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We’re Expecting Again!

Whew, what a whirlwind the last few months have been!

Colin celebrated his first birthday — anddddddd I’m expecting again!

Yep, we’re crazy.

I know.

Baby BOY number two is due December 7th and I am overjoyed at the thought of having a snugly newborn in my arms during those cold, but oh-so festive, winter months. Fingers crossed we don’t have another Christmas where everyone gets sick, though. Ugh.

I thought I’d start checking-in on here to share pregnancy updates for those who want to follow along! (This week’s bump photo isn’t a great one, guys. A selfie in the bathroom will have to suffice when I’ve got a toddler to chase around!)

23 Weeks

Weeks: 23

Weight gain: 12-15 lbs so far (though it definitely feels like more…)

What I’m wearing: Comfy tanks, elastic waist shorts (Old Navy!), and sandals! So ready for summertime in NC to end.

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping well, aside from getting up to pee 2-3 times per night. Colin wakes up around 6-6:30am, so obviously I wish he’d sleep a bit later!

Miss anything? I miss having loads of energy, but I’m certainly feeling more energized than I did a month ago. Being pregnant while taking care of a toddler leaves me essentially no downtime. (Yes, Colin is napping right now!)

Baby movement: Haven’t felt those definitive cute hiccups yet, but this little boy is definitely most active first thing in the morning!

Currently craving: Mexican food.

Annoyances and symptoms: Nighttime heartburn and the NC heat/humidity!

Belly button: Still an innie, but I’m convinced it may pop out this time. Weird.

Emotions: I find myself daydreaming of baby’s arrival, but I think what I’m actually craving is fall and winter weather. When I stop and think about our future changing from a family of three to a family of four in a few short months, I do feel pangs of sadness. I’ve heard too many stories of firstborns “growing up overnight” when a new baby arrives. I want Colin to be my little baby forever.

Ginger curls

Best moment in the last week: Spending time with new friends. We have a couple neighborhood friends who are also expecting their second babies, so it’s been really fun to get together and swap worries, laughs, and advice.

Looking forward to: A haircut on Saturday! Hey, when you’re a mom to a toddler, it’s the little things.

Leave a comment if you’d like me to include anything else in these updates! I’m looking forward to sharing this journey with you for the second time!

xo Cassie


  1. Cassie dear, looking good. . . . . . .and definitely pregnant! Exciting for you all.
    That’s an adorable pic of Colin – he’s the cutest boy and I just know his new brother will be too!
    Love & hugs from us both.

    • Cassandra

      August 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you!! Ugh, isn’t Colin just the cutest sleeper?! Can’t handle how cute he is sometimes. So excited for the fall and winter months! Love you both! xx

  2. Having neighbours who are also expecting a 2nd baby will make it that much more fun and sharing it, more special. Wowza, time flies! Dec 7th is not that far off! I wonder how you feel now?! Already said this, but congrats to you both, once again! Exciting times ahead. Colin will get to be a big brother and learn to love the newborn too.

    Guess what I’ve been doing literally the last few hours? Catchign up on Mary’s blog posts (all but the Scribble Picnic ones already read). There were so many and each deserving a good reply worthy of the marvelous write up. your grans is prolific! I hope she appreciates it as I am the worst typist so it takes extra long having to correct all my typos! 🙂

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