First, how ADORABLE is this 6-12 month Patagonia down jacket?! I found it on the clearance rack at REI. Baby is going to be stylin’.

I hope that you had an enjoyable Valentine’s Day weekend and that you stayed safe during our very brief little ice episode here in the Triangle. Here’s a little update from me!

30 Weeks

Weeks: 30 (10 to go!)

Maternity clothes: Well, I’m finally starting to fit into the few maternity dresses that I purchased months ago, but it’s mostly been too cold to even think about wearing them! I did wear a dress on Sunday to dress up a little for Valentine’s Day. And yes, my legs were pretty damn cold. But at least I looked cute!

Valentine's Day

Sleep: Sadly, I’ve been needing to use the entire bed to find a comfortable sleeping position… so poor Richard has occasionally (lately more often than not) been sleeping in the guest bedroom. I hate it, but when he IS in the bed with me, I am so restless! And when he isn’t in the bed, I wake up stretched across the entire bed feeling quite well-rested! I’m hoping that when our king bed arrives in early March, we can both fit in the bed comfortably.

Miss anything? Missing breweries more and more… though this is likely because we are headed to Asheville next week. Sigh.

Movement: Baby has been hiccuping daily — sometimes multiple times per day! It’s cute, but not easily felt from the outside, since the movement is so subtle.

Tulips

Food cravings: Chocolate, peanut butter, and cheeses (goat cheeses and various gruyeres, to be specific) — baby is going to have quite the palate!

Symptoms: Mild heartburn at night.

Belly button: Still an innie!

Emotions: I had my first VERY realistic baby dream a couple of nights ago! Granted, the baby in the dream was a girl, but holding the baby and kissing her little forehead still seemed very real. This dream likely signifies how little time we have left before our little guy is here!!

Ice

Best moment this week: On Valentine’s Day, I unexpectedly had the day off! And, since Richard and I rarely get to spend an entire day together, we planned a day of fun activities around Chapel Hill and Durham. We started the morning off with a gentle yoga class at Carrboro Yoga Company. I was happy to see that I wasn’t the only pregnant lady in the class! The instructor had plenty of modifications for us, so that we could participate fully while staying comfortable. From Carrboro, we ventured to Durham and enjoyed a delicious brunch at Vin Rouge, a delightful French bistro. After brunch, we headed back toward Chapel Hill to see the long-running “Carolina Skies” show at the Morehead Planetarium on UNC campus! We closed out the day with gelato affogatos at La Vita Dolce and picked up a few groceries (for a dinner at home) at Weaver Street Market in Southern Village. We had such a great time exploring our local community!

Looking forward to: My massage today (yay!) and Richard and I are going to dinner with friends this evening in downtown Raleigh!

xo Cassie