It’s a GIRL!!!! Beach Maternity Photos

April 3, 2020

I am thrilled to share some really fun news as well as our beach maternity photos – baby number two is a girl!!!! We are overjoyed and continue to thank God for what is our true second miracle baby (read the baby announcement and our infertility/adoption journey here). We told Ivy Jean first by letting her cut open a cupcake with pink icing inside. She literally jumped up and down she was so excited to find out she will have a sister. Then she got to call and tell all of our family. It was such a sweet time of sharing our happy news. We thank God!

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Family Beach Maternity Photos

While planning our trip to San Diego, our wedding photographer, Kalee Ridings, reached out. She had moved to San Diego and offered a beach family photo shoot. We couldn’t even believe it! Being a photo lover, I was THRILLED to capture this sweet and special time in our lives with unforgettable photos. I’ve always dreamed of beach family photos. I am so grateful for how she captured our precious Ivy Jean’s personality. She has so much fun in the waves and was wet to her waist by the time we finished. 🙂

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Baby Girl

We are truly so excited to have another baby girl in our family. Russ’s title as girl dad is solidified, and he is so good at it. I cannot wait to see Ivy Jean in her new role. She already is the best big sister. She takes care of her babies, says she is ready to snuggle her sister and share her toys, and regularly hugs and kisses my belly. We have been spending our quarantine time washing old clothes of her and getting ready for baby. I am officially 20 weeks now – halfway!

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Dress Details

We actually didn’t plan to much ahead for these photos and our outfits. I was pretty thrilled I had this gorgeous Eliza J Dress. I love how it ended up with pink and blue as we didn’t know the gender when we took them.

This gorgeous watercolor floral maxi dress is from Eliza J and is non-maternity. It has an elastic waist and a beautiful tie back halter neck. It would be a great Easter or wedding guest dress this summer if things return to normal.

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  • Reply beautygirl24 April 8, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I know I already commented on your instagram, but these photos are just stunning! I love that beach too, it’s been a long time since I’ve visited but I want to again this Summer after seeing these! Congrats on baby girl number two 🙂

  • Reply lorena April 6, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Omg a baby girl !!! Congrats and these pictures are gorgeous.

  • Reply Laura Bambrick April 5, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Ivy Jean will be the best big sister! I love that my two girls have each other and they play so nicely! These photos are just beautiful!

  • Reply Monica Hein April 5, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Congrats! What a lovely photos! and your dress!

  • Reply Kaitlyn April 5, 2020 at 8:21 am

    So sweet! I would love for our future second baby to be a girl too! Team girl all the way. Congratulations!!

    Kaitlyn @ Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

  • Reply jodie filogomo April 4, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Talk about memories to remember Amy Ann. I am just beaming reading your post, so I can imagine the happiness you have.

  • Reply Makeup Muddle April 4, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Oh wow it’s so lovely read some amazing news right now! I am so happy for the three of you, these photos are absolutely beautiful! What a stunning beach xx

    Makeup Muddle

  • Reply Britt Correia April 4, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Aw congratulations!! This post is so precious. The photos came out so stunning!

    Check out my latest article on comfy, cute loungewear if you get a chance babe 🙂

  • Reply Jill April 3, 2020 at 9:28 am

    So exciting! Ivy Jean will be the best big sister! Your photos are stunning!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  • Reply Andrea Nine April 3, 2020 at 8:44 am

    First of all, these photos are absolutely stunning and second of all there’s no doubt my mind that Ivy Jean will be the best big sister ever and you are the most amazing girl mom! All the love to you my beautiful friend!

  • Reply Biana April 3, 2020 at 7:10 am

    These came out so beautiful!! So exciting for another little girl! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

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