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Maternity Photos!!

We had the incredibly talented Amy Aiello from Amy Aiello Photography come to our home Monday to take our Maternity Photos -- and of course they turned out fabulously! One of Chicago's finest, Amy came to our home and shot both outdoor photos and nursery photos at my request. She really captured our excitement about our new arrival. Enjoy!

These tiny shoes say "Sleeping Beauty" on them. My mother gifted them to us at our baby shower. She purchased them 10 years ago, long before I ever even met my husband, in hopes that some day we'd have a little girl. Sleeping Beauty is my favorite Disney movie. I'd say she hit a home run with this little gift.


The blanket is a new gift from our cousins in Texas and the icon was originally my great-grandmother's.


The nursery was Kate Spade-inspired. My friend Allison created the gold dot decals for us to place on this wall of the nursery.

The newest Chicago Blackhawks fan needed a little shoutout. This jersey was a Christmas gift to Sam as the way I told him we were expecting.

Big brother.











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