Unlike other stars like Bar Refaeli and Olivia Wilde who start showing off their baby-bump the moment it pokes out (which is super adorable, btw), Erika Christensen decided to make us wait until the perfect red-carpet appearance. But now, Erika is off on vacay and letting her big, bare, beautiful baby-bump enjoy some fresh air, and the pics are as breathtaking as they are super sweet.

With one pic showing her at the top of a steep hill (with other climbers seeming to struggle up the tracks), Erika shows off her belly and the giant smile on her face. The views in the background are truly breathtaking and certainly make for an amazing baby-bump photoshoot locale.

Along with the pic, Erika posted her appreciation of the moment, saying, “Dear planet Earth, Thank you for your endless beauty and natural adventures! Thank you for your resilience in the face of our abuse. Many of us are trying to help protect you. Even just by picking up trash on a hike! Let’s face it, every day is Earth Day. Love, Erika #everydayisearthday #kokohead”

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In another pic, Erika stands alone, turned to the side to fully show off her growing baby-bump with the island behind her, land reaching to the sea and an ominous spot of clouds clustering just above her head. Wearing what appears to be a bump-baring top (or one-piece?) and a flowing wrap skirt with her hair pulled up into a top-knot, Erika certainly looks like she’s enjoying these last few days of her pregnancy in paradise.

The first child for the 33-year-old actress and hubby cyclist Cole Maness, Erika revealed that it will be a little girl joining their family, and we can’t wait to see the first pics of the newborn sweetheart!

Did you (or would you) take a vacation while pregnant? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t ET, photos via @erikachristensen, Frederick M. Brown/Getty)