Family Maternity Shoot With Misa*Me

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I am absolutely incredibly lucky and grateful to have a first cousin and bestie who is an impeccable photographer! Marisa Crider of Misa*Me Photography snapped these photos of my little growing family during our larger family reunion back in the month of June when I was 30 weeks pregnant. It was a hot summer day, and somehow she was able to capture some great shots even with a cranky toddler. It started to rain a bit during the shoot, and then all of the sudden, the sun peeked out. I’m telling you, she is a miracle worker! I love the way she is able to capture the light. She took so many more fabulous photos for us, and it’s going to be a tough decision as to which ones end up on the walls of our home! These were some of my favorites that captured all (almost) four of us. Now, here, at 38 weeks, I cannot even believe that we are about to meet our little guy here soon!

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Wearing – Dress: Betsey Johnson (borrowed from a friend – found a Size 4 for sale on Etsy!) / Heels: Cynthia Vincent / Necklace: Vintage via Etsy / Watch: Betsey Johnson / Bracelet: Stella & Dot

On Nico – Dress Shirt: Carters Just One You / Shorts: Old Navy (similar)

On Zack – Dress Shirt: H&M / Pants: GAP

Thanks again to Marisa for taking these wonderful photos! We will cherish them forever in our home. If you missed our last maternity shoot with Misa*Me, or want to take a trip back down memory lane from two years ago, you can view those photos here.

Heading to the doc as we speak for two appointments today. A little nervous about what they are going to say! Bags are packed just in case we don’t come back, but hoping they let baby come on his own when he is ready ūüėČ

Hope you all have a great day!

XO,

Gina

Nico’s Little _______ !!!

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Happy Monday everyone!!! I know I have been driving you all crazy with the anticipation of our gender reveal for Baby Notes #2! ¬†The photographs are in, and today is finally the day! ¬†Zack, Nico and I went to the doctor on Thursday for our monthly appointment. ¬†First things first, everything is looking good so far for a HEALTHY baby, which is most important! ¬†We are so very lucky and blessed. ¬†While at the doc, we opted not to find out the sex of the baby in the office, rather as you may remember from Nico’s reveal two years ago, we had the doc write the gender along with a sonogram pic in a sealed envelope. ¬†Let me tell you how difficult it was not to rip open that envelope for those two agonizing days!!!

We purchased a pull-string pi√Īata in¬†both pink and blue confetti in advance. ¬†Our trusted neighbor, Tammy, stepped in to help us with our operation, and she was actually the first to know the baby’s gender before anyone, including us! ¬†She opened the card in secret and filled the pi√Īata for us with the correct color confetti. ¬†She also placed the sonogram photo inside so we could have it for later. ¬†We headed to Prospect Park on Saturday early evening with our other neighbor and photographer, Cara Kantrowitz George, to document the big reveal. ¬†We pulled the string and SURPRISE!!!!!! ¬†Take a look at what unfolded below. ūüôā

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Photography by: Cara Kantrowitz George

Pi√Īata by: LaLa’s Party

What a special moment in our lives! ¬†We are so excited for Nico to have a little brother! ¬†Little boys are so much fun, and I’m hoping they will be the best of buds, just like Zack and his brother are. ¬†I still sometimes can’t believe that our family is growing so quickly, but this moment definitely made it feel like a reality! ¬†We are so grateful to have such amazing neighbors to help us creatively document this wonderful surprise. ¬†We thank you Tammy and Cara for taking the time to make this day so special!

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

XO,

Gina

It’s A………….!!!!!

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I interrupt the Guilty Jean jewelry series for a very special announcement!!! ¬†The hubby and I went to the doctor on Friday for our anatomy ultrasound for Little Monkey. ¬†We opted not to find out the sex of the baby that day. ¬†However, we decided to plan a little surprise reveal for ourselves. ¬†We had the nurse write down the sex and place it in a sealed envelope along with the ultrasound photograph of “the goods.” ¬†We then took the envelope along with a large empty box to Hallmark and asked them to fill the box with either pink or blue balloons depending on whether Little Monkey was a girl or boy. ¬†Yes…the Hallmark employees knew before we did! ¬†They wrapped the box up beautifully, and when we opened it…SURPRISE!!! ¬†Our friend, Justin, was gracious enough to spend the day with us and document this special moment. ¬†We are so thankful for the many photographs he took and time he spent working on them. ¬†I think they turned out fantastic. ¬†Scroll down to see the big reveal for yourselves!

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Boy…or Girl???

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It’s a BOY!!!

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Opening the card with ultrasound from the doc

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Proof of “the goods”

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So excited for our Baby Boy!

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So in love and so excited for the newest addition of the Notes Family to arrive!

Photography by Justin Goldberg of Eudora Video Solutions

Were you surprised? ¬†Or did you “know” already?

As you can see by the photos above, Zack and I were clearly shocked! ¬†It was such a magical day, and I’m glad we decided to do something fun and a little different to reveal the sex of Little Monkey. ¬†We are so excited for our little bundle of joy, and cannot wait for our Baby Boy to get here in September. ¬†I already ended up buying him his first onesie today at Brooklyn Flea. ¬†I mean, come on. ¬†There was a panda on it. ¬†You can’t blame me.

We had such an amazing weekend, and it is definitely one we will remember.  We are so glad we have these photos to capture our surprise and excitement of this day, and I look forward to showing them to our Little Boy one day.

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

XO,

Gina

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