10 Spring Maternity Dresses You Need In Your Closet

Spring, flowers, warm weather and amazing photo shoot opportunities is coming. Are you ready? We’ve rounded up the most amazing Spring Maternity Dresses on the market right now. These dresses are great for every day wear or those special events you may be planning.

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Spring Maternity Dresses

Spring maternity dresses are usually flowing, floral or jewel tones. They can be long or short sleeve, depending on where you are in the country.

This 3/4 sleeve empire waist maternity dress is probably our favorite in this post because of its diverse use. Perfect for photo sessions or a day out, this maternity dress makes for a must-have.

See other color options and grab this dress here.

This gorgeous wrap maternity dress offers the comfort of a mid length dress while providing a comfortable, cool and beautiful alternative to a long maxi.

If you’re looking for an amazing floral fitted dress with ruched sides? Look no further. This dress will be comfortable for most of your pregnancy and look great too! Grab it here.

A dress you can wear your entire pregnancy and while breastfeeding seems practical to us! This beautiful jewel toned dress is going to make your spring maternity dress collection swoon worthy. Grab it here.

Spring Maternity Maxi Dress

Maxi dresses are not only cool and comfortable while pregnant, they are also SO GORGEOUS. This floral dress is the perfect addition to any spring maternity closet. You can grab it here.

Spring Baby Shower Dress

Your baby shower dress is going to be one of the most photographed outfits you’ll wear during your pregnancy. We’ve rounded up some of the cutest spring baby shower maternity dresses on the market – ranging from complete baby casual to baby baboom!

This first dress is about as close to casual chic as you can get, with a simple sleeveless with ruched sides. The beautiful jewel tones with this dress and a few other options make it a must-have. Grab it here.

Ruffles, jewel tones – oh my! This beautiful gown is going to work for that shower and many other events during your pregnancy while photographing well for those big events and will look amazing on ANY skin tone. Available in multiple colors. Grab it here.

Spring Maternity Photoshoot Dress

If you’re looking for the ultimate spring maternity photoshoot dress, look no further than this cowl neck design. Make it dual purpose as your spring baby shower gown. Grab it here.

Not cool enough for long sleeve? This ruffle maternity dress is the perfect solution. Available in nearly a dozen beautiful colors, this dress will turn heads no matter what color you choose.

Did someone say chiffon? Yes, girl. Yes. We. Did. This gown. COME ON! Complete show stopper. This dress is going to make for epic maternity photographs. As a note, though, we want to say that the reviews on this dress suggest it’s ultra thin. You’re going to want to wear something under it and it may not be great for events, like baby showers – BUT – it photographs well. Something we all want for our keepsake maternity photos. Grab it here.

Spring maternity dresses don’t have to be a one-time wear. You can choose dresses that will work for photoshoots and major events. What we love most about the selection we have included here is that so many of them are versitile and can be worn throughout your pregnancy and beyond. If you’re being frugal during your pregnancy, this makes these inexpensive dresses a must-have.

Be sure to follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for more spring maternity dress ideas.

17 Valentine’s Day Pregnancy Gender Reveal Party Ideas

There’s never a dull moment when it comes to gender reveals, but we have to admit, reveals during the season of love is just about as good as it gets. We’ve rounded up some of the cutest ideas for revealing your little cupids gender in our Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal Round Up.

If you’re ready to feel the love, let’s get started.

Of course, if you’re going to whip this thing together, you need an invite.

Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal Invitations

These two gender reveal invitations were our favorite for this theme. Rainy Lain Designs has a lot of cute designs, but this one is our favorite for Valentine’s Day.

… there’s also this super cute invitation from Paperie Printables.

This bright and cherry gender reveal invitation might be our new favorite. You can grab it here.

Now that you’ve got people comin’ on over, it’s time to get down to the details.

Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal Food

These cake pops are nothing but beautiful. Trimmed with gold along the bottom and sprinkled with just the right amount of bling, these are a must-have at your Valentine’s Day Gender Reveal. You can grab them here.

