally understand the desire to sleep for 24 hours straight! I have this thing where I tell my husband it’s my “hibernation day” and I will literally sleep for 14 hours one day out of the month. You should try it ;) I have two boys under 2, and I feel ya on the necessity of sleep! (I think sleep is my love language, ha!)

  36. Briseidy

    almost there! you look great! love the scarf :)

  37. Marie

    Wow time flies! I remember when I was first pregnant with my elder son and in a blink of an eye, he’s now 6 years old! Motherhood really makes time pass even faster than it is already. ;)

  38. Savia

    You have beautiful children (all three). I cried a little reading this post.
    Did I tell you, each time visit your blog I want to have a baby again.

    Lots of love and prayers your way!

  39. Alex Sorensen

    I want your whole outfit!! It all looks so comfy and perfect for pregnancy or even not being pregnant. I am 25 weeks and hearing about you getting ready to give birth is making me excited/nervous for myself. Thank you for sharing your wonderful words of wisdom and stories here. I really enjoy it.

  40. Melanie

    You are looking great!!!
    Melanie @

  41. Bev

    You look great! I hope to look half as good as you one day when I’m pregnant. Good luck with your delivery and sleeping :)


  42. cheyenne

    that is just the sweetest thing. :) you look great, i love your outfit!
    xo, cheyenne

  43. This season of The Voice has been amazing! Samson is such a loving boy…God Bless him! Yay! The countdown begins…praying for your family…Happy Tuesday :)

  44. Caroline

    So cute! Sorry you can’t sleep. I hope it improves in the next few weeks. I’m due this Friday and counting down the days (very interested/anxious to see how labor and delivery are done in France)! You look great, even though I’m sure you’re exhausted. Best of luck!


  45. Elia

    You are such an inspiration, I hope you never stop writing about these beautiful moments in your life.

  46. Veronica

    hi naomi!
    I have a question for you :)
    How do you do at home with your children and household tasks? Does anyone help you?

    • TAZA

      i don’t have help with household tasks at home, but our place is small so as long as i try to keep it tidy each day and we do a big quick clean once a week, it stays ok. josh and i split the household chores among us equally and that definitely helps us stay on top of task. i secretly love deep scrubbing my bathroom or kitchen late at night sometimes before bed. i’m weird like that. :)

  47. dianna

    oh that is SO SO SO adorable! Ugh, I remember not being able to sleep towards the end, like my whole third trimester. And I actually haven’t slept though the night since then! My 10 month old still gets up once in the middle of the night. There have been a handful of times that she hasn’t woken, but I still have…in a panic!

  48. Bailey

    That story of Samson is so funny. I had to share it with a few co-workers.

    (Also, Taylor Phelan for the win!)

  49. Kate

    I can’t believe Samson did that! How ADORABLE. That baby is already so so so loved. Can’t wait to meet he/she soon:) ps…you look fabulous!

  50. Lonka

    omg you’re gorgeous ♥

  51. Anne

    You look great Naomi! That story about Samson is so sweet! I love how excited they are for baby already. Wow before we know it Christmas will be here (YAY!) and so will your sweet new baby!

  52. Charlotte

    I lost my mother last year. It was always a dream of hers that my 2 sisters and I would be close once she is not “here” anymore. We are so close. And it will always be like that, for the rest of our lives.
    It is was her biggest mama dream too, and it came true.

  53. Margaret

    Naomi, after a loooong day at work as a seventh grade teacher, it is so nice to curl up with a hot cup of tea and read your blog. I teared up reading about Samson talking to the baby about his finger. The innocence children bring to our lives is indescribable. Also, I have a question! If you were ever to reply to our comments, would we get an email notification or something? I feel silly asking, but I’m actually not even sure.

    • TAZA

      thanks so much, margaret! i’m not 100% certain, but i think you can click a box when you comment to be notified regarding responding comments? i should look into it, i’m not certain. but thanks again for your kind words!

  54. Macy

    I’m one of those of the younger generation who denies the fact of later having children. I was raised super feminist and career minded. My goals, then maybe a man, then maybe-just maybe a family. But then also i think of what a perfect relationship I have with my bother all because our mother tried her hardest to make us realize that when our parents are gone its just me and him. I beg you from the bottom of a very grateful sister’s heart. Keep your babies close. My mother is also grateful that on most days my brother can handle my teenage hormone drama. Thank you for having such a beautiful family and such beautiful family values.

  55. piper

    I had to click to see the items you were wearing but I can’t believe it – one outfit for like $700! that’s a lot! EEK!

  56. Love me some Luca & Bosco & not just because they are my clients (I actually got to design that lovely ice cream cart!) Hands down best ice cream in the city!!!

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  58. Emily

    Love your boots! I can’t tell from the photo what color they are though. Are they the tan or the cognac?

  59. Fantine

    Hello Naomi, what is the lipstick you wear in the photos ? Looks si gorgeons!

    • TAZA

      it’s called HOOKED ON PINK by maybelline! it’s a great shade!