Countdown to Our Baby Girl

Thursday, May 7, 2015


(Photos by my husband!)


How we found out I was pregnant:
Cam, John Shea and I drove down South for a family wedding during a weekend in October and by 8 or 9pm at the reception, all I wanted to do was stop dancing and go to bed. That should have tipped us off right then and there! but pregnancy was nowhere on our minds. When we were back in Monterey that Monday, John Shea, my friend Ashley and I stopped in at Whole Foods. I barely made it in the store before needing to throw up and felt like every smell hit me like a ton of bricks. After running to the bathroom I told Ashley I had to be pregnant and we headed next door to CVS to buy a test. She dropped us off back at home so it was just me and John Shea. I felt so sick that I didn't even wait for Cam to get home. I took it and started laughing! The best kind of laughing and picked up and hugged John Shea who was unknowingly beaming and laughing with me. I honestly cannot even remember how I told Cam when he got home soon after but I do remember his jaw dropping and him picking me up. And then grabbing John Shea with us, who was still little! It was such unexpected and the happiest news after having miscarried so soon before that.

Stay in there, baby girl, and so soon we cannot wait to meet you!!

32 comments:

  1. i just love you and your little fam! cannot wait for this baby girl to join your tribe :)

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! I love you and your fam!!

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  2. Where did you get that adorable dress?
    It would be perfect for mu upcoming baby shower!

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    1. Hi Sara! I got it back in the Fall on sale at Asos but I just saw it online this week, still a decent price! On sale I think I paid $30 and regular price was around $50. It's not-maternity so I just sized up :)

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  3. Oh, Amanda! What a wonderful little (yet so big!) story to go with these incredible photos. Well done, Cam! I especially love the first two! And the dress reminds me of the one Sarah Tucker wore a couple of weeks back. You both are/were such beautiful, radiant pregnant women! x

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    1. Thanks, Gabriella!! Yes - loved her dress, too! If I hadn't found this one months before I probably would have tried to find the same one she had, it was lovely!

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  4. Wow those flowers!! That is so exciting about having a date set! I hope you continue feeling great until then. Your due date would have been my birthday.

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    1. Thank you so much, Cara. Your birthday and my Dad's!

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  5. ahhh beautiful lady, you look so amazing!!! i can't believe you have an official date!! what a sweet family of four you guys are going to make!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Britt! Sooo excited for you and that sweet boy!

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  6. So exciting!! You are so photogenic, and Cam is a wonderful photographer! I can't wait to see pics of your sweet baby girl <3 Sooooooon!! =D XO

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    1. Haha thank you, Nicholle!! Yes, so soon, we are so darn excited!!

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  7. Praying for you, Amanda!! And those pictures - gorgeous!! (Especially love the one with those amazing flowers!) xoxo

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    1. Aww thank you SO much for the prayers, Cort! miss you!

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  8. These are the most gorgeous pictures! Congrats to you and I'll be sending you lots of positive thoughts for your c-section. I just had one in January and it's rough, but oh so worth it!

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    1. Thanks, Andi... I've heard great things and horror stories so I'm praying for the great things :)

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  9. I cannot wait to see this little angel! I feel like your belly grew so quickly this time, but I bet it's felt slow to you. Of course, you're still as stunning as ever :)

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    1. Hahaha yep, that happens the second/third time around!

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  10. I cannot wait to see this little angel! I feel like your belly grew so quickly this time, but I bet it's felt slow to you. Of course, you're still as stunning as ever :)

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  11. Stunning photos!! (as usual) How exciting to have a date :) Sending so many good thoughts and prayers to you and your baby girl!!

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  12. you're beautiful! best wishes over the next few weeks and congratulations on your pending arrival! :D

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    1. Thank you, Margo! And thank you for all your awesome travel photos - I love following you!

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  13. Lovely pictures! Good thoughts and prayers for a safe delivery (in a month)!

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  14. I know I said this on IG but seriously I LOVE these pictures! You are gorgeous mama!! :) Praying for you and that precious baby in these exciting upcoming weeks!!
    Happy Friday!
    Blessings, Rebecca :)

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    1. Thank you thank you thank you for the prayers my dear friend!

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  15. so gorgeous! the dress...the flowers...you! Looking forward to seeing pictures of your sweet little girl when she arrives. You will LOVE having a daughter! My little girl is 2 now and it's been so sweet watching her grow into a little girl :-)

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    1. Oh I am soooo excited!! thank you so much!!

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  16. You look amazing! Praying for a safe delivery! I've had two c-sections and I know it's not the preferred method of delivering a baby but I have no horror stories for you and thankful for modern medicine - which I hope is a word of encouragement.

    Also girls are sweet!

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  17. You are absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE these pics!

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  18. Such a gorgeous little mama! Can't wait to see your little miss in blog world soon (but not too soon!). :)

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