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Even though I am usually not all that sentimental, expecting a baby is such a special time. I really wanted us to have beautiful photos from that period in our life, my friend and lifestyle photographer Ksenia Koldaeva did a great job capturing moments of Derek and I enjoying the time together not too long before our baby arrived.

The more I look at the pictures, the more I am in love with them. I am so happy that we did this shoot, we will always be able to look back and remember that time, and how great that our son will be able to see us as we were when expecting him: so happy, so excited, so in love.

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I would like to share these sweet photos with you, and please make sure to check out Ksenia’s website for more beauty and inspiration.

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Last weekend was so much fun, I had a baby shower! Of course, I heard about baby showers before but since there is no such thing in Russia and I’ve never attended one in the US, I had a pretty vague idea of what it is exactly and how it goes. I was thinking to get my friends together to celebrate at some point but it turned out they already have been working on it! To be honest, that’s probably one of the coolest things, as much as I would like to have one, I don’t think I would have time or energy to organize it myself.

I feel so happy and grateful to have such a great group of friends who really made sure we all have a great time! Special thanks to my friend Elina who hosted the party, Elina is also the creator of Smth Crafty, a fun service to make your party extra special, whether you will be making cozy arm-knitted scarves with your guests or mixing up some natural and delicious body scrubs, you can be sure it is going to be fun! Check out Smth Crafty website for more info!

My baby shower was decorated in a nautical theme with cute details such as origami boats, maps and really sweet messages in a bottle for future parents. Snacks also followed the marine theme (although completely vegetarian) and included “Sea Cucumber” sandwiches, “Octohummus”, Seashell Candy and so on.

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