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38 Weeks!

Okay, so this week’s maternity photo-op isn’t the most glamourous, but nothing is comfortable anymore! So don’t judge me and my comfy hoodie.

38 Weeks

Weeks: 38 (2 to go!) Though I’m not-so-secretly hoping that this little guy decides to make an early appearance…

Maternity clothes: Nothing new. I discovered that a super-stretchy Athleta dress from 2 years ago fits me and the bump, so I’ve worn that a few times recently!

Sleep: I’ve actually been sleeping pretty well lately. Part of that may be because I know my sleep is going to change drastically as soon as this baby arrives. I still get up to use the bathroom, but I typically fall right back to sleep, which has been a welcome change!

Miss anything? Warm weather is coming, and I’m ready to sit outside and enjoy a cold one!

Movement: Still hiccuping, rolling, and stretching!

Food cravings: Goodberry’s frozen custard. Chocolate with Oreo cookies. That is my jam. But hey, it’s always been my jam.

Symptoms: Heartburn hasn’t been as bad for the last two weeks, whew! My lower back sort of aches. Not much to complain about this week, except that I’m feeling huge. I’ve been walking about 2-3 miles every day for the last week, and I plan on continuing this until baby arrives. Gotta “walk this baby out”!

Belly button: Super shallow innie!

Emotions: I”ll put it this way — I’m 38 weeks pregnant and binge-watching Call the Midwife. This can’t be normal.

Best moment this week: Lots of great things happening recently! Richard and I picked baby’s pediatrician! Our hospital bags are packed and waiting by the front door. We enjoyed a delicious brunch on Saturday at our favorite Raleigh restaurant (Irregardless Cafe) and a lovely walk along Hillsborough Street — and even a quick visit to CVS to chat with my brother Patrick!

Looking forward to: My sister Kara turns 20 tomorrow, and even though I won’t see her on her birthday, I hope she has a wonderful birthday week. It’s funny because all three of us “kids” will be in our 20s, but only for two months and then Patrick turns 30!

I hope you have a great week!

xo Cassie


  1. I AM SO EXCITED!!!!

    That is all.

  2. Hey, I second that! Jasmin and I were chatting about you yesterday and can’t believe just how fabulous you continue to look. So glad your pregnancy has continued to go so well dear. Rich must be spoiling you, haha!!!!!
    BTW – I have that exact same hoodie, I think that’s so funny! Sonoma from Kohl’s, right?

    Meanwhile, as we await your news of heading to the hospital, we are thinking of dear Kara today and hoping she enjoys her 20th!

    Take care – won’t be long n

    • Cassandra

      April 12, 2016 at 9:57 am

      I think I’ve been very lucky to have had such a smooth pregnancy — Rich certainly is encouraging me to kick back and relax (even though I’m too stubborn and keep finding little things to keep occupied!) That’s too funny that you have this hoodie, too! Yep, Sonoma from Kohl’s. I’ve had it for YEARS now, and it’s always been a great go-to comfy piece to keep in my wardrobe.

      Wish we could all celebrate with Kara today, but she will be home in 10 short days, so not long now!! 🙂

      Love to you both! xx

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