Keke Palmer cradles her growing bump as she enjoys a relaxing ‘baby moon’ in the New Year

Keke Palmer showed off her burgeoning baby bump in her latest Instagram photo series shared on Tuesday that captured special moments during a recent tropical getaway.

The Nope actress, 29, flashed a cheerful smile as she cradled her bump in one snap, and expressed in the caption to her fans that ‘baby moon was in full affect.’

The talented star and singer confirmed that she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, while hosting Saturday Night Live last month in December.

Happy: Keke Palmer, 29, uploaded a new Instagram photo series on Tuesday that captured special moments from a recent tropical getaway

The first snap that Keke shared was a photo of herself happily cradling her baby bump while posing near various lush, green plants.

The star donned a tiger-print, one-piece swimsuit and effortlessly tossed her hair up into a stylish bun as she explored the tropical paradise.

The Akeelah And The Bee actress penned a lengthy caption along with the post, but first wished her 11.7 million a ‘happy new year,’ and added, ‘baby moon was in full affect.’

The soon-to-be mother of one explained to her fans that she was ‘really proud’ of herself for, ‘resting this trip. i am antsy by nature. I love having a schedule, even on vacation.’

'Resting': The talented actress penned to her fans and followers that she was 'really proud' of herself for 'resting this trip'

‘Resting’: The talented actress penned to her fans and followers that she was ‘really proud’ of herself for ‘resting this trip’

The actress further added, ‘I learned to at least schedule things leisurely so I have something to complete that is on brand with the theme of the season. which is, rest.’

She then explained that her ‘theme’ or New Year’s resolution for the season was rest ‘because, I can.’ Keke humorously added, ‘I will refrain from saying “soft girl life” or whatever new label the folks are using.’

I have spent many seasons sacrificing and I am quite fine with that, I learned that from my father. from both my parents, but my dad takes the cake. I want to be just like him. his life is full and he has given so much.’

The Lightyear star penned that, ‘every season we are meant to embrace something new,’ and expressed, ‘I don’t think giving or sacrificing are bad things, it’s who I am and that will never change.’

While revealing her new goal, the beauty additionally uploaded a clip that showed herself resting at an outdoor restaurant table that was bordered with a pond filled with fish that she was able to feed.

Enjoying nature: The Nope actress was seen resting at a restaurant table as she fed fish swimming in a pond next to her

Enjoying nature: The Nope actress was seen resting at a restaurant table as she fed fish swimming in a pond next to her

Scenic: In the short clip, Keke was surrounded by a stunning, naturistic landscape filled with various plants and trees

Scenic: In the short clip, Keke was surrounded by a stunning, naturistic landscape filled with various plants and trees

Keke was surrounded by the peaceful sounds of nature, picturesque weather, and a stunning, naturistic landscape filled with various plants and trees.

She was filmed quietly reaching her fingers into a small container that held grains of fish food that the star sprinkled into the rippling water.

‘this season I am going to learn how to really take it easy. how to go slow (or slower than I have which is speedy for the average,’ Keke continued in the caption, adding, ‘because it definitely doesn’t mean my drive and passion will end, just transform and evolve through a different tool. ‘

During 2022 alone, the award winner worked on numerous projects, keeping her busy and on-the-go, such as starring in the films, Alice, and Jordan Peele’s Nope, along with voicing the character of Izzy in Lightyear.

‘the point is. everything that’s going to come is already in motion. all i have to do is enjoy. be grateful and reap the benefits of those who came before me, all the sacrifices, all the prayers and all the power to be intentional and at EASE.’