If you’re looking for a fun way to break the news, this delicious treat will leave your guests anxiously awaiting the results.  Lauren Conrad over at her namesakes website offers up these gems, along with a dozen other ideas you’re going to want to check out.

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Pampered Chef is showing us a little love with this amazing rice crispie treat idea.

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Of course, we couldn’t leave out the cookies. These were originally pegged for a bridal shower, but we’re the recycling type and we’re going to make them for what comes after the honeymoon. Thanks to Style Me Pretty for this gorg photo.

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The Decor

Is your crew picking a side? Try clipping on this idea. Pick a side people, pick a side.

Going more for the traditional red and black for your Valentine’s reveal? Check out this idea from Baby Shower Ideas.

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Welcome guests with this cute entry idea.

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The Reveal

Now for the fun part. You can’t just tell everyone what you’re having, right? Let’s make it special with these fun and thoughtful gender reveal ideas.

The pinata.

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The simple balloon.

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Smoke. Probably my favorite these days. Smoke gender reveals are so daggum perty.

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Our favorite vendor for gender reveal smoke is here.

Let’s Have Cake

Ombre cakes are so amazing when you cut into them. When we celebrated our Daughter’s first birthday, we ordered a purple ombre. This is an amazing way to gender reveal while having an amazing cake!

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Another adorable cake idea. A little pink, a little blue.

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I love the colors on this cake.

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Last but not least in the cake department, this beautiful floral wonder. I keep thinking those flowers would be so cute on a sash for maternity pics.

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Party Favors

Last but not least, party favors.

Let your guests pick a side with this idea. The Denver Housewife has the scoop on this one.

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I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate and a gender real all wrapped into one?

Have fun and be sure to tag us on IG @IHeartPregnancy.

*Please note that several of these images linked to sites that no longer exist. If these images are yours, please let us know so we can give proper credit.

Everything You Need for The Perfect Lemon Themed Summer Baby Shower

What better Summer baby shower theme than lemons? They are bright, beautiful and cheery and – let’s face it – there are SO many things you can do with lemons. We’re going to share our favorite finds for that oh-so-perfect lemon themed Summer baby shower and maybe throw in a few you didn’t know you needed.

Here’s what we’re dishing out:

Whether you’re going all out or keeping it simple with this summer themed shower, we’ve got you covered.

We’re going to walk you through:

  • The best lemon themed baby shower invitations
  • Lemon shower decor you’ll love for your indoor or outdoor baby shower
  • Lemon baby shower center pieces you can DIY
  • Drink and cake stand setups
  • Unforgettable lemon themed baby shower party favors
  • Lemon themed baby shower games
  • and so much more!

Lemon Baby Shower Invitations

First, you absolutely cannot have a lemon themed shower without a beautiful baby shower invitation, right?

This printable invitation is easy to edit and helps keep the budget where it needs to be.

Looking for something watercolor? This beautiful lemon baby shower invite might be our favorite.

Lemon Themed Baby Shower Decor

Whether your event is inside or outside, this beautiful lemon baby shower welcome sign is the perfect way to invite guests to the special day.

We love garlands, even if they’re made out of balloons.

This creative and beautifully designed lemon balloon garland would look amazing anywhere, whether it’s above the cake table, over the gift area or behind the mama to be.

We loved lemons paired with yellow roses for this classic look.

These beautiful lemon drink bars with tiered trays is one of the best summer setups we have seen.

You can grab some accessories for your tiered trays, like the one below, here. Our favorite comes from Pink Owl Designs.

We loved the visuals in this setup. A few crates, some lemons and some rosemary sprigs bring this look together.

If you want the look at an indoor event, we love these rustic crate boxes with some garland. They make for a classic shower look.

Add a little more color with these yellow and white paper straws.

Some finishing touches, like this beautiful burlap lemon banner, are the perfect addition to any shower.

