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39 Weeks!

Well, here we are. I’m 39 weeks (and 3 days, but who’s counting?) and we’re more than ready to meet our little baby. Richard actually has a big work project starting tomorrow, so perhaps little man can help his Daddy get out of it by deciding to grace us with his presence soon?!

We had a lovely weekend. The weather was gorgeous, so Richard was able to tackle a few yard projects. You know, things that we won’t have time for when baby IS here. Yesterday, we spent the day out and about in Raleigh. We visited the North Carolina Museum of Art where we ran into my high school art teacher, Mrs. Harrell — what a nice surprise! We also wandered around the museum park, snapped a few photos, and even witnessed a sweet couple’s engagement!


Richard and I

From the museum, we headed to Hillsborough Street to pick up some summertime brews from Red Line Beer & Wine, an awesome new bottle shop. And we ended up at Irregardless Cafe (no surprise there) for a delicious vegetarian dinner paired with live music.

Here’s what’s been going on this week in my pregnancy, as well as some snaps of baby’s setup in our master bedroom. I’ll be sharing nursery photos tomorrow, too!

39 Weeks

Weeks: 39 (due date is Friday!)

Maternity clothes: Nothing new, as I’m now looking at nursing tops and dresses.

Sleep: It’s been hit or miss lately. I’m getting up to pee anywhere from 2-5 times each night now, which can really ruin even a seemingly great night’s sleep. Sooo yeah.


Miss anything? I miss being able to tie my own shoelaces without doing crazy contortionist moves.

Movement: Still hiccuping, rolling, and stretching!

Food cravings: Peanut butter and chocolate anything.

Symptoms: Bladder pressure like woah, backaches, and minor heartburn.

Cozy corner

Belly button: Super shallow innie!

Emotions: I haven’t gotten overly-emotional once during this entire pregnancy, but Richard says that’s just not really in my nature anyways. I know I’m in for a hormonal roller coaster when this baby arrives, though!

Master bedroom

Best moment this week: Spending time at the art museum park on Sunday. It was just such a pretty day, and I loved being able to get some exploring / walking in with Richard.

Looking forward to: HOPEFULLY having this baby soon! I’d love for this to be my final “weekly” update… but I have a feeling this little man is going to be late. I guess we’ll find out soon enough!

Have a beautiful week!

xo Cassie


  1. Fabulous post Cassie – and yes, this weekend was amazing. Less pollen, perfect temperatures for gardening and being outside. Glad you did the museum visit and had a great time. Lovely photo of you and Richard – glad all is going well – remember Jasmin said you’d deliver on THE day, so we’re all waiting for Friday!!!

    We gardened the entire weekend and now I’m out to do some more – plant Morning Glory and Moonflower seeds for the porch, and fertilize the azaleas now their blooming days are over. Pruned them on Sat. – they were so pretty this year.

    Love and hugs from us both ~ take care XXX

    • Cassandra

      April 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      You’re right — maybe Jasmin will be the winning birthday guess! I guessed tomorrow’s date… which is still in the running! Hope to see your garden soon. We’ll have to make a visit in May when I’m back on my feet and we can bring the little one 🙂 xo

  2. You are adorable! And your house is gorgeous! These pictures look like something from hgtv!

    • Cassandra

      April 18, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Thank you, Amy! You’re so sweet 🙂 I loved seeing all of your wonderful Disney pics recently — can’t wait to do THAT in the future! And thank you for the compliment on our house. I’ve been in crazy nesting mode lately, that’s for sure!! Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! xo

  3. Sorry Cas, I’m sticking with Friday! You look great by the way. Hope to see you, Richard AND baby Marshall soon!

    Love ya! xo

    • Cassandra

      April 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm

      ANY day this week is looking pretty good right now, haha! Thanks, Jasmin! Looking forward to seeing you soon, too!! xo

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