Motivational: The actress and singer penned, 'everything that's going to come is already in motion.  all i have to do is enjoy

Motivational: The actress and singer penned, ‘everything that’s going to come is already in motion. all i have to do is enjoy

Setting goals: Keke revealed that, ''this season I am going to learn how to really take it easy,'' in the caption of her post

Setting goals: Keke revealed that, ”this season I am going to learn how to really take it easy,” in the caption of her post

Peaceful: She also shared a few different clips of relaxing moments in nature, such as a waterfall and colorful fish calmly swimming

Peaceful: She also shared a few different clips of relaxing moments in nature, such as a waterfall and colorful fish calmly swimming

Selfie time: As she lounged on the beach and fully embraced relaxation mode, the beauty snapped a quick selfie

Selfie time: As she lounged on the beach and fully embraced relaxation mode, the beauty snapped a quick selfie

Keke showed her fans glimpses of peaceful moments that she found within nature during her getaway, such as filming an assortment of colorful fish swimming in a pool of fresh water along with a trickling waterfall.

The talented actress snapped a quick selfie as she rested on a lounge chair during a sunny beach day. She gave a behind-the-scenes explanation of the expression on her face, admitting to her fans, ‘btw this baby moving thing is weirddddddd.’

To conclude her motivational message, Keke hilariously penned, ‘wow. I shared a lot. i might delete this. idk why, but cringeeee. love my crocs.’

The last snap she added to her memorable photo series was an adorable photo of herself with her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, also known as Darius Daulton.

He draped an arm over her shoulders as they posed in front of a small jet that they were about to jump into.

Memorable trip: The last snap she added into her memorable photo series was an adorable photo of herself with her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, also known as Darius Daulton

Memorable trip: The last snap she added into her memorable photo series was an adorable photo of herself with her boyfriend, Darius Jackson, also known as Darius Daulton

Wow!  During her trip, Keke had the chance to unwind on the sandy shore and looked out at the sparkling blue water that stretched out before her.

Wow! During her trip, Keke had the chance to unwind on the sandy shore and looked out at the sparkling blue water that stretched out before her.

Conclusion: At the end of her caption, the Lightyear actress hilariously concluded, 'wow.  I shared a lot.  i might delete this.  idk why, but cringeeee.  love my crocs

Conclusion: At the end of her caption, the Lightyear actress hilariously concluded, ‘wow. I shared a lot. i might delete this. idk why, but cringeeee. love my crocs

Surprise!  The star had a surprise pregnancy reveal when she hosted Saturday Night Live earlier last month during her opening monologue on stage

Surprise! The star had a surprise pregnancy reveal when she hosted Saturday Night Live earlier last month during her opening monologue on stage

The star had a surprise pregnancy reveal when she hosted Saturday Night Live earlier last month. During her opening monologue, the actress began to address rumors that she was expecting a child.

She then threw open her Sportmax blazer to ‘set the record straight,’ to excitedly reveal a baby bump to the audience, expressing, ‘I’m gonna be a mom!’

Keke is expecting baby number one with her boyfriend and fitness instructor, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2021. The two lovebirds went public with their romance on Instagram in August 2021.

Shortly after the announcement aired live on SNL, Darius confirmed he was the father by uploading an adorable snap of Keke cradling her baby bump with the simple caption, ‘2023’ and a red heart emoji.

The star has happily taken her fans on the journey of her pregnancy on Instagram, and shared a baby update on Christmas. In the video, the True Jackson, VP alum exclaimed, ‘I’m pregnant, for real!’

Cute!  Shortly after the announcement aired live on SNL, Darius confirmed he was the father by uploading an adorable snap of Keke cradling her baby bump

Cute! Shortly after the announcement aired live on SNL, Darius confirmed he was the father by uploading an adorable snap of Keke cradling her baby bump

Lovebirds: Keke is expecting her first baby with boyfriend and fitness instructor, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2021

Lovebirds: Keke is expecting her first baby with boyfriend and fitness instructor, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2021

Baby update: The star has happily taken her fans on the journey of her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a video on Christmas and exclaiming, 'I'm pregnant, for real!'

Baby update: The star has happily taken her fans on the journey of her pregnancy on Instagram, sharing a video on Christmas and exclaiming, ‘I’m pregnant, for real!’

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