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34 Weeks!

I know, I skipped a week. I’ve been hard at work getting the house in ship-shape for baby Marshall! Also, I was quite busy celebrating with friends and family, because my mom and sister hosted a beautiful baby shower for this little guy! I’m including a few photos from that event in this week’s update. I love the photo of my mom and I above, by the way!

34 Weeks

Weeks: 34 (6 to go!)

Maternity clothes: I bought these adorable white maternity jeans (shown above), but ugh… I had forgotten just how restricting denim really is. I couldn’t even squat in them! Needs more stretch! They are getting returned.

Sleep: Sleep has been SO much better now that we have a king bed. I can toss and turn with a pillow between my knees and not wake Richard up! I have, however, been generally more tired lately. I think that’s just because I’m getting bigger and needing more rest.

My little sister Kara and I at the shower!

My little sister Kara and I at the shower!

Miss anything? I miss being able to lift heavy things, put on my shoes and socks comfortably, and bend over to pick things up without feeling like I’m going to topple over. My center of gravity is just so different right now.

Movement: Still tons of hiccups. His movements have become more forceful this week, as I assume he’s running out of space in that studio apartment!

Opening gifts at the shower!

Opening gifts at the shower!

Food cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary this week.

Symptoms: Still experiencing minor heartburn. Also fatigue and backaches.

Love these ladies!

Love these ladies!

Belly button: Still an innie, but definitely shallow. I actually don’t think it’s going to “pop” out.

Emotions: We set up a corner in our bedroom that is just for baby. It’s where he will eat, sleep, and have his diapers changed for the first few months. Seeing that space every morning makes me really excited for him to join our family!

Adorable cupcakes from Gigi's in Cary.

Adorable cupcakes from Gigi’s in Cary.

Best moment this week: Richard set up the crib! It’s precious. Even though baby won’t be sleeping in it for quite some time, I just love seeing his nursery space come together.

Looking forward to: Richard and I are going to see The Lion King at DPAC this week! I’ve wanted to see this Broadway production for so long, as The Lion King was one of my favorite Disney movies as a child. Oh, and I guess I should finish packing my hospital bag!

What’s going on with you this week?

xo Cassie


  1. I think this is my favorite photo of all so far – you look SO happy and well dear!

    Enjoyed the shower – such a fun time and you received some fabulous baby things – baby Marshall will certainly be well-dressed.

    Have fun at The Lion King – you’ll really love it!

    • Cassandra

      March 21, 2016 at 10:46 am

      The Lion King was incredible!! Will definitely catch it again the next time it comes to town 🙂

  2. It looks like you had a lovely time at your shower. Awwww. I’m sure you’re getting super excited now! 🙂

    • Cassandra

      March 28, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Thank you for your comment, Alexandra! Very nice to “meet” you! And WOW — I was so completely tickled when my Grandma Mary gave me three of your BEAUTIFUL watercolor pieces for our little guy! The Toast & Jam piece is already sitting in a windowsill in the nursery, awaiting the little boy’s arrival. The other two pieces are equally gorgeous, but I may use them as more seasonal nursery decor, since they are a bit more wintery. But I am absolutely THRILLED to own some of your work! Thank you so much! 🙂

  3. This is a wonderful diary that your Marshall will be able to look aback on one day (however that gets archived in the future). Those cupcakes are so fun and the baby shower looks lovely. I enjoyed too seeing a pic of you lil’ sister in that seriously GORGEOUS hallway. Happy for you. Keep it up, Cassie. Oh, and yes, setting up the crib makes everything that much more real. Your baby is taking up space in the outside world now too, ready for his arrival! 🙂

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