Lemon Baby Shower Cake Ideas

Beautiful cakes are a must-have at any shower, but these ideas are so beautiful and simple.

Get a little extra life out of your cake by adding cupcakes and some lemon cupcake toppers.

Lemon Baby Shower Games

Yes, there’s a printable for that! These adorable lemon baby shower games are beautiful and easy to print!

Lemon Themed Baby Shower Favors

The lemon theme doesn’t stop there. Top it all off with an amazing baby shower favor swag bag.

We couldn’t resist these lemon printed swag bags.

Another option, these simple lemon paper bags.

These printable lemon thank you cards are a simple way to add a little something special to your shower favors.

This beautiful lip gloss is bees knees. You’re the balm!

Some lemon hand sanitizer might be appreciated too.

Rustic Baby Shower Decorations You Need

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Rustic baby shower themes are going to continue to be among the most popular styles this year. We’ve rounded up the must-have decorations, party showers, games, backdrops and more you’ll need to pull off this theme.

Let’s get started.

Rustic Baby Shower Invitations

Before you get this party started, you’re going to need to send the invitations.

We kind of love these mason jar shower invites.

It doesn’t stop there. The number of adorable rustic baby shower invite designs out there is mind-blowing, as you can see. This favorite of ours includes games, thank you cards and other printables to match.

Rustic Baby Shower Backdrops

Backdrops for photos really started becoming a part of baby showers in 2018, but we watched them pick up speed in 2019 and here we are, they’re now considered a staple. These personalized rustic baby shower backdrops are raising the bar yet again. What a fun way to create those photo memories! With this backdrop, adding a little greenery to each side would complete the look!

Rustic Banners

You don’t need to settle for those basic banners, you can grab a rustic keepsakes banner like this Ready to Pop custom design (available in pink or blue) for that extra little something.

Rustic Cake Toppers

We couldn’t do this round up without suggesting amazing cake toppers. This really takes the cake. Personalized, these beautiful wood laser cut cake toppers are the perfect addition to your beautiful cake.

Rustic Baby Shower Table Decorations

Table decorations are the perfect finishing touch to any baby shower decor. These hand painted mason jars are beautiful and reusable.

We also kind of love these log pillars.

Paper flowers are another chart topper this year, appearing at nearly every shower in one form or another. These beautiful white paper flowers would look amazing on the table and tucked in the greenery around your backdrop.

Printable Games

Rustic themed games for your baby shower round out the party. This Mommy or Daddy game with the lips and mustache is to adorable.

If you’re looking for a bundle, this is the one for you. This includes a set of games so you can pick and choose from your favorites.

Rustic Baby Shower Favors

If you’re looking for a baby shower favor to fit your rustic theme, these goat milk soap bars are the perfect addition.

Rustic Baby Shower Dress

To finish up our list of amazing rustic baby shower finds, this beautiful flutter-sleeve lace dress. AH! Can you imagine this dress in front of that backdrop and how beautiful the pictures would be?

Have you found something you think we should add to our round-up? Be sure to let us know!

A Complete List of Pregnancy Board Acronyms

Whether you’re a FTM (First Time Mom), are TTC (trying to conceive) or are working on number three, chances are you’ve landed on a message board that needed to be decoded. These threads are full of mommy and family lingo broken down for quick typing. No matter your situation, if you stumble into a mommy board of any ind, you’ll likely find yourself in a virtual soup of acronyms.

After the baby is born, they don’t stop – now you add in acroyms for sleep methods, parenting methods, diapers, older children and so much more.

