Barefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeDRESS: More of Me Maternity // SANDALS: Yosi Samra // LIPSTICK: MAC ‘Pink Pigeon’

My girl Jessica and I started shooting together a while ago and became instant friends and she was so sweet to take our maternity photos that will always be so so special to me! So I had to share them! I am obsessed with this silver dress and totally lucked out that my friend Christine let me borrow it last minute when my dress didn’t come in time!

I also wanted to share my pregnancy must haves and answer all the pregnancy questions I get asked all the time!! So here we go!


38 weeks!! He is (estimated) to be 7.25 lbs and I am dilated to a 1.8 and have gotten my membranes stripped (hate that term!) and still no sign of baby although I have been getting lots of lower back contractions so we will see! Stay tuned on Instagram so you can see him when we have him! I imagine I will be MIA on the blog for a few days when he comes!


For those who are new to the blog, we are having a baby boy!


So in the beginning (months 1-4ish) I just did my normal work outs. I even continued to do ab work outs (my doctor said it was 100% fine) but then months 5-6.5 I probably went to the gym a total of 5 times haha, which is unusual for me since I enjoy working out. I was so unbelievably tired during those weeks and just honestly didn’t have the energy. Months 6.5-now I have basically just done about 30 min cardio, arm work outs (usually free weights), 200 lunges, and then oblique work outs (I do 2 minutes of reps on each side, 1 min at a time) and thats about it! And I don’t do that every day, I would say about 4 times a week. Although I have still gained quite a bit of weight, I think I am at 32 lbs now (yiiiikes!) and let me say I am crrravvving a good ab work out SO unbelievably bad! Can’t wait to get back in the groove once baby comes out.


Luckily, no. I haven’t done any creams, oils, or anything, I just do lotion as I would normally but I really think you either get them or you don’t so I don’t necessarily believe any of that stuff helps but that is just my opinion! I had read that if you have a steady weight gain and drink lots of water then it can help and so I tried to do that, not sure if thats why I don’t have any but thats the only thing I really have done! 🙂


Yes, but we are waiting til we see him to make sure it is the right one! So you guys will have to stay tuned for that!


1. Maternity Spanx!!!!!! My goodness I got these way too late in the game and let me just tell you, they are a game changer! They just make you feel tighter and not so whale-ish haha so I 100% say get these asap! Especially if you love to wear tighter dresses during pregnancy like I do!

2. Pregnancy Pillow – This has been a huge lifesaver because I have had horrible acid reflux and lots of trouble sleeping at night and this has totally helped! It is seriously like sleeping with a cloud.

3. Basic Maternity Tee’s – My favorite tee’s have been the basic v-necks from Gap! I highly recommend getting them in as many colors as you can 🙂

4. Comfy Flats – I have worn heels through my whole pregnancy for events, church, dinners, etc. and really have not had a problem with heels but for errands, walks with my husband, basically everything else in life, I have to have comfy flats that don’t give me blisters! I know I always rave about Yosi Samra flats but honestly they are the best! My favorites are these, and these. They are my two that I just grab and go!

5. A Good Husband – haha but seriously what would we do without them?!?!


We have read a few pages of What to Expect When You’re Expecting but it really just started to overwhelm me haha. We have read almost all of Bringing Up Bebe which I highly recommend! David and I both have really really loved it!


Yes! We are 100% moving but it unfortunately did not work out to move before the baby which I am happy/bummed about! There were pros and cons to both but ultimately we need to move after the baby! I am still not announcing where to, but will soon! We will be moving very end of July/very beginning of August!


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  1. Seriously want to buy your dress! Willing to part with it?? 801-391-1157 Lexi

  2. Wow these pictures are just gorgeous! I’m a new photographer, and I’m just wondering, where did you take these stunning pics? I’m in Utah and tthe moment and I would love to take pitures at the smae location.

  3. I love reading your blog! I’m just curious how far along you were when you traveled to Paris? I am currently 19 weeks and my husband and want to take a trip to Paris but I will be 28 weeks. Would you suggest traveling while pregnant and do you have any tips?

    1. Thank you so much Joy!! I am so glad to hear that 🙂 And I believe I was around 28 weeks too at that point. And personally, I would say it is okay because my pregnancies are generally pretty easygoing but it all depends! My doctor said I was okay to travel and I was feeling fine, so if that is your case, I say go ahead!! But I know for women that are higher risk, traveling may not be a good idea that far along. You will love Paris!! You can check out my Paris blog posts for ideas on what to do. As far as tips, I would just make sure you are still getting enough sleep and drinking lots of water so you can have energy throughout the day and enjoy your trip!

  4. could you explain to me, More of me maternity? Are they still in business? You’re stunning by the way, but i am looking for a long dress such as the one above and realize i am probably two year too slow. Any ideas for me?

