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A Nursery Tour

As baby boy will be crashing in mommy and daddy’s room for a while, his nursery isn’t exactly complete, but it’s close! Without further ado, here’s a little tour of what I like to call the “woodland chic” nursery!

Panoramic

Crib side

Fox print

Crib

Closet

Blanket

Dresser

Changing corner

Owl

Orange fox

Shelf

Cozy corner

Shelves

Crib and mobile

Flags

Nursery Details

Crib: Babyletto “Modo” (Amazon)

Crib quilt: “Nature Trail” Baby Quilt (Land of Nod)

Crib bedding: Circo “Clouds” fitted crib sheet (Target)

Changing dresser: DaVinci “Perse” Changer (Amazon) // For the record, we do NOT recommend this product as it’s very cheaply made and a complete PAIN to put together. It certainly looks nice, but looks can be deceiving… We’ll see how long it lasts.

Chair: Hudson “Swoop” Arm Chair (Target)

Lamp: Small Metallic Gold-Plated Ceramic Base (Target)

Mirror: Square “Antique Coffee” finish (Target)

Rug: Safavieh Trellis Shag (Amazon)

Swing: Fisher Price “Rainforest Friends” (Amazon)

Bookshelves: Wall-mounted picture ledge (Target)

Adventure sign: Etsy Shop WoodenThatBeSomethin

Crib mobile: Etsy Shop PalomaEsono

Fox and botanical prints: Etsy Shop EvaJuliet

Tibetan-style flags: Handcrafted in college by yours truly 🙂

My favorite piece is definitely the precious fox and owl mobile — handmade in Toulouse, France! One can find some real gems on Etsy. I really love the pops of green and orange in this room, too. We didn’t want to paint the walls, since the light grey is such a nice neutral, so we’re using bits of color here and there to brighten up the room and make it feel cozy and welcoming.

What do you think? 🙂

xo Cassie

Hello, Third Trimester!

So, I don’t intend on turning this into a “mommy blog”, but I would like to share weekly pregnancy updates from here until our little guy’s arrival! The first trimester crawwwwwled while the second one flew by, so I’m definitely anxious to see how the third and final will go.

29 Week Bump

Weeks: 29 (11 to go!)

Maternity clothes: I’ve been wearing my various Athleta maternity leggings almost every day for the last couple of months — so glad that it’s winter! I occasionally wear my normal jeans for a night out. I’m still fitting into them just fine when they are unbuttoned (with the hair-tie trick) and of course with my trusty BellaBand! As far as tops, I’ve been mixing maternity (mostly from Target and StitchFix) and normal loose-fitting tops, typically with an Athleta tank underneath for a little extra coverage and support.

Faux plant

Sleep: While sleep is getting more uncomfortable, I feel lucky that I’ve only had a couple of terrible nights thus far. I certainly toss from side to side (and I really miss sleeping on my stomach), but I am currently sleeping with just my normal pillow. I tried a “pregnancy (body) pillow”, and it was too overwhelming. Maybe I just move around too much to have a giant pillow engulfing me. Unfortunately, I get up at least twice each night to pee each and every night. It’s all so glamorous!

Miss anything? I mostly miss going to breweries and enjoying as many delicious craft beers as I want! I miss raw oysters, too.

Baby boy clothes

Movement: From kicks to rolls to jabs, this guy moves around every single day now. It’s really neat (and weird) to see his movements from the outside! I joked to Richard that perhaps our baby will be the next Arsenal star player!

Food cravings: Popcorn shrimp (which I so happily devoured for dinner last night) and chocolate. But when do I not crave chocolate?

Laundry basket

Symptoms: Heartburn at night and some sleepiness in the afternoon.

Belly button: Still an innie!

Emotions: Same old me — I haven’t cried or gotten emotional about anything… yet!

Best moment this week: I got to see the renovation progress on my brother’s house in downtown Raleigh on Tuesday and I treated myself to coffee and a pastry at Night Kitchen while in the area. And oh yeah, this trimester is all about that TREAT YO SELF.

Looking forward to: We start our childbirth classes at Rex Hospital on Tuesday, so I’m both excited and nervous about that. And then on Wednesday, I have a prenatal massage around lunchtime followed by an OB appt in the afternoon to see how baby is progressing!

Nursery updates

It seems like there is a pregnant blogger boom happening right now — if you’re out there, I’d love to hear how you’re feeling lately!

xo Cassie

Updates and BIG News!

Let’s get one thing straight.

Being away from my blog for this long makes me sad. Even if I’m the only one reading it. Which, at this rate, is entirely likely.

Here’s the snapshot version of what’s happened since my last check-in (in order of occurrence):

– We found out that I’M PREGNANT! (more on this later, duh)
– We vacationed in Cape Cod
– We moved from Apex to Chapel Hill
– We vacationed in Maine
– Richard turned a different age (see babe, I love you!)
– We passed out candy on Halloween at our new house (too exciting not to share, as I love Halloween)
– I turned 26
– We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in NC with my family
– We celebrated our one year wedding anniversary
– We rang in 2016 with great friends

All of that brings us to today!

Yes, we found out in early August that we are expecting a little baby, which was SO EXCITING! And kind of terrifying, but mostly exciting. Apparently I’ve gotten really good at torturing myself by waiting an unnecessary length of time for surprises, because after the OB anatomy ultrasound in early December, Richard and I chose to wait an extra 3 weeks to find out the gender of this little one on Christmas morning. If you haven’t already seen it, you can watch our gender reveal video here.

What’s crazy is that I’m now only a few weeks shy of entering the third trimester (I’m currently 25 weeks), so I’ve already experienced all of the SUPER FUN first trimester symptoms (nausea, complete and utter exhaustion, dizziness, and pretty much feeling hungover 24/7 without the fun of actually getting drunk). Yeah, it’s all so glamourous.

So, nesting for our little boy’s arrival has begun. The nursery is coming together nicely, and since we aren’t painting, there isn’t much left to do! Which is a relief. Here are a few snaps of the nursery progress…

Paddington

Rocking chair

Artwork

Chair

And here’s what I’m looking like lately…

24 weeks

That, by the way, is my “yep, there’s definitely a baby in there” face.

Let’s just go ahead and say that this whole blogging thing is my new year’s resolution. Well, that and having a baby. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @beetandbaguette for more bump/food/home/nesting updates (see sidebar on the right).

It feels good to be back!

xo Cassie

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