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FROM ONE OF THE EARLIER VERSIONS OF THE CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR STORYBOARD.
  • Chapman: You two serious, or are you risking your entire career for a bit of fun in the sack?
  • Sharon: Excuse me?
  • Chapman: I may look stupid, but that’s just a product of getting punched in the head so many times. I know you tipped Rogers to Romania. You leaked classified information to an unauthorized civilian. I could bounce you back to Langley tonight.
  • Sharon: Then do it. But don’t you dare question my professionalism. Barnes would have torn your team to shreds. The only reason he’s in custody is because I called the right man to do the job.
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People Exclusive: Inside My Baby Shower

Rivera, who is in her third trimester, and her husband Ryan Dorsey, 32, chose a children’s book theme for the event, which was which was coordinated by L.A. party planner Sharon Sacks.

“They wanted to create a lovely, serene environment with white and ivory tones where guests could enter a room that would keep their minds at ease,” an attendee says of the bash.

Photos by Marilyn Buissink

Full story here.

I Can See The Finish Line

After months of changes, anticipation, and excitement it’s finally here — the third trimester!

When I reached the final leg of my pregnancy, I was ecstatic. I could see the finish line and it felt so good. Sure, my back was on fire and I was tipping the scales at numbers I didn’t think I could ever reach, but who cares?! WE’RE ALMOST DONE!

Being in my third trimester means hard work is ahead and every day a new body part aches or seemingly falls apart. But it also comes with its share of really fun and exciting things too.

First on the list was a major baby prep, otherwise known as nesting. This is when your motherly instincts kick into high gear due to a cocktail of hormones causing you to become the master of almost any DIY project. I could be seen carrying almost everything we own out to the street to be thrown away. I needed less clutter and an entirely new decorating scheme, STAT.

I spent days washing everything in the baby’s room and closet, putting together chairs, strollers, and crying to my husband that we needed a new “vision” for the backyard. “I’m thinking one giant pink flamingo in the pool.” (See Instagram post below.) Ryan was great during all of this and even got in on the nesting action himself, taking on a huge re-staining/painting project for our entire backyard.

Once I came down from my nesting high, I turned my attention to the baby shower. A baby shower is one of those events that a girl dreams about her whole life, or at least I did. The planning of this event was usually fantasized about with my best friend while also planning our future weddings.

“I want to have someone hand deliver the invitation as a message in a bottle … get it?!” We would make lists of who we would invite, and things we would veto. “How do we feel about the game where everyone eats shit (candy) out of a diaper?” Of course times change and I didn’t stick to any of my childhood plans, but instead enlisted the help of a fabulous party planner, Sharon Sacks, and together we planned the most perfect day to celebrate baby Dorsey.

On a side note, let’s be honest, baby gifts are the best! The absolute overload of cuteness that comes with baby clothes, gear, and toys is enough to make you forget that the heels you’re wearing at the shower are leaving 2-inch deep indents in your skin.

But seriously, I’m so grateful that not only is our baby already surrounded with so much love, but that we are fortunate and able to provide a great life for the little one.

So hats off to all of the strong, powerful women and mothers in the world, baby or no baby, you’re all amazing! And to all my third trimester mamas, we’re almost there!!!

Here are my favorite preggo products I’m loving right now:

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Third Trimester Tea

Power Mama Spanx

Pregnancy loungewear by Bellabumbum


— Naya Rivera

This post was originally published on PEOPLE.com’s Moms & Babies blog.