    1. Aww thank you so much!! And yeah from what I see, it doesn’t look they are in business anymore 🙁 Sorry about that!

  5. Amazing pics! Where can I find a dress like that one? This photo shoot was in Utah?

    1. Thank you so much!! And unfortunately this dress isn’t available anymore but maybe try ASOS? And yes, they were taken in Utah 🙂 xo

  6. Hi Amber,

    Beautiful photo shoot. You looked stunning. Is there another site where you can find similar dresses like this one?

  7. These are stunning! I was searching your pregnancy posts since I am pregnant and just getting inspiration for my own shoot. So pretty!
    If you don’t mind me asking, how did you deal with gaining weight while pregnant? I am about your size and height pre-pregnancy and it’s been definitely interesting to say the least to feel pretty most days. (I still work out and eat healthy on most all days with a few fun splurges ;] ) You pulled off the pregnancy beauty phenomenally so I figured I would ask!


  8. Thank you thank you thank you for mentioning Bringing Up Bebe in your blog! I am currently 5 mo. pregnant for my first (yay!!!) and it’s the first book that I have read so far that I’ve loved! I never would’ve known about it if I hadn’t read your blog 🙂

  9. You are such an inspiration! Petty Mommie! I have three months to go 🙂

    Regards, Doro 🙂

  10. Amber!!
    You look absolutely AMAZING in these pics!! I’m 18 weeks pregnant and only hope to look as fabulous as you do when I’m 38 weeks!
    Thank you so much for sharing all your pregnancy tips and your journey…it’s truly inspiring and so helpful.
    I am obsessed with this dress, but it’s sold-out!! Any ideas on where to get something similar??
    All the best to you and your little bundle of joy.



    1. Aw thanks!! That is so nice of you! And I am sure you are a gorgeous preggo!! 🙂 Best of luck with your pregnancy, hope you haven’t been too sick or anything! And I know such a bummer that it is sold out.. I actually haven’t seen anything similar yet but I will keep my eyes peeled! 🙂

  11. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Enjoy the delivery too. There is no greater gift than a child!

  12. Did you ever post any picture’s from your husbands proposal? I would love to see them!

    1. I don’t know if I did or not.. I would have to go back and look! But yeah maybe I will post them on our anniversary or something!!

  13. You look amazing! So stunning. Sending you ~~~~ good delivery vibes for the big day!~~~~~~ – Madeleine

  14. Congrats! It sounds like he will come soon. You look beautiful in your maternity photos. Looking forward to seeing your baby pictures if you choose to share them 🙂

    1. Thanks Cathy!! Hoping he comes soon! I am so anxious! 🙂 xo

  15. I Love , Love the maternity shoot. i so wish that was the in thing when I had my first born. You need to not worry about us blog lovers, take all the time you need. There is something so magical about your first born , You and David relish in that time, take it all in because the lil farts grow way to fast. Congrats you look beautiful!!!

    1. Aw you are so sweet!! Luckily I have some posts all ready to go I just need to push publish so when the baby comes I won’t really do much other than that 🙂 for a little bit at least! That is so sweet of you though and means so much!! xx

    1. Thanks Adri!!! And I know I want to tell but I would hate if we ended up changing it or something 🙂

  16. So exciting!!! You look amazing and love all following you through this time in your life 🙂

  17. I love how great of shape you are in! Total inspiration, after I read this post this morning I went and worked out, thank you! I’m at 20 weeks and am just getting back into the swing of things 🙂 Have you been wearing the maternity spanx with all your outfits posted in previous blogs?? I have some super cute maternity dresses that hug every curve so needless to say I haven’t even worn them yet!

    Best Wishes!!

    1. Aw thank you! I definitely don’t feel in shape haha but thank you that is so sweet! And I am glad you got a work out in, always makes me feel soo much better after a work out!

      And yes I have worn maternity spanx with most dresses on my blog! I would say I got them when I was around 7 months and really started showing! I wish I would have gotten them sooner though!

  18. Such an exciting chapter in your life and the photos just capture your beauty and you and your husbands love so well. Stunning.

    Katie <3

  19. your maternity photos are incredible. you guys are such a cute couple and you, especially, are just stunning! and I really appreciate how real your answers were. someday, that faq will come in really handy.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  20. Amber, your Maternity pictures are stunning!!!! I can not believe how fast the time went and that you are so close to holding your lil angel! I am so so excited for you and your husband and I can not wait to see your baby boy too! I am praying that everything goes as smooth as possible for you during labor, and that you and baby will be as healthy as can be! You are in my thoughts and I just cant wait!!!!! Prayers and XO from NC!

    1. Michelle!! Thank you so much! Honestly that means so much to me and totally made my day! xoxo

    1. Thank you so much!! And I know its so fun to read about others pregnancies when you are pregnant! Luckily all my friends are pregnant too so we get to all chat about it 🙂

  21. Yay more maternity pics!! Love these ones so much 🙂 Also stoked about the FAQ! Not preggo but its great to hear how you’re doing and whats been going on. So excited for you and David to become a little family any day now. Can’t wait to see pics of the little guy! xx

    1. Aw thanks Michelle!! That is so sweet of you, that totally made my day! xo