San­ford mom takes ma­ter­nity pho­tos at Cen­tral Fla. Chipo­tle

Orlando Sentinel - - People & Arts - BY KATH­LEEN CHRIS­TIANSEN Want to reach out? Email me at kchris­tiansen@or­lan­dosen­tinel.com.

San­ford res­i­dent Jor­dan-Leigh Beal’s road to preg­nancy has been bumpy. She and her hus­band, Corey Beal, have four chil­dren but ex­pe­ri­enced three mis­car­riages and an ec­topic preg­nancy.

Now the pair are ex­pect­ing their fifth child, due in Au­gust.

“The ec­topic preg­nancy took place right be­fore this baby was con­ceived, so this is a rain­bow baby,” said the 25-year-old model who suf­fers from a rare preg­nancy com­pli­ca­tion called hy­per­eme­sis gravi­darum, which causes se­vere nau­sea, vom­it­ing, weight loss and de­hy­dra­tion.

As a re­sult, she had to find “safe foods” that won’t make her nau­seous or vomit.

“Chipo­tle has been my safe food since I was like three or four weeks preg­nant,” she said. “So, it’s been re­ally sen­ti­men­tal for me the en­tire preg­nancy. And it’s ba­si­cally what has kept me and my baby alive and what we’ve been able to eat to gain weight and stay healthy.”

Jor­dan-Leigh Beal was an oc­ca­sional Chipo­tle cus­tomer be­fore her preg­nancy, but af­ter con­ceiv­ing, she or­dered sofritas tacos, bur­ri­tos or bur­rito bowls at least four days a week, though she said there have been weeks that mer­ited daily or­ders.

Since Chipo­tle has played a ma­jor role in the preg­nancy, the high school sweet­hearts orig­i­nally from Mas­sachusetts de­cided it was the ideal lo­ca­tion for their ma­ter­nity photo shoot.

Corey Beal, of­ten the one pick­ing up food, reached out to the Chipo­tle on Lake Mary Boule­vard to ar­range the de­tails. The store agreed, though COVID-19 com­pli­cated sched­ul­ing a bit.

“They were re­ally ac­com­mo­dat­ing,” she said. “When we were there, tak­ing the pic­tures, they were all so nice about it. And they were all com­pli­ment­ing us, and it was great.”

The pair worked with Re­becca Pace of Re­becca Shines Pho­tog­ra­phy to cap­ture the pho­tos in­side and out­side “their Chipo­tle.”

“I’m just glad that it’s rais­ing aware­ness for HG, for hy­per­eme­sis gravi­darum, be­cause a lot of peo­ple re­ally just as­sume that it’s a craving and I just love Chipo­tle that much, which I do, don’t get me wrong, but there’s so much more to it, and it’s spe­cial to us for that rea­son,” she said.

The cou­ple doesn’t know the baby’s gen­der, but they know one thing for sure: There will be another Chipo­tle shoot, next time with the new­born.

“I plan to recre­ate the pho­tos with the baby at the same ex­act Chipo­tle,” she said. “We want to do a bur­rito cos­tume and ev­ery­thing. Hope­fully, it’s gonna be like the cutest thing ever.”

For more about the cou­ple and their jour­ney, sub­scribe to their YouTube chan­nel HapBealyEv­erAfter.

COUR­TESY RE­BECCA PACE OF RE­BECCA SHINES PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Cen­tral Florida res­i­dent Jor­dan-Leigh Beal took her ma­ter­nity pho­tos for her fifth child at a Chipo­tle restau­rant.

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