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Sanya Richards-Ross Celebrates Her Baby Shower in Texas with ‘So Much Love’: See the Dreamy Photos

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Sanya Richards-Ross is almost at the finish line of her pregnancy, and she’s celebrating.

The Olympic gold-medal sprinter, 32, and her husband Aaron Ross, 34 — who are expecting a baby boy — were showered by 120 family members and friends over the weekend at the W Hotel Austin in Texas, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the gathering.

“Baby Ross already has so much love awaiting him – we can’t wait to meet him, we are already so in love with him,” the couple tells PEOPLE.

Set amid dreamy floral arrangements by STEMS Floral Design + Productions in blue and purple, guests could lounge on plush white sofas and chic clear chairs from Monarch Event Rentals/BBJ Linen.

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Faux trees made of flowers topped each candlelit table, and acrylic accents from Scripted Ever After pointed guests to their seats.

Yolande Kelly of YVK Events even created boxwood walls for guests and the happy parents-to-be – who matched in blue for the occasion – to pose against.

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Topping off the photo-ready backdrop? Baby Ross’ monogram, which revealed his name: Aaron Jermaine Ross Jr.

The Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me About God and Life author and her NFL cornerback husband announced their pregnancy in February, and their son is due in August.

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And for the athlete, pregnancy has been fairly low-key, with “little discomfort or symptoms.”

She tells PEOPLE, “Now I’m just praying the delivery will be this smooth!”

  • Reporting by MELODY CHIU