Decode them here:

AC – Assisted conception
AI – Artificial insemination
AIH – Artificial insemination with husband’s sperm
AIO – All-in-one
AP – Attachment parenting
ART – Assisted reproductive technology
BBT – Basal body temperature
BC – Birth control
BD – Baby dancing (sex for conception)
BF – Breastfeeding
BFN – Big fat negative (pregnancy test)
BW – Blood week (period)
CC – Controlled crying
CD – Cloth diaper
CIO – Cry it out
CM – Cervical mucus
CVSs – Chorionic villus sampling
DA – Dairy allergy
DD – Dear daughter
DF – Dear fiance
DH – Dear husband
DI – Donor insemination
DPO – Days past ovulation
DS – Dear son
DSD – Dear step daughter
DSS – Dear step son
DTD – Do the deed (sex)
DXP – Dear ex partner
EBF – Exclusively breastfeeding
EBM – Expressed breast milk
EDD – Estimated date of delivery (due date)
EN – Extended nursing
EP – Ectopic pregnancy
ER – Egg retrival
ET – Embryo transfer
FF – Formula feeding
FS – Food stamps
FTM – First time mom
GD – Gestational diabetes
GF – Gluten-free
HPT – Home pregnancy test
IUI – Intrauterine insemination
IVF – In vitro fertilization
LAM – Lactational amennorhea method
LO – Little one
LP – Luteal phase
MC – Miscarriage
MIL – Mother-in-law
MS – Morning sickness
NAK – Nursing at keyboard
NFP – Natural family planning
NIP – Nursing in public
NTNP – Not trying/not preventing
O – Ovulation
OH – Other half
OPK – Ovulation predictor test kit
OWT – Old wives tale
PG – Pregnant
POAS – Pee on a stick
POF – Premature ovarian failure
SAHM – Stay at home mom
SB – Still birth
SW – Starting weight
TTC – Trying to conceive
US – Ultrasound
VBAC – Vaginal birth after cesarean
WAHM – Work at home mom
WOHM – Work out of home mom
WM – Working mom

Did we miss one? Be sure to comment with your favorite pregnancy or family acronym below.

Must-Have Maternity Robes For Soon-To-Be Moms

Maternity robes aren’t anything new, but THESE maternity robes… just wow. Bright and colorful, these silhouette shaped craftans were designed to highlight that bump and the butterfly sleeves were designed to create a flowy feel will leave any mama feeling beautiful.

The best part is – they’re also amazing for a new mom who doesn’t feel like getting fully dressed just yet – especially when she’s nursing a baby.

Maternity Robes Make a Great Baby Shower Gift

Everyone is taking diapers and baby clothes, why not bring the stand out gift for mom? Imagine these gowns, beautifully folded with a tissue paper wrap in a beautiful crisp white box. Yep, you’re with us, aren’t you?

Maternity Robes Are A Family Keepsake

Imagine passing these robes down for generations? Just like a wedding dress, these maternity gowns mark an important moment in history. Why not buy a gown that is worthy of generations of mothers?

When we found these completely custom sewn robes on Etsy, we knew we had to cover them on IHP.

Let us know which color is your favorite in the comments.

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This green maternity robe collection is what first caught our eye. Beautifully colorful and adorned with bright flowers, this robe is sure to offer a pick-me-up to any mom-to-be. Imagine a mama opening this at her baby shower! You can see this one HERE on Etsy.

champagne maternity gown

If champagne is more your color style, this designer has it! These elegant floral champagne maternity gowns are absolutely beautiful. You can pick one up here.

teal maternity gown

If you love teal, you’ll love this maternity robe collection. Accented with bright colored flowers like sunflowers and roses, these robes are a must-have in your colorful maternity and new mom wardrobe. Grab them here.

blue maternity gown

If you’re into light blue, this design set features a classic light blue with a wide range of subtle to colorful flowers. We’re personally a fan of the second one from the left. Browse the set here.

navy maternity gown

Okay, I’ll take that sunflower and navy blue robe right now, please. GAH! Which is your favorite maternity gown out of this set? Grab them here.

mint maternity gown

We love all of these mint maternity robes with pops of pink and purple. We’re thinking we need one of each. How about you? Check them out here.

We love these robes and we hope you do too.

As a note, the links to these gowns are an affiliate link. We love covering them and were not compensated for sharing, however, if you purchase a gown via our link, we will receive a commiission at no additional cost to you.