Vanessa Minnillo on May 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit:

Vanessa Minnillo's baby bump is in full bloom!

In Los Angeles Thursday, the mom-to-be showed off her growing belly in a tiered, floral maxi dress and a cropped denim jacket. She carried a white Balenciaga bag and the label's T-strap sandals; both luxe items totaled almost $2,500!

The 31-year-old star, who is expecting her first child with her husband Nick Lachey, 38, this year, is getting ready for Baby Lachey in every which way she can.

"This past weekend I discovered these two AMAZING books! Let's learn together!" she tweeted April 17 with a pic of Breastfeeding Made Simple and Healthy Child, Healthy World.

Last month, the Summer Wipeout host opened up to Parade about her healthy eating habits -- both for her sake and her baby-to-be's sake.

"It makes you think, 'Do I really want to get that Snickers bar snack or do I want to get a bowl of fruit?' So then I go for the fruit and the antioxidants," she explained.